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American Family Insurance Madison Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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American Family Insurance President & CEO Jack Salzwedel
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Pros
  • Work-life balance, benefits, compensation, opportunity for growth (in 34 reviews)

  • Great Benefits with plenty of PTO (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does not care about the employees, only about the numbers (in 29 reviews)

  • Many of the leaders initiating and leading these changes have little to no direct claims experience (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great oppertuity for sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking to enter in to sales this is a great way to learn and practice the basics.

    Cons

    If you are not the agency owner it would be very difficult to make a living.


  2. "Mid sized Insurance company, contractors treated differently"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Madison, WI

    I have been working at American Family Insurance as a contractor

    Pros

    Most people want to help, but like most places there are the fair share of difficult to work with people.

    Cons

    Contractors are treated differently. Walk on ice if you are a new contractor starting out.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "ASMA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASMA in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - ASMA in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Family Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Build relationships with internal and external partners.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth. Compensation is not competitive.


  4. "AmFam pros and cons"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules (when you can take time off), nice cafeteria and grounds at head-quarters, upper managements seems to be trying to make improvements. Good 401(k) and bonus opportunity.

    Cons

    The trend seems to be toward more and more micromanagement. I/S (Info Systems) environment can be bureaucratic, political and stressful (probably the norm). Moving to open seating which is noisy and counterproductive unless you need to collaborate all of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Some middle managers treat staff and vendors poorly. This is counter productive. It causes employees to be afraid to make suggestions or take risks.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Quick review"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Solution Architect in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Enterprise Solution Architect in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Family Insurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome environment to work, highly recommend

    Cons

    Not may opportunities for career growth, It's all timing.


  6. "A+"

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    Current Employee - Agency Field Support Administrator in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Agency Field Support Administrator in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Family Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment, great people and benefits, flexible work schedules!

    Cons

    Can't think of any now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep connected with the employees...walk through work areas and talk with your employees.


  7. "Java J2EE Lead Senior Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Technical Lead - Java in Madison, WI
    Current Contractor - Technical Lead - Java in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Family Insurance as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is very friendly and caring. Gives very importance to Family and Personal Life.

    Cons

    Nothing that I am aware of.

  8. "Agency Owner Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Family Insurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Consistent recognition and reward campaigns to strive for.

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments. Lack of knowledge from department specific support groups.

    Advice to Management

    Improve understanding and connection with field force


  9. "Tech Lead"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Madison, WI
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Family Insurance as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    5 - 4 is one of the best side of the company

    Cons

    Process complexity makes work more complicated


  10. "American Family is a Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Management in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Family Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot going on and plenty of exciting work to be done. Many very talented people and some good leadership.

    Cons

    There is a lot of office politics and favoritism as is true in most corporate environments.


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