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"Great values, embracing innovation, lots of challenges and perfect work-life balance"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst/Developer in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst/Developer in Cincinnati, OH
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Great American Insurance Company full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Traditional company with very solid human values. Management is very friendly and open to innovation. Employees are highly valued. Lots of career development opportunities are provided to continue education or get trained in both technology and business side (insurance). Financially stable company with chances to rotate to different areas to acquire new knowledge. Constant performance reviews which result in raises and promotions year by year.
Upper management is open to implement employee ideas discussed through internal social networking.

Cons

The normal problems pertaining to a huge enterprise like low visibility, less agile when dealing with enterprise-wide impacting changes. Starting salaries not that great. No work from home policy in place. Micromanagement seen in some teams.

Advice to Management

Continue embracing changes and adapting to the modern world but always keeping your employees as the most valuable asset.

Other Employee Reviews for Great American Insurance Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Conservative, old school employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Non-Challenging work, some departments can work from home

    Cons

    Favoritism of management, limited advancement opportunities, minimal health care

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box for a change


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Corrupt Middle Management Not Noticed By Christian Owners"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great American Insurance Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Don't have to do much to get paid. Slackers are rewarded.

    Cons

    Middle and top management below the owners and their direct reports are corrupt. They violate the rules they make everyone else follow and look to pad their own pockets off of the profits earned by those below them. Notice that ONLY the Interns think this is a great company. Over the past 5 years, with the change in human resources management the company consistently lets go of top knowledge and top performers...who are over the age of 45.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house, starting with top human resources leadership. Those at the top of human resources are incompetent. That's why you pay so much for consultants and nothing changes. Read the reviews - the benefits are not even comparable to what other companies offer. So much money is spent for consultants to do Total Rewards work. Top human resources leadership doesn't respect anyone, including the rest of the C-Suite and the owners themselves. Other executives are called names and their lack of political savvy is commented on in front of staff level employees regularly. They describe themselves as the puppet masters; guess who the puppets are? The owners are too good of a family, have done too much good for Cincinnati and have too good of a company to let these corrupt human resources leaders tarnish their good name and strong business.

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