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Updated June 8, 2017
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  1. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ProAssurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a stable company with decent benefits.

    Cons

    Too many cliques; not everyone held responsible for their own work and are NEVER corrected to do so; poor training practices; often times no training; entirely too many meetings of little importance; having to clock in (this is not a factory) and most of all NO COMMUNICATION. Nothing is EVER done to solve problems though management continues to ask for feedback. It has become a joke when asked for ideas/feedback, etc. You know it won't go any further. Limited career advancement unless you want to bounce from dept. to dept. and you still aren't guaranteed anything more.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate all employees fairly and not because of who you know. If you are NOT in management or above you definitely get the short end of the stick even though you push out good quality work. Salary is horrible for what you are asked to do and the mentality is you should be grateful. You will continue to lose good employees with this mentality.


  2. "VP of Operational Risk Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Comp, no other comments at this time

    Cons

    None at this time for now

  3. "Great company who treats all fairly"

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

    I have been working at ProAssurance (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Safe work environment, jeans on Fridays, telework once a week.

    Cons

    Large percentage of employees paid less than a fair wage for their role.


  4. "Stable company with great employees and benefits."

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    Current Employee - National Sales Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - National Sales Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides great product for a niche market. Stable company with great benefits. Company is good at giving back to the community.

    Cons

    Traveling on weekends so it's difficult to have a work/life balance. The pay does not make up for working on the weekends.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It is just Ok"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ProAssurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Time off (20 pto days includes sick days), Work isn't difficult, Nice onsite gym, friendly people, relatively short day (7.5 hours), Good Health insurance.

    Cons

    Employee stock purchasing plan is gone, HR is not transparent with decision making, new employee training is limited. Change isn't embraced.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees from the beginning. There are lots of employees that have been here for a while that would do fantastic in manager/supervisory roles. Just because someone has been here for a long time and has a lot of knowledge doesn't mean they are good managers or supervisors.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Politics Trump Hard Work; High-Schoolish Buddy System Mentality"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ProAssurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Company provided gym in Birmingham, Alabama location. - The company match toward employees 401k plan is the best thing about working at this company.

    Cons

    - Promotions are given on a "buddy system" basis no matter how long you work there or how qualified you are. Don't work here if you're seeking a career with advancement opportunities; or find a way into a clique that will enable that. If you're not "on board" with a high-schoolish atmosphere, your position will almost definitely be eliminated.
    - Employees are not treated fairly; management is verbally abusive and disrespectful; work expectations are set far beyond any reality set within a 37.5 hour work week.
    - Certain management teams present employees work to Senior Management, exclude employees from those presentations, and are promoted further from the results of employees hard work. If employees voice they're unhappy with being treated unfairly, they simply replace the employee (this is true for more employees than I can remember over the 10 years I worked here).

    **Fair Warning: recruiters will not work with you if you're employed by this company; the company has active relationships with all local recruiters.

    Advice to Management

    This comment space is pointless for this company; management honestly and sincerely do not care. The CEO stated during a company-wide meeting that if employees are unhappy, they should leave.
    After working 70 hours a week for 10+ years (salaried for 37.5 hours), if I thought advice would make a difference I'd have several recommendations for management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not All Employees are "Treated Fairly""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ProAssurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Financially solid company; generally good, competent co-workers.

    Cons

    Does not live up to its Treated Fairly promise with all employees. Certain departments are headed by micro-managers who sorely and offensively lack management skills and respect for their employees. Leadership tells employees that, if they give their all, they will be rewarded, which might be true for many, if not most, departments. Unfortunately, the decency and fairness they claim does not exist in all departments. As a result some folks tragically fall through the cracks with no one in HR to lend a hand. But I think they are trying to address those shortcomings.

    Advice to Management

    If you are not going to treat all employees fairly, please revisit your branding.

  8. "The good, the bad and the ugly!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ProAssurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a financially stable mid-sized to large company with a convenient location and above-average benefits package where additional training or education are encouraged.

    Cons

    Management doesn't promote the "team" environment and isn't very fair to all employees. Expectations are unreasonable when unrealistic constraints are in force. Compensation and salaries are probably at the low-end of average. Raises are very small and advancements are hard to secure unless you are in good with someone in control.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage management to not micro-manage and restrain employee ideas or concerns. Treat all employees fairly and resolve conflict within each department and between departments. Adequately compensate employees for a job well done.


  9. "ProAssurance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ProAssurance full-time

    Pros

    -Great organization with sound leadership team
    -Benefits package is above average (401K match, Stock Purchasing Pan, etc.)
    -Stable company with forward vision
    -Industry leader with unique brand position

    Cons

    -Pay is low compared to industry
    -No room for growth
    -Frequent corporate politics


  10. "Claims Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ProAssurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay along with a yearly bonus and stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    Management style and unwilling to listen to employees, poor medical benefits.


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