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OneBeacon Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
22 Reviews

2.4
22 Reviews
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OneBeacon President, CEO, and Director Mike Miller
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  1.  

    Decent place, too mired in old-school practices.

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    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in Melville, NY

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Salary competitive.

    Cons

    Somewhat top-heavy. More managers than workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt faster with the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not fulfilling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Canton, MA

    Pros

    Ability to work remotly.
    Benefits are good

    Cons

    The cloud of Lay offs is always hanging above your head

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your emplyees with respec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It has been good as long as you can deal with constant change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA

    Pros

    Good compensation as long as you are eligible for incentive compensation

    Cons

    Employees live with perpetual fear of layoffs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good until they split the company.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Canton, MA

    Pros

    Enjoyable place to work. Talented peers.

    Cons

    Constantly changing strategy makes layoffs very popular.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Good place to work at.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    There are better places out there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Flextime available and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Middle management is almost all non-degreed. Their knowledge is limited to what they have learned on the job and there seems to be contempt for those with higher learning or professional designations in their field.

    Upper management seems to have the intellect needed however they seem to be unable to exert order. Middle and upper management seem to be at odds with each other.

    Opportunities for advancement are based on tenure not on merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don’t know where to start with this one. Middle management is a big part of the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    OK to work at, but not terribly exciting.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Canton, MA

    Pros

    Flexible hours, opportunity to work from home if needed. Benefits are fair.

    Cons

    People work the most insane hours; it is not out of the question to get an e-mail from someone at 6 AM on a Sunday morning. Also, everyone is right on top of one another; claustrophobes beware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think there should be more incentive for younger people to work here- current technologies are antiquated, and there is little dynamicism within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Try not to let a handful of people ruin your workplace.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA

    Pros

    If you take the time to negotiate, OneBeacon can provide great pay. A few years ago they moved to nice new building in Canton, MA. It is a good company overall.

    Cons

    The Legal Dept. was a little tough to work in - there was alot of turnover. The managing attorneys talked down to and negatively about employees out in the open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a great payscale, great building, now if only upper management, (specifically attorneys) were more professional and less gossipy.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Forced to work one 40 hours a work week or lose your job!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Will Not Disclose
    Current Employee - Will Not Disclose

    Pros

    Vacation, pay, and that is about it

    Cons

    If you're a hard worker then you get rewarded with more work then told over and over that it is not a 40 hour a week job and you are given hints that if you don't work over 40 hours then you may keep your job. They overload you with the work of two people but expect you to continue to provide superior customer service which is impossible with the work load. A home life balance is some kind of foreign word to this company. Simply they just don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the work load reasonable, the job is stressful enough without telling us over and over this is not a 40 hour a week job and make us feel that if we don't work over 40 hours we will be on warning and potentially lose our job, there are labor laws ------one of these days it will take one brave person to put a stop to this behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Good Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice People. That's really all i have to say about it. Oh, probably one of the nicer cafeteria's i've seen.

    Cons

    Salary blew, no room for advancement, layoffs, etc. Most prominent was the complete lack of leadership. My bosses would habitually "work from home", ie. taking a day off without having to use one of your vacation tdays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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