National General Insurance Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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  • "Great people and growing company(in 27 reviews)

  • "I would recommend to anyone seeking a great work environment with opportunities to grow within the company(in 26 reviews)

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  • "Upper management and no training(in 28 reviews)

  • "This is NOT a place to come if you value anything approaching work life balance(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great first real job after college

      Jul 12, 2020 - Actuarial Analyst II in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Culture Actuarial Program is generous Work-Life Balance Free lunch

      Cons

      No bonuses and annual raises are held at a minimum

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      No work life balance

      Jan 14, 2021 - Bodily Injury Adjuster 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ability to grow in company

      Cons

      No work life balance. Easily 50-55 hour work weeks to keep up with workload

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      DOnt do it

      Nov 28, 2020 - Data Entry Processor in Everett, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      schedule, thats all I got

      Cons

      work/life balance, poor training, poor management

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Analyst

      Sep 25, 2020 - Analyst in Winston-Salem, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      most departments understand work/life balance

      Cons

      does not promote within as should /salaries are not competitive in many areas

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Lots of Growth

      Sep 22, 2020 - Associate Business Systems Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Life Balance Move up Quickly

      Cons

      Remote work No Support from Management

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Place to Start Over

      Feb 22, 2020 - Licensed Sales Agent in Cleveland, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This is a very diverse environment, all ages, races, etc... everyone treats everyone else with respect and you are judged only on your performance in your job. It's a great opportunity to come in and learn a new industry and be able to make $40-$60K your first year on the job, $60-$80K second year, $80-$110K after that. Some top performers outpace that by a little bit that have been in the job for 5 years plus. Bottom line is if you are able to stand the grind of a call-center, can pass your licensing exams, follow the process and not do shady things you can build a decent income, and a long term career here. Some of the team leaders are absolutely fantastic amazing people. The site leader in Cleveland, is one of the best people you'll ever meet, he is kind, fair, and actually cares about the people in the building. He is always available for the team members with a smile and while you may not always get an answer you want from him, it will be fair and honest. There is a good base salary, benefits, and you aren't going to have to harass your family or friends to make sales. This is a legit job at a legit company, not the typical insurance industry - 1099 BS

      Cons

      This job is a grind. This is NOT a place to come if you value anything approaching work life balance. The phones don't stop, the customers are rude, and the schedule is unforgiving. It's a call center, if your'e not taking a call, not making a call, you aren't doing your job, and they will come after you about it. If you take shortcuts, can't follow the rules, don't want to work yourself half to death to make your weekly quota, this honestly isn't for you. If you don't want to learn to overcome objections by rude entitled, many times ignorant people on the phone while pushing super hard to sell them a policy so you'll meet your quota, this isn't for you. Quite frankly if you don't want to do that sales in general isn't for you. Positive feedback can be rare or pretty much non-existent. Stories of people getting chewed out because they had to take a bathroom break. The only way to make more $ is to run on that hamster wheel faster and longer than you thought possible. This job is a high burnout gig. The "average" agent is there 18 months from their hire date. 50% of new hires won't make 6 months. The ones that do tend to turn over slower, but even people making good $ tend to not stick around. Of course this is typical for sales or call centers in general. Bottom line - it's a call center - it's a grind, you will get tired of it quick and burn out. Customers are rude (duh), and if you mess up you're going to take pay cuts or get fired. If you are self motivated, disciplined and resilient this isn't a bad gig. If you aren't it's not a walk in the park.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Help people, very stressful

      Mar 14, 2020 - Claims Representative in Cleveland, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance

      Cons

      Very stressful to keep your numbers in the green

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not bad

      Nov 8, 2019 - Insurance Service Representative in Cleveland, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice work-life balance, decent pay

      Cons

      inconvenient location, dress code was confusing

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Behind the times

      Nov 9, 2019 - Claims Adjuster in Tampa, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are great. They try to make the office fun.

      Cons

      The office is dirty and old. Bathrooms have flies and are unsanitary at times. Antiquated computer system. No state of the art technology here. Company is family owned and not owned by shareholders therefore it’s cheap as they don’t have to be accountable to shareholders and employees. Good old boy network in the upper management. No bonuses unless you’re in management. So no bonuses for those doing a lot of the work. Subpar raises. No profit sharing or gain share like other companies. No work from home unless you’re “grandfathered” in through an acquisition. No focus on work life balance. The newly added tuition reimbursement is almost impossible to qualify for. Benefits are not great, not in par with the times, and are not competitive with other companies.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Avoid This Place

      Nov 2, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      No pros about working here. Don’t make the same mistake we did by wasting our time here. No career growth here unless you are a white male (preferably Orthodox Jewish)

      Cons

      Everything. HR is not existent at this company. Some of my former colleagues have left because they have filed complaints to HR about management being inappropriate and HR does absolutely nothing / just forwards the complaints to the perpetrators. Some of the individuals in senior management roles are imbeciles and are very disconnected to the rest of the staff and the daily processes. Senior management would openly talk about employees and are very biased towards age, gender and are very racist. The systems are very antiquated; most of the staff are resistant to change / improving the workflow. The pay here is below market rate. The benefits and health insurance plans are terrible/ non existent. No work life balance - management is too cheap to hire more staff to evenly distributed the workload.

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      3 people found this review helpful
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