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Sidney R Ferenc
69 Ratings
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  1. "great stable company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Underwriters full-time

    Pros

    great compensation (salary & benefits) and quiet workplace

    Cons

    dress code is enforced, business casual on fridays

  2. "Old School"

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Underwriters full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, Leave at 5

    Cons

    No Flexibility, Low Pay, Very old school style of work.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Underwriters full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great employees and fun workday

    Cons

    Bad management from the top down. Middle management has no real control.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Pretty lame"

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Underwriters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits but hats pretty much it

    Cons

    Boring, mundane, busy work, exasperatingly repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to make it competitive and just lt people do their work

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    "Company Values are lacking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Applied Underwriters full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits Consistent hours Ok management

    Cons

    Difficult to advance Poor family values Too much drama Inconsistent policies

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Product Underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applied Underwriters full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, benefits and decent pay for some fresh out of school. Will teach good sales practices.

    Cons

    Outdated technology and processes Bad old school management and support of associates. Decisions made from ivory tower in San Francisco.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture and your products

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good starter job, but I don't recommend finding your career here unless there are changes."

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Underwriters full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Easy to get hired if you need a job. - New building coming in 2020? 2021? -Benefits are decent, but similar jobs will have the same and pay you more while making you pay the benefits. Applied will tell you their benefits are worth 20k a year, and they are, but its not worth it. Example: Applied pays you 42k a year and then pays you 20k in benefits. Other Company: Pays you 60k a year and then you owe $60 a month...

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    Cons

    - Work is very redundant - Work has been made overly complicated by upper management. - Limited flexibility on time. Must work a full work day even if all your work is done, however there is always work to be done. - Average work week is 45 to 48 hours a week. (In my 4 years here I saw 3 people, that are still with the company, who worked a 40 to 42 hour work week and did well.) - Treated like children - Lacking...

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    Advice to Management

    Lighten up. Handling claims is not hard, but this job is when changes are made to processes that were working. Why is the dress code still in place? It is 2018. Plenty of companies in the Omaha area are way more relaxed. It should be dress for the day, everyday. Seriously who are the employees trying to impress? Lastly try to get a real HR department. Everything else I said in my exit interview.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pressure"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Applied Underwriters full-time

      Pros

      Salary Free lunches Company outings Good co-workers

      Cons

      Everything is micro managed Too many claims

      Advice to Management

      Stop adding more things for us to do

    • "Sales"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Applied Underwriters full-time

      Pros

      Easy work schedule, decent bennies

      Cons

      shady products and even shadier commission to agents. way too micro-managed. Great first job, resume padding, but do not stay. you will get taught some horrible sales techniques that you need to ditch as soon as you leave

      Advice to Management

      stop the shadyness

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      "Just Don't"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Applied Underwriters full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Benefits are above average. Small stipend can be used to purchase food from vending machines through company kitchen (items severely overpriced).

      Cons

      Lawsuits from agencies and insured's, do your own research copy "Applied Underwriters Lawsuits" into google search. This company has no competitive product to its agencies. Claims reps are over worked (guaranteed to work weekends) Underwriters are told to work quickly and accurately or you will never get a pay raise. Sales reps must build rapport with their agencies after their insured's have been dragged through...

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      Advice to Management

      You have no direction, your on a slippery slope and company will find itself bankrupt before to long. Lower and mid managers need to seek other jobs before your name gets tarnished like Enron execs. This all coming from a current manager in the company!

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