OneBeacon
2.5 of 5 20 reviews
www.onebeacon.com Canton, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 6, 2014

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OneBeacon President, CEO, and Director Mike Miller

Mike Miller

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26% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Claims Representative (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGood hours flexible hours no micro managing

    ConsPoor pay and compensation no opportunity for growth

    Advice to Senior Managementthink of the little person

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

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    Being let go after 20+ years of devoted service

    Programmer/Analyst (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsAllows some telecommuting depending upon location

    ConsWas a good company until they changed direction and decided to outsource a lot of IT functionality to the Phillipines. They are letting go a lot of experienced people that they could spend a few dollars to retrain. Not good for America.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou don't have to follow the pack. Do what's right for American workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lacking our direction

    Underwriter (Former Employee)
    Farmington, CT

    ProsSmall company that can change direction quickly, some good specialty people. Several units are doing well.

    ConsLots of politics for a small company. Management is sheltered from the front lines and any criticism. Random firings and hirings are a hit to morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are a small company, fire middle management and open up direct lines of communication. Use your small size to your advantage.

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

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    Annual Bonus? Sure, it's called Christmas Time Layoffs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGenerous PTO Time, Nice group of co-workers.

    ConsOneBeacon has had layoffs for 4 or 5 years running now typically around December of each year. No one feels as if the company has a future including management. CEO is about as bad as they get at inspiring confidence and has little credibility. Highly likely the company will continue to shed jobs in the coming years. Look elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on honesty and integrity. Example: When you increase the average work week and don't pay employees any additional money, you get zero extra productivity and zero loyalty. (Reap what you sow.)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the worst place to work, but could do a lot better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's not the same company year to year. The one thing constant is change in direction, change in management, etc. The company is very much like New England, if you don't like it wait a quarter and things will change.

    ConsLot's of office politics. If you are in, you're in like flynn, but there are some egos who sometimes refuse to acknowledge those who are several levels below them as important contributors. Benefits have gotten worse and cheaper, not better and less expensive over the years. Kind of an insult to those of us who have been with the company a long time and made it what it is today. Salaries are also very low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know the people who work for you. It doesn't take much, but means a lot to a lot of people and you'll learn much more about the way the company is really running.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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