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RLI Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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RLI President, CEO, and Director Jonathan E. Michael
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  1. "Best in Industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claim Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Claim Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked for four companies prior all large players in insurance industry. This company the best by far. Great benefits and good 401k; excellent esop; good management; flexible hours for all but clerical; flat management structure with open access to decision makers; good underwriters; able to get in and out of markets rapidly.

    Cons

    Branch Offices feature private offices for most professional staff, but home office space is still crowded even following recent expansion and remodeling.

    Advice to Management

    As the company has grown so has the bureaucracy. Work harder to control this and maintain the creative spirit that is the engine of profit. The rigid time management system put in place on clerical personnel two years ago is stifling and lowering morale. Drop it!


  2. "Underwritng intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    The office was full of nice people. The location of the office is great, you can see the water beautifully from the office windows. Decent pay

    Cons

    You do work in a cubical, which kind of dampens things a bit if you are into chatting with everyone, but you are working in insurance so...

    Advice to Management

    I wish that there were more interesting projects. Or that we could explore different occupations within the office a bit but overall i like my experience being an intern for RLI.

  3. "It was was good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good and they had stocks

    Cons

    Flexibilty was not that great

    Advice to Management

    I did not try and advance to management


  4. Helpful (2)

    "wore many hats"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great co-workers, ESOP, 401k, nice location

    Cons

    many job descriptions and titles do not match duties and expectations for what they pay


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Transportation"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Claims in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at RLI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Yearly Bonus
    Salary
    Location
    Covered parking deck

    Cons

    Poor management
    Strict, not laidback
    No employee input
    No input into yearly review
    Condescending management
    Boring atmosphere
    No training
    Very much a "get it done or else" attitude
    Unorganized
    Systems are not set up in a way to make your job easy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and treat them with respect.


  6. "Data Entry"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at RLI full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and good coworkers

    Cons

    It was very dull work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "ADJUSTER"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjuster in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Adjuster in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation days off and a large cubicle, paid license & continued education credit.

    Cons

    Lack of formal training, and when they want you out - you are then part of the plague.

    Advice to Management

    Vice presidents should be dressed, complete with necessary foundations, and mini skirts should be a bit longer. It possible, they should also come with adjuster backgrounds, not just law degrees.

  8. "Great, but underpaid."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good working environment

    Cons

    Pay, little room for advancement


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Misled when "hired" for a temp-to-hire position."

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    Former Employee - Remittance Processing Clerk in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Remittance Processing Clerk in Peoria, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RLI part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Better than no job at all.

    Cons

    I left a part-time job that I loved, because I was led to believe that RLI was going to hire me on a temp-to-hire basis. I was to work full 40 hour, 9-5 work-weeks as a temporary employee until then. On my first day there, the other employees told me that they were all part-time employees, some of them temps, and that the company did not like to hire their "temps". There was even one girl that had been "temping" for 1 1/2 years, and they still had not hired her as a regular employee! During my time there, I NEVER had a 40 hour work week. It was always closer to 30 hours, and not even close to the 9-5 hours I was told it would be. Nobody wanted to train me, and when I would ask a question about the work, the lady whom I was supposed to ask would always get mad and sometimes tell me she didn't have time to train me. I finally left after I found another job, but I have always been bitter about RLI for misleading me the way they did. If I had known that was going to happen, I would have stayed at the part time job that I loved!

    Advice to Management

    Be more careful when you mess with people's lives. I was led to believe this would be a full time job with benefits, but because it was not, my family had to go without health insurance, until I found employment elsewhere.


  10. "growing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Misc in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Misc in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, growth environment.

    Cons

    There are really no cons to working at RLI.

    Advice to Management

    none


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