Beecher Carlson

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14 Reviews

2.6
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  1.  

    So far so, well, pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    People we work with are great

    Cons

    Lack of information from management about everything leaves you speculating about everything. "Bonuses" do not exist and there is no talk of why or when they might exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more, and try stick to what you say to some degree. Quarterly conference calls with the entire company are not useful, they are a waste of time and almost demoralizing. Award those that deserve it. Not everyone is a producer in this company, but they appear to be the only ones that matter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Not a good fit for Brown and Brown model

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President

    Pros

    Very talented coworkers, liberal PTO program and T and E budgets

    Cons

    There is no leadership at this company. There are no performance reviews and no clear lines of career development. There is an amazing sense of desperation since the sale to B and B. It doesn't seem like Beecher is meeting expectations, and the parent company is already making really awful changes to culture and service model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over with a talented management team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    There are some good people here. The worst executive management I have seen in 20 years in the industry. Poor ethics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Liberal time off policy. You will really appreciate your next job!

    Cons

    Weak management at the executive level which naturally permeates through the entire organization. Old boy network, cronyism and "might makes right" mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Previous reviewer said it best, lead by example. Stop turning a blind eye to poor ethics and misconduct within the executive ranks. Stop stuffing your pockets at others expense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Beecher is an ambitious sales oriented company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    there are very talented and knowledgeable technical people working. there is creativity and innovation. customer oriented organization.

    Cons

    communication of vision and plan for the company and its future to employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Poor leadership, and no room for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Very liberal with hours worked and time off requests

    Cons

    Poor management and poor leadership.
    Pay is substandard. The managers make a lot of money, but they don't sell. Yet, they push you to sell more and they are never happy, even when you kick butt in a month.
    Avoid working here if at all possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the producers more. Implement profit sharing. Quit leading from the rear and lead by example. Management thru fear and intimidation is not productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    It's Insurance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Freedom, benefits, and a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Training is terrible
    Disconnect between corporate and other offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the leaders in the individual markets lead, butt out.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worst run company I have ever seen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Beecher Carlson is that I haven't found another job yet. Most of the people in the trenches are good people and make it bearable.

    Cons

    Extremely weak management that are only concerned with making more money for themselves and not sharing any with employees. Worst communication I have ever experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone knows you are all talk with no ability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A fast growing company gearing for future growth and probable sale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Rating within the industry very credible and extremely high

    Cons

    Company has been in acquisition mode at the expense of validating very competent employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do annual reviews and give your employees a raise!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company but prepare to be stagnant...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Manager

    Pros

    Terrific co-workers, enjoyable environment and the lack of micro-management.

    Cons

    Lack of proper compensation and poor supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch for hardworking, strong employees who want to learn and grow in the company & properly compensate them for the job they are doing.

    Recommends
  11.  

    The responsibility is rewarding, the lack of communication is disheartening.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work life balance is great. I work with good people and enjoy coworker company while outside of work as well.

    Cons

    No idea what the career path is. I have no clue where, when, why, or how to take the next step.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are fed up with the non existent bonus structure that is referred to by management. No growth in salary is also very disappointing.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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