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A Company Struggling to Find it's Identity

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Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Gloucester, England (UK)
Former Employee - Software Developer in Gloucester, England (UK)

I worked at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Solid set of employee benefits. Some great individuals, and generally a friendly office environment. Good opportunities for interesting work if you can handle the futility of it all.

Cons

Due to an increasing pressure to "get stuff done", lots of thrashing about from upper management with constantly changing priorities and minimal strategy. Incompetent try-hards being promoted, further compounding the problem.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to have some vision, and reward competence rather than apparent effort.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

  1.  

    Great Company!

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

    I have been working at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

    Pros

    (Canada Branch) Small company with very high employee interaction with experienced senior management. Taking on responsibilities is encouraged and good employees are rewarded. Career advancement is not limited. Work life balance is respected. As a small company they won't be able to offer some of the most flexible benefits out there, but this is definitely made up in the way they treat employees, allow time off for personal days, allow time off for emergencies, etc. Because the company is not shareholder driven, most of the pressures are not present as you would find with many larger organizations. As it is a small company, you get a very wide range of experience. As a specialist insurer, you understand your products and business very well in a short period of time. Honesty and integrity are at the fore. Fun, relaxed environment. No take home stress!

    Cons

    As there are only a few core products, the scope of work can be limited at times, however, this is made up in the rate at which you will learn the business of insurance. Not a large company, some of the bells and whistles aren't present.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a record of promises made to employees. Don't break that psychological contract formed at the beginning by not delivering on promises due to circumstances and your small size/business demands. If you can't keep a promise, then sit with the employee and state why and discuss options.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice relaxed place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Gloucester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Gloucester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly teams to work with, they also provided flexi time which is rarely available elsewhere. Other benefits included a good, pension, training etc. and also an ethical company to work for

    Cons

    The main reason for me to leave Ecclesiastical was the location in Gloucester. Also there are potentially less progression opportunities available in comparison to larger companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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