Foremost Insurance Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caledonia, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caledonia, MI

    I have been working at Foremost Insurance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Campus, Great People, training opportunities always available. This is a great company to stay with for the long haul.

    Cons

    Not the best health insurance.

  2. I experienced great professional and personal growth due to direction of immediate management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Representative in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Representative in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at Foremost Insurance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Established company with a solid reputation, exceptional claims service. Multiple product offerings, small commercial and personal lines. Great benefits package and generous time off.

    Cons

    Strained relationship with parent company, Farmers, many times restricting the ability to offer products and coverages. Foremost brand executive management team is fat - too many layers of management and lacking levels of experience necessary to effectively run and operate an independent agent operations distribution channel of insurance. Lagging behind the industry in technology. Very little opportunity for career advancement from the field.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate Regional VP layer of management and delegate more responsibility to other management team members as well as field staff.

  3. Very particular

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Foremost Insurance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great vacation time and very good insurance

    Cons

    Very particular in procedures and large departments so hard to take pto when you want

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage. We are grown adults and not in high school. Think about long term before you respond to problems or upgrades.

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  5. Decent working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Expeditor in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Claims Expeditor in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Foremost Insurance full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They will work with you and give you a chance, but you also need to make an effort and pull your weight.

    Cons

    Not much growth if you're a claims adjuster out on the field. If you live in the Grand Rapids area, then maybe the sky is the limit.

    Advice to Management

    Tell your adjusters to be clear and precise when sending financial reports to the claims processors.

  6. Okay job, but was not the right fit for me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Claims Adjuster in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Field Claims Adjuster in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Foremost Insurance full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great starter job, great pay for a recent college grad, good support from management

    Cons

    Long hours, bad training, company was not flexible, did not handle clearly identified problems, extensive travel

  7. Csr

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foremost Insurance

    Pros

    Advancement big company to move around in

    Cons

    Gossip city. Lots of whispering and backstabbing.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. You are on your own

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Claims Adjuster in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Field Claims Adjuster in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Foremost Insurance

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you have experience and like working independently, the job is great: flexible, pays alright and allows a lot of self-supervision.

    Cons

    You will not get any direction, timely feedback, consistent instruction, and the formal training is not sufficient to do the job as you are expected to. If you do not already have many years of experience and are willing to hear a lot of criticism about your decisions when it's way too late to change anything, and without any real teaching, you will probably be unhappy.

    Advice to Management

    There are so many metrics that everyone is just trying to keep from being held accountable for anything at the cost of institutional learning.

  9. ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caledonia, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caledonia, MI

    I worked at Foremost Insurance

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pretty laid back nice people
    lots of corporate events
    good benefits

    Cons

    not much room for upward growth
    strong hierarchal structure

    Advice to Management

    listen to employee feedback.

  10. Stay Away.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Claims Adjuster
    Former Employee - Field Claims Adjuster

    I worked at Foremost Insurance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security was good. There are so many claims coming in they need the claim reps to take these claims.

    Cons

    I averaged around 7-10 claims each day. On top of that you are taking calls for about 4 hours each day, not enough time to get work done.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employess. Farmers and Foremost have a terrible reputation, it is time to clean it up and bring morale up.

  11. Overall a good solid job with a fair wage.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Foremost Insurance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair and equitable in performance expectations and promotions and salaries are aligned with these expectations.

    Cons

    There seems to be quite a hierarchical structure in place, especially now that Foremost is a subsidiary of Farmers. In many areas, your professional growth is limited to the realm of insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more technological innovation.

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