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Victor O Schinnerer Company Overview

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Chevy Chase, MD
51 to 200 employees
1969
Company - Private
Insurance
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc., is an insurance underwriting company. In fact, we are one of the largest and most experienced underwriting managers of specialty insurance programs in the world. At Schinnerer, underwriting management has been a distinct ... Read more

Mission: Schinnerer's mission is to consistently create superior products and to provide outstanding service and exceptional value to each and every customer. Our vision is to be recognized as the benchmark specialty insurance provider/distributor and grow through valued ... Read more

Victor O Schinnerer Company Reviews

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    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Chevy Chase, MD
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    I have been working at Victor O Schinnerer Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provides a great introduction to the world of insurance and prepares you for managing workflow in other realms of the industry.

    Cons

    There are some politics within the office and definitely some rights of passage that one must endure. Some confusion early on when I started that made me unclear as to what my role was within the department. Email and log-on access was complicated early on.

    Advice to Management

    Set a firm foundation for people that are not only new to the company but also new to the industry, so they can adapt to the job functions more fluidly instead of completely relying on the sink-or-swim method (which works in some instances but not in others).

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    Underwriting Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Victor O Schinnerer Company (Chevy Chase, MD) in August 2015.

    Interview

    First was the phone interview, which was pretty standard and about 2 or so weeks after I was contacted for an in-person interview. Why The interview process was comfortable with the senior associate that I interviewed with face-to-face. The conversation seamlessly transferred from "get-to-know-you" banter into the actual questioning portion. After completing the interview I was asked to interview with another senior associate that works in a different department. This second interview was a bit more informal and informational about the position (as she had been with the company way longer than her peer). Again, comfortable atmosphere and no negative comments about the process.

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