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No hope for this company under current senior management.

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Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter  in  Arlington, TX
Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Arlington, TX

I worked at Burns & Wilcox full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good place to get your foot in the door of the industry. Little to no experience required.

Cons

Lack of advancement opportunities. Disrespectful senior management. Work/family balance not an option. Expected to work at all times including nights weekends and holidays. Very low pay. They will promise you everything to get you in the door then never deliver. Employees are not respected and only seen as production numbers on a report. Unethical management that encourages cut throat and manipulative behavior.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a look at your senior level executives and the effect they have on employee turnover in their offices.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, terrible workplace

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

    I worked at Burns & Wilcox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers.
    Ability to move locations

    Cons

    Low Paying
    No/little vacation time.
    Closed minded workplace
    No accountability.

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

    Not a career employer

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    Former Employee - Broker  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Broker in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Burns & Wilcox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Structured environment, with national market reach. Very good at "box underwriting" of basic Property and Casualty accounts.

    Cons

    No individual ability to think or work productively according to proven standards or experiences. Workplace is so structured that all blinds have to be opened at the same angle and computers facing the same direction. Lunch times are scheduled. Management in the office rates employees on the hours that they work in the office, not taking in to consideration that many self motivated employees work from home on nights and weekends to keep up on workload. The environment is very mistrusting and suspicous. This is encouraged by management. Their motivation is to pit brokers against one another, rather than to positively motivate employees as a group to represent the company. Management regularly talks behind employees backs and gossips. Management regularly berates employees (new and tenured) in an open office setting. Very Unprofessional work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some leaders that have morals and business ethics to usher your firm in to the 21st century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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