A.M. Best Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Positive experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A.M. Best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn new skills, and then use those skills in day to day work. Hard work and effort is appreciated and rewarded. Small company feel.

    Cons

    Not everyone is working as hard as they could be. A lot of people who have been there long time who are not pulling their weight.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Don't Work Here Unless you are Desperate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A.M. Best full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues whom are personable and knowledgeable

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, stress is part of this position. Poor work life balance compared to many of its peers.


  3. Helpful (5)

    employee

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New Providence, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New Providence, NJ

    I have been working at A.M. Best full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    you work 7 hours and thats about it

    Cons

    Poor salary, no bonuses, no profit sharing. no promotion incompetence from the top down. Communication is lacking (The CEO tried to address this at company picnic but instead told everyone about his books hes been writing for 8 years. Again the incompetence) Dress code is crap. Have to wear suit and tie even though I never deal with clients. Turn over it stupid. HR is condescending. AVOID

    Advice to Management

    You deserve to be CEO. You treat your employee like garbage, use the AM Best as personal ATM, and have no idea what is going on. When your employees talk about communication, they mean be more engaging and tell them where you want to take the company. STOP hiding in your $2 million office and start being a leader.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Dont work here, you will regret that decision

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at A.M. Best full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to leave work at 3;30pm if you start working at 7:30am. Nice co-workers some work harder than others but most analysts are nice.

    Cons

    where do I begin... you must swipe your card when you go in and out of the building and you can't get out until lunch or until you leave for the day. your time is monitored by the higher ups and you will get reprimanded if you have to leave work 5 minutes early. Management treats employees like 2nd class citizens, like a previous reviewer said condescending emails from HR are the norm and everyone walks around scared to do something that will land them in HR or that will place them on probation. It is a miserable place to work. the positive reviews must be from people that have been getting promoted without very much of hard work...

    Advice to Management

    stop promoting people that don't do any work and that don't make money for the company. get a microwave, coffee machine and a refrigerator so that your employees don't have to pay you for lunch or to have a cup of coffee.


  6. Helpful (1)

    You will not be happy or treated fairly here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldwick, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldwick, NJ

    I worked at A.M. Best full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None aside from some very nice hard working people that work at the company

    Cons

    Employees are treated poorly particularly in ratings (the bread and butter of the company), no room for growth and to many layers of management that don't do any work all day. Discrimination and favoritism is everywhere with incompetent people that do no work or laugh all day getting promotions and hard working employees getting overlooked. this company is stuck in the 50s and they treat employees very poorly. If management has no use for you anymore they will make your life miserable so you quit vs laying you off and giving you a severance as appreciation for all your years of work for the company. Do yourself a favor, if you want to be happy professionally and respected for your hard work go work somewhere else or you will become as depressed as most of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    value good employees that actually make money for the company before they all quit.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A.M. Best

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people work here. The benefits are good and the work life balance is appreciated. The company is mindful of the safety of its staff during inclement weather by implementing delays, closures or early leaves.

    Cons

    Lack of communication by executives, i.e. President

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, allow for more telecommuting, relax the dress code in the summer - ditch the ties.


  8. Helpful (8)

    Nice coworkers but TERRIBLE COMPANY CULTURE

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Oldwick, NJ
    Former Employee - Programmer in Oldwick, NJ

    I worked at A.M. Best (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable work hours. Work was a mixed bag: some projects were very interesting and I was able to take the lead and learn a lot. Others were tedious and used very outdated technology.

    Cons

    My own team was very nice and friendly, HOWEVER overall company culture is terrible. Like another reviewer said, stuck in the 50s. E.g. Condescending memos from HR every quarter about dress code, etc. Dress code examples: men had to wear suits every day; women couldn’t wear open toe shoes or skirts without pantyhose. If you had to wear sneakers for health reasons you had to get a note from the doctor. Seriously! Rampant nepotism. Upper management thinks they know everything and staff members almost nothing (I overheard an executive member once say something to this effect).

    Advice to Management

    It's 2015, not 1955. If you want to attract and retain good talent, you have to catch up with the times!


  9. Helpful (5)

    In need of improvement in many areas

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldwick, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldwick, NJ

    I worked at A.M. Best full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Ample vacation time, good work-life balance, delayed openings/early closures/office closed for inclement weather, ability to work remotely on a regular basis, some good, hard-working people in the rank and file, easy commute from Pennsylvania on Route 78 and within central New Jersey, pretty good dental and vision plans, adequate 401(k).

    Cons

    Absolutely inadequate salaries, no raises, mediocre medical benefits, no bonuses, no opportunity for advancement, antiquated and dictatorial policies, ridiculously old-fashioned dress code (for example, women wearing sandals must have pedicures, and hair and beard styles must be "normal", way too many layers of management more interested in perpetuating the status quo than actually moving forward, not enough people doing the actual work, tendency at all levels of management to focus on unimportant things and ignore issues that need attention, no microwaves or refrigerators, no true flex time, unshaded outdoor parking, resistance to upgrading technology and office furniture, poor air quality in building (dust and mold), lackluster cleaning of work spaces (dust, old stained carpeting), dispirited employee morale, plenty of criticism but no appreciation of hard work and good ideas in any meaningful way.

    Advice to Management

    To senior management, retire. To middle management, learn the difference between managing your direct reports and suffocating them. To senior management, middle management, and HR, you'll have happier and more productive employees if you trust them, pay them fairly, and treat them like adults, not children.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Sr financial analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oldwick, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oldwick, NJ

    I have been working at A.M. Best full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, no longer have even work life balance

    Cons

    Culture, opportunities, management benefits,

    Advice to Management

    It 2015 get out of the 1950


  11. Helpful (7)

    AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Oldwick, NJ
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Oldwick, NJ

    I worked at A.M. Best full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a few decent people that work here. However they are so beaten down and just accept things for what they are. Otherwise it's a horrible environment stuck in the 50s. If I could have given AM Best no stars I would have. Run for this place as fast as you can!!!!!

    Cons

    Management is terrible. They make stupid decisions and have the "look there's a squirell" mentality. IT is so behind the times that I'm surprised they are able to make anything work. Lots of costly decisions made by upper management. They'd rather spend an extra 100k just to say they saved $1. Run by completely out of touch executives that have no idea how to treat employees. Discrimination run rampant. Avoid this company at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the business because you have no business being in business. You are a bunch of terrible human beings that have no idea how to treat people.



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