Beecher Carlson Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
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  1. Innovative and fun

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    New owners (Brown & Brown, Inc.) are a bit old fashioned in the way they deal with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get the Brown & Brown Leaders to be more aware of the obstacles that the middle management people have put in the way of getting work done. The middle managers have built up kingdoms and it is a very odd situation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Pros

    Great culture - work hard, play hard mentality. Employees are passionate about what they do and passionate about delivering results for clients

    Cons

    There is a vast disproportion of wealth within the company. The underlings work extremely hard, while the senior/executive management works just hard enough and the lower level employees are not compensated fairly for the work that they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. OK company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere
    Bonuses (in certain departments)

    Cons

    Limited growth potential
    "Good ole boys network" mentality
    Raises are practically non existent
    Benefits are not the greatest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Pros

    awesome people that were always helpful

    Cons

    did not have any complaints

  6. Not a good fit for Brown and Brown model

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  7. So far so, well, pretty good

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson full-time (more than 3 years)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    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
  9. Beecher is an ambitious sales oriented company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    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
  10. Poor leadership, and no room for advancement

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    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    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
  11. It's Insurance

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    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

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