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Updated November 6, 2017
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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Broker in Valley Park, MO
    Current Employee - Broker in Valley Park, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing!


  2. "Poor Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good products and very good agents to work with.

    Cons

    Very poor upper management. Could not believe what they tell you. Poor leads, and training.

    Advice to Management

    Find another job.

  3. "It is what you make it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Republic Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Can make some good money when you find the right clients. You are your own boss.

    Cons

    Alot of weeks without making sales when you first start.
    If you have monthly bills keep anothor job on the side.


  4. "Agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  5. "Insurance Agent"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office suite location was within 5 minute proximity to I25

    Cons

    Poor training,ma/pa management business practices which lead to $0 production and commission for the Agents

    Advice to Management

    Hire a staff that is willing to train your employees and not receive full commission for leads your new employees generate. Also provide actual leads and loose the cold calling on customers who've been preyed upon / contacted in the past numerous times by your organization.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Field Agent in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Field Agent in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Republic Insurance (Less than a year)

    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.


  7. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative
    Current Employee - Field Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Valley Park, MO
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Valley Park, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Republic Insurance (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here. It may be miles away from you home, you work long hours with no rewards and the closest place to purchase snacks or coffee is a gas station.

    Cons

    The manager is a chronic liar. He is more controlling then the manager of a company that pays an hourly wage. He is unsympathetic to agents need to make money and takes no blame for agents failure.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and get out of the way. Learn the difference between self-employment and training for business ownership. Don't lie to people about their target population and/or earning potential.


  9. "Good stable job with little opportunity for career growth."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Republic Insurance full-time

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to grow in the company by giving them a path for their career.


  10. "Overall, a great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps consider improving administrative and communication systems across home and local offices to better streamline information (e.g. greater emphasis on electronic file processing, storage, and records)


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