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Auto-Owners Insurance Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "Yearly bonus of profit sharing (15% of salary this year)" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Stable, profitable, and growing company with great bonuses including up to a 10% Christmas bonus" (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's easy to stagnate if you don't catch the eye of upper management" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Salary is around 10% lower than the industry average" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful culture, emphasis on promoting from within

    Cons

    work can be tedious sometimes


  2. "Excellent company."

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

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great time off, excellent health insurance

    Cons

    No work from home- must be in the office at your designated time

    Advice to Management

    Think more of the quantity/quality of work produced, and not the time spent at the desk

  3. "personal lines underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    excellent company with good benefits

    Cons

    pay in low for the industry


  4. "Slow but stable company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Office Employee in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Home Office Employee in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll never lose your job. Never had a layoff, firing people is almost unheard of.
    Very friendly and understanding people to work for.
    Very few fire drills with work
    37.5 hour work week. Never more, never less.
    Pension and great benefits

    Cons

    Pay is lower than most places
    Hard to advance career/salary

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to hang your hat on a generous retirement plan when currently you can't pay students loans, buy a house, or support a family on a lower salary. A bump in pay is needed.


  5. "not bad if you stay for 5+ years"

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Technician in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Actuarial Technician in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits the longer you stay
    37.5 hrs a week

    Cons

    the pay is rather low, benefits try to make up for that

    Advice to Management

    higher pay and different location to keep employees longer


  6. "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great hours - great benefits - Christmas bonus and Profit Sharing!

    Cons

    nothing to share on cons


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Underwriting at AO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job stability.
    Steady pay increases.

    Cons

    Advancement isn't really merit based, but more based on longevity at the company.
    Must be willing to relocate to gain opportunities in the company.

  8. "Claims"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits. Co workers are good people.

    Cons

    Management losing touch with the field. Agents to much say in claims decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from claims field not just underwriting or marketing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Underwriter"

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

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great, easy to get time off if needed.

    Cons

    Corporate behind on times, nowhere to advance, lower salaries than other places, slow accruing vacation


  10. "Secure Job, Decent bonus, lower than average base salary. Consistent to a fault?"

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

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

    Pros

    Consistent, reliable, stable. Decent bonuses. Job Security for sure

    Cons

    Decisions are hard to come by, it takes a committee to agree. A fairly large percentage of salary is bonus, so if there is a down year, it really has a negative impact. Communication disconnect, different messages coming from different leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for IT, business doesn't seem to see the value in IT. IT Drives business and innovation, get better at pushing back to get capacity for tech debt cleanup.