Main Street America Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Customer Service Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keene, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keene, NH

    I have been working at Main Street America

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

    Pros

    Great Work Environment Excellent Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    This position can be very stressful


  2. INtern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Main Street America (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Get to work with managers and really get a good perspective of there contributions and what it takes as it is a smaller company. Everyone I have met seems very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    It is not a very large company and the work is not as meaningful as I would like it to be.

    Advice to Management

    They seem to be doing a pretty good job but it is a bit unorganized and everyone is not always on the same page.

    Main Street America Response

    Jun 30, 2015Corporate Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your response and feedback. We are always looking to improve upon our internships.


  3. Business management executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Main Street America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and income. Good work life balance philosophy

    Cons

    Some management not in tune with real world and promotes inexperienced people into positions they should not be in

    Advice to Management

    Look at people experienced rather than just "yes" people


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  5. Great organization and great people!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Main Street America full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Main Street America is a fantastic organization. They offer excellent benefits, have a friendly staff who goes about and beyond to help you. You receive excellent training and upper management helps you to define goals to help you grow.

    Cons

    None. Keep up the good work.


  6. If you like working for arrogant children this is the place for you.

    Current Employee - IT Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Main Street America

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

    Pros

    Avoid working in IT at this company. It will only bring you sorrow.

    Cons

    Terrible managers from the CIO down, but especially the CIO. Don't expect bonuses. They are pretty much a myth. The company has had 3-4 years end over end poor results.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the attitude, stop treating employees like children, trust your employees, stop being so arrogant, get better managers, get a clue.


  7. IT Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Keene, NH
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Keene, NH

    I have been working at Main Street America full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The position was flexible and allowed me to break away to attend children's functions and work from home on occasion. The majority of the Keene NH workforce had long tenures with the company and typically worked very well together. Pay and benefits were competitive

    Cons

    During a 2009 reorganization, IT leadership positions were relocated to the Jacksonville FL home office. This limited advancement potential for those in the Keene office. The Jacksonville office had much higher turnover rates at both the management and team member level.


  8. SR Data Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Developer in Keene, NH
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Developer in Keene, NH

    I worked at Main Street America full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    You could be an agent and they pay for your classes. They have plenty of chances to advance your career..

    Cons

    There realty isn't any problems. I had gotten along with everyone.

    Advice to Management

    They would allow you to talk to them if you had a problem. No matter if it was personal or business. If you want to advance, You could go in and ask what you need to do.


  9. Wasted company, IT department is a joke

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Main Street America full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    None, except for their so called pension, if you manage to survive that long, which is highly unlikely

    Cons

    Too many cons to fit in this box. Basically, the IT department is a sweat shop, they pay 1.25 times the average salary, and get 3 times the average work done from you. So go figure. Dont get attracted by their so called better salary and better benefits, you will regret joining this company within a month of joining. Total chaotic infrastructure department and messy buggy losers working there who dont know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Cant advice management , because they are too dumb to get advised.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Worst company ever, sucks

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

    I worked at Main Street America full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    benefits are ok , nothing else

    Cons

    management sucks, treat employees as slaves, frequently puts employees under the bus,
    old timers with hardly any skills make money through the roof, new comers sweat it out

    Advice to Management

    treat all employees fairly and professionally, dont talk to them like they are your slaves, there is a big degree of unfairness


  11. Helpful (1)

    Old school management style, average company at best

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Commercial Underwriter in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Commercial Underwriter in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Main Street America full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Financially stable, growing, average pay

    Cons

    Don't train employees, don't properly train agents, no perks, sweat shop style high volume approach writing as many small accounts as possible, poor management

    Advice to Management

    Bring in younger management. The 1980's style / approach makes other competitor jobs much more attractive.



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