CompWest Insurance

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Updated November 8, 2014
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  1. Plenty of potential, but lacking the foresight to execute effectively

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

    I have been working at CompWest Insurance full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great People, excellent programs with the potential to be bigger and better than they are now. Department Heads are some of the brightest in the business.

    Cons

    Upper Management's dependence on technology which handcuffs Underwriting and Marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the front line personnel

  2. A shadow of its former self

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

    I worked at CompWest Insurance full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, reasonable hours, friendly colleagues. The environment is pleasant and the office locations are convenient.

    Cons

    Upper management (pawns of the parent company) is smooth talking but clueless - truly empty suits. Bureaucracy is crazy. Decisions take forever to be made. Company hasn't turned an underwriting profit in 5+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Results are terrible and have been for at least 3 years. Maybe we should learn from other companies in the same industry that have been successful?

  3. Great Company no more

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CompWest Insurance full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The first few years at CW were golden. It was very different than traditional insurance companies. It was dynamic company, forward thinking and full of bright people. There are still a few great people left.

    Cons

    Once the parent company (an old school state fund) took over, the old values that made CW so great, pretty much went away.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck...you need it.

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    It was a great company to work for but changes in the past few years have had a negative impact

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Underwriter in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CompWest Insurance full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, cared about employees.

    Cons

    There were limited opportunities for growth.

  6. Regardless of style of managment, this company is good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CompWest Insurance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation, location, learning possabilities, work ethic

    Cons

    Can be a problem if person has no time managment skills

    Advice to Management

    We have a fighting chance to live another day and win

  7. Positive experience in the beginning.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CompWest Insurance

    Pros

    Coworkers are very knowledgeable and overall a nice group of people to work with. The Company has good benefits and perks such as monthly lunches. The pay was fair for the industry.

    Cons

    Some upper level Managers do not seem to have their employees best interests in mind when they make decisions. On many occasions decisions are made without consulting the people who actually do the work. Computer systems needs upgrading.

    Advice to Management

    Please consult your employees before making changes that will effect their work.

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