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Auto-Owners Insurance Employee Reviews about "christmas bonus"

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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81%
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Jeffrey S. Tagsold
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "Yearly bonus of profit sharing (15% of salary this year)(in 35 reviews)

  • "Christmas bonus is excellent perk to look forward to each year(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's easy to stagnate if you don't catch the eye of upper management(in 15 reviews)

  • "Strict dress code, but they're getting better(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Think twice....."

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

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pension, Christmas Bonus, Profit Sharing. You'll notice that these are consistently the only three positives.

    Cons

    Absolutely the worst management I've ever witnessed. When you bring this to the attention of the company, you are literally black balled from any kind of advancement....doesn't matter how good you are as an employee. Management does not follow the core values....in other words....they don't know how to lead by example. Your raises will be a joke, and don't even think about trying to negotiate for more. I once brought...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people. Really listen to your employees. Notice when there is a problem, and take immediate action. Don't ignore those with the guts to have a voice. Instead reward them for being future strong leaders. Stop stomping on the will and passion of others. Stop rewarding the low achievers, and just let them go. It's ok to fire people that are not competent to do his/her job. You're only fostering and...

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    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-02-18
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good, Not Great"

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    Current Employee - Branch Claim Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid Benefits Package - Health Insurance is good, the 401K match is decent - 4% if you put in 5% of your salary. They have a pension plan, and while it isn't very much, it's decent to supplement your retirement income. If you put your time in with the company, every year they usually give a Christmas Bonus that increases 1% every year until it maxes out at 10% of your salary. In addition, depending on how the company...

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    Cons

    The reason they have never laid anyone off, is because they run a skeleton crew. You do the work of 2 people. Plain and simple. They work you to death, and pay you about 10% less than everyone else. Granted, if they have a good year, bonuses can certainly make up for that. However, planning your finances around "what if" money isn't exactly putting you in a strong financial position. The atmosphere is old fashioned,...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay good employees a little more to keep them, instead of making them do the work of two people. You are going to make your employees do the work of two people anyway, at least pay them better.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2018-12-30
  3. "Great Company!"

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

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    nothing to share on cons

    Auto-Owners Insurance2018-11-14
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Accountant"

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

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance for 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...

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    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.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2018-08-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Underwriter"

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

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable, profitable, and growing company with great bonuses including up to a 10% Christmas bonus. The pay can be competitive over time as bonuses increase.

    Cons

    Company often required employees to move around the country to advance

    Auto-Owners Insurance2018-06-11
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Branch Clerk 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Christmas bonus, stable employment (have never had layoffs, even during the Great Depression)

    Cons

    It's easy to stagnate if you don't catch the eye of upper management. Very strict on some inconsequential things, but will tolerate flagrant abuses of those same rules by company favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Start posting internal job openings. Stop favoring baby boomer culture when they'll all be retiring soon.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2017-11-22
  7. "Claims Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits and incentives. Christmas bonus is excellent perk to look forward to each year. Good time off program.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities if you are not able to relocate. Wanted more opportunities but direct manager was not helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, but follow up on some of the return questionnaires after the associate leaves the company.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2017-07-06
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Company changing for the worse. You are only a number here."

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    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Cape Coral, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pension, 37.5 hour work week, Christmas bonus, profit sharing. Some decent coworkers. Centrally located. Workload was reasonable for a long time, until they stopped staffing the office properly.

    Cons

    Promote people who simply are willing to move, NOT on their experience, knowledge or credentials. Good ole boys club. Managers are awkward, and are there just to fulfill a brief title requirement as they move up in the company/fast track. Managers have a severe distrust of all employees, and treat them like criminals. Company is very thrifty/cheap in all aspects from corporate travel, to every day office products or expenses....

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, ask questions. Stop burying your head in the sand.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2017-03-25
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Small company experience within a very large company"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits package, profit sharing bonuses, Christmas bonus, being a part of a very large environment

    Cons

    Being isolated from events happening at home office, management not encouraging us to participate in home office functions if it meant we had to leave our facility and stop working.

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing positive energy into those who have been affected by the negative environment. Less monitoring/over analyzing of every step someone takes in the process of doing their job, it can leave a person feeling that they can't be trusted to do the job on their own.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2017-01-07
  10. Helpful (4)

    "commerical underwriter"

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

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance

    Pros

    alternate schedule, Christmas bonus and referral of future employees.

    Cons

    if you are liked by upper management you will move up quickly in the company. If you voice your opinion and it is not well received then you will not go anywhere. They are way behind the times when it comes to salary and changing with the business times

    Advice to Management

    look at what other insurance companies are doing. It is a good stepping stone for people but everyone is underpaid.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2016-12-29
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