Kemper Reviews

Updated February 2, 2016
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  • Some of the upper management seems to not have a good sense of company direction (in 9 reviews)

  • Very little opportunity for advancement, and low compensation compared to competitors (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kemper (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and hard working

    Cons

    Things went downhill in IT after the outsourcing began.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Commercial Claims Examiner"

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    Former Employee - Senior Commercial Claims Examiner in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Commercial Claims Examiner in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kemper full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits is all.

    Cons

    Don't take the FMLA. No matter what they tell you, they will force you out when you return. They will hound you until you break and then they will gladly break you.

    Advice to Management

    Live by God's law, not man's law.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours/vacation time, competitive salary, great benefits, challenging work and great team

    Cons

    Slower periods can lead to some boring work days. Other than that, no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Interaction with management is very limited on my team. Management could be a little more hands on with senior staff and staff members.


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  5. "Just OK"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent

    I have been working at Kemper full-time

    Pros

    Health insurance is good. Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    You are charged back for business you did not write

    Advice to Management

    change contract


  6. "Blowing in the wind...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Parking spots close to building due to all of the layoffs and outsourced jobs.

    Cons

    Culture, Vision, Strategy, Management, Promote from outside organization and layoff from within to pay for those big salaries.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter, they won't listen.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "What is going on?? I bet management doesn't know."

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

    I worked at Kemper full-time

    Pros

    The people, as individuals, are smart, reliable, and hard-working. The main office is in the Loop. They have a pretty awesome sky deck. Work/life balance is awesome. The most I've ever worked was 9 hours in a day (this, of course, is coming from a company where 12 hours was the norm).

    Cons

    Nothing current is documented. Policies and procedures for how to do your job are (if found) usually 15 years old. It's a very "this is how we used to do it, so this is how we'll continue to do it" culture. I question some of Kemper's hiring practices considering mid-management is some of the worst managers I've ever reported to. Pay is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Hire solid people. Update your culture to meet current business trends.


  8. "You deserve better"

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

    Pros

    none, there used to be pros in previous years but none now.

    Cons

    no room for advancement, managers don't care about low level employees, constant changes

    Advice to Management

    it would be nice to have management that at least pretended to care.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "An absolute crapshoot of a company"

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Got me first my Corporate IT Job, was very greatful and excited. Then as the saying goes, saw what was behind the curtain and didn't like what I saw.

    Cons

    Worst company I've ever worked for. Was happy to leave. Continually lied too about my personal growth and where things were going. Every week they are laying off more folks and sending overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe Chillax on firing people and find out where you're losing money eh?


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Worse Company Ever; not worthy of a rating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They pay a salary and offer benefits

    Cons

    Kemper is by far the worse company I've worked with. They don't respect their employees, don't care about their employees mental stability and push for more work beyond any family/ work balance. All they care about is the bottom lines. The Leadership team makes the worse decisions for the company and mislead employee. They don't care about agency partners success. We're basically told tell them what you need to get the business. There's so much wrong with this company I would need to write a novel to share. They lose employees monthly and nobody in HR cares enough to give exit interviews. Maybe if they inquired why people are leaving they could make changes. Local management is worse than the corporate leadership. They see everyone as disposable. There's no area for advancement , unless you are a "yes man" They don't like you to think for yourself and stand up for what's right. But as I stated earlier they DON'T CARE. I'm currently seeking other opportunities and suggest anyone thinking about working for Kemper RUN in another direction as fast as you're able.

    Advice to Management

    Change leaders, the leaders you have now are running Kemper into a black hole


  11. Helpful (2)

    "A company a bit behind on the times, slowly catching up..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Maryland Heights, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Maryland Heights, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strives for a professional work environment, slowly implements new business protocols, and fun employer-sponsored events.

    Cons

    Not up to date on most current technologies, poor management training, does not uphold to vision plan, company creed, or take profound pride in either.

    Advice to Management

    Upper mananagwment needs to be managed. Give people jobs based on actual experience and the passion to be there, not just make a paycheck. Provide incentives to people who exemplify passion to be there, and strive to management that they must be leaders in order to lead a great staff. Would love to see more remote work opportunities domestically and not outsourced. More money went into outsourcing than training employees to be better and move forward in their careers with Kemper. What's more of a priority....People who work hard at home, or training total strangers who outsource the very same work?



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