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United Fire & Casualty Reviews

Updated January 18, 2017
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United Fire & Casualty President and CEO Randy A. Ramlo
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  1. ""Future is strong with this one"!!!!"

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

    I have been working at United Fire & Casualty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, exciting times ahead with growth.

    Cons

    Potential limitations between growth and lack of manpower resources.


  2. "Happy to be with UFG!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Pennington, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Pennington, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am a new September 2016 hire to UFG. I was welcomed and on-boarded in a professional & friendly fashion. This employer wants it's employees to succeed providing proper guidance as to expectations and where to go in the event you need assistance.

    Cons

    There is nothing to mention. The team in Pennington, New Jersey is a solid group of people who care about doing their jobs professionally.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in yourselves! We have very good people and expect good results. Build morale and tell your team and it's agents why we are the right carrier of choice for new & renewal customers. We are a valuable company.


  3. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Fire & Casualty full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Many employees that have left for other jobs have ended up coming back. Forward thinking and progressive. Very employee friendly. Great benefits and flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything not to like about the company.


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  5. "Good company and wonderful people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loss Control Representative in Fishers, IN
    Former Employee - Loss Control Representative in Fishers, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Fire & Casualty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, good benefits, room for advancement, and educational reimbursement.

    Cons

    Experiencing some growth and growing pains. Changes being made are sometimes done too quickly with little employee input.

    Advice to Management

    Provide enough staff to support the rapid growth.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great company! Poor management regarding employees."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Fire & Casualty (More than a year)

    Pros

    You really become part of a family/team environment working at UFG. Overall the people are very dedicated and hard-working. They encourage taking in-house training to further your knowledge of the insurance industry so you can do your best.

    Cons

    They have a terrible problem with retaining talent. Management is short-sighted when it comes to seeing the long-term value of employees and are to quick to hire/fire.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate bonuses for management but keep it for employees. When management doesn't see there goals for that huge year-end bonus, they will hack and slash employees to improve their overall profit numbers.


  7. "Claims - Rocklin"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocklin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a positive and growing company with great management. The comraderie of the staff and the openness and honesty of manager is refreshing

    Cons

    The automated systems are slow. It seems like maybe there should be some better analysis of the different offices for things like goals.

    Advice to Management

    My dept supervisors and manager are great but I don't really know the other departments.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Commercial Underwriter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Lines Underwriter in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Commercial Lines Underwriter in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Fire & Casualty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flex time, benefits, casual work environment

    Cons

    hire millenials & then give them mgmt./super positions way before they are qualified. Recently hired a VP with zero experience. Pay is sub-par compared to peers. Outside experience is not valued at all. Very cliqueish inside the office. Millenials run the asylum.

    Advice to Management

    hire experience & let them keep things fresh with their trade experience. Quit catering to millennials & letting them run everything. It is creating robots & turning away those from the outside.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work at."

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    Former Employee - Underwriter Trainee in Webster, TX
    Former Employee - Underwriter Trainee in Webster, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Fire & Casualty (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The atmoshere was great, the office is new. There is still room to grow. Many of the employees were very insightful when you asked for help.

    Cons

    Can't think of any or maybe the pay was sub par.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Can a rater supervisor be in charge of premium auditors?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Fire & Casualty (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The CEO , Randy is super nice person.

    Cons

    On my 30 years experience as a premium auditor I was supervised by a premium auditor, a loss control person and somebody from the underwriting dept., but never, never a supervisor from the rating dept. I last 4 months.!!! This company doesn't have any respect for premium auditors.

    Advice to Management

    My advise is only for the Texas regional office., don't pull down your pants to every agent/agency. You can "accommodate" one, two big agencies but everyone. One day you all will
    have a legal problem.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Insurance CSR,"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Fire & Casualty (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The flex time available and the benefits of the company are get.

    Cons

    A lot of old school people here that do not like change. I feel this hurts the younger generation and pushes them out.


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