Wawanesa Insurance
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Overall Great Company but lacks Pay and Promotion

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Great transparency from management and executive levelGreat work from home transition during pandemic and is still a remote first companyAverage pay with very little annual increase which is lower than inflationGreat coworkers and collaboration opportunitiesLack of advancement opportunities and is slow at promoting employees from withinCompany pays 100% for tuition for designation (such as CIP and CRM)
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Not a good place to work if you want to be free to adjust with client care.

As a mutual they have lost the focus on the members. Profit first and customer service comes at the cost of profits. Recent management style changes have killed employee morale. Glad to have left the toxic environment they have developed.
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Moyen

Pas Mal moyen avant qu'ils ferment le department des ventes. Proche de la maison.

Pros

Bon salaire

Cons

Management
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Good enough if you like insurance

Not my favorite company but pay was great. Benefits were ok but you had to contribute. Full benefits is great pension. Vpn stunk so WFM was not great I dunno.
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Overall very good

Very good, good Management, work life balance.Get busy sometimes Work from home available Easy to go Management Very Good Training Good Benefit and Pension plan
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Great Company, Great People, Great Work-Life Balance

Wawanesa is a great company to work for overall and offers amazing benefits!I love the people and culture here!
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Great people, management cares

Great people and team work culture. Fantastic pay and benefits, remote work options for most roles, management really cares about the wellbeing of the people.
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Fast paced job

You will constantly be learning and needing to adapt to change. Computer skills are a major asset for this job. Management is really good and always fair.

Pros

Paid schooling

Cons

Not many options for overtime
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Heavy work load , unrealistic expectations

Wawanesa could be a great company to work for if they would hire enough employees. There is a heavy work load for adjusters. Unrealistic expectations. The pay is average .

Pros

Covid measures

Cons

Short staffed
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Work for the competition

understaffed, underpaid and over-worked. When compared to their competition, they expect an individual to maintain the workload of two individuals while compensation is for the workload of 1 individual, it's a win for them and a lose for you.
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Moral sucks

Inexperienced managers in a very top down culture make for bad working environment: so people leave which increases the workload for those left there. Staffing shortages abound and burnout is high. Staff are very clicky all say they want to help but refuse too. Training is not good.

Pros

None really

Cons

alot to many to list
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Cult like; just keep smiling and telling everyone it's going great, despite the mountains of work that keeps being thrown at you.

Inexperienced managers in a very top down culture make for bad working environment: so people leave which increases the workload for those left there. Staffing shortages abound and burnout is high.

Pros

Ability to work from home. 5 personal days.

Cons

No work life balance; cult like culture. Upper management don't understand, nor care about the front lines.
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Old school

Old school management when I worked there. Job advancement was quick, underwriting is very stressful.Sometimes unattainable number of apps to underwrite on a day.Management retired, so could be a better place to work now, maybe.

Pros

Nice team members

Cons

High demand work load
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Great place to work, great people to work with. Fantastic organization

Would highly recommend this organization to others. Although the salary is on the low end, there is still lots of room for advancement and great educational opportunities.
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A Company that Cares About Employees

Working for Wawanesa has been the best career decision I've made. Here's why:- Supportive management- Challenging work- Opportunities to grow in your career and learn new skills- Competitive compensation package and equitable pay - GREAT benefits- Truly cares about employee health and wellbeing- Transparency - Fun activities and contests - Professional development- Collaboration with other departments - Inclusive environment - Great recognition program - Flexible work schedule (opportunity to work from home)- Excellent response and quick action dealing with the pandemic

Pros

Employees start with 3 weeks of vacation at minimum and 5 personal days!
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Toxic and Notorious for Bullying

Most toxic place to work. Employees are all miserable and the morale is depressing. Micromanaged to the point of nervous breakdowns. Managers are useless, can’t coach or mentor, don’t trust employees and are lacking in overall skill. Bullying is rampant here. Never seen anything like it. Very toxic, directors and VP’s play favourites, several managers only promoted to those positions based on seniority but have no idea how to actually direct staff. Ridiculed in the workplace for the same mistakes a manager makes. The politics are insane at the executive level. This whole coming needs an overhaul and hopefully staff will speak up about the bullying. Save your soul, don’t work here.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Everything else, stay away!
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They went through an incredible digital transformation, but they also need to transform their culture.

It is an old company trying to catch up with the digital world by adopting new and exciting technologies, so there is a lot of IT projects going on; this makes them the perfect place to learn new tools and technologies. The company's only issue is the lack of opportunities for non-Canadian; they talk a lot about diversity and inclusion, but in reality, anybody's origins and accent is a glass ceiling in Wawanesa.

Pros

Pension plan. / Work-life Balance / Learning environment

Cons

Old boomer culture
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Solid job security but don’t expect much respect

Good job, ok benefits and ok work but don’t expect upper mgmt to be on the same page as front line managers. They rarely consult their staff and insist on driving service while grading you on odd factors that are often well out of your control I would give them a higher score based if the culture which is quite positive but the treatment by mgmt just made it difficult.

Pros

Good culture, great introductory role

Cons

Disconnect from mgmt to front ljne
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Supportive Management

The team's within Wawanesa are friendly and supportive, I can easy say I would recommend applying there. Great benefits, personal days provided. Very casual environment.
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What a Mess

- supervisors micro manage - don’t trust employees do their job- supervisors and management discriminate against medical conditions - supervisors have no underwriting knowledge and rely heavily on underwriting technical specialists and senior underwriters- unorganized all over the place, expect processes and procedures to change everyday you work- no promotion within and hire unqualified candidates for higher positions - overall toxic work environment

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Toxic Work Environment
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Amazing company

Anything you think you know about insurance companies - throw it away. Wawanesa is an amazing company to work for, caring for our owners (policyholders) is in our DNA, and it permeates through every decision we make. I know I can feel secure making the right call for a client because my manager will have my back. This is a company that cares about you - not just your productivity, but how you are doing as a person.

Pros

Amazing management, great training, awesome events

Cons

Still a little segmented regionally
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Overall rating

Based on 226 reviews

Ratings by category

3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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