Old Republic Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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  1. They really are "People Helping People" in all aspects of the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people!! There is a high level of commitment to individual and company success that shows in the decisions made and actions taken.

    Cons

    Knowing that there may be times when a plan holder will be disappointed because we don't cover "everything". Many plan holders have not read the plan and do not know what items are covered, so become frustrated when something they felt should be covered is clearly listed as a not covered item.

    Advice to Management

    Share more information. When everyone knows the goals and challenges, they can become involved in solutions and strategies.


  2. Decentralized insurance holding company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many moving parts to analyze.

    Cons

    Sometimes insurance business moves very slowly.


  3. A solid job. Nothing exciting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - State Filing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - State Filing Analyst in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Decent company with OK benefits that has managed to weather the mortgage crisis relatively intact.

    Cons

    Very decentralized and not often focused on big picture issues.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they're worth.


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  5. Fine

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Old Republic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People were great to work with

    Cons

    Pay was lower than industry average

    Advice to Management

    Employee Review more often


  6. "Old boys club" feel, but decent for a starting job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Insurance in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Republic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great location and in a landmark building on Michigan Ave. Company is small enough (at least the Chicago office - this does not apply to OR Title) for some to be noticed and move up the ranks, if qualified. Overall, a fair, ethical company that strives to make good decisions for shareholders. Good fit for employees just starting out and looking for entry level positions.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive and bonuses are small. Culture is very conservative - the status quo is upheld. Don't expect many "perks" that other companies will provide, such as gym memberships, parking reimbursements, daycare, etc. The company is run very lean, which is a pro and a con. Company has been through a rough patch due to industry troubles - not completely its own fault.


  7. xxxxxx

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Company took great pride in building a profitable company

    Cons

    Too often they implemented changes before it was fully thought-out

    Advice to Management

    xxxxxxx


  8. Helpful (1)

    It was good for the experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Old Republic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co workers and work environment.

    Cons

    The chances for someone to grow within the company is probably slim to none.

    Advice to Management

    Need more structure.


  9. It's been awhile...worked there in 2004

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Within Corporate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Within Corporate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Old Republic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to help out in another department and the experience helped me find a new job with another company.

    Cons

    Very corporate and conservative. Not big on communication with the company as a whole. Not everyone had a computer and/or email and internet.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Don't do it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Location rocks - on Michigan Ave, close to public transportation

    Cons

    Favoritism is exhibited, Management is not willing to change, HR doesn't do a thing and the salary is so below avg it's a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the blatent favoritism and pay what is due


  11. Helpful (2)

    Worst place I have ever worked in my life -- Yes, really.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Old Republic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location is good -- on Michigan avenue and centrally located.

    Cons

    The people I worked with here were just plain mean. Sexual Harassment was rampant and nothing was done about it. HR was a joke. At best it was an extremely boring place. I have worked at a few different companies -- this was by far the worst ever -- a living hell. Keep your sanity and stay away from this place!!!

    Advice to Management

    The management is stodgy and set in their ways -- so any advice offered would not go far -- I will save my breath.



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