Beecher Carlson Reviews

Updated May 22, 2015
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  1. Nice place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beecher Carlson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a nice place to work. The people were nice and you were not micromanaged at all.

    Cons

    After the Brown and Brown merger I wasn't sure where my career was going so I decided to explore other opportunities.


  2. Client Relationship Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Beecher Carlson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good group of people. Pay was "O.K." You could set your own hours within reason as long as you were hitting your numbers every month. Great offering of different insurance carriers made it fairly easy to win business.

    Cons

    No very motivating from the upper management...."what have you done for me lately" seemed to be the prevailing mindset of the executive team. Pay was just O.K.


  3. Innovative and fun

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

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    New owners (Brown & Brown, Inc.) are a bit old fashioned in the way they deal with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get the Brown & Brown Leaders to be more aware of the obstacles that the middle management people have put in the way of getting work done. The middle managers have built up kingdoms and it is a very odd situation.


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  5. Great culture

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

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

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

    Pros

    Great culture - work hard, play hard mentality. Employees are passionate about what they do and passionate about delivering results for clients

    Cons

    There is a vast disproportion of wealth within the company. The underlings work extremely hard, while the senior/executive management works just hard enough and the lower level employees are not compensated fairly for the work that they do.


  6. OK company to work for

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

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere
    Bonuses (in certain departments)

    Cons

    Limited growth potential
    "Good ole boys network" mentality
    Raises are practically non existent
    Benefits are not the greatest


  7. Beecher was a mixed place to work.

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

    I worked at Beecher Carlson full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Find a position on the brokering / underwriting side of the business; this group is seen as the revenue-generating part of the business and treated as more valuable than other areas. Worked with some great employees.

    Cons

    Working as part of the back office or as a third-party administrator is not valued. Upper management did not seem to trust each other.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the front sell (brokering) to the on-going client relationships (third party administration).


  8. Great experience

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

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Pros

    awesome people that were always helpful

    Cons

    did not have any complaints


  9. Not a good fit for Brown and Brown model

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Very talented coworkers, liberal PTO program and T and E budgets

    Cons

    There is no leadership at this company. There are no performance reviews and no clear lines of career development. There is an amazing sense of desperation since the sale to B and B. It doesn't seem like Beecher is meeting expectations, and the parent company is already making really awful changes to culture and service model.

    Advice to Management

    Start over with a talented management team


  10. Great company! Work-life balance and overall a great group of colleagues.....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Analyst & Client Services in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Analyst & Client Services in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Beecher Carlson full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture of the company, hard work and dedicated employees that are always willing to contribute to team work.

    Cons

    Some managers do not communicate clearly but expect their direct reports to understand what is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Clear communication is very important and will overall help the company to be more successful. Make sure that the service folks are given fair bonuses as they work very hard and are dedicated to giving the best service in the business.


  11. Client Services Administrator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Client Services in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Beecher Carlson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture of the company was great; everybody works well together and are always willing to help each other to achieve the same goal "success". One of the best places I've worked with the exception on the communication.

    Cons

    Some managers need to learn how to communicate better so there is no question in their expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be fair to all employees regarding flexibility, its obvious that some managers allow for more flexibility to people that are married and/or those that have children as they seem to be allowed more flexibility with little or no repercussion.



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