Crum & Forster Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Associate Underwriter

    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant

    I have been working at Crum & Forster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a good company

    Cons

    Relocation is tough at this company.


  2. Claims

    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Morristown, NJ

    I worked at Crum & Forster full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Individual co-workers were fine, the PTO is decent and being able to set (within reason) your own hours is nice - but all companies have these perks.

    Cons

    Upper management! Work Environment! Path to Advancement! IT SYSTEMS! General work environment. Take a job here if you are desperate, but don't expect any career advancement, help for upper management or any of instructions, past how to log on, on the IT systems. Upper management treats the workers like they are slaves. The IT systems are extremely outdated and no one seems to be able to tell you how to do various things. Finally, the use 27 different forms instead of one. One form to analyze and suggest a reserve, another to move the reserve, a third to notify different departments, yet another for trials, etc. the list goes on and on. Wasted so much time doing yet another form. Finally, upper management keeps passing out the Kool Aid of the ultimate big guy is Prem Watsa! As if that makes one bit of difference. He's not Jesus, he's not in the building helping you or even in the country for that matter.


  3. Great company!

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

    I have been working at Crum & Forster full-time

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

    Pros

    Nice people, great benefits, flex time, onsite cafeteria, good learning opportunities, management recognizes talent, internal promotions, fitness room onsite, ATM onsite, in house IT department, not in downtown Morristown.

    Cons

    Building needs some repairs, food in cafeteria could be better, traffic can get crazy, parking deck needs repairs, office and cubicle decor needs an update, some conference rooms could be better equipped as PCs and projector are not available in all.


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  5. Lack of knowledge by upper claims management awful environment

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

    I worked at Crum & Forster

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

    Pros

    Nice co workers. Adjusters knowledgable and team players good time off

    Cons

    Lack of concern of employees by upper management. Awful work environment

    Advice to Management

    Start over


  6. This company could use an overhaul in the area of support badly... Too much red tape on menial processes.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Crum & Forster (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The PTO is decent and you get to come and go freely as long as work is done. Now that they've filled the floor, a sense of community is building.

    Cons

    The day to day is tough, when you're doing the work of two people. No sense of direction or clear paths for career improvement. Communicating with home office is like nails on a chalkboard. All the processes are very outdated, along with the hardware and software. Sharing IT with the sister company is just plain ol' strange. Many internal folks love passing the buck. Seems like it'll be another 5-8 years before this company moves forward.

    Advice to Management

    I really hope the new CEO turns this company around as the last seemed oblivious to embracing change resulting in stagnant results.


  7. Nice people, not-great office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crum & Forster

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, not too stressful.

    Cons

    The bathrooms were gross and not cleaned often enough.


  8. Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Management in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Crum & Forster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generous benefits package.. Several options. Attractive 401K and ESOP. Monies grow quickly with company contributions..

    Cons

    No complaints with benefits package.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work in this area.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Somewhat comfortable work environment, however, in serious need of additional employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Claims in Morristown, NJ

    I worked at Crum & Forster

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

    Pros

    The company provides for convenient working hours and also provides fair compensation in terms of annual salary. The company also provides very reasonable benefits

    Cons

    The company lack sufficient employee staff with claims adjusters and has an unreasonable amount of higher level managers. The company also fails to recognize times when assistance is required and/or an employee's needs. Work distribution is overly burdensome work load

    Advice to Management

    Reduce senior management level employees and provide for more employees at lower levels.


  10. Oppressive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Director in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Claims Director in Morristown, NJ

    I worked at Crum & Forster full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people, nice environment, little work pressure.

    Cons

    Very tough period when I was there, losing money and lots of cutbacks. No raises, tiny bonuses.


  11. Very, very good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Crum & Forster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Crum & Forster is a nationwide insurance corporation that has great benefits, advancement opportunities and diversity in markets. Compensation and bonus opportunities are fair.

    Cons

    Hard to come up with cons for this company.



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