Ullico Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
Updated May 30, 2014
10 Reviews
2.9
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ullico

    Pros

    Great benefits with good work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of management direction and experience. Very little team effort.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience, to a point

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Ullico full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Specialty, niche player. It was fun to focus on a small slice of the market. And most employees agreed it was valuable work to deliver insurance and protection products to the union and municipality workplaces. Employees felt good about what we did.

    Cons

    Many Ullico men who did not respect women.. It is possible to be a woman and work there, and be somewhat successful, but it is difficult at best..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace diversity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    3.5

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ullico

    Pros

    good benefit, HR is good. good life work balance. people are nice.

    Cons

    low salary, not much career growth opportunity. mangement is so so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Well Balanced!

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    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Ullico full-time

    Pros

    The work/life balance is unmatched.

    Cons

    The market niche has a cap because the company's target market are the labor unions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your vision for the company is spot on and the company will continue to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company is losing money by the boat load, very weak management, employees are all "lifers"

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Consultant in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Ullico

    Pros

    Regular workers are nice
    Relaxed environment
    Lots of challenges
    Many problems to solve (fire drills)
    Lots of incompetence makes good employees look great!

    Cons

    Management is lost and clueless, they have no understanding of the business
    Workers do the job that they're told to do but don't know why they are doing it
    Competent folks get dumped on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make managers accountable for understanding the business and then require that they share that knowledge with the workers. Listen to the folks that understand the business...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    not the easiest place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ullico

    Pros

    it's an interesting environment union focused and union owned, with mostly good people. the senior management team was really trying to improve this company, despite the uphill battle.

    Cons

    union orientation. while i won't say unions are bad institutions, much of the unflattering stereotypes seem to be based in truth. the politics can be overwhelming - internal and external.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep pressing on. the company came a long way in the last 5 years, but it still has a long way to go to be a great company.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Union Support Mission Hijacked

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Ullico

    Pros

    Their mission. Helping union workers is an admirable reason to be in business.

    Cons

    The union leadership gets way too many perks over the rank and file members. They are afforded claim payments that "normal" members don't get. Senior management has been overhauled recently, but is still too bloated and full of friends of friends. The top spot is a hold over from the "Enron" like scandal that was uncovered in 2002.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company was founded to support the efforts of union members to get and maintain affordable health coverage, life insurance, and financial stability that their employers refused to grant them. They are the only people that should be served, not the leaders of those organizations that are enriching themselves at the expense of those memebers.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very uptight.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ullico full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent salaries and great benefits.

    Cons

    No HR or Management confidentiality.

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

    Sales Exec

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Ullico full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Union Company that believes in offering better services to it's union members.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and a lot of turnover and change during my tenure. Lack of management direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training programs that build and develop the skills of employees would greatly benefit this firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Ullico, ok. Law Department, not so much

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ullico

    Pros

    They have great benefits, good time off and a nice location in DC. They have nice offices, blackberries and laptops for most people and free coffee if the kitchens.

    Cons

    The management in the law department is insane. Ultra passive-aggressive, and totally delusional about the fact that they run a department full of unhappy people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say that getting rid of the Corporate Compliance Officer who is the quintessential office bully would be a good start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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