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American National Insurance Reviews

Updated October 10, 2018
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Pros
  • "Current department allows a great work/life balance" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Great people within the company" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay but not bad for the area" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Upper Management doesn’t make decisions (nobody wants to be wrong)" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "LOVE MY JOB!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American National Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with our management team and agents. Feels like family when we are at our lunch meetings or seminars. Exciting career with energy surrounding me. Working with ethical people means everything.

    Cons

    Limited parking for number of agents

    Advice to Management

    More parking


  2. "It is ok I guess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American National Insurance full-time

    Pros

    The people and laid back environment

    Cons

    Outdated processes and low pay

  3. "Assistant Office Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Front Office Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Front Office Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American National Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good training process, most of the Managers and agents were easily to get along with and flexible with you in case of an emergency.

    Cons

    Worked only 8-4:30 pm with an hour for lunch. Would not allow low key music to be played in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible with the music in office thing and maybe just allow in afternoons or when things are slow. Many business offices do this and it makes for a happier work environment. Adjust with the times. Worked there for 15 years. (would not allow me to go any farther back on system)


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Career Development Trainee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galveston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galveston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American National Insurance part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, holidays off and the shorter hours are nice.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Upper management is corrupt and doesn't listen. CDTs don't get floating holidays or benefits until you reach at least a year of working.


  5. "Not a bad place to start out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American National Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to get started in life insurance and annuities

    Cons

    Very low commission rates for agents and of course you don’t own your own book of business so you get cases taken away from you in order to compensate for agents who need more numbers, only on occasion. Also if you get the cases from other agents you seem to be the dumping ground for their problem cases.


  6. "Producer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Producer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American National Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Comes with a full book of customers. You can work to expand and build lasting relationships.

    Cons

    You have to pick up almost everyday the monthly premiums from your book. There are no residuals until after working there for 10 years and then there’s a host of other qualifying things. My office didn’t focus on training or mentorship. Felt you were set in the $40,000 a year zone.

    Advice to Management

    Training and selling strategies. It’s hard to spend 80% of time picking up payments instead of auto pay when wanting to grow a territory.


  7. "Stable insurance company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galveston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galveston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American National Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable Family oriented company with good values

    Cons

    Inconsistent processes which leads to inefficiencies

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more and pay parity

  8. "Needs better local client services ‘manager’."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Insurance (Service Agent By Cold Calls Agent in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Licensed Insurance (Service Agent By Cold Calls Agent in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Insurance coverage. Best HO policy in Texas.

    Cons

    Premium rises dramatically on some renewals, mostly Auto Policies, results in mad clients or clients comparing and looking to change insurance cookies

    Advice to Management

    Be the example you want to see reflected in your employees, you’ll always come out on top. 💗👑💙🙏🏻💪🏼😊


  9. "Overall good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation, and good people work here.

    Cons

    Positive change comes a bit slowly, despite attempts


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Don’t bother"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American National Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    8-4:30 M-F shift no weekends, paid holidays off

    Cons

    Lower pay than other insurance company’s, empty promises from upper management and CEOs

    Advice to Management

    Spend/work with a little more on your current employees so turnover goes down. Stop figuring out ways to hire more people down the road.


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