Burns & Wilcox
Burns & Wilcox – Houston, TX
THE OPPORTUNITY: • Work in branch office to receive long-term training and ability to achieve full underwriting authority. • Work with Underwriters… Monster
Burns & Wilcox – Houston, TX
THE OPPORTUNITY: • Support underwriters and agents in accessing the breadth of our products and markets • Bind risk, post the invoice and process… Monster
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Burns & Wilcox full-time for more than a yearPros
The amount of carriers available to work with, clean enviornmenet, but really the only pro was the friendships that were developed.Cons
This company maybe headed in the right direction, but it is certainly on the backs of the employees. You are expected to work more than 40 hours a week with no over time and you are only paid 37.5 hours. Bonuses for the work horses are lame. If you are a manager, part of the bonus is hijacked so the CEO can gain more interest and it is used as "motivation" for you to stay. You get it the next year, only for that next portion to be hijacked. They say that it is a family friendly company, but you are expected to stay long hours as mentioned. If you are a manager you are privilaged to waste an enitre week (60+hrs) for the annual dog and pony show known as the 'managers meeting'. You are not allowed to have more than 3 photos of your family on your desk at a time and trinkets are very frowned upon. The work space is wide open, which makes you feel like you are being constantly watched. People talk loudly and have no concern for others that maybe distracted. You are basically working as a slave in a modern work environment.
The CEO is extremely picky and VERY cheap. He "shows that he cares" by providing snacks two days a week and a lame health fair every August. The holiday party is nice though. Did you know that a refridgerator at work is a privillage and not a right? Do not leave smelly items in the fridge or else it might be taken away.
Management is either old and tired or young and dumb. They bicker, fight and backstab constantly, It is like 'General Hospital' everyday.
Training is provided, but you better not do a bit of it during work. You have to complete it at home, which takes more time away from your family.
The workload is enormous and monotonous. You are expected to not make even the smallest of mistakes, but if you do, you will certainly hear about it 4 times over. You bring in tons of money, but are paid very minimally. You are not rewarded with higher pay if you have a masters or are specialized. You must follow the structure for pay, which is pathetic, unless you are upper management, then you get treated like a king.
Benefits are good, which makes being over worked and underpaid a little easier to swallow.
Over all, you have to like working in insurance or have no other options due to a lack of a degree to work there. People are miserable, mostly. Women do not advance, but if they do, they face a tougher battle.
Over all this is a very poor company and I am surprised that people stay and work there.Advice to ManagementAdvice
This is not the '50s. Get into the modern world and treat your employees better.
Stop being cheap. Create a better management structure.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO