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"xxxxxx"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends

Pros

Company took great pride in building a profitable company

Cons

Too often they implemented changes before it was fully thought-out

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Old Republic

  1. "Underwriter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Republic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company with great co-workers. Comprehensive benefits. Management sincerely cares about their employees and works to make it a great place to work

    Cons

    I wish I could work from home. I don't find myself as productive in the office. But I can understand the reasoning, given it is such a large company

    Advice to Management

    Find a way for us to work from home at least 2 days per week and track our productivity.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "An entry level dead end."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Republic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a pretty decent place to start your career. You'll get good exposure to the insurance industry and the experience is invaluable. Offers good health insurance benefits and a paycheck every two weeks. Good work/life balance but it's hard not to take bad days home with you.

    Cons

    Starting from the top down, the company describes itself as "ultra conservative". This means business casual attire is required every day. No jean days unless you donate to a handful of causes each year and will be permitted to wear denim on a designated Friday. This also means that the company does very little to invest in its employees or their morale. There are no funds designated for team outings to promote team building, IT has gone above and beyond to block anything that has nothing to do with insurance directly from the Internet and the company protects its upper management members regardless of how they treat their employees. Numerous complaints about management can be filed with Human Resources but HR is pretty limited in what they will do to resolve any issues. Usually the offender will get a stern talking to and will have to apologize to the staff member they have wronged. Ultra conservative also means that the company is still operating like its 1930. Wages are below market standard regardless of the fact that this is a Fortune 500 company and that it is currently in a growth period. High turnover, I mean HIGH. People are coming and going like it's a pit stop. Temps are overworked and seldom hired. The company doesn't invest in training of any sort. You kind of just learn by watching. There is no upward mobility, no opportunities for growth but in return, you will be treated like a second class citizen by your management team for the small one time payment of your dignity. I have seen employees be talked down to so demeaningly by managers and VP that it will make your skin crawl. I particularly feel like women in this company are often kept down and their own growth and skills are inhibited...by other women. It's sickening. There's no investment in employees. Morale is inversely related to turnover rate. It's like a race to get out before you get stuck being the face of scrutiny when someone leaves. It's easy to become complacent at a place like this. You show up, you clock in, you get a free cup of Keurig and you settle in for the day and do what you have to do. If you're lucky, you won't be bothered. You also won't be challenged. You won't be recognized for your contributions but you might get a nice Christmas card acknowledging your efforts. This company needs a major overhaul to get with the times.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Invest in training and team building. Restructure the office culture, make employees feel valuable. Hold management accountable for the way they treat staff. Or continue on the path of high turnover and low morale. Eventually it'll catch up to the company's growth.

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