Baldwin & Lyons

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Updated February 2, 2015
Updated February 2, 2015
21 Reviews
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Baldwin & Lyons Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer Joseph J. DeVito
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  1.  

    Baldwin & Lyons is a traditional but upbeat and stimulating firm to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baldwin & Lyons

    Pros

    There is ample opportunity for lateral movement and promotion in this company. The benefits are great, company match of 401k contribution is solid, generous PTO allocation.

    Cons

    The insurance industry, demographically speaking, is somewhat older. However, at least in my department, everyone for the part is middle aged or younger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but hard to keep up with the constant changing of guidelines.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baldwin & Lyons

    Pros

    Holiday bonus and benefits. Room to go up in te company if you stay awhile.

    Cons

    Poor starting salary compared to similar job salaries at other insurance companies.
    So much change that it's hard to keep up which is aggravating to outside agents and customers.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Carmel, IN
    Current Intern - Intern in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Baldwin & Lyons as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company cares about your experience and there are a lot of intern activities that included meeting the CEO and going to a baseball game
    Compensation is decent

    Cons

    Unorganized internship program and there is sometimes a lot of downtime
    Office culture is really conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure the program with more projects and activities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Opportunities Galore With Tons of Upside

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baldwin & Lyons full-time

    Pros

    A stable company that has been in business since the '30s. It is now looking for ways to grow exponentially. They appear committed to bringing in industry talent. They have hired some outstanding talent. There appears to be big opportunities if you work hard and support the direction the company is taking.

    Cons

    Driving around Carmel at 5 pm is the only thing I can think of. You also need to watch for the local police; they will nab you for going 40 in a 35 mph zone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue focusing on hiring the highest level of talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Underwriter

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Baldwin & Lyons full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Coworkers are great. Great benefits

    Cons

    None since I've been here

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Claims

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baldwin & Lyons

    Pros

    Nice Christmas party. Recieve birthday gift and a gift card for Thanksgviing.

    Cons

    Over worked, upper management doesn't get it.... Everyone is into numbers because the computer says it should be done this way. But if you want to do a good job the computer doesn't get that.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for long-term

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baldwin & Lyons full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good, if somewhat expensive, benefits. A company that is increasing in size and looking for continuous improvements to help attract and keep good employees. Fast growth means some dramatic restructuring, but once you get past the growing pains, it's all to set up for future success. Enough opportunities for growth, given the company's size, if you are a hard-working, team player with a positive attitude. New office building is very nice.

    Cons

    The plans for growth coupled with a vertical leadership structure results in a lot of extra projects and work for a few key people, instead of better utilizing and challenging the entire team. Otherwise, not much more or less than any other company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexible schedules, lighten up on the dress code, review the salary and benefits against the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Doesn't value employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Carmel, IN

    I worked at Baldwin & Lyons full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the people. New building and free gym.

    Cons

    Benefits, PTO, and salary are all substandard. Very, very conservative and doesn't value employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop keeping with the old ways. Actually value and listen to your employees opinions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Felt trapped

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baldwin & Lyons

    Pros

    The company moved into a nicer building with a workout facility. Also had a good volunteering network that people actually participated in.

    Cons

    The work environment was suffocating. The doors in the company were locked at all times. If you forgot your ID badge, you could actually get stuck somewhere until someone found you. The performance is very metrics based. Everything you do is monitored and analyzed to the second. Creativity and finding more efficient ways of working are frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all the management and get fresh ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Great and friendly environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Baldwin & Lyons as an intern

    Pros

    Great and friendly environment. There are always have various chance to have a growth in your opportunities. The co-workers are very well focused and energetic that makes ourselves a lot better.
    Each and every day employees here in the company gets better and better.

    Cons

    No cons that I can find out yet.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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