GuideOne Insurance Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Nice to work

    Current Employee - Senior JAVA/J2EE and UNIX Developer in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior JAVA/J2EE and UNIX Developer in West Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at GuideOne Insurance (More than a year)

    Pros

    Have more flexibility and good place t work.

    Cons

    Nothing much of cons. More deadlines.


  2. Overall a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GuideOne Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Flexibility, ethical company, location and free lunch.

    Cons

    Low target bonuses and low compensation.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Tenure is all that matters

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch, stability while promotional opportunities are minimal.

    Cons

    There are many senior employees and managers that are in their position because of tenure and don't do anything. They also collect 100k + yet senior management still complains about money shortages. You have junior programmers and IT staff that work extremely hard and get pay low wages. I can name 10 high level positions that we can do without. It's amazing how much office politics happens at this place.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion plans should be fair and not subjective but rather supported by performance record. Ask more of your senior staff and challenge them to earn their keep rather than wait until time runs out to retirement.


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  5. This company bases promotions on longevity rather than skill.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Legal in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free lunch, benifits are pretty competitive.

    Cons

    Work is never appriciated. Senior staff expects you not to speak to them, considers it rude and disrespectful.

    Advice to Management

    Skill search and positively reinforce the staff. Eliminate negativity. Test employees with longevity skill. Decide if they are actually qualified for their positions.


  6. Good Company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The PAS initiative is great for this company, unfortunately the CIO is incompetent to handle it effectively.

    Cons

    IT team is really talented. But the weakest link is the CIO who is rude and obnoxious and talks behind the back of all his peers n looks down upon his IT team...Not a fun guy to work for!

    Advice to Management

    Put in credible people in charge of top positions


  7. Ok if you like chaos

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company, free lunch, flexible hours for some.

    Cons

    People deemed "special" that ignore and undermind authority as well as treat coworkers like stepping stones. It's disruptive.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time and to do things right.


  8. Good clients and customer; poor management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjuster in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Adjuster in Stone Mountain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GuideOne Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Office location was very close to home. Most insurance companies in metro Atlanta locate in north Fulton and Cobb counties. GuideOne was located in Stone Mountain away from heavy traffic.

    Cons

    Staff, including management, was not very professional. Management did not understand comprehensive claims handling and therefore did not distribute cases in fair manner.

    Advice to Management

    Promote into management only experienced claims handlers


  9. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GuideOne Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is in a change mode. There are several key systems being developed right now. Working location and hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Benefits are not competitive. IT Leadership is stale and could use a refresh. Too many managers are in that role because of tenure and not because they've shown leadership qualities.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than working to keep your job, take better care of those who are the doers. Focus of company has shifted from employee satisfaction to business performance and that is killing morale.


  10. Independent agent

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GuideOne Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom, great pay, good insurance

    Cons

    More carriers, less restrictions for customers

    Advice to Management

    More carriers to make the competition better


  11. remarkable

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auto Claims Adjuster in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Auto Claims Adjuster in Stone Mountain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GuideOne Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    flexible, independence, some possitive co-works, able to cross train with experienced adjusters

    Cons

    negative and unprofessional coworkers and management, more company training needed for adjusters and management

    Advice to Management

    be more encouraging to your employees. Show more appreciation.



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