Harleysville Group

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Harleysville Group Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
9 Reviews
3.2
9 Reviews
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Harleysville Group President, CEO, and Director Michael L. Browne
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  1.  

    Overall, good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Harleysville, PA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Harleysville, PA

    I have been working at Harleysville Group

    Pros

    The payscale is fair, the 401K contributions of the company is outstanding, very generous (almost ridiculous) amount of sick time, great tuition assistance program. Excellent agency relationships.

    Cons

    The company will pay for your education, but doesn't tap into your knowledge when you have finished your education; raises and bonuses continue to decline; very little opportunity for growth. You may end up doing the same tasks for many, many years without a change in responsibilities. Computers are very old as are the programs on the computers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees for contributions to the bottom line as well as you do your agents and stockholders.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Went downhill when Nationwide Insurance bought the company

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

    I have been working at Harleysville Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hours are 8-4:30. So work-life balance is fine. They allow work at home, which not many companies do, and it's very helpful.

    Cons

    Harleysville Insurance treated employees great before it was bought out by Nationwide. Morale has gone down a lot since.
    Nationwide took away our company parties, our 3 pm leave on the day before a holiday, Denim Fridays, great benefits, employee appreciation day/week. It got rid of anything that boosted employee morale. It blows me away that they thought they could do away with everything and it wouldn't have any influence on morale.
    Also, everyone sleeps with everyone. Doesn't matter if you're married, affairs happen on the regular. There's a lot of high school drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the things that showed appreciation to your employees.

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

    No issues

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

    I have been working at Harleysville Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone knows everyone. People are helpful.

    Cons

    Can be a hyper-emotional work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Settle down and focus on the job at hand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Coming here was a mistake even though I am my career is booming!

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

    I have been working at Harleysville Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Associates have good hearts and are hard working.

    Cons

    Nationwide is destroying this company!
    Promises made during my heavy recruitment turned out to be false.
    If your career is booming elsewhere and you like the culture, do not come here.
    Benefits, Bonus and 401k are nothing more than a joke post takeover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am watching what was once a strong culture implode. I see a large population of high performing staff members litter the web with their resumes. It's sad because when recruited I wanted to spend my career here now all I want to do is run away because we can't service our customers without appropriate funding levels!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    claims adjuster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Harleysville Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    nice boss, close to home, many have left and returned

    Cons

    benefits are not the greatest: salaries are below national average and health benefits cost a fortune and deductibles are very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job if you need a few bucks not great for the career dreamers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Treated like a pre-schooler

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harleysville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harleysville, PA

    I have been working at Harleysville Group

    Pros

    System constantly being upgraded/enhanced for better performance. UW are friendly for the most part. Supervisors have an open door policy.

    Cons

    Use bogus excuses for not being financially compensated, especially if when hired you were offered a certain $$, then after the probationary period your promoted in title only and told since you came in at a higher rate, there is no $$ increase.... held accountable for errors made from underwriters and/or agents. Training is not all that knowledgable, benefits aren't all that great, morale is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harleysville Group

    Pros

    lots of authority. good management. open to new ideas. good pay and benefits. get things done quickly. nice place overall

    Cons

    lack of technology. service issue complaints. confusion as to appetite. change in appetite. high turnover. agents complain about servive time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more consistent. give more direction. don't change appetite and startegy so often. get better technology. communicate with employees better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, declining morale.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Harleysville, PA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Harleysville, PA

    I have been working at Harleysville Group

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive pay. While Senior Management doesn't always get it right, they definitely try to create a strong corporate culture.

    Cons

    Despite good benefits and pay, morale is low. Years of impossible deadlines have lead to 60+ hr work weeks, which in turn has lead to burn out. The addition of a 'soft market' has frozen raises, adding to the widespread melancholy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you can to increase morale.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good place to work. Most years, we like a small family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services Support Supervisor
    Current Employee - Services Support Supervisor

    I have been working at Harleysville Group

    Pros

    Company had great benifets, esp. the 401K program. On job training. Pleasant workplace.

    Cons

    We all thought the 25 yr. club was great. We were able to see old friends and talk about great experiences with the company. . It too bad the company just stopped it without telling us why.
    I guess it was because the Greensboro office closed. We all miss it very much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since I am retired, I don't know.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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