Pekin Insurance Employee Reviews in United States

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Claim Intern (Former Employee) –  Pekin, ILNovember 9, 2015
My experience as an Intern at Pekin Insurance was positive. I was able to learn about many aspects of the Insurance process specifically the claims process. Managers were very knowledgeable and treated employees well. Co-workers were friendly and uplifting. I loved getting off at noon on Fridays during "summer hours". I would recommend Pekin Insurance to my close friends.

Pekin Insurance is a good company from top to bottom.
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Originally a good place to work but has gone downhill
Customer service (Former Employee) –  Pekin, ILAugust 17, 2015
Started working there shortly out of high school and loved it. Pay was decent but no incentives to make you feel appreciated. As time went on, they watched every move made, even bathroom breaks, and made it feel like you were back in elementary school. Difficult to advance unless you are "buddies" with a manager. Huge frat mentality. Women still lacking in pay and advancement. Will lay people off and rehire 6 months after to save money on someone making a higher wage because they've been there longer. Not a place someone would work if they hope to reach 20 or 30 years of service and retire.
Pros
Benefits, close to home
Cons
Management, no job security
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Awesome Company to work for
Manager IT Service Management (Current Employee) –  Pekin, ILOctober 5, 2014
Awesome Company, Awesome People,,,The staff and the management are awesome. They treat their staff right and value the customers.
Pros
subsidized lunches
Cons
nothing
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Good Company Gone Bad
Management/Technical/Secretarial (Former Employee) –  Pekin IllinoisMay 28, 2014
Major transition going on since 2010. Pension plan gone and benefits reduced. New HR's number one goal is to reduce salaries on mid level range employees and turn company over to generation Y at a lower cost. No job security unless you are upper level management as there are a different set of rules/standards and it is a very stressful environment for all levels. HR doesn't follow the very culture being expected of its employees as it is agenda driven. Few minorities and women still lagging in pay. Nominal trinkets given out in lieu of real meaningful comps.

Use to be a place where folks worked 10, 20 or even 30 years with a proud retirement. Those days are long gone at Pekin Insurance as it is an environment of just be glad you have a job mentality.

39% turnover out of approximately 800 employees since the end of 2010.
Pros
cafeteria, health insurance
Cons
see review.
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Was a great place to work
Administrative Assistant to the Director (Former Employee) –  Pekin, ILApril 19, 2013
I enjoyed the multi-tasking as well as the Excel challenges. Staff was great.
Pros
great co-workers & management team
Cons
no advancement
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Poor executive management; lack of initiative.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Pekin, ILAugust 17, 2012
Senior management and work culture favors a status quo environment with little regard to employees' input. Took 25 years for company to enter a new state of business for P&C operations. Promotion from within created in-breeding with little effort to advance new management techniques and little accountability. Not in-tuned to cost-savings environment due to paying high commissions to independent agents in order to sell product/service.
Most of workforce is very good in their service efforts, but lack incentive to be engaged in their jobs due to culture and executives inability practice basic management skills. DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW ARE NOT WELCOME.
Employee benefits are good; compensation can be improved with a more incentive laden program to encourage effort with equal rewards. Not a good record regarding work/life balance.
Pros
benefits
Cons
executives; frat like culture; lack of accountability among management.
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Co-workers were great but management makes promises that they don't keep.
Training Instructor (Former Employee) –  Pekin, ILAugust 3, 2012
Co-workers are great people to work with. Management is behind in the industry. Lack of leadership and a sense of what we want to do within the industry. Travel was the hardest part of the job. Most enjoyable part was seeing the "light" come on when they learned something about the insurance. I learned the different types of insurance polices and speaking in front of crowd of peers.
Pros
close to home
Cons
compensation
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Very good outlook for employees.
Claim Examiner (Former Employee) –  Morris, ILJanuary 27, 2012
PekinInsurance kept up on the pulse of the industry's wages and benefits for employees. Family oriented, and readily able to recognize superior service for the company and clients.
Pros
full benefits including christmas club, ready to assist and offer services when needed.
Cons
very few cons, if any.
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