Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Regional Marketing Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Grinnell, IA
    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Grinnell, IA

    I have been working at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    No Complaints, GMRC is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Great Company to ork for and a leader in the Farm community,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Central, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Central, IL

    I worked at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance

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

    Pros

    Top 100 work place in the State of Iowa for many years consecutively. Growing company with awesome plans for the future. I highly recommend this company.

    Cons

    Pay is competitive but due to local me be slightly behind similar carriers.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Excellent company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in Grinnell, IA
    Current Employee - N/A in Grinnell, IA

    I have been working at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    As everyone else has said, family oriented. It may seem a bit stuffy and conservative at first, but after a few days you'll see that there are people having fun while working. GMRC will pay for education for tons of different certifications and degrees. In fact, the current push is to raise our percentage of CPCU's of which the company will not only pay for the classes & books, but once certified, you get a bonus.

    Cons

    Some upper management making decisions on the fly without proper testing or even asking for other peoples thoughts.

    Advice to Management

    Ask for more than one or two peoples opinion when making a huge change, like switching from laptops to iPads. Just because one or two people thought it was a good idea it doesn't make it one.

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  5. Felt like I was back in the 80's...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership in their IT department. Very hierarchical - don't question decisions or act like you have a brain and you will do fine here.

    Advice to Management

    You hire people because of their skills - allow them to use them!

  6. Blah

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance

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

    Pros

    Family oriented. Current leadership is working hard to improve employee engagement and I think they are on the right track, but it is a slow process. Stable employment.

    Cons

    Clerical work constantly pushed up to exempt staff, micro management of in office staff, limited opportunity for advancement, old boys network and nepotism predominate, pay less than market.

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    Outside claims adjuster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Field
    Current Employee - Outside Field

    I have been working at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent managers and above! Great freedom in doing job! Internal programs for advancement.
    Guidelines to follow with use of alternate parts, etc, however, no iron fists to save 5 or 10 cents.
    Drive to treat customers how they want to be treated. Not a cookie cutter, one fits all approach.
    Customers are to a high percentage Farmers, contractor, business owners and easy to work with. Each day offers great variety! Few meetings. Outside co workers are nice group.
    It is really very easy to work independently to get job done. They do not micromanage workday!

    Small bonus at thanksgiving! Excellent health insurance benefits

    Cons

    You will improve typing skills, lots of reporting and repetition.
    Several computer systems.
    Start at 2 weeks vacation with a slow increase.
    Company logo wear is not provided - ever, and very expensive to purchase.

    To advance with company you must work in Grinnell.

    Year end bonus tied directly to 3 measures, no bonus for several years.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce duplication in reporting
    GIVE your field reps some logo polos to wear in the field, expense it out of the inside ice cream budget.
    You have a lot of talent and experience in the field, figure out how to use it!
    If you can not provide a year end bonus- give an additional personal day!

  8. I have worked as a claims adjuster for just over 5 years

    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Grinnell, IA
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Grinnell, IA

    I have been working at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented company with good benefits

    Cons

    Inconsistency with management and training styles

  9. general review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grinnell, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grinnell, IA

    I have been working at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    family like environment, solid job stability, friendly people, average pay.

    Cons

    limited opportunity for growth, mediocre professional growth support, with little results for the effort. Realistically however, this is more likely because there are not a lot of growth opportunities with this company.

    Advice to Management

    none

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