MGIC Investment Reviews

Updated 22 August, 2014
Updated 22 August, 2014
18 Reviews

3.6
18 Reviews
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MGIC Investment Chairman and CEO Curt S. Culver
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  1.  

    The Worst place I have ever worked

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    Former Employee - Office  in  Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Office in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I worked at MGIC Investment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    None it was a job

    Cons

    In order to get ahead in the company you have to be a kiss butt. The bosses they hire have no experience for the job that you are doing. I was there for 30 years never got anywhere as far as moving ahead the management all sticks together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You all suck big time it was the most stressful time in my life. How come all the little people get laid off but yet there is 4 bosses to 4 employees in the department. There is a lead at every other desk but yet no one to lead because all the regular employees have been laid off. Why aren't the lay offs reported in the Milwaukee Journal? Is it because MGIC only lays off 5 employees at a time so they can be in the best work place award to work? There have probably been more than a 100 layoffs in the company but never hits the paper. Worst place ever to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay and excellent benefits.

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    Current Employee - Wisconsin  in  Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I have been working at MGIC Investment full-time

    Pros

    Management works hard to keep morale up.

    Cons

    Dealing with too many bosses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    MGIC

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    Former Employee - Contract Underwriter  in  Remote, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Contract Underwriter in Remote, OR (US)

    I worked at MGIC Investment as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great/ user friendly computer system and access to investor guidelines. Excellent support from management , supervisors and co workers.

    Cons

    Lack of benefits as contractor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, always there for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Underwriter

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    Current Employee - Underwriter
    Current Employee - Underwriter

    I have been working at MGIC Investment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great salry, benefits, stability and longevity. Company culture is great with excellent experienced people in place to facilitate success.

    Cons

    There are no negative comments at this time. The only thing I would comment about is that for those who are looking to advance, the opportunities are slim as most employees stay within their positions for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management for the most part is very responsive and clearly identify expectations and job performance goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I am having an enjoyable experience with MGIC.

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    Current Employee - Claims Examiner  in  Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I have been working at MGIC Investment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There seems to be a genuine concern for the employees and the employee environment.

    Cons

    There could be more attention to the schedule for claims and the production requirements. The requirements seem to be discriminatory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the employee suggestions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lacked career advancement opportunities

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist  in  Troy, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Troy, MI (US)

    I worked at MGIC Investment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Easy work for great pay. Overall a good group of co workers. Close to home. Good area to work in.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Waited 10 years to be trained as an underwriter and it never came to fruition. They would hire external people to fill internal positions. Management were all biding their time until they retired. They did not listen to employee concerns. Fostered a "just be lucky you have a job" attitude amongst all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee concerns. Give them a chance to prove themselves worthy of more responsiblity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Still struggling with its claims backlogs from the housing crisis and great recession.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I worked at MGIC Investment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company beginning to turn the corner, but handling of rescissions from crisis will impede rebound. Many clients are smarting from the companies methods of claim denials. Moving to a purchase money business will help NIW and persistency and profitability. Improving values will help default rates. Could this finally be some light at the end of the tunnel?

    Cons

    High levels of uncertainty, stability and lack of internal opportunity. Company continues to be in a retrenching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little humbleness would go a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Save IT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MGIC Investment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people at MGIC are their most powerful and positive asset. The longevity of the staff is amazing in these days and times. This company in its original form gave me a GREAT deal of opportunities for advancement of my skills and position.

    Cons

    MGIC use to have a very cooperative environment. Sadly, recently changes have been put in place that not only impede but forbid communication between individuals trying to get a product/project completed. It use to be everyone would chip in to help get things done but recently MGIC (and IT in specific) has become a shark tank were you do your best to point out what everyone else is doing wrong so you don't fall into the bottom 10%. This company has done a complete 180 in their mentality which is sad because its the quality of communication and compassion that have seen this company through some really awful economic times in the last several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the precepts of change management!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Family first environment... loved it!

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    Former Employee - Underwriter  in  Troy, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Troy, MI (US)

    I worked at MGIC Investment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great working environment with competitive pay.

    Cons

    Nothing negative about this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyed my time for the most part until it was over.

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    Former Employee - Loss Mitigation Consultant
    Former Employee - Loss Mitigation Consultant

    I worked at MGIC Investment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Made good money as a consultant and was given a good amount of freedom initially. Co-workers were nice to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    Home office management respected home office personnel over the more talented and experienced group that they had in the field. Secretive and somewhat back handed management. Due to the company's steady decline the past few years, management seemed concerned with covering their own territories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the company survives they don't need any advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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