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Brown & Brown Insurance Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Our office culture, leadership and teammates create an amazing work environment" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Brown & Brown has good benefits, a strong culture and a decentralized model that works for their many office across the country" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Corporate office talks about work life balance but it is not followed in the local office" (in 9 reviews)

  • "If you are right out of college you will struggle to gain your footing as they offer little no training" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company! -Producer/Sales @ Ft Lauderdale"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Producer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Being a Producer is challenging and fun at the same time, I enjoy competing with the other producers and working as a team with the service teammates when we win clients.
    -The day to day workload is dynamic so you wont feel complacent or bored
    - Your pay is directly related to your effort and success.- the opportunity to make exponentially more money drives and motivates you. (Salary+Commission the first 2 years)
    - Training, Licensing, Networking, and Business related travel/ approved expenses are reimbursed to you.
    -We have fun events such as a quarterly luncheon, annual corporate run, family fun day & boat cruise, and Happy Hours and Department outings in between.

    Cons

    Our technology is quite behind the times, no laptops, ipads, or SalesForce is provided for teammates.


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Very organized and supportive.

    Cons

    Work overload. There is too much work for each Account Manager to handle.

    Advice to Management

    Need more support on the teams to not be overworked.

  3. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, Great environment, Great hours, Great benefits, Good pay. Everyone is helpful and listens to your ideas.

    Cons

    Workload can get overwhelming.


  4. "sales role In southeast area"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Great company on national scale with great opportunity

    Cons

    the management has caused many people to leave


  5. "Senior Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love that people here treat each other with respect on professional and personal level. Love the ability to work from home and the flexibility needed to have work/life balance. Even with large workloads, management does things to reward their employees, and are engaged with the folks working here.

    Cons

    Office not on a good public transportation route (good meaning easy), if coming outside of Downtown Portland. Due to growth, we are separated out between two suites (but are working to get us all together).

    Advice to Management

    Help internal growth opportunities by advising what the process is to grow, or where to reach out within the company to get there. We can stress we'd love to do this, but then we never get the help to steer us in the direction needed to educate ourselves to grow.


  6. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time

    Pros

    They offer good benefits. The service team is great to work with.

    Cons

    Overwhelming workload. Unrealistic expectations. Corporate office talks about work life balance but it is not followed in the local office. Low salaries. High turnover. Upper Management needs training.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Limited Opportunity"

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

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent bonuses, plenty of happy hours (& free food during the day) with partner carriers

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con for me but for many others; the bigger offices tend to have a many younger people working there and it feels like HS/college again with the amount of gossip.

    Only way to advance is to be in the broker in training program and take the production/broker route. Anything else and you'll always be passed up for raises, extra activities, recognition & advancement.

    Advice to Management

    I understand a sales-based company will put their salesman first but a good salesperson does not equal a good leader. Brokers/Producers should stick to those roles and provide other employees with room to grow.

  8. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits like 401K matching, employee stock purchase plan and flexible time off. Promotes and recognizes individuals for their contributions, not their tenure. Approachable management team and strong community feel.

    Cons

    Salary and base pay is generally higher at other firms.


  9. "Great Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Department Manager - approachable, genuinely concerned about any issues, takes immediate action to resolve any issues, makes working here fun.

    Cons

    Pay is a little lower than what you'd get paid at a different agency.


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Brown & Brown Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low end