Fireman's Fund Insurance

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Fireman's Fund Insurance Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.5 171 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Fireman's Fund Insurance President and CEO Andrew Torrance

Andrew Torrance

(18 ratings)

27% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is openly discussed and promoted (in 14 reviews)

  • Good benefits, used to have a strong sense of togetherness in our department (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Little work/life balance-expectation that you be available to CA timed meetings so work much more hours than paid for (in 15 reviews)

  • company has changed senior management 7 times in 10 years (in 17 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Where I work

    Analyst (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsProfessional and friendly environment. Good company culture.

    ConsTheir are multiple problems which is causing the company to lose business. People only talk about fixing them, nothing ever changes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough throwing money at something doesn't always work. Many of these problems will require significant capital investments to fix.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent campus, co-workers and challenging work.

    ConsNovato isn't my favorite town

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    On the road to nowhere

    Claims Adjuster (Current Employee) Novato, CA

    ProsTelecommuniting, Heritage Program, some truly good human beings in the trenches, good 401k match

    ConsNo upward mobility- constant middle and upper managment turnover with accompanying change of focus/direction. But hey all those folks who have worked here for 5 minutes know WAY more than the rest of the staff Health benefits poor post Affordable Care Act.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to be an expert provider listen to the experts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easy place to work

    Manager (Current Employee) Novato, CA

    ProsNice campus with good workout facilities

    ConsVery weak senior and middle management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people rather than outside consultants and stop changing your your long term strategy every few years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disaster NEVER WORK HERE. RUN!!! DO NOT WALK

    Director (Former Employee) Novato, CA

    ProsI have to tell you, there are absolutely no positive aspects of working for this company. They are dishonest. They will slander you after you leave. I am an honest hardworking person who has been a very successful executive in this industry for more than 2 Decades. DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY.

    ConsThey are dishonest. They slander their employees. They lie to the Department of Insurance. They lie to their clients. They lie to their employees. There is nothing redeeming about this organization whatsoever.

    Advice to Senior Managementget some scruples. get some integrity. Stop slandering ex-employees. Stop lying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible working environment.

    Anonymous (Former Employee) Novato, CA

    ProsIt was a paycheck. Some benefits were the food court served descent food and the grounds were nice and quite large for walks. You also had a 37.5 hour work week compared to 40 plus.

    ConsTerrible upper management who only looked out for themselves. Little to no room for advancement. Corporate infrastructure was old and not up to date. Typical large corporate environment. Upper management doesn't know or care who you are.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in upgrading corporate infrastructure. Focus on keeping productive and knowledgeable employees and rewarding them to minimize turnover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Claims Adjuster

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey offer a great vacation package,

    ConsWorkload is heavy and management does not listen to the concerns of their employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    May never turn a sustainable profit

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation & Benefits were very good

    ConsThey built a malfunctioning submarine in their basement and they can't get it out!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    At the Fund

    Senior Counsel (Former Employee) Novato, CA

    ProsVery low key professional work place.

    ConsAs a company FFIC runs hard to stand still.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider outsourcing senior management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This company charges into things without seeing the long term consequences of their actions.

    Claims (Current Employee)

    ProsReasonable salary
    Good time off allowance

    Consno advancement potentials
    unreasonably demanding insureds

    Advice to Senior ManagementSuggest you consider the perspective of those in the line of fire before final decisions are made.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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