Liberty Mutual Insurance

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated Jun 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 222 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

Liberty Mutual Insurance President & CEO David H. Long

David H. Long

(90 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company pay is reasonable for the expectation and lack of work life balance(in 70 reviews)

  • You are given a good amount of days off per year and good benefits(in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • The type of manager in your office will make or break your work-life balance(in 66 reviews)

  • Upper management is loosing more of their focus and support of front line employees(in 32 reviews)

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    Good learning experience, not suitable for a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThey pay well, you learn a lot about technical or communication skills

    ConsPeople tend to be young and competitive, which makes things really gossipy and cliquey sometimes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Job stability but nothing ground breaking.

    Senior Software Developer (Former Employee) Portsmouth, NH

    ProsGreat work life balance. Freedom to grow technically and professionally. Fantastic benefits.

    ConsThings move at a glacial pace. There are opportunities for growth but things move extremely slow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start

    Manager Special Projects (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood experience, some nice people

    ConsWork life balance, constantly changing management & favoritism
    Pay & benefits can be a lot better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to start a career

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat company to start a career. You can get great experience working here. Good pay and ok benefits.

    ConsWork and life balance is not good for some financial/accounting roles. Make sure to put your relationship with the manager first and your work second. This would get you places.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful about promoting people to management. Some managers are not very emotionally stable or knowledgable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of Ambition

    Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Dover, NH

    ProsJob security, large company with good pay.

    ConsPeople in my department lacked ambition

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tough to break through the glass ceiling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    Proswork-life balance is not bad (but varies by department), tuition reimbursement, decent health insurance, training and personal development opportunities are very good.

    ConsPoor pay and challenging to find advancement opportunities. This company does not pay for performance. There is a disconnect between how well you perform in a given performance period and what your merit increase will be. If you reach the top of your pay grade, yet still exceed expectations performance wise, don't expect a merit increase that reflects how well you performed. You're told that if you exhibit that you are capable of performing the duties of the next job up from your current one, you'll get promoted. That is not true at all. Most managers will not go to bat for you. If you're going to work here, learn to stand up for yourself early on and push your managers to do their job and be your advocate. Even then there's no guarantees.

    Very political and extremely difficult to break into the inner circle. Communication and flow of information tends to stop with that inner circle as well. There are some managers that buck this trend, but not nearly enough.

    "Moving up" here means "moving on". If you're not comfortable changing jobs/departments/SBU's every couple of years, but want to advance in your career, this company is not for you.

    Pension and 401K plan slashed in the midst of a record breaking year for the company.

    Would like to see more opportunities for flexible working arrangements.

    Growing very tired of all the re-orgs. It's to the point that you don't even have a chance to settle into the new organization before you're hit with another change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to be better advocates for their direct reports. Recognition goes a long way. The message I keep hearing around here lately is that people are Senior Management's main concern. Say it all you want, but actions speak louder than words and I'm still waiting.

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    Poor middle management

    Director (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood benefits, great location in downtown Boston, relocation assistance, great facilities, excellent use of technology

    ConsSalaries are low for Boston-area employees, middle managers don't respect the space of others, managers do not respect employees, overly conservative culture for 2014 (suit and tie requirement daily - no business casual Fridays), too many re-orgs, indecisive management, too many McKinsey consultants and not enough people with real management experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep middle managers in their lanes; respect staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Representative

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood compensation
    Good benefits
    Good culture/people
    Good opportunity in home office
    Strong company name

    ConsBad Upper Management
    Inexperienced Direct Managers
    Premium rate increases
    Very conservative
    Poor work/life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove up the people who deserve it and have the experience, not the ones who look best on paper.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Recent Grad

    Analyst (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat place to start a career. The company offers good development and training opportunities. The work life balance is reasonable.

    ConsOften hard to see where your work is used/ how it helps the company. The work environment can be dull and up tight.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Liberty wants to attract younger workers, but its culture is from the 50's.

    Technical Architect (Former Employee) Dover, NH

    ProsGood salary. Good technology experience.

    ConsManagement too afraid to make waves or negotiate with business partners and upper management. Women are often overlooked for promotions-- especially in higher positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHard to get much done without everyone involved. Management should delegate and learn to trust employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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