Guardian Life

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Stability and opportunity in IT

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Guardian Life full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The firm has been around for a while. It's not a publicly-traded firm so your fortunes and future as an employee don't necessarily move with the market. My director in IT security services and governance was smart, knowledgeable, demanding and fair. The work was interesting and challenging, sometimes mundane. Compensation was ok.

Cons

The pay and bonuses aren't the most competitive. You can go over a couple blocks to Wall St. and earn much more. The tradeoff is that you'll be working in a far less collegial environment. Management beyond the director level aren't the most technically smart, which is ok. They should be more focused on leadership and not get mixed in with the technology too much, but they often dive into technical water that's far too deep for them to swim and end up creating a mess for the staff level folks who are "doing the work."

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No opinion of CEO

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    Senior Retirement Benefits Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Guardian Life full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good location. Good people. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Always had to watch your back. One manager drove me to therapy. Her replacement got me fired to give his friend my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hold on to your job. Turnover has been unbelievable in the last couple of years. Stop hiring back retirees as Consultants. That's why people are hesitant to show co-workers how to do their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Poor Company Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Guardian Life full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, OK pay. Stable company. Good for expierence, not for long term

    Cons

    Required to work long hours for insurance company pay. Better off working at Wall St, and make 50% to 100% more. A lot of senior management only cares about your career and not yours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote better work life balance and do it from the top down. Management below the senior leadership needs to change. Promote a better work/life culture. Offer better pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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