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ProAssurance Reviews

Updated 15 June, 2014
Updated 15 June, 2014
13 Reviews

3.6
13 Reviews
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ProAssurance Chairman and CEO W. Stancil (Stan) Starnes
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  1.  

    Fairly treated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Management of the company treats its employees well. The benefits were good and salary competitive.

    Cons

    If you are working outside of the home office, it can be challenging to keep up with the ongoing changes. They have their formula for managing the insureds and do not deviate from that plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish more ways for employees to contribute feedback for growth of organization. The company is very profitable but needs to find ways to grow organically, not just through acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter
    Current Employee - Underwriter

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good benefits, and they don't micro-manage

    Cons

    Some guidelines are not exactly clear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company. Needs Work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company benefits package is great. The support staff are willing to work to make all things happen. There seems to be a lot of potential career advancement if you want to stay. The company is willing to provide certification training for employees.

    Cons

    There are political battlefields at every turn between departments. There is a shrinking and aging intellectual knowledge base at the company that cannot support future initiatives without the implementation of a strong (and forced) mentor program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a handle on the silo-styled infighting. Start investing in the next generation of management and support staff that will lead the company into future success. Also, provide opportunities for remotely working from home. Virtual teams are part of the future success of attracting new talent that will stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Avoid this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    37.5 hour workweek
    Nice office space

    Cons

    Benefits suck. They provide all the good stuff like medical and dental but the premiums are high, the co-pays are high and the coverage isn't very good.
    Small company trying to behave like a large corporation and not doing it very well.
    Not very progressive. No visible piercings or tattoos allowed. Makes women cover small nose piercings and tattoos with band aids. Yeah, that looks better!
    Bad behavior by long time employees is tolerated by management instead of being addressed.
    Upper management is out of touch with what is really going on in the offices. Several senior managers are playing political games to further their own careers at the expense of good employees.
    Endless gossip, rumors and back stabbing among employees.
    Hard to know if CEO is genuine. He's a former litigation attorney so he's a skilled speaker and could also be a wolf in sheeps clothing.
    Very hard to effectuate change. Management won't take charge and make decisions. Endless meetings that lead no where.
    Compensation for managers isn't bad but hourly workers have a cap. Some long timers haven't had wage increases in years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourselves more accessible and open your minds. Also, join the 21st century. There are highly intelligent people that have tasteful piercings and tattoos.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Once a good company to work for. Many changes in last year.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salaries and nice bonuses.

    Cons

    lack of Communication from Managers.

  7.  

    Great co-workers, not much room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and supervisors, generous bonuses, relatively generous salary, nice office space.

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth is minimal. Unless you have a law degree of some type, seems your doomed to be stuck in the same space. Upper Management is under the impression that the employees would prefer bonuses over an actual raise; uses surveys as a cover. Claims that they are facilitating top down communication. The surveys most likely go in the trash, because their has not been any relevant changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more; you are a multi million dollar corporation, whose employees work extremely hard. There are many who would prefer to see an permanent increase to their paycheck, than a tactically released raise; we're smart, we realize you can tax that at 50%, versus what is allowable on a paycheck.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has excellent bonuses.

    Cons

    The insurance benefits are not that good; compared to other companies.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I was allowed to be a professional and treated as such.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims
    Current Employee - Claims

    Pros

    The company culture is one of success and teamwork. Since we work with professional individuals as clients (physicians, dentists, podiatrists, and attorneys), we are encourages to ensure they are treated fairly. Salaries are extremely competitive with generous benefits. Management is connected to the overall sentiment of the employees and seek to know how improvements can be made.

    Cons

    Training beyond industry needs is nonexistent. When I started, I came from the insurance industry but from a different genre than what ProAssurance offers. I asked if any designations/additional training is necessary. I was told that I did not need this type of training because I would be trained on the job. Unfortunately, I struggled during my second and third years as I had reached the extent of my knowledge. The only training I received was negative reviews coupled with constant reminders that needed to do better but no information on how to do it..

    Fast forward several years after doing it my way, and being promoted, I read manuals for industry training. The information in these manuals was EXACTLY what I needed back then! That was a lesson for me. I must be persistent when I know I can benefit from a specific training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the amount of educational benefit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Just Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company benefits, 37.5 hour work weeks

    Cons

    micro managing, insufficient training at initial hiring then countless training sessions after you have been thrown out there to figure things out on your own. treated like children, no incentive to do well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you are going to preach about treating people "fairly", learn to treat your workers "fairly"

  11.  

    Excellent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company. I can’t speak for all salaries, but mine is about 25% more than most of my friends/peers with comparable education and in similar fields. I’m sure it varies widely by department and function, though. Benefits are solid. Vacation time is very good. The company makes a point to emphasize employee development and strives to promote internally (Cliché, but true). Stock is doing well and you can get options very quickly. Senior leadership seems hyper-competent and has direction. The customer sincerely comes first so you can go home feeling good about yourself. A national leader.

    Cons

    Admittedly, professional liability insurance and risk management consulting isn’t the sexiest field, but it can be interesting as you learn the nuances of it and all the details that play into your job function. Yes, some idiots slip into every company, but they’re few and far between here, and they don’t make it very far. It is a multi-billion dollar corporation, so some things can move somewhat bureaucratically, but relatively better than other corporations I’ve worked with. ProAss can be a bit conservative and slow to adopt new solutions and ways to solve problems, so it will be interesting to see how it affects them in the future, but I’m very happy here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace more change and try to reduce some of the bureaucracy to make the company more reactive to new situations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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