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Run Away. Hard and Fast.

Commercial Underwriter (Former Employee)

Pros- Number of contracts/markets - plethora of markets available for risk placement
- Steady job during difficult economy
- Excess & Surplus Lines Industry
- National company

Cons- Lack of support for work/life balance -- Management openly discourages
- Lack of "team" mentality -- Underwriters are pitted against one another, making some of them unwilling to help. Some will even feed false information.
- Management stirs up drama among employees
- Management enjoyed gossiping about current and prior employees
- Management plays favorites
- HR nightmare -- no HR department in Branch offices. All of HR is located in Michigan. Management is the only outlet for complaints and personal issues (i.e. medical issues) -- but for the above mentioned reasons, they're not to be considered an option.
- Lack of opportunity for advancement
- KELP program is useless -- fancy name for "underwriting assistant" used to entice young college graduates. There are much better training programs available at other companies.
- High turn-over ratio
- Expensive benefits
- Of the little vacation days given, it's difficult to get time off -- Entire month of December is blocked.

Advice to Senior Management- Human Resource representatives in individual branch offices
- Make the KELP program into more of a specialized training program -- beyond one week at home-office.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay

    Assistant Underwriter (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Burns & Wilcox


    Pros: Good hours Good training Nice enough people Cons: Management plays favorites. They also like to hire cheap… Advice to Senior Management: Pay people what they are worth. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Burns & Wilcox


    Pros: Great people to work with Cons: not your typical work place Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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