Old Republic Reviews

Updated 25 March 2014
Updated 25 March 2014
8 Reviews

2.5
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  1.  

    "Old boys club" feel, but decent for a starting job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Insurance in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Old Republic full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great location and in a landmark building on Michigan Ave. Company is small enough (at least the Chicago office - this does not apply to OR Title) for some to be noticed and move up the ranks, if qualified. Overall, a fair, ethical company that strives to make good decisions for shareholders. Good fit for employees just starting out and looking for entry level positions.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive and bonuses are small. Culture is very conservative - the status quo is upheld. Don't expect many "perks" that other companies will provide, such as gym memberships, parking reimbursements, daycare, etc. The company is run very lean, which is a pro and a con. Company has been through a rough patch due to industry troubles - not completely its own fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Republic full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People were great to work with

    Cons

    Pay was lower than industry average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee Review more often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that does not move forward.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Republic full-time

    Pros

    The office location; offer benefits

    Cons

    IT is not current; salary is low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst place I have ever worked in my life -- Yes, really.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Old Republic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location is good -- on Michigan avenue and centrally located.

    Cons

    The people I worked with here were just plain mean. Sexual Harassment was rampant and nothing was done about it. HR was a joke. At best it was an extremely boring place. I have worked at a few different companies -- this was by far the worst ever -- a living hell. Keep your sanity and stay away from this place!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is stodgy and set in their ways -- so any advice offered would not go far -- I will save my breath.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A solid job. Nothing exciting.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - State Filing Analyst  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - State Filing Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Old Republic

    Pros

    Decent company with OK benefits that has managed to weather the mortgage crisis relatively intact.

    Cons

    Very decentralized and not often focused on big picture issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they're worth.

  7.  

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Republic

    Pros

    Company took great pride in building a profitable company

    Cons

    Too often they implemented changes before it was fully thought-out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    xxxxxxx

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't do it

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Old Republic

    Pros

    Location rocks - on Michigan Ave, close to public transportation

    Cons

    Favoritism is exhibited, Management is not willing to change, HR doesn't do a thing and the salary is so below avg it's a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the blatent favoritism and pay what is due

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    They really are "People Helping People" in all aspects of the company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  San Ramon, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Ramon, CA (US)

    I have been working at Old Republic

    Pros

    The people!! There is a high level of commitment to individual and company success that shows in the decisions made and actions taken.

    Cons

    Knowing that there may be times when a plan holder will be disappointed because we don't cover "everything". Many plan holders have not read the plan and do not know what items are covered, so become frustrated when something they felt should be covered is clearly listed as a not covered item.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information. When everyone knows the goals and challenges, they can become involved in solutions and strategies.

    Recommends

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