AmTrust Financial
2.6 of 5 27 reviews
www.amtrustgroup.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 26, 2014

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Barry D. Zyskind

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Underwriting Service Technician (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsPlenty of Overtime if desired.

    ConsWork life balance can be a bit difficult

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good benefits poor management

    Testing Analyst (Current Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsCompany has good benefits. Nice having the bank holidays.

    ConsDesks arrangements are very close together with limited space, so you have no privacy at all. Management does not clearly communicate what they want from you and then you get blamed for there miscommunications.
    They are going through some growing pains but management really needs to communicate better with the employees. In a year no one has ever sat down with me and clearly defined my responsibilities. It a fly by the set of your pants environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate to your employees, set career paths and expectations.

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    good experience

    QA Analyst (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    Prosgood people to work with.

    Consboring work. projects are limited.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Entry level job ok-not a place to build a career

    Commercial Undewriter (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsNo micromanagement; You can learn entry level skill sets here..

    ConsManagement is not honest with employees regarding career paths. Nepotism and favoritism rule. Employees are systematically eliminated when they start to earn serious salaries. I worked there for over 5 years and left with virtually the same skill set and compensation I had when hired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in career development and long-term training.

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

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    Great employees...but some senior executives are verbally abusive

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFellow employees are great to work with. Pay is competitive.

    Conssome senior executives can be verbally abusive. environment is very high strung

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEmployees, Benefits, Attire, Lifestyle.......................... Good place to start.

    ConsPay, Management Really need more training for specific positions

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    Very Busy and Noisy

    QA Department (Current Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsGood benefits and salary. Friendly people. Pretty open dress code.

    ConsLots of young people who don't know how to behave in an office environment. Can be loud and obnoxious at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You learn more from a bad experience than a good

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsYou may get to travel and no one really pays attention to what you're doing

    ConsAlmost everything is a con. There is literally no company culture (I didn't know this was possible). The management team is terrible and there is no guidance what so ever. They only promote their friends and family and choose the worst possible people to be managers and leads. This was the absolute worst working experience I have had in my entire life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in a management consultant and do a top down. If there is a reason that the slash and burn method was created, this place is it!

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

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    Nice place to start, not a career

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsEasy to get a long with most of the people
    great learning experience

    Consraises are almost non-existent
    very little room to advance

    Advice to Senior Managementtake better care of the people you call your superstars, don't wait until they have another job offer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible place to work as a career

    IT Support (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsGood place for starters to gain experience.

    ConsThis is a decent place to start to gain experience. Once you gain that experience, LEAVE!
    The management is terrible, zero career opportunity, upper management is very selfish you are just a number to them.
    I was with Amtrust for 5 solid years and gained .68 cents raise in all of 5 years (Yes, you read that right). Every year you were promised you will get a raise but you were cheated out off. Lot of broken promises.
    Lots of favoritism being played. If you don't kiss butt or if you're not their favorite individual, you will be pushed aside and given more work while your team leaders and managers take hours long lunches and take the credit for all your hard work.

    In 5 years of working here, I have learned a lot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair to your employees. Instead of always filling your pockets, remember that workers are very vital part of the company. Treat them fairly and with respect.
    Work on your management skills. Reward hard work.

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

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