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Appalachian Underwriters Reviews

Updated November 30, 2017
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Pros
  • A good schedule, Monday - Friday, 8-5 or 9-6 (in 5 reviews)

  • Absolutely no pros to working at AUI (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Ceo, no training, no development, no advancement, expensive benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • It is fast paced, do not expect alot of downtime (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Very Liberal, Diverse Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Appalachian Underwriters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the owners is homosexual and a senior executive is transgender and they support all races, religions and backgrounds. They are a very diverse, liberal company and support equal opportunity.

    Cons

    Some of the employees are very conservative and do not support the company's liberal mission.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting and hiring the gay and minority communities. You are an inspiration to all of Tennessee.


  2. "Horrible company to work for"

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

    I worked at Appalachian Underwriters full-time

    Pros

    There is really nothing good about this company.

    Cons

    High benefits, low pay, terrible management

  3. "Look elsewhere - Not a Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Appalachian Underwriters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours Monday - Friday 8-5 , they allow 2 - 15 minute breaks

    Cons

    management - no growth- unfair work conditions

    Advice to Management

    hire better management for the comm department - treat everyone fairly no favoritism provide raises


  4. "This is five words - yes."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appalachian Underwriters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity, if you can, to turn a bad situation around. Great opportunity for someone to buyout, invest money.

    Cons

    Systems are slow, technology is old, computers are old, benefits are outdated, lacking, and expensive. Options are limited due to location. Very difficult to do a job. Any job.

    Advice to Management

    Get out


  5. "Application Developer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Appalachian Underwriters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None. Really. Can't think of a positive about my time here.

    Cons

    Terrible environment. No process. Terrible management. Lies about compensation.

    Advice to Management

    None. If a person is management here there is a reason.


  6. "Wonderful Company To Work For!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appalachian Underwriters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced, forward thinking company with strong future. If you are interested in insurance, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Pay attention, very busy organization

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in the right direction!


  7. "Nice professional environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appalachian Underwriters full-time

    Pros

    I have been working for Appalachian Underwriters for two years. Solid company with many opportunities to grow and advance. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons, good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a good job!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Web/Graphic Designer in Oak Ridge, TN
    Current Employee - Web/Graphic Designer in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appalachian Underwriters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at AUI allows you to have great work relationships that build TRUST, which is hard to find these days. YES, the pace is demanding and constantly shifting, but you have to be ready to work and meet the challenge it presents on a daily basis. Management is very warm and personable. They are open about the state of the company at any time. They understand life happens and accommodate your needs. Compensation is fair and market value if you PROVE your worth - it's not given. I love working here because the work always changes, and makes you want to exceed expectation and push yourself to help the company (and yourself) succeed. If you come here to work and earn your way, YOU WILL LOVE IT HERE.

    Cons

    I wish I was hired sooner! :)

    Advice to Management

    Previously, we were give the numbers as to the company status, and for some reason those ended. It is good to see, across the board, the company's health or problem areas that need growth.


  9. "Growth Potential and a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appalachian Underwriters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always room for growth. I am always growing in my knowlege of the industry.
    Promotion within the company is encouraged.

    Cons

    It is fast paced, do not expect alot of downtime.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job of growing the company, it benefits us all...


  10. "Great place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appalachian Underwriters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to grown.
    Strong focus on upward and downward communications.
    Promotes from within.

    Cons

    Change happens quickly and many employees are not able to adapt without a lot of effort. The insurance industry is always changing.

    Advice to Management

    Continue positive feedback to employees.


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