not a lot of help from upper management all they care is for themselves so you better sell while they seat at the office all day and go eat while you drive about 200 to 300 miles daily to pick up payments
Multi Line Agent (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 18, 2018
agents might have and easier time validating and staying solvent if leadership was more aware of specific winning lead generation/prospecting methods in their given regions, and it would also help if they stayed on board.
AGENT (Former Employee) – Oregon – August 31, 2018
Regional managers in insurance always make it look like the best option, but that's literally their job. They are paid to sell insurance and to sell you on insurance. The truth is that only 10% of people who attempt to become insurance agents make enough commission to support themselves. I've drained my savings trying to support myself and my family while starting this career.
Senior Storage Administrator (Former Employee) – Glenmont, NY – August 29, 2018
Extremely secure employment environment. Most of the staff have been there for decades. This however creates an imbalance in both employee outlook and non-pay benefits. There's a caste system between long-term and short term employees.
The environment is large and there's a lot of quality experience to be had, however bureaucracy reigns supreme and innovation is not a priority.
For an overall slow paced environment night and weekend work becomes a major expectation. If you're in an on-call rotation expect a dozen calls per week, after hours, with maybe one real issue.
Lacking promotion, the management only hire family members and put them into positions they are not qualified for. Employee who have been with the company for over 10 years does not get the respect they deserve from those in authority.
Exclusive Agent (Former Employee) – St. George, UT – August 19, 2018
I was an agent. Being an agent gave me the flexibility to come and go as needed. I had my own office and pay was commission. This job requires you to be highly motivated and a self starter. Insurance sales are very competitive.
Special Claims Representative (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – August 14, 2018
Definitely not the kind of place that promotes based on performance. If you've been there long enough and kissed the right butt, you will promote just fine. If you work hard and go beyond expectations but do not suck up to the right people, you will be stuck. The company management lacks integrity and purposely misleads employees regarding its financial status to pressure employees into working harder for longer periods of time to avoid properly staffing the claims department. Pay & benefits are on the bottom end of the curve competition curve.
Most coworkers/peers are nice.
Management, pay, promotional opporunities for solid employees
American National is a great place to start to expand your knowledge in the world of insurance
WORKSITE CASE MGR / CUSTOMER SERVICE REP (Current Employee) – Galveston, TX – July 21, 2018
I went into this job without a lick of knowledge of how health insurance truly worked. All I knew was I needed it in order to be seen by a doctor and everything was covered because I have health insurance...so I thought. After 8 weeks of training and much knowledge shoved into my brain I wondered what the heck I got myself into. Well I stuck with and now I love it! Not only do I help customers understand their insurance coverage and how it works but I also have the privilege of helping my family with their insurance needs. With my knowledge I have been able to save people hundreds and thousands of dollars by not making overpayments to providers and waiting on refunds that can sometimes take over 2 years to get back. So if you're looking for a job in the health insurance industry American National is a great place to start and expand your knowledge. American National also offers a wide variety of insurance besides health; they offer life, auto, home, classical vehicles, and so much more.
Sales Agent (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – July 21, 2018
Selling Life Insurance Policies were stressful sometimes because I had to go out to knock on doors and look for customers to different areas in the city. I met a lot of persons and that was the best thing
Drive to different areas with different kind of weather looking for customers
Life Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – New Hope, MN – July 14, 2018
Good company. GREAT office. My direct supervisor and District Manager are top notch stand up guys. Really teach you how to do the job. I learned alot and really challenged myself. Loved the time I was there and gained valuable experience p/confidence.