Property and Casualty Broker (Current Employee), Overland Park, KS – June 26, 2013
Pros: travel, attending events, flexible hours
Cons: little training, small support staff
Typical work day in the office - insurance quote, market, follow up, account management, meetings with clients, and carrier underwriters.
In the past 10 months, I learned to be an Excess and Surplus Lines broker, manage and build my own book of business, connect with agents, built relationships with over 45 different insurance carriers, learned to quote, market, and bind different types of coverage’s from property, casualty, environmental, excess casualty, inland marine, work comp, and professional products.
Working in a small office of 7 people, one manager, made the daily environment almost family like. My manager walked a thin line of professionalism and personal. I admire the success level of my manager, but the training that was put into play was lacking.
Learning to do a new job with little or no training was the most difficult part of the job, but also the challenge of learning it on my own and having successful accounts and programs come together from my effort was also the most enjoyable.
BRANCH CONTROLLER (Current Employee), Paramus, NJ – July 12, 2012
My position is being consolidated to a regional office. This was an acquistion and the Company (management) have been very upfront about their plan. They have been very good in allowing me to explore other job opportunities during the transition.