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Federated Insurance Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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Jeffrey E. Fetters
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Pros
  • The training program is great and the support is as well (in 14 reviews)

  • Great training for sales and you will need it because you will be 20% to 40% high all of the time (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Tought to move vertically without living in Owatonna MN aka Alaskka (in 3 reviews)

  • From both the underwriters and the customers (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Federated Insurance is a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriting Support Specialist in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Underwriting Support Specialist in Owatonna, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Federated Insurance has a wonderful training program for the positions they hire for. I am currently training for an Underwriting Support Specialist and it is a 4 month training process. A lot of the positions do require extensive training. They take pride in the services they provide and strive to recruit the "best of the best."

    Cons

    If you are not one for change Federated Insurance may not be the place for you. Federated is constantly changing to meet the needs of their consumers. Federated needs to change to conform to the demand of the community.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. "If you like claims, great company to work for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management and promotions. Excellent pay and benefits. If you can stand being a claims adjuster, this is the company to work for. The company really does care for it's employees by offering excellent health care, competitive salaries, and good management. They also are very good about letting you take time off when needed. Federated Insurance is good about starting people in a training class where they teach you everything you need to know bout your chosen field. They really prepare you for working in the field offices and provide you continue support even when you are done with the class.

    Cons

    Working in insurance is tough. Everyone hates you and you have to deal with alot of conflict. The company is great but being a claims adjuster at any company is tough. Being a claims adjuster is very difficult because no one is ever happy and everyone hates you. This is the sole reason why I am going to change careers, it has nothing to do with the company. The biggest mistake Federated makes, is they only promote marketers to senior management. Which means the senior management of claims has no idea what it means to be a claims adjuster, so they can come up with some weird policies.

    Advice to Management

    Need to promote claims people to upper management.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employer!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriting Support Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Underwriting Support Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They hire with the desire that you will become part of the "family" and everyone is treated with respect. If you are looking for a company where you can make friends and no become another cog in the works...this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The company is still very small...so if you are young and looking for a wide variety of opportunities and locations to move and work in than this probably is not the best place for you. They also take allot of breaks for ice cream socials, apple pie day, etc. so if you are not in to being very social, stay away because you will not fit in (this can also be a pro if you are a social person).

    Advice to Management

    None, there company model is terrific. This is probably the absolute perfect company if not that it is too small for me and I decided not to work in the insurance industry...not my cup of tea.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Friendly Office Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Account Underwriter in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Account Underwriter in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federated Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Fair Salary, Excellent Management, Friendly Coworkers

    Cons

    Location on westside isn't for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing. Management has excellent communication with employees, always worked towards positive solutions for everyone.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Company gives back what you are willing to put in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federated Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Private Learning Center that provides resources for future advancement
    * Private Gym & Fitness Classes
    * Provides a respectful work environment that cultivates team work and interdependence
    * New executive management willing to "think outside the box"

    Cons

    * Located in a small town so there is not much room for advancement unless others retire or you are willing to relocate
    * Some long time standing management heads can be set in their "old ways" of thinking and management
    * Have experience micro-managing in other departments worked in the past

    Advice to Management

    Your doing a great job! Keep freshening things up and thinking "outside the box". Federated is a great place to work for and I have enjoyed my time working for this company. You get back what you put in!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Services in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Field Services in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federated Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management is engaging and takes the time to know you as a person. The training program is excellent!

    Cons

    Federated has a long formal hiring process.

    Advice to Management

    It was a pleasure working for you!


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Federated Insurance is a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Owatonna, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Life/Family balance
    Interesting work
    Career advancement opportunities
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Conservative culture - but great people to work with


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Previous Marketing Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federated Insurance (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Compensation, Great Management, Great Opportunity

    Cons

    Hard to have an even work/life balance the first three years in this position.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong salary and benefits
    Flexible schedule
    Uncapped commission
    Growth opportunity

    Cons

    will not be the right fit for everyone

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (2)

    "District Marketing Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Marketing Manager in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - District Marketing Manager in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federated Insurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great direction by leadership and I get the flexibility to basically run my own business. The autonomy and purpose is very rewarding.

    Cons

    We aren't as far with technology as we could be right now. It will be here soon but the wait has been awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, it is working!


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