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Helpful (4)

A lot of work…a lot less appreciation.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Esurance full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The company is growing fast right now so as long as you are not screwing up there is job security..at least for the IT department. There are a lot of talented employees that are good to work with and get the job done in spite of obstacles.

Cons

Micromanagement by mid level managers. Take a new idea to your manager and the answer is “we don’t do it that way”..the same idea when presented to your manager from their manager is the “best thing” and why aren’t we doing it?
Overworked. No regard for your personal life when scheduling work. The new Work/Life balance project implemented over the last year basically just adds to your workload. They bring food in so you can work at your desk and thus get more work out of you.
Lack of assessment and planning. Projects are implemented at a very fast pace without needed planning and testing. Works sometimes but other times it waste a lot of time and brings a negative outlook to the environment.
People are treated as 2nd class resources. No recognition from management of a job well done. “Merit” raises, for the most part are just cost of living allowances and are handed out at the same rate for everyone. Job reviews are non-existent other that the self review which is required 2 times a year and then not mentioned or brought up in your manager’s review of you.
Career development is nonexistent unless you are a “yes” man. Esurance has grown and succeeded “in spite” of these managers not because of them. Find a way to hear from the employees without the employee feeling like it will affect his/her job. Slow down and do it right.

Advice to Management

Everything good needs time. Don’t do work in a hurry. Go into details; it pays in every way. Time means power for your work. Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Lots of opportunities but only promoted if you are a friend or know the hiring manager as qualifications are overlooked!

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

    I have been working at Esurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great health benefits and flexible schedules in certain positions.

    Cons

    No career pathing if you are not best friend with hiring managers even if you're qualify for the position. No clear communications or feedbacks from direct reporting managers. Blockage of advancement by direct report supervisor. Supervisors have no people skills and they are disrespectful!

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified Managers with people skills and have fair promotion procedures.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Comes up short

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Esurance full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company back by a reputable organization in Allstate. Decent pay for the type of work being done.

    Extremely flexible when it comes to your schedule and balancing your work/personal life.

    Cons

    Moving up in the company is possible, but only if you are willing to play "corporate tattle tale"

    Upper management seems to have little experience and it is very apparent in their decision making. This makes it quite difficult to maintain high morale

    Advice to Management

    Don't be scared to hurt a high perfomer's feelings by telling them that they are doing something wrong

    Think more outside the box when promoting. Sticking to certain stereotypes is both unwise and unfair

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