Donegal
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www.donegalgroup.com Marietta, PA 500 to 999 Employees

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Donegal President, CEO, and Director; Donegal Group and Donegal Mutual Donald H. Nikolaus

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Sort of a Dead End Job

Underwriter (Current Employee)
Marietta, PA

I have been working at Donegal full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMinimum bureaucracy. Nice campus. Friendly people

ConsNo careet path. Much time spent on unnecessary work, sweat shop atmosphere. Persons who stay long term do not get rewarded, pay does not keep pace. Very poor training. Learn what you can and move on.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to reward other than meaningless titles. Bring pay up to standards. Work more efficiently- what worked when we were smaller becomes a barrier to growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was a waste of 4 years of my life

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Donegal full-time for more than 3 years

Pros1. Nice campus
2. Decent benefits
3. Possible great bonus if company is profitable

Cons1. Legacy systems
2. No career path
3. Run like a sweatshop
4. Very reactive, non-proactive
5. Management has ethical problems

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your people to do their jobs and to provide input/feedback. People could be your best asset, but you neglect their domain knowledge. Losing valuable people could be your worst problem.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Donegal's leadership is no non-sense and they really seem to value their staff

Software - Agency Automation Team (Current Employee)
Marietta, PA

I have been working at Donegal

Pros1. High-level of teamwork and collaboration
2. Positive, can-do, want-to-do-it environment
3. Good compensation
4. Growing and profitable company
5. Beautiful headquarters
6. You're always busy and never idle
7. Highly competent leadership goes out of their way to treat employees with respect

Cons1. Technology and some technology-thinking is older, so for a motivated tech-oriented worker that might start to feel restrictive and for the business itself it is wasteful to have to solve problems that could have been avoided
2. The big-picture business-problems themselves are pretty uninteresting for a tech person.
3. There isn't a whole lot else in the immediate area aside from Donegal and small restaurants/bars
4. I'm not convinced that there is room for career growth for everyone on the team

Advice to Senior ManagementAs a business you guys are obviously doing a great job. But realize that if you want the best in terms of technology workers, while the money and positive work environment does go a long way, you will likely need to continue to update your tools/technology and push to keep workers abreast on the best-practices as they evolve in order to attract the best and keep them. IMHO technology workers that live and breath this stuf, feel empowered when they are able to solve new problems, more quickly, as opposed to old, re-occurring problems slowly with old tools. By updating your tools and skillsets/practices you can prevent many problems from even occurring and save money over the long-haul. It is a win-win, but takes some vision and some motivation to change for the better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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