Guardian Life Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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Guardian Life President and CEO Deanna M. Mulligan
Deanna M. Mulligan
71 Ratings

Pros
  • Work environment was fun and fast paced (in 9 reviews)

  • Very good work life balance, very good benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • More communication between senior management and employees (in 12 reviews)

  • Numerous long term employes let go without cause (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Guardian Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Profitable company, staff and lower level people are great.

    Cons

    When I left the company it was going through a large management change for the worse. The previous long term management was being thrown out even though they had performed well over the years especially during the financial crises. The new management was making Guardian into just like any other corporation: cutthroat, short term thinking for themselves and treating employees badly.


  2. Pension Analyst

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    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Guardian Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fast learner, team player , great with numbers. Excellent research and analysis skills

    Cons

    Not good at public speaking

    Advice to Management

    Be a good coach and a leader


  3. financial representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardian Life full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great training. Great earning potential.

    Cons

    Can be a challenging career if you are not a proactive 'go getter'


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Hire good people and let them do their thing!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guardian Life (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, still provides a pension, discounts on life insurance products and decent vacation time

    Cons

    Corporate culture is an "Old Boys Club", HR never questions when a manager goes on a tirade. Double standards run rampant, and there is an overall culture of distrust. Everyone was terrified to report an issue because it could mean they would get fired

    Advice to Management

    Stop pitting employees against each other, listen to the issues and encourage a spirit of problem solving, not "sweep it under the rug"


  6. Don

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Guardian Life (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefits Package especially Dental are unbeatable. If you are an officer, stay for life the perks cannot be beat anywhere. They still offer a pension. 5 years to be vested. 1 year for officers.

    Cons

    Too many jobs being sent to India and too many temporary overseas consultants. Management does not care about staff. Catch phrase "people count", usually means how many people do we need to let go off this month. Incompetent managers - promotions based upon back door politics.

    Advice to Management

    Your number 1 resource are the people that stayed the longest - try to remember that.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Company has changed

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    Former Employee - Director in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Bethlehem, PA

    I worked at Guardian Life full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Used to be very employee friendly, great benefits

    Cons

    Changed all of the benefit plans - only allow high deductible plan now and are laying people off every day.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees and you will get it back ten fold.


  8. Customer Response Unit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guardian Life

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Lacking management skills. Many promotions are based on favoritism and who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what's really important and appreciate the employees who do a great job and who are dedicated.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Short Timers Need Only Apply

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Guardian Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company Benefits are Aces. Medical and Dental!!! as well as 401K and PENSION!!! The rates they charge are ridiculously low.

    Cons

    Management comes from the outside nowadays, they no longer care about the people they are more concerned with making money fast.

    Advice to Management

    Some of your best workers are there 10+ years. Stop getting rid of dedicated talent for quick fixes.


  10. Call Center

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardian Life full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to further your knowledge of Insurance industry.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.


  11. Member Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guardian Life full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefit package available for all people.

    Cons

    Don't get much help from supervisors, a lot of unnecessary work flows that clog up the processes. e. Crew is only there for the benefits, no one really wants to come to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating crew like numbers,



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