Selective Insurance
2.7 of 5 32 reviews
www.selective.com Branchville, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Selective Insurance Chairman, President, and CEO Gregory E. Murphy

Gregory E. Murphy

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41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It was a good place to work in terms of learning new things, but slow to change and managing people like it's 1985.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou were given real assignments and exposure to management. You felt like your job was pretty safe and no one was nipping at your heals to take it away from you. They were willing to pay for some of my graduate school work which i was grateful for. Health Benefits/401K were definitely top of the line.

    ConsSalary was not even at market average, there was not much regard to the work/life balance. Was never given the opportunity to work from home, didn't even have a laptop which in 2013 is pretty unheard of.

    Advice to Senior Managementsit in more on the day to day operations, do not perceive/assume financial success as the company is running on all cylinders. Update the culture for today's millennial working generation, they are not going to sit and wait for things to happen, they will leave.

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    Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Clifton, NJ

    ProsFair salary, usually good annual bonuses, decent vacation time, fair health insurance benefits

    ConsAntiquated clique setting, bad work/life balance, no loyalty to employees, poor technology. The company does employee surveys but doesn't address the most important issues identified in the surveys.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBefore making any changes that affect an employee's daily business handling, do that change yourself to see if it's reasonable. Or, sit with an employee of that department to see if it's a reasonable addition to their workflow. Bring computer systems to current technology. Respect your employees more and listen to them, don't just pretend to.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ProsSize, reputation, coverages and employee experience

    ConsToo many weekend hours and lack of available promotions

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    slow to move and poor narrow minded leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscan't think of a single one. the list of cons is so long wouldn't matter anyway.

    ConsCulture is schizophrenic. Leadership is horrible. No value in people except perhaps very few who never worked anywhere else.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Think again, I'm looking!

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    ProsSalaries and benefits are decent. Mass hiring (due to mass employment changes).

    ConsWork/life balance is serious issue. There is no employee loyalty, do not expect to be able to have a long career here with the current management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInconsistent and weak leadership. Rethink recent management changes as the negative impact is imminent. There is value in people and treating employees well. Expecting employees to work every weekend and every evening is not how loyalty is built. If you cannot put these hours in, you are in fear of your position. Be realistic with expectations given the tools at hand, sometimes it simply boils down to having good leadership and management skills. Leadership should create unity not internal conflict and fear. Customers realize impact of turnover and you are simply forgetting the human capital. Mass personnel changes will force good employees out, and new employees to notice the lack of loyalty. Respect careers that have been built and the impact that certain leaders are having on image of the company with current, incoming, and potential employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Well organized caring company

    Safety Management Specialist (Former Employee)
    Lowell, MA

    ProsAccepts employee feedback, consistently works to improve employee conditions

    ConsLong meetings in Branchville, NJ

    Advice to Senior ManagementConduct more frequent reviews with employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I achieve continual growth with this company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey encourage you to learn, take additional coursework, gain experience. Everyone is accessible in this company to talk and open to ideas.

    ConsI wish they had a better claims system already in place and additional reps.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work salary is good but hours are long

    Claims (Former Employee)
    Branchville, NJ

    ProsSalary is very good, people are great, resources are abundant and the company is very employee involved. Management in very involved but this does not cause to much micro management.

    ConsLong hours expected, not enough training supplied it is available for you to do on tour own but there are so many hours in the day. They tell you to keep a balance between work and family but this is very hard to accomplish.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore initial training upon being hiring, mentor or shadowing for new hires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A nice place to work but the company is a bit short sighted and slow to move

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Branchville, NJ

    ProsThere is generally a feeling of flexibility regarding work hours and working from home. The office location is also ideal for anyone that lives in Sussex or Morris County NJ.

    ConsLong hours, work load is too much for the size of the staff, Cost cutting initiatives resulted in outsourcing (offshore) and a reduction of long term staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire an adequate amount of on-shore resources and focus on changes that increase a strong book of business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible

    (Former Employee)
    Horsham, PA

    Prosvery few...terrible place to work

    ConsThe office is cliquey, and training is a joke. There is a lot to learn with three days of training, that was sped through, and everyone seemed to be confused as to why you didn't know anything when you asked questions. It's a cut throat office. The manager has no idea what his employees are up to. It was unorganized. It was the worst job I ever stepped into. I would not work here. It was a waste of time. Very stressful.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep an eye on horsham pa office

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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