Berkshire Hathaway

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Berkshire Hathaway Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wonderful company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to shine in a supportive environment. Co-workers were friendly and ready to pitch in where needed and when needed. Management was great. Salary was average but benefits were awesome.

    Cons

    Sometimes the good old boy network prevailed over the right thing to do. One supervisor in particular seemed to take credit for another employee's creativity and work without question merely because she had been there longer. So, I guess there was a small dose of favoritism going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually talk to your lower level employees and don't just assume that what their first-line supervisor is saying is true. Occasionally supervisors are threatened by new employee's abilities and worry about their own jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company Reviews by CEO

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    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The local management was great. Great support on all levels and excellent staff in office. Plenty of room to grow and move up given time.

    Cons

    Work is interesting but career growth potential is limited; work load is limited; management can become controlling and leaves no space for independent thinking; favoritism towards other employees is evident.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more compensation !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Educational

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    Current Employee - Project Manager/Facilities in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Facilities in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Vendors and office people were great to work with; company benes are very good.

    Cons

    Work is interesting but career growth potential is limited; work load is limited; management can become controlling and leaves no space for independent thinking; favoritism towards other employees is evident.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing company, learn so much

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great stepping stone to understanding insurance industry and different facets of many businesses. A trully inspiring management for shareholders. I'm an employer and also a shareholder.

    Cons

    None really but I would say probably say a very slow moving instituional culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice needed

  6.  

    Real estate broker

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    Former Employee - Broker in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Broker in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The local management was great. Great support on all levels and excellent staff in office. Plenty of room to grow and move up given time.

    Cons

    Some of the supports are remotely located so it can be tough to solve certain problems in technology and web applications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexibility in compensation packages.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Obituary Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, room to move within the company

    Cons

    There are no raises with the company.

  8.  

    Nice people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway

    Pros

    Nice people, easy parking, child friendly. Great work like balance. Very laid back staff and management. Food was provided occasionally.

    Cons

    It was a job and not something you want to do forever, it wasn't very meaningful or challenging. I was bored a lot.

  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is interesting and good facility, company contributes to the community. Management supports any time required for personal/family issues that need to be resolved.

    Cons

    More of "us vs. them" at the front desk and not enough working together, lack of standard processes and favoritism toward employees that affected morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It used to be a GREAT place to work, but not anymore

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    Former Employee - Claim Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Claim Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good supervisors, manageable caseloads, good nurse case managers and nice location.

    Cons

    Lack of values and morales of upper management.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway as an intern

    Pros

    Very relaxed working environment. Management cares about new hires and tries to help

    Cons

    pays a little bit lower than average

    Positive Outlook

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