United American Insurance

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Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter/Agent in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter/Agent in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at United American Insurance

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

    Pros

    if you work really hard and put in the extra time your paycheck will show it and it will pay off

    Cons

    it is all commission so if you are not willing to fully commit and just think it is somewhat of a part time job you won't get anywhere

    Advice to Management

    keep recruiting great people

  2. IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX

    I have been working at United American Insurance full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back culture. Decent pension plan. Many long term employees with 25 + years. Family oriented. Great for Director level and up.

    Cons

    Inexperienced IT managers. No room for advancement if you are not a yes man. Pay is below market for Dallas area. Benefits are extremely expensive. Vacation time is minimal and non-negotiable. Long term employees don't like change and for some managers this is the only place they have ever worked. No on site full service cafeteria.

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees by their work, not just their length of time with the company. Look for a better insurance package. The manager is not always right. Lead by example.

  3. Typical Call Center Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in McKinney, TX

    I worked at United American Insurance full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you are looking to get hired quickly, the hiring process is not a long drawn-out process. The location is beautiful.

    Cons

    Customer service reps earn on a per call basis. This causes reps to rush to get off of their call, so quality of service suffers. Health insurance is expensive. Managers are rude and not knowledgeable about the products offered, and managers look for reasons to discipline employees. In addition, there is little to no room for advancement. It does not pay to have a drive to make a difference in the company, because you are only a low wage employee in the eyes of the management team.

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  5. IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX

    I worked at United American Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has pension plan on top of 401k if you can stay for 20 years. Company does not pay out retirement until employee turns 65 regardless if they are employed with company at the time they turn 65.

    Cons

    Company does not invest in developing management. To many managers in positions they are not trained or prepared for. C Level focus to much on there bonuses and what is best for the employees and company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the professional you hire. If you make someone responsible, give then the authority to go along with it. Need to allow management other than the CEO and Sr. management to approve purchases.

  6. Good Company, under pay employees for Dallas

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in McKinney, TX

    I worked at United American Insurance full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Workload is balanced, management cares. CEO walks around and talks to employees. Entry level employees with promise get lots of exposure to upper management. Lots of women in management. They do try very hard with customer service.

    Cons

    Strict 2 week vacation policy, promotions take FOREVER, interview process can take FOREVER. Travel is often understated if your are in a management position. Pay is low compared to the Dallas metroplex, benefits are OK, but are rated according to salary ranges. Bad managers get too many chances.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with interns, being personable to your college graduates. Pay attention to "what millenials want" trends, some young employees goals do NOT align with the traditional way the company is run. Try to get them to move around and see different aspects of the company.

  7. Avoid a career in Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX

    I worked at United American Insurance full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Paid learning experience.
    Unless you're a college grad, or just need something to hold you until you find something worthwhile, avoid this place. It should serve as nothing more than a stepping stone.

    Cons

    Marketing management is a girl's club. Those women were a total joke. I can laugh about it now, but it was truly terrible.

    Salaries way below competitive. Huge work loads.

    Not for professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the the director of marketing. Do it Today!

  8. Data Entry Position Less than Ideal

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Entry Operator in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Data Entry Operator in McKinney, TX

    I have been working at United American Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Can work 8-4:30 with a 30 minute lunch.
    Has a pension plan.

    Cons

    There are no raises in this department. They only pay you according to how much you key.
    Expected to key high volumes of work(ex.: must key a minimum of 60 applications per hour).
    No one really talks because they're too busy typing there fingers off.
    Has no refrigerators for employees to store lunch in(good way to get food poisoning).
    3 microwaves for hundreds of employees. Spent half of my lunch break waiting in line to heat up my food.

    Advice to Management

    Studies have shown that if you care about your employees they're actually more productive. Not giving raises, providing no refrigerators, and expecting 60 apps per hour is just ridiculous, and harbors a very negative work environment. My advice is to start caring about all of your employees.

  9. Good pay, underhanded managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX

    I worked at United American Insurance part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved my coworkers, my schedule was flexible and I was paid fairly well.

    Cons

    No personal growth or opportunity to learn more. Very conservative and adverse to change.

    Advice to Management

    The marketing managers were sometimes unethical and there was little communication. They did not help you, train you or care about your personal career goals and I did not see a future working with them.

  10. Conservative and dependable employer that avoids gimmicks.

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

    I have been working at United American Insurance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stability. I don't think anyone has ever been laid off here. Also one of the few companies that pays a pension to rank and file employees.

    Cons

    Takes pride in making do with less; this means equipment is often obsolete or worn and pay is low in some company sectors. Telecom side burns through and discards human resources.

  11. Exciting opportunity.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United American Insurance

    Pros

    Like family; big company, small company feel.

    Cons

    Grown way too fast and therefor is a little behind in progressive thinking

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