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Updated Jan 6, 2021

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American Republic Insurance President and CEO Michael E. Abbott (no image)
Michael E. Abbott
11 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work.

    Mar 6, 2019 - Underwriter in Des Moines, IA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great People and flexible schedule

    Cons

    None that come to mind

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great People

    Nov 30, 2018 - Sales Agent in Kansas City, MO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Several products to offer, lengthy initial training and great follow up training. Office Managers willing to continually help out.

    Cons

    It is hard work, sometimes it can take a little bit to get going as with any sales job.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Overall, a great company to work for!

    Mar 23, 2015 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Incredibly positive and supportive office environment, complex yet manageable task amounts, flexible and helpful local and home office teams, and flexible work schedule and time off.

    Cons

    Long and complex training, mostly commission-based (although benefits and many management positions available and opportunities for additional income), and management can be difficult and disorganized.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company!

    Feb 21, 2012 - Sales Agent in Green Bay, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They are the only Insurance Company I could sell for and still sleep at night. In an industry with a bad image and rightfully so, ARIC is a company that will take care of their clients. A lot of room for advancement Offer tons of training in sales and products. Offer leads and advertising materials.

    Cons

    Start out with commission only. Company name not well know so you have to be able to sell yourself. Not always competitive on price, so again you have to sell yourself.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee

    The worst place to end up is here.

    Nov 7, 2011 - Insurance Agent in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, free generic marketing materials.

    Cons

    Commission only. The leads given are at least 1 year old and are cold. The company is currently in a state of transition. Thier best selling product, Health Insurance, has been discontinued and replaced with a bottom barrel insurer. The commissions went from 14% for health, to a meager 5%. All this was done with less than 1 week notice to all agents. District managers are senile and as clueless as they come. The training for new agents consisted of a mail order pamphlet. Fixed annuities sales only, so no chance for sponsorship for the Series 6/63.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Good stable job with little opportunity for career growth.

    May 4, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you do your job, you will get an average raise yearly and the job is fairly secure. OK Life work balance.

    Cons

    Health Insurance is bad as the plan requires too much out of pocket expense. There is no opportunity to grow in your career as there is usually only one person who does a certain job. Management does not like to move up i their career, so you are often stuck in a job for years.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Agent

    Mar 6, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Inside sales position with some leads provided. Manage is knowledgeable and training was adequate

    Cons

    Quanity and quality of leads were not good. Compensation base is low and because of poor leads bonuses are low.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great experience

    Jan 14, 2016 - Field Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Learn plenty about the insurance industry, sales tactics, and get to actually seniors save money.

    Cons

    100% commission. Heavy learning curve. Have to learn many things in short periods of time.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company

    Feb 27, 2017 - Broker in Valley Park, MO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Broker for multiple firms, year after year commissions, smart management both local and corporate, great group of folks.

    Cons

    none worth mentioning if you work hard

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Sales Rep

    Mar 29, 2016 - Field Agent in Bloomington, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good policies and service, but not the cheapest.

    Cons

    Cold calling and going door to door. More importantly, when you leave, you are on the hook for any cancelled policies. In fact, you can be on the hook for even more if any policies cancel after you leave. My strong advice is do not do it. There are insurance companies that are just as good with their policies, less expensive and vest the agent in significantly fewer years. More importantly, if you decide to leave, ynot only will you have spent a bunch of your savings, but they will hit you up for cancelled policies. I reiterate: Do not join as a rep.

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