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Shelter Insurance Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Fantastic benefits and 401k profit sharing (in 7 reviews)

  • Communication is transparent from home office to all levels of employees (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Morale is very low at the home office and in the field among the agents (in 5 reviews)

  • They should continue to hire younger employees for full time positions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Claims Adjuster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shelter Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Had a great experience here.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


  2. "Agent"

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

    I worked at Shelter Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    most of the people you work with are really nice

    Cons

    there is no clear expectation as to what it takes to own the agency


  3. "Insane retirement opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In columbia, Shelter is one of the top places if not THE top place to work as a software developer. Pay is competitive, management is laid back, and benefits are insane. Their retirement guarantees to match however much you put in by 3 times every year. Not only that, they will match more for good years, and more if you put in 6% or higher. It's not unusual to get a 5 times match!

    Cons

    For a progressive developer who wants to work with current technology, shelter may not be the place for you.


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  5. "Good Ol Boy Network"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salaried Agent in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Salaried Agent in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training is fun. They're clear about being a conservative business, both inside and out. As an insurance company, these traits are good. Customer service for your customers is top notch.

    Cons

    Not very communicative about the size of your book when you sign on. Very little chance for advancement within 15 years unless you're in the GOBN. Pronounced lack of diversity at all levels. Little to no avenue to provide feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more feedback from agents, especially on management. There's an air of "do not complain" there which means that your district and area managers don't need any improvement. That's false, no matter what company you're in.


  6. "Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Being your own boss is nice

    Cons

    Hard to find good employees


  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbia, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbia, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shelter Insurance part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Made minimum wage, usual work drama

    Advice to Management

    Pay entry-level employees more.


  8. "Fast Track Insurance Adjuster"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fast Track Insurance Adjuster in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Fast Track Insurance Adjuster in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401(K) with exception profit sharing and a pension program. From what I can tell the work load is manageable.

    Cons

    The pay is often 10-15% lower than competitors starting salary for the same position. You get 10 days vacation until you hit 5yrs with the company at that point they provide an additional 5 days.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is exceptional!


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    "Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shelter Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Lots of Freedom and a good salaried agent program that gives compensation while an agent gets their footing.

    Cons

    Aggressive life insurance quotas are stifling. They inhibit good relationships with clientele who don't want to be pestered about life insurance every time they talk to their agent.

    Advice to Management

    Good company with good management. Change your sales tactics to be in tune with millennial tech and priorities.


  10. "Reliable employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IS Senior Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - IS Senior Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shelter Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Provides a quality workplace for employees and tries to help and be involved with the community. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much excitement in the workplace. Could be a little more open to engaging employees in fun activities in the workplace.


  11. "Nice"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good relaxed environment, and the gardens are really nice.

    Cons

    Business dress code, old school environment.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up



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