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American National Insurance Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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  • Low pay but not bad for the area (in 11 reviews)

  • Low Pay across company, Unachievable goals set by upper management, low quality qa analyst (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "I think its on the lower side of average."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    37.5 hour work week
    1$:1$ 401k match up to 6%
    Around 3 weeks vacation per year -- fully granted

    Cons

    I have been here almost 8 months. There has been little to no training on their systems.
    The teams I have encountered are locked into the "we have done it this way" type of mentality.
    There are lots of people who have been here for decades many of wich have not seen/worked for other companies and refuse to open their eyes even if there is a better way to do things.
    Not overly welcoming for new associates - at least I feel that way
    There are only a few leadership and higher paying positions opened up every month because the company is so top heavy so be ready to stay in your position for a while

    Advice to Management

    1. Communicate
    2. Allow mentoring, job shadowing, personal as well as professional development
    3. Allow your company to grow people not keep them down

    I understand that insurance is really around managing risk, and yes I can agree that there are good reasons to be conservative but you are being so conservative that it makes new people not feel welcome. I wonder what the turnover rate here is....


  2. Helpful (4)

    "ANICO - Family of Companies"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in League City, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in League City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with strong 401k plan and plenty of vacation time for new employees just starting out, strong job security in the right department, growth potential for hard workers

    Cons

    Very poor salaries, there is some disorganization in most areas, there is high turnover in the lower ranks which lead to poorly trained units and staff which in turn results in very micro-managing upper management. The customer service is very poor and the amount of agents leaving the company nearly equals the new ones coming in

    Advice to Management

    Management need to try harder to keep good employees from leaving. Paying people so low and taking away incentives to stay leads to such high turnover that it hurts you in the long run. Stop playing checkers and start playing chess

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Insurance Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Eagle Pass, TX
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Eagle Pass, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American National Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You're not stuck in an office and you have freedom to go visit clients. If you meet the quota for the year, you have a nice vacation paid for.

    Cons

    Company does not provide fuel allowance. Chasing clients for their premiums. Sales managers and district managers are also on commission so they are constantly on you about sales.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work with your agents, remember we are a big part of the company and your salary.


  4. "enjoyable place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very great place to work. loved my boss, and manager. pretty much you have to be self motivated to work here.

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about american national


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Loved this job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Sales Agent in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Sales Agent in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay as long as you work hard
    Loved my Co workers
    Great bonuses
    If you do good you get to go on trips
    Make your own schedule

    Cons

    I had no bad experiences

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American National Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Is an old company that's solidified its place in the insurance industry

    Cons

    Horrible health benefits and outdated processes, procedures and software


  7. "Agency Field Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American National Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Seems to be good insurance company

    Cons

    choice of Managing General Agents

  8. "Alright"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Underwriter in Glenmont, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Underwriter in Glenmont, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and a relaxed environment, also not too stressful. A lot of team building activities. 401k match is decent

    Cons

    Pay is well below average. Lots and lots of turnover, however this may be due to pay. Responsibilities can change at the drop of a dime. Company has resorted to using a different job title to try and draw in applicants.

    Advice to Management

    Improve salaries


  9. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work own hours, good sales and service bonuses

    Cons

    must make 34k to keep cost share at 70/30 on health insurance

    Advice to Management

    would help if we made 57.5% commissions


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible. Don't waste your time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CIF AUW in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - CIF AUW in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are nice. We get to wear jeans once a week. That's about it.

    Cons

    Expensive benefits. Company manages their own employees benefits and still charges more than competitors. Horrible raises. Most years you'll maybe get an extra 20 bucks a month but you're expected to work harder each year. Poor management. People at top don't listen and ignore everyone else. Hr is pointless. They're in the pocket of management and don't care about the individuals. Outside applicants get favor over internal candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the company and seek psychological help.


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