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"Better than most big companies"

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  • Culture & Values
  • 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 American Family Insurance full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Every other Friday off, 401k match and pension, challenges if you want them, freedom if you don't, "dress for your day" jeans option, mostly very nice people, decent pay, good work environment

Cons

Big company bureacracy, some loafing from long time employees who have never worked elsewhere, decent pay for WI but not enough to keep achievers not wedded to Madison lifestyle, why no gym?

Advice to Management

Concept of "risk" needs updating; "Don't mistake activity with achievement."

Other Employee Reviews for American Family Insurance

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Top Heavy Institution"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Family Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flex schedules, matching 401K up to 3.5%, pension, somewhat stable industry, partial tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    salary increases are a joke - upper mgmt. receives 4-15% base salary increases plus bonuses of over $200,000 - staff increases average 1%, little to no training for certain areas of the company, advancement within your department is difficult, "right-sizing" has been a frequent activity, increased employee contribution to health benefits, engagement scores are in the cellar.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking pay increases while you cut our pay, and raise our expenses through tuition reimbursement, health care costs and changing retirement plans to cut costs. Adding more upper management is NOT the sign of a strong company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Large Corporate/Field disconnect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Agent
    Former Contractor - Agent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Family Insurance as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can be a good place to work, if you know the right people. Good insurance products if you can find the perfect property to write.

    Cons

    Superbly stressful at the agent level. Little to no management support. Unfortunately you have little chance of landing a great position without knowing someone.

    The agent model is being slowly dealt away with- I was only with the company for a year and a half and they changed my contract twice. And forget about getting any benefits or spending time with your family.

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on performance, stay true to the agency model, and police your district and state level management.

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