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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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2.4 14 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Timothy J. Kenesey

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27% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery intelligent senior management with a focus on diversifying and maintaining long-term and profitable growth. Additionally, the benefits are very good.

    ConsThere is limited mobility within a number of departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excessive focus on processes instead of problem solving. Constant CYA by senior mgmt. Staff treated like children.

    Witheld (Former Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsRelatively stable employer. Acceptable pay though with very little in the way of performance-based bonuses or raises. A fine place to work if you have a 9-5 mentality and leave everything at door. It will be a difficult place to work however, if you innately wants growth and care about how outcomes are achieved.

    ConsNo matter the results, bonuses and raises are small and generally paltry. The GE "six sigma" approach toward "process management" rules, and the staff has been trained that no matter what, the process should always be followed even if the resulting outcome is silly. Underwriters have virtually zero authority. Don't go there if you are an underwriter used to making decisions, being valued for your grey matter, or used to intelligently balancing risk vs. reward.

    Sr. Management has arrogance issues and believes that every other competitor is wrong. They should instead learn from market leaders who have been in the business for extended periods of time and show consistent underwriting profits. They should recognize that there are smart and experienced people who happened to work for other companies.

    Senior management fails to recognize that their brokers are the legal representative of the insureds, and thus are co-clients. When they don't get a shot at the account they want, they try to do an "end run" and cold call the client - pure bush-league behavior consistent with small-town Indiana mentality.

    Even small issues (like $250K accounts) require "pitching" to the CEO and the senior management team. The asset spend of such meetings kills creative thought and their ability to respond to opportunities. The fear of negative responses from the CEO drives overt CYA behavior and back-stabbing. The CEO and at least three senior sales managers were hired with NO medmal background, and some without any insurance experience at all. In agreement with at least one other review I have read, certain senior managers have been allowed to stay, (with the CEO's knowledge and acquiescence), despite numerous significant and documented ethics violations.

    Advice to Senior Management1). Hire industry professionals, and then listen to them.
    2). Give underwriting authority to people who have proven their worth.
    3). Adjust to the changing face of Healthcare.
    4). Treat your brokers like the allies they can be, not like pariahs.
    5). Ethics and compliance are real issues - take action accordingly and demand changes from certain people within your staff. Terminate them if they don't change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible Place to Work!

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsThere were great benefits offered and the gym was a plus.

    ConsThere are a lot but the main one is the people that are in management are there only because of backbiting and stabbing. The people who really deserved to be promoted or recognized never were. It is who you kiss up to and willing to throw under the bus to get there. It was horrible how they treated single mothers there! I know of one that was fired and if I would have been more brave would have complained more about that situation. That one always upset me. Someone who worked so hard to do a good job but if you dare to complain about anything you were made to feel so uncomfortable that you would quit or you were made to look like a trouble starter and fired. Let alone if you were older! I am surprised the company has not found itself in lawsuits from employees. They should clean house with the managements and start over!

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house of 90% of the management team and start over with actual qualified people who care about the company and others!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits with close knit employees

    ConsCompany is run for pure profit with little notice or acknowledgement of actual workers. Company will protective higher management at the cost of employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecome more consistent throughout the company.

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    Great place to work!

    Associate Underwriter (Current Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsMedical Protective is a great place to work. I am baffled after reading previous reviews that describe problems with management and the culture. This company is comprised of many great individuals that lend to the team environment culture. Management is always accessible and encourages every employee to speak up when they have an idea or an issue. This position is reliant upon thinking outside the box, which makes every day different from the last. The company is comprised of several different regional teams that focus on specific markets, which allows every employee to utilize their strengths and offset their weaknesses.

    Senior management and even the CEO make themselves accessible for questions, concerns, etc. They keep employees in the loop with quarterly updates and informational sessions. It provides employees with an outlook of how the company is doing and what plans and goals lie in the future, both long and short term. The company also encourages career development with financial incentives. There is a great opportunity for career advancement and promotions for those who achieve their annual goals. Overall, Medical Protective is a leader in the malpractice insurance industry and provides an exceptional culture and incentives for its employees.

