Main Street America

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Main Street America Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
10 Reviews
2.9
10 Reviews
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Thomas M. Van Berkel
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  1.  

    SR Data Technician

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wasted company, IT department is a joke

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Main Street America full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Worst company ever, sucks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Main Street America full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Old school management style, average company at best

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Main Street America part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great management that are always there to help

    Cons

    Sometimes requires more work than you would expect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Main Street America

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Work from home option. Great coworkers and great work/life balance. Management is good.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Recognition is scarce. Thankfully there aren't any more cons I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More recognition to employees

  8.  

    Great coworkers, good company, horrible management

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    Current Employee - Property Adjuster in Auburn, MA
    Current Employee - Property Adjuster in Auburn, MA

    I have been working at Main Street America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are looking for a steady job & aren't looking for a lot of career advancement then this is the company for you. I mean that in the most positive way. In other words if you just want to come in, do your job, get paid and have no desire to "move up the corporate ladder" then this is a good place to work.

    Cons

    The managers have poor people skills. They tend to treat their employees poorly. Many of the managers regularly throw their employees under the bus and take credit for others accomplishments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should have the HR department look into the way their managers treat their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Main Street America Group - OVerall a Nice Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Main Street America

    Pros

    -Employee friendly environment
    -Financially solid company
    -Conservative in investments and growth opportunities
    -Strives to ensure work/life balance for employees
    -Innovative IT Department - growing use of new technologies

    Cons

    -None in todays' econony - The have not been large layoffs or downsizing due to economic reasons. They try and keep good talent whenever possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to explain the direction and actions taken by the company so that employees have a sense that they know what is happening.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company with a solid history... still has some warts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Company is stable and been around for a long time
    - Good benefits - PTO, Pension and 401(k) with match and yearly bonus program for all employees

    Cons

    - Not being a fast follower with employee needs - computer upgrades, cell phones
    - Employees starting to feel the pinch of having to increase workloads more and more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Managers need training, updating and reinforcement on how to be managers
    - Be fair and equitable to all employees and not just the favored few

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, Main Street is a good company to work for... no better or worse than the average mid-size company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Main Street America

    Pros

    - benefits are great
    - thinks about employees

    Cons

    - some departments have favorites
    - no formal development paths
    - flat organization with not a lot of room for growth

    Approves of CEO

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