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Updated Jun 12, 2019

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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 (2)

    "AO is great for some people"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Strict 37.5 hour work week

    Cons

    -Massive amounts of technical debt spread through IT -Very uncompensated for the development positions -Promotions on NOT merit based at all but instead based on how much your manager likes you -Upper management cares very little about IT(seen as a cost center) and as such is not willing to provide them the necessary tools in many cases -Strict dress code

    Advice to Management

    If you don't get up to pace with the times as the older generation stops buying insurance then AO will find itself obsolete.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-04-15
  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 place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, great people, able to help people

    Cons

    Strict dress code, but they're getting better

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Auto-Owners Insurance2018-02-28
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Excellent Starter Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Will train you for your job, with little/none pre-req knowledge. People are the friendliest you ever will work with. 37.5 hour work week. 1 hr lunch. Willing to teach and train, along with giving other opportunities in the company to avoid burnout/increase personal knowledge.

    Cons

    Lower pay than industry. Company cares more about being at your desk than the quality of work, though individual teams may differ slightly. Strict dress code

    Advice to Management

    Employees need remote opportunity to assist w/work/home balance. Do not focus on time at your desk, but quality of work produced. Loosen dress code slightly- most employees will not see customers.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2017-09-10
  5. "Really showing that AO listens to it's employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hearing out employees (especially as of late). Positive environment and culture. Workforce cares for employees and insured. Large bonuses

    Cons

    Slower to change Salaries a bit lower, but compensated by bonuses and benefits (real pension) Business formal dress code

    Advice to Management

    Encourage openness, trust and communication with your teams and vertical integrations as well.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2017-05-24
  6. Helpful (1)

    "A Welcoming Company"

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

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance

    Pros

    Great benefits; first day medical coverage, profit-sharing, matched retirement accounts, vacation + personal time and insurance discounts. Promotes and rewards continuing education with career opportunities. Friendly coworkers everywhere! Inclusive campus with dining halls and banking services. A reputable and longstanding insurance company.

    Cons

    Slightly lower salary than other major insurance companies. The parking lot is very difficult to navigate during rush hours. Somewhat stricter dress code.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain your faith with the Independent Agents model. It has and will continue to serve the company and the public well.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2016-04-28
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stable, predictable, good place to grow in skills and experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 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

    Great co-workers, easy to take time off, opportunities for learning and growth. I have an amazing boss, and there are fun challenges to work through. Conservative environment is very family friendly. Never fear for my job because the company is very fiscally conservative, and takes things slowly. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Compensation is middle of the road, and it seems to be based more on how long you've been there. Management is hit and miss. I currently have a rock star boss, but I know others who have struggled with their management. No flex time. No working from home. Strict dress code - business professional at all times except Halloween, when you can wear crazy costumes to work (can't...

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    Advice to Management

    Compensation system needs some modernization. There have been steps recently with the job titles, but it needs to be reflected in the way pay scales are determined. Have a public pay scale for each job title. Making salary information so secret is a destructive cultural practice.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2014-04-16
  8. "Has been a great learning experience so far."

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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 less than a year

    Pros

    The working environment. Management. Benefits. Job security.

    Cons

    Salary. Very strict dress code.

    Advice to Management

    Less strict dress codes.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2012-12-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible culture, no respect for IT or for transparency"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance

    Pros

    Great co-workers Easy job No overtime requirements Can't get fired

    Cons

    No transparency Bad management No rewards for performance Fixed salary schedule Bad dress code No flextime No telecommuting

    Advice to Management

    Relax dress code offer flex time offer telecommuting fix the culture!

    Auto-Owners Insurance2011-04-28
  10. "Every thing I had hoped for. I have a great career at Auto-Owners and they great associates."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance

    Pros

    Very stable financially secure company. They care about their assocaites and only promote from within. Good benefits. A company who has 10 core values and lives them in all they do. They offer great opportunities for all who are willing to work for those opportunities. Auto-Owners is a great place to work and I am feel very fortunte to work for such a fine company.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any downsides to working with Auto-Owners. Some do not like the business dress code but I don't even mind that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It has worked for 95 years and it will work for the next 95.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2011-07-22
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