Esurance Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Somewhat decent work/life balance after you put some time into the company (in 17 reviews)

  • Company is growing - an exciting time to be a part of it (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance for IT folks (in 17 reviews)

  • No work life balance, heavy workloads, and no light at the end of the tunnel as of right now (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Loved the work, not the salary

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Esurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very quantitative work. Driven by data.

    Cons

    Salary isnt all that great


  2. Bright down to earth people, overly traditional workspace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Esurance (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are very bright, and enjoyable outside of the workplace
    Great internship program, had experience with all actuarial branches in the company

    Cons

    The entirety of the actuarial department is in one big room with cubicles. Did not foster a great work environment. Other departments of the company are new and exciting whereas it feels like the actuarial department is stuck in the early 2000's
    Could definitely have more social events after work hours, happy hours etc.
    Quiet workplace (actuarial department)

    Advice to Management

    Expand the internship program to a larger number of interns. Encourage more interaction between employees for work in general.


  3. Data Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    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

    - Have the opportunity to work with great people.
    - Great work life balance, but this depends on your boss

    Cons

    - Low pay for working in San Francisco.
    - Slow moving company, and can get very political between teams

    Advice to Management

    Move out of the bay area or increase salaries to match the local job market


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Very disorganized

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - Open to creativity
    - There's some talented and motivated people

    Cons

    My department was disorganized and some senior level managers were not excited about what they were doing, therefore it trickled down to other employees.

    Advice to Management

    - Hire people in upper management whoa re experts in their field and who know how to lead people
    - Stop living in the past


  6. Helpful (1)

    Decent Company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance.
    Easy to commute - 10 min walk from BART.
    Decent Salary + Bonus

    Cons

    Job title takes much longer to change even though your responsibility changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Fun place to work, great opportunities

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing company with excellent training program for new hires.

    Cons

    No cons so far, great place to work


  8. Growing company, great office atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, always willing to collaborate and get the job done. Intelligent people, very approachable and willing to finish challenging projects no matter what. Benefits and vacation time are decent for the Bay Area company.

    Cons

    Work from home policies can be a little more flexible (currently up to one day per week). As the company is growing some things tend to take more time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Limited opportunity to grow and advance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked 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

    I loved my colleagues, good work/life balance and flexibility, supported outside training and prof growth and development

    Cons

    Company has changed a lot since being acquired. Does not thrive the same as before. Low morale, high turnover, and in need of better mgmt


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great entry-level place, but not much opportunity to advance in career

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -work/life balance
    -close to public transportation
    -fun but dedicated coworkers
    -wear jeans
    -great restaurants in walking distance
    -SMG are open to discussing specifics during town hall meetings

    Cons

    -compensation doesn't seem to be competitive
    -archaic system of punching in/out
    -small display monitors (depends on which department you're in)
    -disorganized systems and processes


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good folks, really depends on the department you work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst (Statistician) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst (Statistician) in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compared to many large corporate insurance companies, Esurance is definitely on the younger, hipper end. Great place for you to start a career and learn new things.

    Cons

    The company tries to make itself seem as a startup or compete with startup companies, but definitely is not good at it. As the company expands, it's becoming more corporate and less transparent.



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