Old Republic Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. They really are "People Helping People" in all aspects of the company.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Old Republic

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  2. Decentralized insurance holding company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Republic

    Pros

    Many moving parts to analyze.

    Cons

    Sometimes insurance business moves very slowly.

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

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    Former Employee - Insurance in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Insurance in Chicago, IL

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Fine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Employee Review more often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. A solid job. Nothing exciting.

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    Current Employee - State Filing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - State Filing Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Old Republic

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they're worth.

  7. xxxxxx

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Republic

    Pros

    Company took great pride in building a profitable company

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    xxxxxxx

    Recommends
  8. It's been awhile...worked there in 2004

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    Current Employee - Within Corporate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Within Corporate in Chicago, IL

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    It was good for the experience.

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Pasadena, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Need more structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Miserable place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Old Republic full-time

    Pros

    The location is okay. Near lots of public trans.

    Cons

    You know the culture at OR is broken when the first thought you have when you see the lone 5-star review is "Someone was paid to write that."

    Every day I wonder, What does HR do? It's certainly not administering employee reward programs, of which there are none. It's just amazing how poorly people treat each other here and get away with it.

    Using just one example, there is a person in Legal who shouts, threatens, back-stabs, connives, lies, cheats, insults, leaves juvenile notes everywhere...essentially, she's the passive-aggressive nightmare you thought existed only on One Life To Live. HR has known about her abusive antics for years, yet they do nothing. I can't help wondering what kind of...ahem..."arrangement" she has with her boss that allows her to keep working here. I spend more time trying to avoid people like her than I spend doing my job, and that's sad.

    I feel that if I stopped showing up for work, no one would notice for two weeks. People are so disconnected and unfriendly. I don't even know how to describe the culture. Calling it a vacuum almost seems generous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother? No one is listening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Get out before complacency dumbs you down.

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    Former Employee - Actuarial in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Actuarial in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Old Republic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Location. Used to be good stability, but for the last 4 years, see Cons.

    Cons

    HR turns the other way when evidence of temper tantrums and profanity from a department head was presented. Promotion works if you sleep with the boss.
    Senior management believes in the sugar coating their department heads tell them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the blatant lack of ethics of your AVPs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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