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Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Rising Star in the Brokerage Industry"

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

    I have been working at Kibble & Prentice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rapidly growing organization full of intelligent professionals, career opportunities, a unique and powerful sales model and friendly culture.

    Cons

    Long hours offset by reward of working with highly intelligent professionals.


  2. "Great place to start a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kibble & Prentice full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked at K&P for over 10 years- lots of smart people, opportunities for growth, innovation is encouraged, and an environment where managers care about their employees. Take initiative, work hard, and demonstrate a desire to learn- people will notice. Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Limited options for cheap parking near the office


  3. "Benefit Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefit Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Benefit Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kibble & Prentice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job. It's a job that has no rewards. It's a job where you will not go anywhere. You are stuck.

    Cons

    You're not valued. No raises of any kind period. They will block your attempt to interview with another department. It's sad if you're interviewing for another firm and they know that employees are under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Take everyone seriously not just the producers, etc. they may bring the company millions of dollars but its us benefit specialists that keep them coming!


  4. "Overworked and Underpaid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefit Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Benefit Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kibble & Prentice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, enjoyable social events hosted by work and insurance carriers. There is nothing else good to say about the job.

    Cons

    If I could give zero stars I would. No raises, no promotions, overworked, tenure not rewarded, management sees workforce as replaceable so revolving door of employees in and out. Some producers treat those who are in supporting roles like garbage and team leads don't stand up to them. The management team for analysts is ineffective. The management team is two individuals. One is nice but over promises to producers without checking in with the analyst to see if time is available to work on the adhoc projects. The other team lead is condescending, rude, and does not have a full working knowledge of all aspects of the job. She is in charge of training new analysts but is unable to train effectively or make time to assist new analysts as she has other job duties as a team lead which take precedent. She won't let others train new analysts even though there are other team members who are more competent on different topics than she is. She talks down to new employees when they make mistakes (mistakes which are made due to her lack of training). Both leads had only been on the team a few years before being promoted and cannot effectively lead the team.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect instead of like robots who are so overworked they burn out after one busy season and quit. Don't micromanage employees. Reward and promote those who are successful so that it's not a constant revolving door of employees. Take information provided to HR during exit interviews and actually implement ideas or take action on things that need to be changed.


  5. "Account Manager"

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

    I have been working at Kibble & Prentice full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Kibble & Prentice provides a very competitive compensation package. For those hiring on in an entry level position, they can advance relatively quickly if they are true shining stars. The company is very involved in the community and provides employees the opportunity to volunteer each month during working hours. Great resources within the company giving employees the tools necessary to do a professional job.

    Cons

    Salary increases do not keep up fairly with the industry for employees that have tenure.

    Advice to Management

    Annual cost of living increases at a minimum should be provided to those employees that meet or surpass job performance.


  6. "Former Employee"

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    Current Employee - Team Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Team Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Kibble & Prentice (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous match for hours volunteered per month.

    Cons

    Corporate structure with base level pay.


  7. "A good place to work with great perks!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kibble & Prentice full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home is available to almost everyone. Lots of perks and many holidays observed. Commission sharing is available to account managers who writes a piece of business or add a new coverage line to an existing account. This is a great place to work if you are proactive in your career growth.

    Cons

    Pay scales needs to be updated to be competitive and to keep up with inflation. Upward mobility is lacking unless the employee request it. Needs to be more proactive in promoting within.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your good and dedicated employees by rewarding them with an annual raise and promoting them. Don't be vulnerable to other brokers who can snatch your excellent employees away. Don't bring in new employees at a much higher salary than your longtime employees since it can cause a negative effect. Encourage team work and positivity on all levels.


  8. "Human Resources"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kibble & Prentice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Leadership has a heart for the employees. A lot of extra perks, early out days, generous parties.

    Cons

    Work hours in some departments are long during certain times of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate and hold employees accountable.


  9. "Treated me well, because young attractive female"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kibble & Prentice full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility, lots of perks if you are social, job security, respected company in the area. For the most part, you aren't micro-managed

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility. "Good old boys club" definitely favor some more than others. No transparency with management. Not a lot of young people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kibble & Prentice full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loaded with resources and very highly invested in industry leading technology. Great C- level support from every region in the country.

    Cons

    Only con might be that it's a big company and that may not be a fit for everyone. However, ever region and office feels like a regional firm.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


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