- Amerisafe13.Feb 2019
Safety culture is high but team culture was low, thus 3 stars
Support from management
Yes managers do try to support employees. I do believe they could do better with leadership but it's not terrible.
You have to work in teams. If you excelled and help others you are not compensated accordingly. If you fall behind they will have others help you.
Freedom to work independently
Yes you do work independently but have team leaders reviewing quantity of work daily
Very inconsistent between team leaders. While the underwriting process is the same, team leaders each had their own way of how they wanted the risk analysis.
They may have a woman ceo but there is still gender bias. Men make better wages and tend to get promoted faster.
Attitude towards older colleagues
They work within the labor laws. But don't expect special treatment if older, you must still work as hard and as fast as the younger demographic.
Not really, advancement is based on if someone leaves a higher position. You cannot get very far otherwise. They do offer continuing training for CE credits for license holders.
Overall compensation for your work
Absolutely not. Many employees are on food stamp programs and state medical. Benefits are offered but are expensive. Pay rates are very low considering the education needed to work for such a company.
Office / Work Environment
They provide sufficient office chair and desk. Lifted desk of needed.
They have an aluminum and plastic bottle bin in break rooms. Company is as paperless as it can be. Some documents must be sent on paper.
They offer personal and vacation time. Accrual rate does not change with tenure. Most people especially with children were out of hours quickly as flex time for underwriting is not allowed. Flex time allowed in other departments but depends on VP of department. So very inconsistent
I never actually shared where I worked with strangers. Only people whom I know directly and were in my area knew where I worked.
No. Changes can be made and are made at anytime. You are told what you are doing and if you challenge management you will be perceived as hostile.
They provide parking spaces. Doors are not easy to open, and no switch to auto open is available.
Company is based on safety. All safety must be followed 100%.
Work is repetitive in nature, review customer information, analyze risk, rate risk & decide to offer quote or not.
Inclusive / Diverse
Not really. You can voice great ideas but in the years I was there none were implemented. Only opinion that was used was the vp of that department.
Suggestions for improvement
- Management training first and foremost, I dont believe management has taken any leadership courses. Allowing employees to be an individual and welcome constructive criticism as a way to improve the overall company. It would be nice to have them listen to us. We are the ones working there we know what we need.
What I like about the company
They have fun employees events at Halloween and Christmas. Company will gather donations for natural disaster relief. Dress code is strict seeing as how employees never see their customers but doable.
What I dislike about the company
Rate of pay, dress code, flex time,management lacks leadership skills. It's very much small town mentality. Its who you know and who you get along with. If you challenge management you will be considered hostile. You do not really have a sense of Individuality, they appear to love sheeple. Go with the flow and you will succeed.
The following benefits were offered to me
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee