SAIF Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
12 Reviews
3.3
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant in Salem, OR

    I have been working at SAIF part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good company with a thoughtful employee approach.

    Cons

    A lot of opinionated people with advice on how others can do their jobs better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, make sure you are walking the talk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    "In the trenches" employees are top-notch. Top management? Not so much.

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

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting and flexible schedules are available. Competitive salary and benefits. Office located close to town in a beautiful setting with good places to walk. The people that are in the trenches doing the work do an amazing job and truly care about the injured workers and the policyholders.

    Cons

    Most of the senior management only cares about their hold on power and ability to control this beneath them. The CEO, whose leadership style was to rule by fear and intimidation for nine years, may have thankfully left, but the many of the vice presidents who remain appear to have adopted this style for themselves. Recent ousting of the new CEO was a coup and leaves upper management and our morale in shambles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease the number of vice presidents, some should retire and others should leave to allow new ideas and a new culture to try and take hold. Top-level managers who rule by fear and intimation are masking insecurities and inadequacies. Quality managers don't need to rule by fear and intimidation, they command respect by their well-deserved reputation, by their ego-less leadership model, and by their agenda-less knowledge, wisdom and experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corrupt Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Salem, OR

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

    Pros

    Good pay/benefits and great co-workers in claims

    Cons

    Several VP's are left over cronies from Rocklin. They manage by fear, are disliked by majority of employees and yet they seem to call the shots for the company. They even got our well liked new CEO fired. The new CEO is very whimpy and will not make any changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Rocklin out of business, Fire VP's of PR & HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Over 10 years at SAIF and the disfunction continues.

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

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting and flexible schedules are available. Competitive salary and benefits. Office located close to town in a beautiful setting with good places to walk. The people that are in the trenches doing the work care about the injured workers and the policyholders.

    Cons

    Most of the senior management only cares about their hold on power and ability to control this beneath them. The CEO who's leadership style was to rule by fear and intimidation may have left, but the many of the VPs who remain appear to have adopted this style for themselves. Recent ousting of the new CEO was a coup and leaves the moral in shambles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease the number of VPs, some should retire and others should leave to allow new ideas and a new culture to try and take hold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Claims

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

    I have been working at SAIF full-time

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Most people are easy to get along with. It is easy for anyone to carve a niche out for themselves there.

    Cons

    Not everyone works hard, although most do. Some managers can be difficult because they easily feel threatened by new ideas. They tend to promote only one type of person to management, someone who will do exactly what they are told or what the established procedures are no matter what the results. They get trapped into ineffective processes but tend to be in denial about it. They set up innovation initiatives that go nowhere. Middle management sometimes alienates high performers. I once went a year barely seeing my supervisor and never seeing my supervisor's boss smile, although it has improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat new ideas as a threat. Don't demoralize high performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    old school company propped up by the state

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

    I worked at SAIF

    Pros

    i dont work there any more

    Cons

    nothing good about working there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire yourself and hire people who have a clue

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Progressive ideals being implemented in a traditional workplace; but a great environment.

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

    I have been working at SAIF full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    + Excellent pay and benefits
    + Receptive supervisors and management
    + Commendable progressive work/life initiatives (Teleworking, flex schedules, etc.)

    Cons

    - Tradionalism is still strong, you can't always telecommute as some are still apprehensive
    - HR can be difficult to work with
    - Ceilings abound; this is not a move-up place, it's a camp in your position place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward with initatives to garner and keep the new workforce and find ways to placate the "old guard" as it were.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Work Place

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

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting availability, work life balance, advancement opportunity, career development and training, education reimbursement, great benefits, management support, long-term employees.

    Cons

    Tendency to work over 40 hours during busy times of the year. Frustrations can arise as succession planning and long term employees retire and knowledge is walking out the door without the necessary replacement staffed and ready to take over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue listening to staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Salem, OR

    I worked at SAIF full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, great people work there, they give you the best resources to do your job well. I learned a lot working there. I only left because I moved out of state.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are not that great. Staffing is always changing and because of that, I had 8 or 9 managers while I was there. This can affect reviews since sometimes your new manager doesn't really know you. There also seems to be a lot of nepotism since a lot of husbands/wives, parents/children, brothers/sisters, etc. work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not really, except some of the management choices don't make sense, and middle management seems a bit "top heavy".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Governmental Mentality and Backwards Thinking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loss Control in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Loss Control in Salem, OR

    I have been working at SAIF

    Pros

    They pay the Medical and Dental Benefits
    If you are a drone you too could be a Manager

    Cons

    Dictatorship
    Micromanagement
    Not Forward Thinking
    Employees are Paranoid
    Poor Unqualified Supervisors
    Managers do not respect others opinions or experience
    Don't question authority or you are fired
    Promotions are given to employees that have some type of political connection

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people on the Executive Counsel that actually have Insurance experience outside of SAIF.
    Deal with the profound depression of the employees caused by Paranoia.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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