Brown & Brown Insurance Reviews

Updated Jan 12, 2021

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Brown & Brown Insurance President and CEO J. Powell Brown
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232 Ratings
Pros
  • "Our office culture, leadership and teammates create an amazing work environment(in 24 reviews)

  • "Awesome Culture and good benefits(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is no training, it’s shadowing, that’s it(in 18 reviews)

  • "Health Benefits have limited options; Decentralized(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work with great people!"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interview process allowed me to get a great feel for the company - since working here I have enjoyed experiencing the great company culture even while working remotely due to covid-19. Awesome people, culture, and resources!

    Cons

    None that I can think of so far!

  2. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Structured upward mobility for accountants

    Cons

    Positions decreasing due to consolidation of offices


  3. "Not a bad place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training, support, coworkers was all great

    Cons

    Pay structure could be better

  4. "Opportunity Abounds"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer P&C in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Tremendous opportunity here for salespeople - Extremely stable industry (ie: we hired during the pandemic, largely unaffected by economic uncertainty compared to other industries) - Very high income ceiling (there is a commitment to realize the ceiling = 5-10 years) - Well run organization. This is a place you could work at and legitimately retire from. No workplace is perfect but Brown & Brown Northwest really does a phenomenal job of seeking to always do best by the employees and their clients - Although this is a publicly traded company they have a decentralized model allows for local decision-making authority - If you're willing to work HARD and are fully committed there are truly very little limitations on your trajectory career and income-wise - Your leadership will equip you with whatever you need to be successful if you're one of the folks who leads from the front and puts in the work - Fantastic training program for new salespeople with zero insurance experience - There is a tremendous culture of "meritocracy", professionalism, integrity, and hustle (and it's evidenced by local and regional leadership - many of them started within the organization and grew into leadership positions - they walk the talk)

    Cons

    - Being a producer is not for everyone: You're going to work a lot - this isn't just a "I want to golf a ton" type of job - be prepared to work 60 hour weeks and work extremely diligently - Work-Life balance can be a challenge, especially at certain times of the year when everything hits the fan - this is not a negative specific to Brown & Brown - any high income potential job will require a good amount of time and intentionality - The learning curve of understanding and truly becoming an insurance expert is not a 1-2 year process (it takes time) - This not a "get-rich-quick" type of job - you're looking at a solid commitment of 5-10 years (and probably longer to reach the upper echelon) to realize some of the income ceiling you're wanting to experience (not necessarily a con but you need to know the sacrifice required up-front and what you're getting in to)

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  5. "Excellent Place to Work!!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work life balance they promote is something you do not find anywhere. They truly want you to be the healthiest version of yourself and have freedom in your life. Getting to go back to the office eventually and still be able to work from home half the week shows just how much they truly take your life and families serious. The management team as well radiates true positivity and allows you to be your most authentic self. They are nothing less than supportive, there is reason so many stay with the company for years! It is a family, not just co-workers mindlessly doing their day-to-days.

    Cons

    Pay can be a bit low at first when starting out in beginner positions as with any company, but they are gracious about raises which is hard to find a company that shows you your value. They truly want you to grown within the company and be successful.

  6. "Not a place with deep thinkers"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New England, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Was well compensated as a former owner.

    Cons

    A bucket shop, A hard sell with little differentiation.

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  7. "Big firm small feel"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Operates as separate companies creating independence, eliminating bureaucratic red tape, and allowing teams to make independent decisions. Meritocracy organization.

    Cons

    Internal competition, limited investments in technology.

  8. "Good stuff"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Daytona Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Very good environment and company

    Cons

    No cons. It’s a great place to work

  9. "A Forever Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Leadership and team collaboration, work-life balance, and education assistance

    Cons

    The health insurance plan, while great for individuals, is expensive for families. The decentralized culture that previously worked in the past needs to be reconsidered in some areas

  10. "Great Place To Work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Senior Leadership of Brown & Brown cares about all of their Teammates. Working at B&B has a feeling of working at a small agency despite it's size and the fact that it is a publicly traded corporation.

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time.

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