Plymouth Rock Assurance

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Plymouth Rock Assurance Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
44 Reviews
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44 Reviews
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  1.  

    A rewarding job within a great office culture in an awesome location.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Very friendly office culture, unlike anything I've seen anywhere else
    - It's very evident Plymouth Rock cares about its employees, with multiple initiatives during my time to show employee appreciation
    - Growing company with lots of opportunity
    - Great location, within a ten-minute walk of the Boston Common, the Charles River, South Station, various stores, and lots more

    Cons

    - If you commute a long distance and don't want to take the train, this could be a bit difficult. The building is literally across the street from South Station, but parking and driving around this area is pretty hectic during rush hour.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture of the Company stuck in the 1900

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance

    Pros

    Good pay for no work ( depends on the position and title). But pay is good. If you want to just get paid and are happy building a technology debt and marching towards a career death.. this is the place for you

    Cons

    1. No vision at all. Technology is dated.3. Senior management has been there from the time they were out of college and are not near retirement ... so no vision and there is always a reluctance to move forward... If a senior VP says that the WIKI is a waste of time .. this should tell you something about the company. No training . No work life balance. HR act like they are listening but they do nothing about it . Many were fired because they complained. Its a sweatshop.. No work from home flexibility. No Jeans .. even of Fridays .. very uptight company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around ... Listen to people ...... Understand what you have or do not have.. The talent in the company sucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great location and people, poor pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The office is located directly across the street from South Station so the location is a huge pro. The department I work in has a very laid back atmosphere and I've met some great people there.

    Cons

    Without a doubt the biggest con is the salary. They grossly underpay compared to other jobs in the market. My department also leaves little room for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plymouth Rock is a great company if you want to work at a smaller, growing, fast paced company in downtown Boston. Management is friendly, approachable and very smart... they know how to compete with the big players.

    Cons

    Not as much advancement opportunities compared to the big companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on the same path and keep growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The actuarial intern is awesome!

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Plymouth Rock Assurance as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People in the actuarial team are all very nice and professional.
    The intern program is well-organized.
    You can get involved in interesting projects in reserving and ratemaking with different mentors.

    Cons

    Since summer is one of the busiest time for the actuarial team, people may be too busy to interact with you that much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe improve the coordination among different projects.

  7.  

    Highly motivated and strong employees with great company culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employees here are mostly welcoming, friendly and not competitive with each other. Everyone seems to see the benefit in helping others and working together which in turn benefits the organization.
    Plymouth Rock offers amazing benefits, better than anywhere else I have seen. The company encourages a high work ethic while in the office but also promotes the importance of work-life balance. The company really goes the extra mile to ensure their employees are happy, which you do not see frequently in the current market.
    Lots of growth opportunities. I have seen many employees move into higher roles in my short time here already. Also there is a structured bonus/raise program based partially on performance and duration of your time at Plymouth Rock.
    The culture is super friendly and most people are outgoing. When I started here, everyone I ran into introduced themselves, from the CEO to the interns. People make an effort to walk over to your desk and talk in person and create a relationship rather than use just email or an interoffice communicator for collaboration efforts.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is hard to push new and different ideas forward at the company. While it usually happens in the end, there is a large amount of resistance that comes with trying to bring company practices up to modern times (for example, replacing a manual process with a technical solution). However, the employees that push hard enough to actually enforce the change are rewarded for their persistance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Since 2011 PRAC went under the ROCK in New Jersey

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Representative in Wall, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Representative in Wall, NJ

    I worked at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a paycheck but since the changes happened within the company, sounded good but it truly is not.

    Cons

    If you have ANY grips DO NOT speak of them. Watch your suggestions, they are held against you. There is no longer any claims handling but pure investigating. To do 1 new loss could take hours. But you MUST stay current at all times on your diary. You are graded on the entire company's performance, not your own! So 90% of the employees' raises are affected. When they want you out, your gone within 6 months. This is one of the saddest places of employment unless your looking to visit your doctor offen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to Highpoint days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    too much company politics

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

    I worked at Plymouth Rock Assurance

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    Company politics and no room for career growth

  10.  

    team

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance

    Pros

    fun team work and stuff

    Cons

    bad pay and stuff like that

  11.  

    Right mix of larger company resources with smaller company culture. Can get things done here unlike large companies.

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

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profitable and growing company. Great benefits, easy Boston location (next to South Station), easy to talk to senior management and influence strategy with smart ideas.

    Cons

    Boston commute can be difficult if don't live close. For folks who want defined career paths and very defined jobs a larger company may be better. Need to be creative and push new ideas. If you do, you will be rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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