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Rural Mutual Insurance Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Small company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rural Mutual Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone knows everyone. Which is good for developing relationships with even the high up employees. Nice place to work. Home office is in Madison

    Cons

    Slow to issue business, wish management would be more involved in helping agents not only get business issued but also in prospecting new business.


  2. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Madison, WI

    I worked at Rural Mutual Insurance (More than a year)

    Pros

    positive experience highly recommend company

    Cons

    there were no cons of my knowledge ...none


  3. "Customer Service"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rural Mutual Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people small company

    Cons

    Need to update their systems

    Advice to Management

    One manager isn't very nice to her employees


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  5. "It was a good experience only because the manager I had was outstanding. Members of Sr. Management -- not so hot"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    My direct manager was outstanding. He let me do my job with little interference but was always a resource when I needed his assistance.

    Cons

    Sr. Management to entrenched in their job and unwilling to try new ideas. They are firmly rooted in the 1980's

    Advice to Management

    Open up and try new ideas. The employees you have are smart and know what they are doing. Stop micromanaging and leave your ego at home.


  6. "Great place to work where you can make a difference and your opinion matters"

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

    I have been working at Rural Mutual Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Positive Culture; Willingness to listen; Results oriented; Friendly; Do what is right for the consumer; Ability to make a difference; Many personal development opportunities; Work from home possibilities; Benefits are outstanding

    Cons

    Under 500 internal employees; Change due to the companies excellent growth

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees; Continue to follow your values, mission and vision statements; Continue to leverage technology and adapt to changes


  7. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Agent
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Agent
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rural Mutual Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for and they spend the time to train new hires with their products and services. Have a great portfolio of offerings from P&C to Life. Are a top rated Insurance Company with assets to back their claims. Overall, great Company

    Cons

    Not sure these are cons, some are, some not so much: Too much gossip among Career agents. Management a little rigid but very professional. Get the job done or else. Purchase own leads that can be very expensive but overall shouldn't be an issue. As a captive agent, give a salary but some expenses paid are soaked up and was unable to take off on income taxes. Underwriting is a tough department but there to do their job. Sales and underwriting do not get along very well, feel they are a separate department instead of working together, too much friction.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the opportunity to work for a well respected insurance company. Advice: get to know your new agents better by rolling up your sleeves and go into the trenches with new hires. This will help mgmt and not make new hires feel they are on an island unable to communicate with mgmt. All-in-all, good mgmt


  8. "Stay Away"

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

    Pros

    There were some nice people there.

    Cons

    Need to update software. One manager was not nice to her employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional.


  9. "Sales associate"

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

    Pros

    It is a Well known company

    Cons

    Slow too issue business, pays only once a month


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Opportunities if your willing to put in the time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rural Mutual Insurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people that want you to succeed

    Cons

    Too often looking for the cheapest solution

    Advice to Management

    You have some talented people that you need to trust more in.


  11. "Network Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, great people, some with long tenures

    Cons

    focus too much on low cost approaches