Physicians Mutual Insurance

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Physicians Mutual Insurance Reviews

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
27 Reviews

3.4
27 Reviews
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Physicians Mutual Insurance President and CEO, Physicians Mutual Insurance and Physicians Life Insurance Robert A. Reed Sr.
Robert A. Reed Sr.
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Physicians Mutual Insurance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team and compensation in my time there

    Cons

    Corporate enviroment creates slow movement or advancement

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay, nice lunchroom, nice people but not much room for advancement

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    Former Employee - Telesales Agent  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Telesales Agent in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Physicians Mutual Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Starting pay is good. Upper management and owners are generally friendly. They do try and make the job fun. Also very involved in the local community. Lots of activities and the lunch room is nice.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better for an insurance company. While the starting salary wasn't bad the insurance was expensive. Was there for 2 years and even though the project we were working on was going well the owners decided to cancel it. In my opinion it was because the field sales team didn't like the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a close eye on middle management. Some of these guys spend more time on their iphone/ipads then actually working.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very knowledgeable about the insurance industry.

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    Former Employee - Independent Insurance Agent  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Independent Insurance Agent in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Physicians Mutual Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Knowledgeable Employer. Many of the Agents were willing to help by encouragement. Very thorough training that gave lots of insight to the industry.

    Cons

    Unable to contact clients of a retired agent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long-term experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Physicians Mutual Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Work environment, location, best supervisor one could ask for

    Cons

    Stuck in a no-promote position. Amount of work doesn't seem to coincide with pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" shouldn't apply to all jobs. Some of us need a chance to grow, promote, excel - not just to maintain. It's actually OK to pay more than the others in the area to keep employees motivated and excited. Sometimes, it seems a little tight.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was mislead about earnings and very dissatisfied.

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    Current Employee - Sales Agent  in  Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Physicians Mutual Insurance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed the flexibility of organizing my productivity planner however did not appreciate emails, calls and texts on Friday night, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon while the home office was closed.

    Cons

    I was hired with 2 other employes and our evaluation was lack of training and poor quality leads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I expect an exciting, challenging and rewarding career with the best sales training and leads to help me perform my best. I am a top performer and excel in reaching goals with the right tools.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Producer
    Current Employee - Producer

    I have been working at Physicians Mutual Insurance as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent company!! Very supportive! Very engaged in the success of it's agents and the satisfaction of our customers. They seem to have it right- Customers first, then frontline people, THEN management.

    Cons

    The copy machine that is there for agent's use is junk, and has probably needed to be replaced 5 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Please don't ever loose sight of your frontline people. Don't cut commissions or require more production for the same commissions. In other words, things are at a fair medium, don't bite the hand that feeds you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you work in the IT field, do yourself a favour and stay away from this company

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    Current Employee - IT/Technology  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - IT/Technology in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Physicians Mutual Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will have job. If you are an IT developer/Programmer, you would have some latest buzz words and hot tools / skill-sets to add to your resume. There is a fitness center in the home office and a fairly nice wellness program. Ample parking space and a cafeteria in the home office. Vacation policy is fairly good. You can have a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Highly toxic work culture. Bad politics all around, especially in the IT department. Too much nepotism and favouritism in the IT group. People get promoted and get senior level positions without regard to any merit whatsoever. There are some really good programmers at the bottom of the chain, and some really average and mediocre folks that are at the senior level position and run the show. Culture seems to be "about who you know, and NOT what you know". IT executives seems clueless or don't care much about improving the work culture. They adopted agile, but function in a typical hegemonious command-and-control work culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really. There is no use. They ain't gonna hear !!

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

    Terrible asst managers who do not know what they are doing and the District manager blows smoke up your arse.

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    Former Employee - Sales Agent
    Former Employee - Sales Agent

    I worked at Physicians Mutual Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited income lots of potential people to see

    Cons

    bad training most products are not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real with people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I loved working for this Company.

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    Former Employee - Outbound Teleservice Representative  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Outbound Teleservice Representative in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Physicians Mutual Insurance part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexibility of shifts, rewards and acknowledgements

    Cons

    not being able to take my job with me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    100% commission based, no paid training, cold calls and no benefits.

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    Former Employee - Sales Agent  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Denver, CO

    I worked at Physicians Mutual Insurance as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Make your own schedule/work from home

    Cons

    Have to pay for your own state certification (roughly 25 hours of online classes and approximately $300), and their training is not paid since you are a "contracted employee", which also conveniently means that they don't have to give you benefits. They say that they give you hot leads, which they do (usually 1-5 per week, most don't remember that they responded and are not expecting your call) but then they provide you with a huge list people to cold call as well (you are expected to schedule 3-5 appointments per day, you do the math). It seems that they are looking for experienced insurance salespeople who, for whatever reason, want to switch companies, based on their compensation structure, and (lack of) training regiment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't waste everyone's time recruiting anyone other than experienced reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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