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OneBeacon Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was a great company to work for. Everyone is very friendly but it is a much more senior environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Associate Recruiter in Canton, MA
    Former Contractor - Associate Recruiter in Canton, MA

    I worked at OneBeacon as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The headquarters was once in that office so you get to work in a huge building, with amazing food served for lunch along with a state of the art gym.

    Cons

    The headquarters moved to Minnetonka so the work environment is left with very few of the employees. It feels pretty empty in such a huge building.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Claims Adjuster

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Woodbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Woodbury, NJ

    I worked at OneBeacon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody knew what they were doing and were highly competent. I received a lot of useful experience. Managers were highly skilled and mostly supportive.

    Cons

    High stress, rigid, sometimes awkward environment. They used a lot of temps because the claims department was never adequately staffed. Lots of turnover and management would cut to keep the department bare bones. I once received over 10 slip/fall cases on a single day during winter season when we had a lot of snow/ice cases. Management was aware of the backlog and that we couldn't evaluate the rest of our cases properly, but the management reviews in the files and audits did not reflect the situation we were in as they still wanted 100% compliance even though that would have meant we'd have to stay late every day. I'm not one to complain, because any examiner knows that there are peaks and valleys in claims handling, but there was never a "slow period" at this company to catch up on because the department was never staffed enough and they'd simply let the temps go when they weren't needed. A claims job for a general liability company that requires thorough contact and policy analysis can't work if the examiner is always backed up and has to cringe every time the phone rings when someone wants to know the status of their cases and you can't simply tell claimants and insureds that I didn't get to their claim yet because "I'm busy."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They cut my line about 6 mos after I left the company so who cares.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Canton, MA

    I worked at OneBeacon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice managers, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Location on 93 mad the commute pretty rough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great experience - sad to be in runoff

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claim in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Claim in Canton, MA

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

    Pros

    Talented co-workers and supportive management

    Cons

    No ability to transfer into the ongoing company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More honest communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Try not to let a handful of people ruin your workplace.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA

    I worked at OneBeacon

    Pros

    If you take the time to negotiate, OneBeacon can provide great pay. A few years ago they moved to nice new building in Canton, MA. It is a good company overall.

    Cons

    The Legal Dept. was a little tough to work in - there was alot of turnover. The managing attorneys talked down to and negatively about employees out in the open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a great payscale, great building, now if only upper management, (specifically attorneys) were more professional and less gossipy.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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