Fireman's Fund Insurance Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Fireman's Fund Insurance President and CEO Andrew Torrance
Andrew Torrance
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Pros
  • Dept supports work-life balance and supports process improvement as well as best-practice sharing (in 18 reviews)

  • Very good benefits including solid 401K match (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Little work/life balance-expectation that you be available to CA timed meetings so work much more hours than paid for (in 16 reviews)

  • company has changed senior management 7 times in 10 years (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fireman's Fund is a great company to work for as they truly value their employees. The collaboration and team camaraderie is one of the many attributes that makes the working environment comfortable.

    Cons

    Development of a more robust career development program and sponsorship would be greatly valued by the employees.


  2. Great Company, Sad to see it go.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fireman's Fund Insurance

    Pros

    I've worked for Fireman's Fund for over 10 years. So sad to see the demise of the company now in 2015, with the selling of the Personal Insurance business to ACE and Allianz absorbing the Commercial business. Fireman's Fund was full of great people doing great things, even despite the challenges and lack of good technology. I'm sad to see the brand and the people go.

    Cons

    The company is no longer.


  3. Claims Adjuster III

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Novato, CA

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, and flexible work options (telecommuting, flex-time) depending on manager of your team.

    Cons

    Company is not doing well financially and the environment is chaotic as a result. Uncertainty over future employment, opportunities for advancement, etc.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency about future planning, give employees truthful and realistic options, and give us incentive to stay during the chaos.


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  5. Good history, murky future

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Liability Claims Adjuster in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Liability Claims Adjuster in Novato, CA

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great history and close culture of FFIC people.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of the future due to Allianz sales plans.


  6. Senior Instructional Designer

    Former Employee - Senior Instructional Designer in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Instructional Designer in Novato, CA

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Fair separation terms

    Cons

    Company was absorbed into another Allianz entity.


  7. Decent company, great benefits, great work-life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Novato, CA

    I have been working at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits: generous 401k match (they match 100% up to 7.5%), generous PTO, and generally very good work-life balance. The work-day is only 7.5 hours for some inexplicable reason that I never complained about.

    Cons

    Rarely profitable in recent years. The company's footprint got too large, literally in Novato with its sprawling campus that was unnecessarily large. Very dated and archaic computer/data systems. A lot of IT red-tape, outsourced IT to IBM is frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Good move to consolidate Fireman's Fund into AGCS. Don't be afraid to make the difficult decisions.


  8. Executive Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Novato, CA

    I have been working at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Being absorbed by a sister company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    If I could give "0" stars I would

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Alliance retirement plan is very good

    Cons

    There are many cons with letting go whole depts

    Advice to Management

    Save employee jobs first


  10. General Adjuster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, easy commute, good co-workers.

    Cons

    Not very progressive, not a lot of opportunity for advancement and innovation.


  11. Loved working with my co-workers!

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in O'Fallon, MO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere to work, I really enjoyed work with my co-workers. Company is heaving on integrity and contributing to the community, which I loved. Also flexible and accomodating to work-life balance.

    Cons

    Didn't seem as if management was always looking out for the best interest of their employees. Also, there was a lot of technology that was outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Please take a look at adequately staffing. Sufficient staffing is an act of "putting your employees first".



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