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Great experience nice management supportive

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Former Employee - Assistant Underwriter  in  Scarborough, ME
Former Employee - Assistant Underwriter in Scarborough, ME

I worked at Tower Group (New York) full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

At the time - good management supportive family friendly

Cons

Low Pay, co-worker gossip, co-worker problems

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management supportive and acknowledged hard work

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Tower- Can't decide if it wants to be a world class enterprise, or a mom / pop shop......

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at Tower Group (New York) full-time

    Pros

    Generally, good people, nice office locations.

    Cons

    Tower is stuck in the mode of a small company. Managment says that they want to grow, but do not back their words with actions; let alone funding.Share some of the downsides of working at Tower Group (New York).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that the rules of doing business are different now. You cannot get away with the small company antics simply by claiming to be entrepreneurial. You need to listen to new emloyees who may have ideas and have done this at other 'large' companies. If you want to grow, you will need to change the "Tower Way"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior managers beware

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reasonably calm, competent management other than the CEO. Growing mainly through acquisition in a difficult marketplace.

    Cons

    Michael Lee, the founder and CEO, is an experienced and wily M&A guy. As a manager and leader, he's a disaster. He's famous for hiring the industry's top experts to advise him, refusing to listen to them and then firing them, sometimes in just a couple of months. He's incapable of running a coherent meeting, inspiring anyone or even thanking the people who have made him rich.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a skilled manager to motivate employees and run the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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