ProAssurance Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Avoid this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    37.5 hour workweek Nice office space

    Cons

    Benefits suck. They provide all the good stuff like medical and dental but the premiums are high, the co-pays are high and the coverage isn't very good. Small company trying to behave like a large corporation and not doing it very well. Not very progressive. No visible piercings or tattoos allowed. Makes women cover small nose piercings and tattoos with band aids. Yeah, that looks better! Bad behavior by long time employees is tolerated by management instead of being addressed. Upper management is out of touch with what is really going on in the offices. Several senior managers are playing political games to further their own careers at the expense of good employees. Endless gossip, rumors and back stabbing among employees. Hard to know if CEO is genuine. He's a former litigation attorney so he's a skilled speaker and could also be a wolf in sheeps clothing. Very hard to effectuate change. Management won't take charge and make decisions. Endless meetings that lead no where. Compensation for managers isn't bad but hourly workers have a cap. Some long timers haven't had wage increases in years.

    Advice to Management

    Make yourselves more accessible and open your minds. Also, join the 21st century. There are highly intelligent people that have tasteful piercings and tattoos.


  2. "Old Boy Mentality"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Keep your mouth shut and you'll keep your job.

    Cons

    You WILL NOT advance unless you personally know someone in upper management Managers make up their own rules and you MUST follow, even if they are wrong Biased as it relates to race. I've seen over 10 people quit that have been of diverse backgrounds They do not pay according to experience (as they should) You will not be trained There is no formal structure nor organization in any of the departments Those that hold technical titles have had no training or experience, job was given based on who they know.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old heads and take a chance with more innovative and advanced individuls. Start valuing your employees. Stop making comments that degrade your employees. Compensate based on the right things (education, experience, etc) instead of based on your own discretion.


  3. Mixed-Feelings

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at ProAssurance

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company had great benefits especially for a smaller-sized company....Great time off as well as 401(k) and insurance.

    Cons

    I do feel that there are extreme communication issues from top to bottom that could be prevented. Most people were only promoted because of "lip-service".


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  5. Just Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ProAssurance

    Pros

    Company benefits, 37.5 hour work weeks

    Cons

    micro managing, insufficient training at initial hiring then countless training sessions after you have been thrown out there to figure things out on your own. treated like children, no incentive to do well

    Advice to Management

    if you are going to preach about treating people "fairly", learn to treat your workers "fairly"


  6. Great co-workers, not much room for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and supervisors, generous bonuses, relatively generous salary, nice office space.

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth is minimal. Unless you have a law degree of some type, seems your doomed to be stuck in the same space. Upper Management is under the impression that the employees would prefer bonuses over an actual raise; uses surveys as a cover. Claims that they are facilitating top down communication. The surveys most likely go in the trash, because their has not been any relevant changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more; you are a multi million dollar corporation, whose employees work extremely hard. There are many who would prefer to see an permanent increase to their paycheck, than a tactically released raise; we're smart, we realize you can tax that at 50%, versus what is allowable on a paycheck.


  7. Once a good company to work for. Many changes in last year.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ProAssurance

    Pros

    Good salaries and nice bonuses.

    Cons

    lack of Communication from Managers.


  8. Good Company. Needs Work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ProAssurance full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company benefits package is great. The support staff are willing to work to make all things happen. There seems to be a lot of potential career advancement if you want to stay. The company is willing to provide certification training for employees.

    Cons

    There are political battlefields at every turn between departments. There is a shrinking and aging intellectual knowledge base at the company that cannot support future initiatives without the implementation of a strong (and forced) mentor program.

    Advice to Management

    Get a handle on the silo-styled infighting. Start investing in the next generation of management and support staff that will lead the company into future success. Also, provide opportunities for remotely working from home. Virtual teams are part of the future success of attracting new talent that will stay.


  9. Revolving Door these day

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ProAssurance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits....not so good pay. Growing fast but scattered.

    Cons

    Upper management head in clouds. Very slow with diversity. Revolving door over last year


  10. Helpful (1)

    A good company, good benefits, positive culture, but light on salary & advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Risk Management Consultant in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Risk Management Consultant in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at ProAssurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Positive culture. Supportive environment. Good stability. Strong senior leadership.

    Cons

    Lower than average salaries paid. Difficult to advance, advancement decisions not based on merit.


  11. Helpful (1)

    I was allowed to be a professional and treated as such.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims
    Current Employee - Claims

    I have been working at ProAssurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is one of success and teamwork. Since we work with professional individuals as clients (physicians, dentists, podiatrists, and attorneys), we are encourages to ensure they are treated fairly. Salaries are extremely competitive with generous benefits. Management is connected to the overall sentiment of the employees and seek to know how improvements can be made.

    Cons

    Training beyond industry needs is nonexistent. When I started, I came from the insurance industry but from a different genre than what ProAssurance offers. I asked if any designations/additional training is necessary. I was told that I did not need this type of training because I would be trained on the job. Unfortunately, I struggled during my second and third years as I had reached the extent of my knowledge. The only training I received was negative reviews coupled with constant reminders that needed to do better but no information on how to do it.. Fast forward several years after doing it my way, and being promoted, I read manuals for industry training. The information in these manuals was EXACTLY what I needed back then! That was a lesson for me. I must be persistent when I know I can benefit from a specific training.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the amount of educational benefit.



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