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Shelter Insurance Reviews

Updated August 5, 2018
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  • "Supervisors always understand the needs of a student's work/life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Fantastic benefits and 401k profit sharing" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer - Part Time in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Software Developer - Part Time in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shelter Insurance part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is great to work with, very nice and helpful in all aspects. Incredibly welcoming. They have a cafeteria with cheap, delicious food. There are a plethora of benefits with working here. Fun events like bringing in a local band to play in Shelter Gardens with the humane society bringing in puppies to play with.

    Cons

    Nothing much I can really think of. I'd be more comfortable not doing business casual 4 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Great company overall but very conservative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Damage Adjuster in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - Material Damage Adjuster in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Retirement and Profit Sharing is best in the industry
    -Laid back environment with business casual dress
    -Room for upward mobility
    -Strong management structure
    -Low turnover

    Cons

    -Compensation is among lowest in the industry
    -Information systems within the company are antiquated
    -Stressful workload

    Advice to Management

    -Adjust salaries appropriately based on regional cost-of-living
    -Promote a more diverse and inclusive culture
    -Update training and employee developement

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shelter Insurance full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, flexible working schedule, no overtime, reasonable workload, laid back vibe, family culture, people know and support each other, a beautiful garden nearby for walk during break

    Cons

    office and computers are outdated


  4. "Incredible Company with Opportunity for Growth"

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    • 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 Shelter Insurance full-time

    Pros

    - Start with a Book of Business. The company sets you up to succeed by providing training, a subsidy, and in most cases you take over a client base.
    - You are able to make decisions as you'd like to grow your business. You are the agency owner.
    - Company of Integrity

    Cons

    - File as a 1099
    - It can be a pro, but you do everything, from marketing to selling and servicing.


  5. "Culture"

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    • 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 Shelter Insurance part-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, good benefits, good health initiatives

    Cons

    A lot of family members working together.


  6. "Agent"

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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 Shelter Insurance full-time

    Pros

    The training and all the support. Can open an office with no experience and no financial investment.

    Cons

    No cons about Shelter Insurance.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Insurance Agent"

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

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

    Pros

    Great training and a very supportive management team. Its a large company but still feels like everyone knows your name - even company leadership. Company encourages community involvement. One of the main company values is "Do the Right Thing" and every decision seems to run through that filter - both how they treat employees and agents and how customers are served.

    Cons

    Sales isn't for everyone so no one should expect it to be easy.

  8. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great incentives, great training, and great people! you make great friendships and great business relationships. it gives you a chance to make your name big and work hard for your clients. You don't have to be in your office all hours because you can get out and talk to other businesses, volunteer, and take pictures of homes you write which is nice to take a break and get some air.

    Cons

    not a lot of support from home office. takes a while to get a hold of PC underwriting to get something going. you always want to print everything and keep things on record because things get lost in home office it can cost you a lot. Feels as though it's pay the big guy or get out. Although, if you are good and have a big name, making it in this company won't be a problem. Time off is not easy when your clients need you all day every day in case something happens.


  9. "Shelter Business Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer III in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Software Developer III in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shelter Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A friendly atmosphere that allows the employees to explore and diversify their skills.

    Cons

    There could be more communication between groups to facilitate development standards


  10. "Software Developer"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shelter Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Environment
    Realistic Deadlines
    40 Hours Per Week

    Cons

    Big Monolith (6+ Million Lines)
    Slow Adoption
    Lack of Remote


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