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Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner Reviews

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  1. "The best state agency I've worked at thus far."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fiscal Analyst in Tumwater, WA
    Former Employee - Fiscal Analyst in Tumwater, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management encourages growth from within. I was able to start as a receptionist and make my way up to Payroll Officer within less than a year.

    Cons

    It is a small agency, so you only have so high to climb. Unless someone retires or promotes out.


  2. "This department is THE WORST of the WORST"

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    Former Employee - Independent Consultant in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Independent Consultant in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None they believe in flash over substance, make up stuff on companies, abuse business owners, they think they are God, so if you are a BS-er this is the place for you

    Cons

    they do NOT do what they are supposed to do find people that are playing the system for fake injuries traditional insurance abusers. THEY ARE EXTORTIONISTS Plain and Simple They ONLY look to get name in paper at any cost. Never letting the facts get in the way.

    Advice to Management

    Quit get real, whom are you kidding the voters of Washington. How do you sleep at night. You can fool some of the people some of the time

  3. "Everything they say about the government office is true"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waimänalo, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waimänalo, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My coworkers were amazing. They really care about what they do.

    Cons

    Incompetent management, meetings about meetings. Really bad decision-making.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who can really manage instead of having group meetings non-stop


  4. "Good place for professional growth on your own pace; management encourage your own initiatives."

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    Former Employee - Insurance Examiner in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Insurance Examiner in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Balance of work/life, good people, etc.

    Cons

    Closed & behind industry benchmark, especially from private sector. Not much career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. "This headliner request is irrelevent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Job security, retirement benefits, health benefits, dental benefits, optical benefits, training opportunities, continuing professional education (CPE) and time off

    Cons

    Promotional opportunities are limited at the top. Compression of wages for all classes due to public perception and union negotiations. Unwaranted private citizen and employer criticism of government employees which they feel should be held to a higher standard than private employees. A career is a career and all should be held to a high standard of integrety.

    Advice to Management

    Recognition with pay for a managers difficulty working with staff in an union environment. The compression issue is acute. Pay based on program and personnel responsibility.


  6. "OIC maybe the place for you. It all depends on what your priority is in your life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    OIC is a small agency with roughly 200 employees. It has office in Tumwater, Seattle and Spokane. The OIC's mission is to regulate insurance industry through efficient and efficient regulation.

    Just like any government agency, OIC is an excellent place where you can balance work/ life perfectly. There is little overtime, no deadline, and job is much less stressful than in a typical private sector. Also the job security is high.

    Cons

    not much chance of promotion unless a more senior position is vacated

    Advice to Management

    communicate more openly, and freely