Noridian Mutual Insurance Company Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
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  1. Decent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Noridian Mutual Insurance Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, good benefits, starting pay is decent. Flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve and not all of the trainers are very patient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Avoid working in IT at all costs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND

    I worked at Noridian Mutual Insurance Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I really like and miss some of my former colleagues,
    There is an onsite cafeteria
    The Health Insurance was pretty good and reasonably priced compared to my previous job
    I did gain a lot of knowledge and experience working there

    Cons

    It is virtually impossible to get anything done in IT. The processes and procedures extend the length of any task 10 fold. There are multiple layers of governance and layers of approval that must be given for even some of the most mundane work. Good luck getting a change through in any short period of time.
    Many of the IT departments don't seen to get a long and don't always work well together.
    I received virtually any performance feedback during my time at Noridian except the one time I was taken to task by my manager in an open cubicle are for not doing something the way they wanted it done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Worst Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Will Not Disclose in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Will Not Disclose in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Noridian Mutual Insurance Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    With low morals, intelligence s not required to advance n positions.

    Cons

    Political hell, overworked and underpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly evaluate peoples worth and get rid of those puling you down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Current Employee with Plans to Leave

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales - Marketing in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Sales - Marketing in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Noridian Mutual Insurance Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment within department
    Great working hours
    Structured

    Cons

    Publically judged and scrutinzed company
    Poor communication
    Interdepartmental "Your job" versus "My job" mentality
    Little employee appreciation
    Poor corporate culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BCBS needs to have a more "treat your employees well so they treat your customers well" mentality. I felt in a way we are bred not to trust or appreciate our customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Could be better

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

    I have been working at Noridian Mutual Insurance Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good Work/Life Balance, people are friendly

    Cons

    Poor office culture, very little oppertunity for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. loved it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Noridian Mutual Insurance Company

    Pros

    relaxed work environment, relaxed dress code, nice coworkers

    Cons

    non that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

  8. Management leaves much to be desired, very poor pay scale

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medicare Medical Review Nurse in Jamestown, ND
    Former Employee - Medicare Medical Review Nurse in Jamestown, ND

    I worked at Noridian Mutual Insurance Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work at home option after 6 months

    Cons

    Management has very poor skills and education. Management differs greatly from department to department. No consistancy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should all be consistant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Good people dealing with lots of changes in a complex industry.

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

    I worked at Noridian Mutual Insurance Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly collaborative environment.
    Opportunities for development and mobility were great.
    Continuously trying to improve the working lives of employees. Lots of initiatives made it feel like management valued employees.

    Cons

    Some departments were silos.
    Communication through middle management was lacking.
    Favoritism abounds and more could be done to achieve objective reviews.
    More effort is needed to retain high achievers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make visible actions towards living and breathing the company values. Commitment at all levels depends on it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Excellent place to work, truly cares about employees, very flexible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Fargo, ND

    I worked at Noridian Mutual Insurance Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved every minute of working here. I only left because I moved out of state! When I had a family issues I was able to leave within minutes. When my manager wasn't around higher up's jumped in and did what was necessary. They truly have an open door policy here. Benefits are exceptional! There are two types of people at Noridian: the team players (that all love it there and get along with everyone and have little problems) and the my way is the only right way thinkers (you know the ones that "you should do it this way" and "I can't believe they don't do it this way". Generally happy with nothing wherever they go).

    Their open door policy is real, and goes all the way to the top. The CEO says hi to everyone he walks by. He may not know everyone by name but he makes the effort to show he is interested in how you are doing as a person.

    Cons

    The insurance has a high deductible, but otherwise a great plan. New people get stuck on the later shifts. Human Resources is a little slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I think this is by far the best work environment I have ever found, or heard of. I truly appreciated how your actions back up your words!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Average place to work

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

    I have been working at Noridian Mutual Insurance Company

    Pros

    Flexible hours, cafeteria, fitness center

    Cons

    If you like money this isn't a place for you. Unless, however you can get them to hire you as a manager or bring you in as a consultant. Their philosophy used to be pay people average and then have better benefits. Now they took away the benefits, the pay people at average is only for those who have been here for 15 years. So as far as everyone else looking to start their careers, they pay at 80% of average and give you average health insurance. There's no reason to stick around if you can get a 15-20% pay increase at another place that's only willing to pay you an average wage. No creativity allowed, come to work and push your buttons and leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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