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Auto-Owners Insurance Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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Jeffrey S. Tagsold
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Pros
  • "Yearly bonus of profit sharing (15% of salary this year)" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Pension, 401k matching, Benefits, Work Life Balance" (in 15 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. "Claim Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for, they really take care of their employees. Great benefits and retirement, great hours

    Cons

    Nothing at all, wonderful place to work


  2. "Nice Family-Oriented Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Technician in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Actuarial Technician in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Low-stress
    7.5 hour workdays
    Decent compensation (including bonuses)
    Promotions from within occur frequently

    Cons

    Slow moving
    Conservative culture
    Lansing is boring

  3. "Business Analyst Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Specialist in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Specialist 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 Coworkers, very stable company great work/life balance and still offers bonuses and a Penton.

    Cons

    Not really any telecommuting options. If you're going to stay home, you must take personal/vacation/sick time.


  4. "Lots of problems in IT, senior management refuses to admit them."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a 37.5 hour work week, although in IT they are trying really hard to pressure everyone into working more, without just changing the rules.

    Cons

    Senior IT leadership seemingly has no direction. Recently has started to speak in code that they aren't interested in improving anything, they are only interested in convincing you to spend more hours at your desk every week. It's increasingly difficult to get pretty much anything done, as many projects require you to involve 6 different groups that all hate each other and won't work together. Management does not know how to set expectations for their employees nor do they know how to hold their employees accountable when they under perform. Because of this there are a lot of employees who are a constant drain on their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your managers how to coach people, implement radical candor, be honest with all of your failing employees even the old ones, even the ones in management, stop giving them all a pass just because no one has ever given them critical feedback before.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work that fits your abilities

    Cons

    Prudence is a code word for cheap. Broken chairs in meeting rooms, AV equipment that never works.


  6. "I love working here!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great benefits, great culture and respect from all associates

    Cons

    The pay could be better but it is reasonable and you get promotions/raises often.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Accountant in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Great Profit Sharing
    • Christmas Bonus
    • 37.5 hour week
    • Pension
    • Great Health care package

    This Job is really for someone who wants to get comfortable with what they are doing and coast. Low stress but also little movement for people who are more ambitious. This may be a perfect job for some people.

    Cons

    Low pay and little movement or direction to management and no parallel career path to a senior role. The Senior role is basically an entry level position with little to no additional responsibly or compensation. Started at less than $40k a year, which I had family members literally laugh since I had a 4-year business degree. The culture is odd here, almost a robotic atmosphere with when to come in and leave for the day or lunch, no breaks are allowed. Not much flexibility when it came to appointments, depending heavily on how much you are liked. Hard work goes unnoticed and you are better off spending that time to make friends in higher places. They definitely value outside experience more than someone that has immense internal experience, and it shows with the compensation level.

    Advice to Management

    Create a clear path for entry level positions on how to move up and pay a competive salary, especially in the finance area.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Dont Work Here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Representative
    Current Employee - Claims Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Would be many if the manager that hired me answered my questions honestly - it’s there number one core value and he violates it daily!!!

    Cons

    Stuffy Non Diverse Company where all they care about is if your at your desk on time and not the quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a team that tells future employees the truth about the culture and doesn’t lie just to fill quotas.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Branch Claim Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Claims Representative
    Current Employee - Branch Claims Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic atmosphere. Pay is above average, when taking into account the profit sharing bonus plus salary. Very flexible/understanding about life changes, relocating etc.

    Cons

    Slower than average with regards to technological advancement. There is not a clear path for progression.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Make a clear path for progression (required designations, education, experience, etc).


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Unfairness is alive and well!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    7.5hr work day, Christmas bonus

    Cons

    Severely underpaid in metro Atlanta. Mostly promotes Caucasians. So if you are African American and intelligent you have little room for advancement since they play favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Stop showing favoritism to:
    1. Agents children- they get promoted faster and higher pay.
    2. UGA males- starting salaries are higher than college grads, with experience.
    3. Only 15% minorities in MGMT positions


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