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4 people found this helpful  

You can do better.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Esurance

Pros

The best reason to work here is brand recognition. Outsiders are familiar with the company and see it as a high profile place to work. In addition, they pay an average salary and they always have positions to fill. If you can insulate yourself from management you can actually get things done and acquire some pretty good experience. For the most part the people are good and reasonable to work with. The ones that have been there a while have learned to cope with the environment and shield themselves from the issues, but it is not for the easily frustrated.

Cons

There is very little job satisfaction. You have to work very hard for a very average salary. The management style is very authoritarian and top down. Lots of whip cracking and little real leadership. In that sense their behavior is very predictable. This is reflected in their extremely high employee turnover rate. In addition, promotions are somewhat undesirable here. Management sets expectations without gaining consensus. This results in a constant death-march culture. Everything is late, over budget, and of poor quality. Many meetings are not discussions, but very unproductive and nasty fights between hard nosed insurance people. The strongest personality always wins rather than the best idea.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward strong ideas rather than strong personalities. Make decisions by consensus and have schedules reflect reality. Adopt the idea of constant improvement rather than building up endless technical debt.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do not join this company if you are looking to move forward quickly.

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    Current Employee - Not Claims in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Not Claims in Rocklin, CA

    I have been working at Esurance

    Pros

    Esurance is a pretty "green" company, however, remember every company uses more paper than it should. They allow you to donate $2,500 each year and they will match that, to charities of your choice (mostly 501(c)3's). They also have a couple of opportunities throughout the year for you to donate your time.

    Cons

    ZERO ability to move forward (unless you are in claims and then you are overworked). They hire people from outside of the company that have already done the job they are hiring them for. Forget them hiring within the company and training you. Training is practically non-existant and very "do it yourself". Many people in the company are making lateral moves because they can't stand their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your staff. Give them the ability to move forward in the company. Set career paths. Don't just say you are going to do this, DO IT. Research shows, if you don't invest the money to keep the employees you have then you are wasting up to 7 TIMES THEIR SALARY trying to find a replacement for them and train them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    This place sucks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Adjuster in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Adjuster in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Esurance

    Pros

    Money. When I worked there, they were competitive. Now...who knows

    Cons

    Management. Your expendable. Your not looked at as an asset, but a liability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and treat you employees with respect, not like children. There is not team player type of an attitude at the company. It is an "us" against "them" attitude. When I was there, it over 20% of the staff walked. Management did nothing to address this or even acknowledge there was a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
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