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Hastings Mutual Reviews

Updated April 11, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Good Company All Around!"

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

    I have been working at Hastings Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Hastings Mutual has a solid industry reputation and rating. As an employer, they are big enough to offer opportunities to grow and develop in most areas which is great. They are also small enough for you to not feel like you're just feeding the machine, either. People are great overall, intelligent and approachable is the culture here, from CEO down to entry-level. Benefits and 401k are pretty solid, as is PTO. Great organization all around!

    Cons

    Given its small-town background and location, it's a bit slower to change than other companies, but there are some big picture plans in place. Some applications/technology are very dated yet the Guidewire implementation is huge and will eliminate that. Older building/campus but it's being updated (slowly). The only odd elements are the "dress-up days" where everyone has to dress up when the Board of Directors are onsite and the parking lot which assigns spots based on seniority. You have to be there 15 years to get one! Having a long walk is not great in Michigan winters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up in regards to evolving the company towards the future. HMIC has a great history and legacy but you can't rest on that. Rethink some company traditions just because they're traditions; change is going to be an element especially if you want to grow. Otherwise, keep up the great work!


  2. "Property Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hastings Mutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, training, teamwork, office dynamics

    Cons

    Health benefits, salary, commute, hours.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to setup a career."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hastings, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hastings, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Mutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Looking to completely transform internally as well as externally to stand out in the market which is a very good desicion.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive. Please rethink such that it motivates the employees more.

    Hastings Mutual Response

    Jan 25, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts on Hastings Mutual! We are excited for the many transformational projects and initiatives either in motion or planned.

    Your comments around... More


  4. "Commercial Lines Processor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hastings Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Lots of wonderful people at Hastings Mutual

    Cons

    Bad Management in Commercial Lines, lousy pay, older employees treated badly as HMIC only wants young people.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management training courses! HR, listen to what employees are saying! HMIC will never retain people until they start treating ALL employees with respect. It's a sad reflection on this employer that certain supervisors can stay in their positions when so many people are fleeing.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Middle Management"

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    Current Employee - Premium Auditor in Hastings, MI
    Current Employee - Premium Auditor in Hastings, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, and benefits, 401k

    Cons

    Micro Mgt by Mgr's who know nothing about the job you perform.

    Advice to Management

    Good employees are the back bone of any good company. They should be allowed to do their jobs. No underwriting integrity.


  6. "Lots of Opportunity"

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

    I have been working at Hastings Mutual full-time

    Pros

    This is a active, growing company with plenty of opportunities to get involved and have an impact. The management team seems to really value the contributions of employees. They are very committed to employee wellness, offering healthy snacks, fitness center, and fitness/wellness classes. The other little extras are nice too, like the occasional free ice cream breaks in the summer or the Cinco de Mayo party for example. And the company is very involved in the community.

    Cons

    It's a bit of a commute from the major metro areas in west/mid Michigan. While many new technologies have been implemented (i.e. Office 365), the current major system upgrade project will be a long process.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees and make adjustments accordingly.


  7. "Flexible and good pay but lots of room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Underwriting in Hastings, MI
    Current Employee - Underwriting in Hastings, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Boss is great. Very flexible. Great work/life balance. Pay is good and competitive IF you are competitive. They are looking for good, competitive go getters.

    Cons

    Co workers. It is a small town so many co workers have been there for many years and have a small town attitude. The company needs to put a large emphasis on educating on diversity. And not when it comes to race-they are fine with that, considering the location of the company. They do not make employees individually accountable. Lots of room for improvement and with larger companies this takes a lot of time.

    Advice to Management

    Please start taking action for employees who do not contribute to the company but rather bring the rest of the department down. Otherwise you are going to start to loose your valuable employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Better off working elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hastings Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee and tea provided.

    Cons

    No polices or procedures established. Small company with small-minded mentality. It’s truly surprising that they been in business since 1887; even more surprising that they are profitable.

    Management has little to no compassion for their employees well being or job satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at you management team; are they developing your employees and providing the training and skill needed to be successful?


  9. "Hastings"

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

    I worked at Hastings Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Small, warm family atmosphere. Helpful co-workers.

    Cons

    A bit behind the times

    Advice to Management

    Grow your employee base with newer staff bringing new ideas


  10. "Great company growing"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Hastings, MI
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Hastings, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hastings Mutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great small company feel with ability to get things done.

    Cons

    Small town so hard to attract great talent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward!


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