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Updated January 15, 2018
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  1. "Great co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John L. Wortham full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers who support each other.

    Cons

    Middle management does not care. Benefits are abysmal!


  2. "Good/Ok Company overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John L. Wortham full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits, great work life/family life mix, very accommodating with personal needs, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Not open to change or any sort, penny pinchers, not good management, too worried about hurting people's feelings rather than doing the right thing for the business. They think they're growing and they're not, they're just maintaining and content. No raises. Small bonuses, but I'll take what I can get. No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about hurting people's feelings and do the right thing for the business. Be more open-minded to change. Stop letting 1 person at the top decide everything. Get some women on the executive committee.

  3. "Benefits Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Producer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Producer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John L. Wortham full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented, Diverse group, Great Support, Innovative, Best In Class

    Cons

    Actively growing, need more sales growth support


  4. "Personal Lines Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Personal Lines Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Personal Lines Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John L. Wortham full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, Employee Moral

    Cons

    Salary, No Pay Raises, No Room for advancement and no training

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees more and provide training


  5. "A good training ground if early in your insurance career."

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    Former Employee - Property/Casualty in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Property/Casualty in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John L. Wortham full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many resources at your disposal and good mid management. Very professional colleagues to learn from and happy to teach. A very good starter company.

    Cons

    Upward mobility especially for women is difficult. The company culture is very male driven and difficult for women to break into upper management or partnership.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your culture and how are our management decisions defining it? Is it a healthy place to work? Continue to support new people to the insurance field


  6. "Account Manager"

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

    I worked at John L. Wortham full-time

    Pros

    Your insurance license and education courses are paid for. You really get to use your problem solving skills. Free downtown parking.

    Cons

    Management tends to play favorites and if you aren't in the "inner circle" it can be a challenge to move up the ladder. There also seems to be a disconnect between higher ups and management. The office tends to be old fashion, but insurance in general is a little old fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace diversity, and be open to listening to your employees when it comes to updating processes and procedures. They do daily tasks everyday, and might see something you don't. Try to ignore the office gossip, and speak to your employees directly and compassionately. You never know what people are going through unless you ask.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Ol' Boys Club"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at John L. Wortham full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, decent benefits & 401k

    Cons

    Raises are commonly promised but not received. You are not advanced/promoted based on hard, being knowledgable and doing a good job. You are advanced/promoted based on being liked by the right people so pucker up. They are stuck in the dark ages and desperately need to modernize. No proceedures so everyone does things differently making it hard to follow other employees work.

    Advice to Management

    Establish and inforce written global procedures to establish some sort of consistency. While there is racial diversity among the lower level employees there is no diversity at all in middle or upper management. All department managers and board members are Caucasian. Establish racial diversity globally.

  8. "Good but needs to modernize!"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at John L. Wortham full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am a new employee but everyone has been very nice and helpful. The salary is very competitive, and the flex work schedule is great. Benefits are decent coverage and affordable.

    Cons

    So far, as a new employee I'm seeing some areas lacking. The 401 k match is pretty low, compared to other brokers in the area. There has been very little on the job training, no new hire training or onboarding. The electronic filing systems are ancient!!!So is the office equipment and someone at the company hordes office supplies and refuses to order specific requests. I hate punching a clock because if you are off, even by a minute they will deduct your PTO. It's not reasonable, and I spend a lot of time tracking my time to make sure it is EXACT. My efforts would be better served learning about clients.

    Advice to Management

    It's amazing that the company has been in business for over 100 years, but its time to step into this decade. Make yourself a more competitive broker by offering strong benefits (Maternity Leave, Higher 401(k) match, Paid Parking, Gym discounts, company sponsored Happy Hours, PLASTICWEAR AND PLATES IN THE KITCHEN!!!!!!!)


  9. "Good for experienced people, not beginners"

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty decent.

    Cons

    Need insurance knowledge to work here as they will not teach much


  10. "Professional Liability Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    Too much involvement from corporate office


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