Wawanesa Insurance
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A Company that Cares About Employees

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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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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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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

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Benefits

Cons

Toxic Work Environment
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Enjoyable work experience, many perks, room for advancement

This was a great place to work. I started on a contract, but was hired on permanently before the contract ended. There are many perks of working for this company. Good pay/ raises, benefits, pension, occasional lunches, depending on your department you can get invited to a sporting event or free dinner. Very nice place to work. Good vacation time plus sick days and personal days. Low stress so everyone was easy to get along with.

Pros

Room for advancement, good time off, good pay

Cons

My training experience (from a co-worker who was also learning her own new position) was not ideal.
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Overall the job,culture,people at underwriting team are ok

Everything is alright except the fact that you're on a project based account and ni health coverage, but if you do well in a year then chances of being a regular inreases and they do regularize people that desrves it.

Pros

Work, culture, people

Cons

No health coverage for non regulars or project based
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Great Company

The company itself is wonderful. Great benefits. The computer seems to care about employees, however certain supervisors do not seem to care. The main CON is that the pay is not competitive with other insurance companies in Winnipeg.

Pros

Benefits, Work/life balance

Cons

Pay is not competitive
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Decent company

Everything is great besides the fact that they are discriminatory towards people with disabilities or medical concerns that are not physically seen I.e neurological.

Pros

Good benefits

Cons

Discriminatory
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Productive & fast paced environment

They're a great company to work for and have many pleasant members to work alongside. They have great benefits and job security. Pleasant and changing environment.
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Easy, laid back job for a student with no experience.

Worked here during the summer while on break from university. I enjoyed this job, it was M-F 8-4 and fairly easy. Management was extremely nice, and made good friends with coworkers. No vacations as it was only a 3 month term which sucked so you cant have any days off. They train you very well and its a good job, i'd come back again next year. Above minimum wage too, not too much but better than just minimum.
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Productive and Insurance Standard courses

Good Organization, Free Training Courses, Good Pension Competent, Organized ,Efficient, Productive, Good Management, Nice Office, Lunch Room, Coffee and donuts
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Okay experience

i worked on a contract basis through Staffmax which Wawanesa treated people on contract differently then those were actual employees and they lied about why they couldn't hire.

Pros

Decent Wage, Downtown location

Cons

No Christmas party, was treated differently, no benefits, no holiday time
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Good place to work

- The company is people caring. There's a culture of listening to employees and valuing their opinions. People respect each other. - Employees have opportunities to grow and develop. - Achievements are celebrated.

Pros

GOod salary

Cons

none
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Great place to work

Top 5! 1) People...the environment I work in, in Edmonton is healthy and fun. I am not a micro manager. I do expect the best and extend trust to the staff. 2) Pay and Benefits...for the most part, I’ve been compensated fairly with a few hiccups in regards to two poor leaders who didn’t know what they were doing. Played favorites...unfair-inaccurate performance assessments...subjective rather than objective data. 3) Lots of opportunity to grow and move throughout the company. You’re not stuck in one role for the life of your career. 4) The company is making major improvements that improve systems and processes. Getting with the times. This includes developing its leadership team Nationally. Hopefully moving away some leaders from the strong arm and micro management approach. 5) Moving towards taking care of their number one asset—employees. Take care of the employee and they will take care of the business and the customers.

Pros

Working here

Cons

Not working here
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A company that gives back to the community!

Wawanesa is a wonderful company to be a part of. Management is amazing - professional and impressively knowledgeable on every level of the industry. Work environment is great with employees who are exceptionally trained in their respective positions. Being the third largest insurance company in Canada, they get their fair share of clients which allows for peace of mind in terms of job security. Wawanesa has multiple programs which allows us to give back to the community. With that being said, Wawanesa is also a company that cares for its employees. They offer wonderful benefits package and competitive salaries. It truly is a great company!
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Company

Great company to work for, would have remained if my position wasn't eliminated. Benefits company paid. Competitive salaries. Vacations and Personal Days great. Fellow employees are very friendly.

Pros

Very fair to their employee's needs.

Cons

Department closures/lay-offs.
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Great place to work.

Great place to work the people were friendly and the atmosphere was always good. The hours, pay and benifits were very good. There were lots of chances for you to grow and advance your career.
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Nice place to start

For Winnipeg, it is not bad. Some manager does not promote their employee. Benefits are good but they paid less that same positions in the market. Some of equipment and rooms are pretty old.
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good management

Nice work culture Good work life balance nice salary benefits scope of learning new things Leadership is Excellent supportive Team Members No discrimination
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Fun workplace

I enjoyed my time working at The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company. The environment is very social and collaborative. The organizational structure is pretty flat so there isn't as many opportunities for advancement. Overall I would recommend it.
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