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  1. Constantly Changing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unitrin Specialty full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, job security, 401k and health benefits, fellow employees are supportive

    Cons

    Reorganization happened every 1-1.5 years. Constant changes in sales methods - some methods worked better than others.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Ok, depending on department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Unitrin Specialty full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    some good leadership, flexible on work from home

    Cons

    changes becoming constant and not for the better

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. If you like Merry Go Rounds... this is the place for you...

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Unitrin Specialty

    Pros

    Benefits and 401K packages are decent and above average considering today's economy.

    Cons

    If you like making a select few wealthy, while you make industry average then this is the place for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Harrowing and Hard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Unitrin Specialty

    Pros

    Co-workers and immediate managment is, for the most part, a great group of people.

    Cons

    Nepotism / favoritism. Poor leadership. Lack of family values. Too much work / workflow not equally distributed. Expectations too high. Egotism. Don't have the proper tools to adequately do our job. Poor training. Poor morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until you change your attitude toward your claims department we will continue to have high turn over, poor morale and more mistakes will be made.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. Needs improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Unitrin Specialty

    Pros

    Job security is pretty high, if you like doing the same thing for 8-10 years

    Cons

    So budget focused that employee morale and training are afterthoughts. Communication from Sr mgmt is getting better, but still lacking. No mentoring and reviews are worthless in terms of practical feedback from your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be involved and know your staff's needs. Loosen up on the pennies and keep important staff by offering career building opportunities.

  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Micromanaged inferno

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unitrin Specialty

    Pros

    Slightly better than industry average beginning salary. Matching 401K with short vesting period. Some friendly and hard working co-workers, team members and management.

    Cons

    Too much work with unrealistic time given to get it accomplished. Work flow is unequally distributed with some persons getting half or less the work of others. No real opportunity for advancement due to favoritism and excessive politics. Low company morale. It seems that management exists to add new work flow processes and procedures and then micromanage every aspect of the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. No respect from upper management to staff whatsoever. Favoritism decides promotions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unitrin Specialty

    Pros

    Initial pay was good although I understand its dropped significantly

    Cons

    Unless you know someone higher up plan to stay in the position you get hired in. Don't miss a day of work unless you want a target painted on your back to shove you out the door. The reason behind the absence does not matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend

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