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I love going to work every day.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Broker/Underwriter  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Associate Broker/Underwriter in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Burns & Wilcox

Pros

GREAT people, lots of freedom to build your own success, easy access to and interaction with senior management, a high level of employee support, encouragement and freedom to "be entrepreneurial", good reputation, an opportunity to be very successful in a short period of time

Cons

Not so much a con, but a caveat: the company invests a lot in its employees, and as such, there are high expectations placed on you.

Also, time off is very limited, especially the first couple of years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No company is perfect, but senior management is always striving to better the company from the roots up, and doing a great job of it. Keep up the good work.

Recommends
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Taking advantage of young intelligent people in a poor job market

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Burns & Wilcox

    Pros

    A lot of young people
    Nice coworkers
    Some fun perks, HR department really does put effort into making it a better place to work.

    Cons

    No room for growth unless you are an underwriter (sales)
    Salaried non-sales employees pressured to work long hours for no real reason other than free labor
    Unfair compensation
    Crappy raises
    Sometimes no raise if you get a promotion (more work same pay)
    I've witnessed many hourly employees working second jobs to get by
    Difficult work-life balance
    Very uptight atmosphere
    CEO will question you about your work even though he has no idea what your job function is

    High turnover - largest demographic are employees who have been here less than one year. Smallest is employees who have been here 1-3 years. This constantly disrupts projects and causes uneven workloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees and pay them better. Give young intelligent employees more opportunities and a reason to stay or they will leave the second they are offered something better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disrespected

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Burns & Wilcox

    Pros

    There seems to be a significant amount of job security even when there is a rough economy. Of course, that is all dependent on being treated terribly by management. If you speak up on issues, pack your bags.

    Cons

    Very little vacation, costly health benefits, senior management disrespects employees regularly. Schedules are not flexible, and there is very little, if any room for growth. This place is a revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to lowball employees and treat them like garbage and they will leave the company as fast as they can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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