Beecher Carlson Reviews

Updated May 22, 2015
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  1. Worst run company I have ever seen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Beecher Carlson is that I haven't found another job yet. Most of the people in the trenches are good people and make it bearable.

    Cons

    Extremely weak management that are only concerned with making more money for themselves and not sharing any with employees. Worst communication I have ever experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone knows you are all talk with no ability.


  2. Poor leadership, and no room for advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Very liberal with hours worked and time off requests

    Cons

    Poor management and poor leadership. Pay is substandard. The managers make a lot of money, but they don't sell. Yet, they push you to sell more and they are never happy, even when you kick butt in a month. Avoid working here if at all possible.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the producers more. Implement profit sharing. Quit leading from the rear and lead by example. Management thru fear and intimidation is not productive.


  3. There are some good people here. The worst executive management I have seen in 20 years in the industry. Poor ethics.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

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

    Pros

    Liberal time off policy. You will really appreciate your next job!

    Cons

    Weak management at the executive level which naturally permeates through the entire organization. Old boy network, cronyism and "might makes right" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Previous reviewer said it best, lead by example. Stop turning a blind eye to poor ethics and misconduct within the executive ranks. Stop stuffing your pockets at others expense.


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  5. Not a good fit for Brown and Brown model

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  6. Beware!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Beecher Carlson

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

    Pros

    Beecher has attracted some of the best people in the industry - great coworkers. Well known, high profile clients - lots of client interaction.

    Cons

    Strategy changes every 30-60-90 days, success feels like a moving target. Not much focus on training or development. They talk big but don't deliver when it comes to how they treat employees.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees. Create systems/programs for professional and personal development.


  7. 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


  8. Good company but prepare to be stagnant...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Manager

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Terrific co-workers, enjoyable environment and the lack of micro-management.

    Cons

    Lack of proper compensation and poor supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Watch for hardworking, strong employees who want to learn and grow in the company & properly compensate them for the job they are doing.


  9. A fast growing company gearing for future growth and probable sale

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rating within the industry very credible and extremely high

    Cons

    Company has been in acquisition mode at the expense of validating very competent employees

    Advice to Management

    Do annual reviews and give your employees a raise!


  10. It's Insurance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, benefits, and a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Training is terrible Disconnect between corporate and other offices

    Advice to Management

    Let the leaders in the individual markets lead, butt out.


  11. Not sure what the future holds since the acquisition by Brown & Brown...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Beecher Carlson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They provide specialized expertise to their clients.

    Cons

    Corporate culture was lacking, low morale among worker bee employees.



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