Guardian Life

  www.guardianlife.com
  www.guardianlife.com

Guardian Life Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
188 Reviews
2.6
188 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Guardian Life President and CEO Deanna M. Mulligan
Deanna M. Mulligan
66 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They provide wonderful benefits and a great work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits (although they took a hit on health care recently - but so is everybody) (in 9 reviews)


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

  • There is currently no one in upper management that came up through the company - previously unheard of (in 5 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Fine experience

    Former Employee - Data Entry in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Bethlehem, PA

    I worked at Guardian Life

    Pros

    Good pay, great for the temporary job I worked

    Cons

    Seemed like they were trying a new strategy to recruit employees every week, out of my 20+ person temp team only two were hired full time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't create new programs and departments where there's no demand

  2.  

    Could have been better A crushing blow in a tough job market. Get to the point about market development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Agent
    Former Employee - Sales Agent

    I worked at Guardian Life full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Sharp , intelligent managers. Nice offices, good location.

    Cons

    A company searching for Identity. Not enough direction given to a newbie. Typical of most insurance companies the start up requires developing your Natural Market. This means creating leads through friends and relatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the Natural Market ploy. Work more on developing alternative forms of client building. Your Social media experiment is the best option.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Uninspiring workplace makes for a decent job but not much of a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardian Life full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Guardian has great recognition within the industry and is working on diversifying their offerings to remain competitive in the marketplace. There is a solid benefits package and a good entry level salary opportunity.

    Cons

    Guardian does not develop employees, has limited opportunity for growth, and has poor communication with employees from leadership. The workplace environment is uninspired, with limited employee engagement or team building.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Too much office politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Guardian Life full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Too political especially with middle level managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire managers who know how to handle people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company with outstanding Insurance products

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

    I have been working at Guardian Life full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training and product knowledge classes

    Cons

    the company structure is not well organized as any other insurance company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more attention to middle management training and development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Guardian Life full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth across different service lines and departments.
    Long list of health and retirement benefits
    Good Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Weak training programs.
    Compensation could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structured training for new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Review of company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agent
    Former Employee - Agent

    I worked at Guardian Life full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company. Very strong financials. A lot of people make a lot of money there.

    Cons

    Too much pressure., not enough stuff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Agency Administrator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agency Administrator in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Agency Administrator in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Work environment was fun and fast paced. Great benefits, and good pay.

    Cons

    Young agency with little opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    AVP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Bethlehem, PA

    I have been working at Guardian Life full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Leadership team in group and corporate business units are down to earth, friendly and engaged- very open to understanding employee needs. Employees in general are very nice /friendly. Atmosphere is great/ engaged employees! Many opportunities for stretch and growth if you take your own initiative. The leaders care and value career growth and development. They value people and it shows. The company has Operational Excellence and Change Management foundations embedded which is excellent!

    Cons

    Some processes/capabilities and technology may not be as advanced as employees would like.
    Company leaders are working on this but it could be a challenge for those coming in from bigger companies expecting more and faster. Resource capacity seems to be an issue during peak/busy season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to walk the floors and engage with your employees year round. Keeping smiling and conducting your skip level meetings- employees value it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Refocused company posed for growth

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

    I have been working at Guardian Life (more than an year)

    Pros

    Guardian Life has a strong vision of future

    Cons

    In strong need of technology improvements but making progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay focused on customer and employee engagement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Guardian Life? Share Your Experiences

Guardian Life

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.