Assurant
2.8 of 5 147 reviews
www.assurant.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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Assurant President, CEO and Director Rob Pollock

Rob Pollock

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great benefits, solid company if more conservative than others on risk"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Good Benefits but not much else at this company"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not a lot of challenges to foster learning opportunities and very top heavy therefore there are no room for advancement"
    in 10 reviews
  • "There is no room for advancement"
    in 5 reviews
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Needs Modernization

Senior Technical Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsSomewhat flexible hours in professional roles. Good retirement savings plans with high limits.

ConsNo training. Antiquated hardware and software. Still on XP desktops in 2014. Office is typical old tall cubicles, very minimal windows. Limited access to management, who are typically in different offices.

Advice to Senior ManagementMediocre staff OK with mediocre opportunities are happy to remain. Excellent staff find excellent opportunities, unfortunately those are often elsewhere.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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ok

Hazard Specialist (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Assurant full-time for more than a year

Prospay, overtime. office cultre and pto

Consincompetent managers no room for advancement

Advice to Senior Managementtrain yourself

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

I have been working at Assurant full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat environment, lot of benefits including gym, tennis court, basketball court, great selection of food in the cafeteria

ConsSoftware stack is not very up to date, you can end up using oldish Microsoft technologies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a positive place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Duluth, GA (US)

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

ProsYou get to work with Chase, Citi, and Suntrust mortgage. No dress code enforcement.

ConsLack culture in protecting customer information. Allows electronic devices into sensative areas. No random drug testing.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnprofessional environment in Duluth Georgia. Need random drug testing. High turnover and no longer offer 401k to new employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good place for growth..

Hazard Insurance Specialist II (Current Employee)
Duluth, GA (US)

I have been working at Assurant full-time for more than a year

ProsVery laid back place to work..

ConsSlow growth..low pay lazy mangement

Advice to Senior ManagementPresent opportunties for growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I have been working at Assurant as an intern for less than a year

ProsAssurant is a solid international company with four streams of business and is a Fortune 500 company. The company culture is fun, communicative and encourages teamwork.

ConsDuring my six month internship I have watched Assurant reduce staff, some willingly, most not. They're trimming the tenured employees/managers and leaving people with far less experience and knowledge running the business. This concerns me.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so quick to reduce expenses at the cost of experienced leadership. Those left behind are struggling and feeling quite insecure.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Frustrating - Possibilities exist, but.....

Leader (Current Employee)

I have been working at Assurant full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThere are a number of wonderful things about Assurant. People work hard and care a great deal about what they deliver. They are often willing to work long hours to get things done. In general, the value of common decency and common sense are up held.

ConsPeople want to do the right thing and contribute, however, poor decision making frameworks and internal processes don't enable people. It can take a LONG time to get decisions made, especcially when working across all lines of business. Highly matrixed organization w little to /no clear ownership of key business decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are times when consensus is not the answer. Senior Leaders should be willing to take ownership of key decisions even when not all are in agreement - espeicially if it is important to the long term health of the company,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company can do better

Processing Specialist (Current Employee)
Duluth, GA (US)

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

ProsThe only PRO is the opportunity to telework

ConsBenefits too high, no room for advancement, poor management, training

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to those on that actually do the work more.

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Too short

Regional Sales Assistant (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX (US)

I worked at Assurant full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent place to work, they are very employee oriented

ConsThe home office is in Milwaukee

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Unstable work environment with changing management and team members. Typical office job.

Loss Draft Specialist (Current Employee)
Duluth, GA (US)

I have been working at Assurant full-time for less than a year

ProsBusiness casual dress with easy work tasks. Get to listen to music while working. Possibility of moving to other branches of the company.

ConsUnprofessional management; if you want to move up you have to participate in brown nosing. Unorganized processes, illogical production tracking, disastrous internal organizational communication.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit being so greedy and focus on efficiency. Higher pay will result in better employees/performance. Reward people based on their performance instead of tenure. Picking favorites based on personal emotional gratification is counter productive to creating a competitive and profitable business.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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