- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time (More than a year)
Continuing education is a must for every position in the company and there is now an internal team providing robust training solutions in the form of Brown & Brown University. BBU currently has 2 schools (sales and service), but will add many more in the next 12 months (HR, finance, internal operations, acquisitions, IT, leadership, etc).
Management is very encouraging and treats us like professionals. Keep in mind, this is specific to my team/department. It's a decentralized company, so I can't speak for everyone. The management of my team is the number one reason that I'm happy in this position and would like to finish my career with this company. I wish everyone at B&B could say that.
PTO was just changed to DTO, so I now have more time available to me (was 2 weeks/year, now 5/year).
The decentralized nature can cause some confusion. Reading reviews on this company as a whole won't help you in your research. Filter by location to get a better picture of the office you'd be working in. Management is different in each and they set the tone.
The company as a whole isn't great at communication or branding/marketing. However, they now have a team working on that and I believe change will come quickly. The same goes for learning and development. The resources are there, but they aren't communicated well.
Bonuses are abundant, but they are taxed as gifts. Even a $100 gift card is taxed. My annual bonus was taxed at almost 40% last year. I don't know if that's typical or not. Frankly, I expected that most of my bonus would disappear into taxes. I just wish I would have negotiated better so my take home would be a bit higher. That's on me.
I was taken aback by how expensive the medical insurance is here. Luckily, I can get it through my spouse.
Advice to Management
It's apparent that some movement is being made to get the company into modern times. But frankly, you are moving too slow. Brown & Brown has the reputation of being "old school" and not in a good way. You see this as a testament of work ethic, but prospective teammates see it as behind the times in technology, security, marketing, employee development, etc. Brown & Brown doesn't look or feel like the successful company that it is. You can do better!
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I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Brown & Brown Insurance (Indianapolis, IN).
We were part of an acquisition, so it involved a personality test, meeting with our new boss and meeting some of the team. i met with the existing VP HR, and the PCL of the office. We talked about my current role and responsbilities and the culture of their office
offer, accept. it was acquisition so it kept my current income almost the same