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  1. It's not what you know, but who you know

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * People (the pee-ons) are generally nice * Decent benefits

    Cons

    * No innovation * Conservative * Lack of creativity * Workload is unmanageable due to lazy Directors that lacks leadership skills * Lack of autonomy and trust; management rather hear recommendations from expensive consultants/vendors than own employees * Field sales driven rather than customer driven * Internal conflicts between management

    Advice to Management

    Instead of laying off people that actually do the work, maybe the execs ought to get rid of some of the lazy sr. management and directors. Board of Directors should be ashamed of themselves for driving the company to the ground.


  2. GREAT PEOPLE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment in tough economical times. People are always thinking out of the box to get the job done no matter what it takes.

    Cons

    Only cons are that this is a bad business to be in the current economy.

    Advice to Management

    keep the ship afloat


  3. PMI

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Assistant in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Assistant in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, and flexible schedule. People are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    There isn't any incentive to go the extra mile. Employees are promoted based on senority.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to raise expectations, standards and have clear communication with employees.


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  5. Loved my job more than life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved this company and the job more than life itself. I am devastated that they downsized and eliminated my position and area. I had been meeting and exceeding my goals each month.

    Cons

    They just had a lay off and an early retirement

    Advice to Management

    Instead of having peoples jobs eliminated, comissions should have been eliminated until the company regained profitability . the base salary was good and the staff you had would have continued to grow the company.


  6. "Not really one of the best place in the bay area to work for"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Assistant in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Claims Assistant in Walnut Creek, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers, excluding the management.

    Cons

    To many micro managers. (Claims Manager)

    Advice to Management

    Seek new Claims manager.


  7. Helpful (1)

    PMI is a great place to work - but it could be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Through a profit organization, PMI Group puts their employees first. This isn't to say people before revenue, necessarily, but the environment is such that everybody is made to feel just as important as anyone else.

    Cons

    They can lean a bit too far on the conservative side. Granted, it's an insurance company - and "ready, aim, shoot" is better than "ready, shoot, aim" - but in some instances they need to find a better balance. I've seen to many projects in "ready, ready, aim, ready, reload ... "

    Advice to Management

    Bring more entry-level people into brainstorming. Get the ideas from the people actually doing the work. In theory (and it should be in practice), they know more about what they do than anyone else, so it makes sense to find out what that work is.


  8. PMI is a great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is very good.

    Cons

    Career advancement and not enough vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Have a career path for every position.


  9. pmi cares about employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the benefits and people are great

    Cons

    closed a lot of offices

    Advice to Management

    thanks


  10. great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PMI Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very good people and resource management

    Cons

    nothing major has been noted by me


  11. Great People. Great career growth opportunities

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

    Pros

    Great people Challenging projects Great benefits and pay Good communication from senior management Many opportunities to move upward within team or with other teams

    Cons

    Mortgage industry down turn impacted many of the exciting growth related projects that were in planning stages. Project funding slowed down.



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