Safeco Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Safeco President Matthew D. Nickerson
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Pros
  • Good people; long standing company with good work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Work from home, company car, compensation, hours of work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Overall there's a bit of a feeling of forebarance that the jobs will be moving to Boston as Safeco continues to merge with Liberty Mutual (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management continues to implement baffling procedures (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Overall it was good. Great coworkers! Management however micromanaged many aspects of the job.

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    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Fairfield, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, coworkers, community involvement, location, ability to travel and go to employ sponsored events.

    Cons

    Long days, stressful work, call center environment, micromanaged by upper management

    Advice to Management

    Give more responsibility and flexibility to Underwriters.


  2. Underwriter I

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    Current Employee - Underwriter I in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Underwriter I in Fairfield, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great compensation, Great benefits, Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    -Work/life balance neglected, Micromanagement, unrealistic evaluation of work performed.


  3. Business systems analyst

    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Safeco (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A large company offers nice medical benefits and worldwide placement options for employees.

    Cons

    Large corporation doesn't treat their employees as individuals.


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  5. Inside Property Adjuster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

    I worked at Safeco (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good bonuses, Great supervisor, good pay.

    Cons

    Work, life balance, not balanced.


  6. Claims Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeco full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Claims volume was not manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Yes if you had a degree.


  7. Management doesn't have a clue and could care less

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Safeco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Average benifit package and salary

    Cons

    Upper management changes procedures constantly with no regard to how it affects personnel. Be prepared to work extended OT with no compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Watch the TV series UNDERCOVER BOSS, you could learn a thing or two. Upper management would never be able to abide by their own policies.


  8. Claims adjuster

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeco full-time

    Pros

    Laid back. Manager great. Great pay

    Cons

    Workload. High expectations. A lot of turnover

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and less micromanage


  9. Personal Lines Underwriter

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    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Safeco for 9 years. Was a great company to work for with lots of benefits. Has a very good trainee program for employees.

    Cons

    No formal management training for managers. Promoted from within but lots of politics in company setting as to who got promoted. There was always a feeling of never being caught up.

    Advice to Management

    Train managers to work with employees to become the best at what they do.


  10. Accounts Receivable Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people, work-life balance (full day is 7.5 hours)

    Cons

    Salary based solely on market comps...underpaid


  11. Property field claims

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people good benefits Decent systems and technology Direct managers "feel your pain"

    Cons

    Unpaid overtime is expected and normal Claim volume is heavy with no recognition of field workload past direct manager Unrealistic production expected Lack of advancement opportunities and salary is less than industy average

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people that know basic claims experience rather than hire inexperienced people and force them to sink or swim. Stop treating your longer term employees as disposable



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