OneBeacon Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Canton, MA

    I worked at OneBeacon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice managers, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Location on 93 mad the commute pretty rough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. OneBeacon has been a great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OneBeacon

    Pros

    OneBeacon has been a great place to work. I’ve always felt both challenged and supported. I will be starting a position with a new company at the end of this month but will take all that I’ve learned and the relationships I’ve made with me.

    Cons

    The company had been in transition for a number of years but that is mostly in the past at this point.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. Being let go after 20+ years of devoted service

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Allows some telecommuting depending upon location

    Cons

    Was a good company until they changed direction and decided to outsource a lot of IT functionality to the Phillipines. They are letting go a lot of experienced people that they could spend a few dollars to retrain. Not good for America.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't have to follow the pack. Do what's right for American workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. OB is OK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Canton, MA

    I worked at OneBeacon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The finance department has some pleasant people to work with. Management appears to care about helping you develop professionally and be healthy.

    Cons

    The company was going through a lot of changes when I worked there. The pay is low and since they went public they were doing everything possible to bring down their expense ratio, aka laying off a lot of people and taking away a lot of employee benefits. The finance department doesn't have much room for growth. It also had a very political feel to it.

    Recommends
  6. Lack of direction and focus

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OneBeacon full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, however that is how employees are lured in

    Cons

    Management and leadership is constantly turning over so the direction and vision are always changing. It feels like non-leaders are put in leadership positions so that executive management is not challenged. The front line staff is overall bitter and disengaged. There are constant layoffs that deeply affect morale. Employees are lured in with amazing promises which are immediately broken once a contract is signed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    great experience - sad to be in runoff

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claim in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Claim in Canton, MA

    I have been working at OneBeacon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented co-workers and supportive management

    Cons

    No ability to transfer into the ongoing company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More honest communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Lacking our direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Farmington, CT

    I worked at OneBeacon full-time

    Pros

    Small company that can change direction quickly, some good specialty people. Several units are doing well.

    Cons

    Lots of politics for a small company. Management is sheltered from the front lines and any criticism. Random firings and hirings are a hit to morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are a small company, fire middle management and open up direct lines of communication. Use your small size to your advantage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Decent place, too mired in old-school practices.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in Melville, NY

    I worked at OneBeacon

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Not fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Canton, MA

    I have been working at OneBeacon

    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA

    I have been working at OneBeacon

    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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