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Grange Insurance Association Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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  1. "A good steady job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's going to around a long long time. You really have to do something terrible or be terrible in order to be fired.

    Cons

    Very little upward movement in most departments. The pay is lower than other companies by a lot. Prepare to pay lots out of pocket for dependent healthcare.

    Advice to Management

    Move the company out of Seattle. The Eastside of the sound is nice and cheaper.


  2. "Claims Adjuster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company with a family feel.

    Cons

    Not many upward mobility options

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grange Insurance Association full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly and low key

    Cons

    No real cons to mention


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Managers need to be held accountable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grange Insurance Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good gym and friendly people.

    Cons

    A few managers hired have not been qualified and have lost key employees. Upper management has not properly trained a few managers which results in a bad work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your managers more closely and ask for yearly reviews by employees of managers. Please take the feedback constructively.


  5. "No work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grange Insurance Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You got a Bus pass and it is near a lot of stuff downtown if you need to go somewhere.

    Cons

    Very understaffed and over worked. Need to work 60 hours to get job done despite pr aching work life balance.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Management is very accommodating.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this time.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Do not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Grange Insurance Association full-time

    Pros

    Overall the employees there are friendly, and they do have an onsite gym which is nice

    Cons

    The upper level of management sees themselves as an exclusive club, and is often described as 'a boys club'. They are not in tune to what is going on with in the rest of the company. This company gives too much credit to employees who have been there for 20+ years and often promotes, the limited times there's opportunity to promote, based on length of time there instead of actual skill level. They talk a lot and make lots of promises but none of them are followed thru on. Pay is definitely below industry standards. Virtually no room for growth. Technology is just pitiful. This company is so far behind it might as well still be the 1980's there. CEO walks around waving and smiling like a politician. He acts incredibly friendly but then over reacts to the smallest things, and when he over reacts he is a jerk about it.
    The IT department needs to be cleared out and start from scratch....but perhaps this should start with the CEO since most likely the lack of advancement is because of him.

    Advice to Management

    Would love to give advice to management, however it's never heard and when voices you will not be with the company much longer.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Old and conservative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grange Insurance Association full-time

    Pros

    A stable, long-established business that is doing well. Good CEO.

    Standard, complete benefit package.

    Small community of less than 200 people.

    Friendly people in general. Charming attempts at building community and morale, like ice cream for all in the courtyard as a summer surprise

    Cons

    Pay is modest. Paid time off is modest.

    Healthcare choice is limited to Group Health.

    IT department is a nightmare of technical incompetence and man's inhumanity to man. The immediate manager can’t stand up to his direct reports, so it’s managed by the Lord of the Flies. He weasels from cube to cube gossiping about direct report A to direct report B, and vice versa in the next cube (...not quietly enough). Divisiveness is pervasive. No concept of team-building, or everyone being on the same side. The software delivered costs probably 5 times what it should, due to disorganization and low competence. An entrenched culture I don’t see changing till the manager is replaced with strong, fair, and technically knowledgeable leadership, and the group culture has time to some recover


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Looks good on a resume."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grange Insurance Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice on-site gym, personal trainers and a generous bonus program.
    Workstations are ergonomically minded.
    Free bus pass and frequent opportunities to park on site.

    Cons

    Pay is far below industry standard. A short time ago they changed the title of 'Rater' to 'Data Entry' and began hiring insurance rookies at barely above minimum wage yet still expect them to perform as raters.
    There is no opportunity for advancement unless someone retires, and training is near non-existent.
    Don't expect to be taken seriously as a woman within this company. This is a boys club little lady, get back in the kitchen and make me some coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding apathetic veterans and spend a little cash to recruit some quality people unless you want to keep losing talented people.
    The turn over rate was at an all time high when I left and management acted like it wasn't even happening. Be proactive and talk to your employees before they walk.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Somewhat disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Claims in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Claims in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grange Insurance Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people who work there are pretty friendly and it doesn't have an intimidating, overly formal atmosphere.

    Cons

    Training for the position was very limited. Also, goals for personal performance are not clearly communicated. This last comment doesn't have much to do with the company itself, but if you don't live close to downtown the commute can be quite frustrating.


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