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Auto-Owners Insurance Commercial Underwriter Reviews

Updated Feb 23, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time

    Pros

    The management team participates with the team. Those that don’t care are looking for other employment.

    Cons

    Lost some good underwriters lately.

    Advice to Management

    Keep to past 5 months going in the right direction.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-02-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Commercial Underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good training environment for those new to insurance industry. One is the few companies that still gives Christmas bonuses based on years of service

    Cons

    Old School mentality( no casual Friday’s ).. Not a company of revolution but evolution.. Pays lower than the industry (yet tries to convince employees there compensation package is unlike any other company ) .. it’s not . Not willing to have work at home days .

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-01-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Secure company"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable company, hires from within, never laid off

    Cons

    Compared to other companies in the industry, things that are lacking are flexibility and better pay for experienced employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value your experienced and well-performing employees. Many of those with knowledge and work ethic are paid better at other companies offering comparable benefits.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2018-10-17
  4. "Happy employee"

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      Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Appleton, WI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance

      Pros

      Very family friendly, pleasant work environment

      Cons

      Not flexible when it comes to working outside of the office, do not offer the ability to ever work remote

      Auto-Owners Insurance2018-06-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Commercial Underwriter"

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      Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Draper, UT
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      This is a great company to begin working in insurance. Great benefits and bonuses. Management gets it. Management cares about employees.

      Cons

      Heavy workload. Keeps you busy non stop. Continuously working to try to keep up with workload. Some employees catch up on work at home after hours.

      Advice to Management

      Hire more associates to keep up with the required workload. Overall a great company, but you could do more for your associates.

      Auto-Owners Insurance2017-11-02
    • "Commercial"

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      Current Employee - Commercial Lines Underwriter 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Good benefits including pension, 401K 4% match, 5K+ in benefits dollars to use for health insurance, FSA or HSA. Paid holidays off, 2 wks + of vacation and PTO. Good work-life balance, 37.5hr work week. Salary starts at $47,500 and increases to $49,000 after 6 mths.

      Cons

      No real cons, it's a good place to work, trust me. Insurance is a boring topic, but hey, that's life.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work.

      Auto-Owners Insurance2017-06-11
    • Helpful (4)

      "Commercial Lines Underwriter"

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      Current Employee - Commercial Lines Underwriter in Tallahassee, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Easy, low stress, traditional, stable. Easy to work for auto owners especially if you like to go to work and go home. No take home necessary.

      Cons

      Auto-Owners is very traditional and can be slow to adapt to change. They do not fire people very often and after you have been there for a little while people begin to slow down efficiency.

      Advice to Management

      Be more clear and direct to address problems. Address them with individuals instead of groups. People don't always realize they are doing things if you don't address them directly.

      Auto-Owners Insurance2017-04-10
    • Helpful (3)

      "Stuck in the Stone Age"

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      Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Tampa, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good values and connection with senior officers. If you have the right manager, they will do anything they can to help advance your career.

      Cons

      They do not seem to want to change with the times. While other companies are offering higher salaries, true flex time, and work from home options when warranted AO does not want to budge from the office setting. Not always room for advancement and it's the luck of the draw if you'll get a manager that fights for your career or just sits back and waits for you to leave because you're no longer challenged. As a result there's...

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      Advice to Management

      Realize what the competition is offering. You pride yourself on never laying anyone off, but you also chase good employees away to peruse challenging careers elsewhere. I've heard the joke too many times that AO is just where you go to spend 3 years to get trained and then leave to start your career.

      Auto-Owners Insurance2017-01-28
    • Helpful (3)

      "Nice place to work."

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      Current Employee - Commercial Lines Underwriter in Columbia, MO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Pension, 401k matching, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, and a prepaid medical expense card are fantastic incentives. Internal promotions are not hard to come by. Most positions are filled internally. Profit sharing is usually a significant amount.

      Cons

      Base salary is well below national average and well below average for my city. Branch level management is inexperienced and struggles with favoritism/bias. Turnover at my branch is high.

      Advice to Management

      When employees show frustration with well below average base salaries, do not tell them to go somewhere else if they want to be paid more. It makes them feel very under valued.

      Auto-Owners Insurance2016-12-03
    • "Commercial Underwriter"

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      Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Lansing, MI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance

      Pros

      nice people. 37.5 hour work week.

      Cons

      could pay more. inside the office all day

      Advice to Management

      try to reach the younger crowd

      Auto-Owners Insurance2016-11-02
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