A.M. Best Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Don't Work Here Unless you are Desperate

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    • 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.


  2. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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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
    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.


  3. Helpful (7)

    Nice coworkers but TERRIBLE COMPANY CULTURE

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Others were tedious and used very outdated technology.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!


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  5. Helpful (4)

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    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


  7. Helpful (7)

    AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  8. Helpful (5)

    AM Best work experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A.M. Best

    Pros

    Good team members. Office environment is friendly

    Cons

    Poor management , No focus and directions. Senior management blames thejuniors for their mistakes


  9. Helpful (5)

    Glad that's over..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Oldwick, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Oldwick, NJ

    I worked at A.M. Best

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work hours
    Also, mindless work so when you go home at night you dont bring home with you

    Cons

    So hard to describe-It's just STRANGE very very STRANGE
    They are stuck in the 50's and I really have no idea how this place even remains open!!

    Advice to Management

    I don't think they care so no advice is valuable


  10. Helpful (4)

    One of the worst companies on the planet to work for.

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

    Nothing positive can be said about this place. It is one of the worst places anyone could possibly work at. If you are considering a career at A.M. Best you should have second amd third thoughts about it.

    Cons

    Management is so clueless on the reality of how things work. The company is run by an executive group that are stuck in the 50s. A complete detachment from how modern corporate America is. A lot if discrimination goes on with no where to turn to. Avoid working here at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and let real world people run your organization.


  11. Good for experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Specialist in Oldwick, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Specialist in Oldwick, NJ

    I have been working at A.M. Best full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Company is good for getting experience. No one looking over your shoulder. Complex work that you learn. Days off for holidays. Pretty laid back.

    Cons

    Pay should be more considering the work some people do.



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