    ConsThere are a small handful of people that rely on their team members to complete their work. These individuals discourage other people from wanting to help them because they don't pull their own weight.
    The interview process is extensive and long. It usually is a three round interview process spread out over 3-4 weeks. It does take awhile for management to reach a decision in the hiring process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If an environment of open harassment and verbal abuse appeals to you then this is the place for you.

    Associate Underwriter (Former Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsWhen the original owner ran this business, it was the best place to work in Ft. Wayne. When "GE" took over they ruined the business with incompetent people. When Berkshire Hathaway took over the same "GE" people remained. Warren needed to do a house cleaning when he took over the company. To bad Warren will not change the people in management positions when buying new companies. Big mistake there! For recent grads, get what you can out of them education etc. and then leave. Many are doing this as there is a revolving door constantly spinning there.

    ConsDon't ever question what a manager does like you are told in integrity meetings. If you do, you will be verbally abused and harassed to get you to quit. If you make it past all that, then they will set you up and tell you that you can't perform your job anymore. Because face it, they want you gone. If you are a real go getter and most likely smarter than your manager, the manager will see you as a threat and move quickly at all lengths to remove you. Annual pay increases at review time only amount to 1%-2% with very small achivement checks given out in December of each year if manager thinks you deserve one for usually less than $200.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCEO of company has no idea what is going on with his management team consisting of many incompetent people. Most of the time CEO is not on site at company, but at his home in another state. He always asks why potential employees won't come work for Medical Protective? Well duh...get a clue! Lives in another world. You continue to lose top notch seasoned employees due to poor managers and leaders you have on your department teams. Just disagree with one of them and you are out the door. Company is run using a high school environment, many petty things said and done to employees, if someone dislikes you it's over for you. Very non-professional and immature actions by managers and team leaders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Medical Protective is a good place to work!

    Systems Lead (Current Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsMedical Protective is a leader in the medical malpractice insurance market. As a midsize company, you can make see how your work makes a difference. There is a lot of focus on exploring new markets so opportunities to make a significant contribution abound.

    ConsThere are no well-defined career paths; however, if you are eager and willing to work hard, you can get experience across many departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management Problems: feedback/ constructive criticism not tolerated/allowed

    Witheld (Current Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    Prosberkshire hathaway financial strength, full country presence, many pleasant coworkers, strong financial ratings help set company apart from competitors, peace of mind for policyholders

    Consmultiple, redundant levels of management oversight, only one way to things, no empowerment, no ideas fostered or allowed to bubble up, some managers and above are incompetent, culture of fear prevents agents from giving constructive feedback because they might get cut off. Management telling workers multiple stories about "Warren" gets really old really fast. It's a job but it's not a place where you can feel proud to be working.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop management could start matching what they do with what they say, everytime they tell us one thing and don't do it or do something else thney lose more credibility

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mundane, boring, lack of challenge or stimulation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsJob security if you can deal with incompetence

    Consabsolute responsibility with zero authority. Draconian

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Benefits, Lower than Average Pay, Management Issues

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsMedical Protective has such high turnover that it presents opportunities to move up. But the glass ceiling on moving up is Underwriting. Most of the management and senior roles are filled and if opened would be filled with already lined up individuals. But occasionally a miracle can happen. Their insurance benefits are decent and they offer help/bonuses for school and insurance designations.

    ConsThere are people in managment that shouldn't be. Upper management doesn't like to step out of their office. They aren't big on knowing their employees. They are big on operating like "Big Brother". There is a lot of hand slapping if you do something wrong. Very conservative, hum drum place to work. Gray cubicles, white walls, don't have a personality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview your current employed managers and see if they are right for the position. Get to know your employees. Figure out what is causing your high turnover. Management should step out of their office in an informal way periodically to know their team members.

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