Selective Insurance Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Selective Insurance Chairman, President, and CEO Gregory E. Murphy
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  1. Claims rep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for self study and annual bonuses

    Cons

    None at this time good company


  2. Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchville, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchville, NJ

    I have been working at Selective Insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, strategic focus, strong rewards programs, financial strength, leadership

    Cons

    Can use more creativity and innovation

    Advice to Management

    keep focus on employees and development


  3. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Workers' Compensation Claims Adjuster in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Workers' Compensation Claims Adjuster in Carmel, IN

    I worked at Selective Insurance (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Honest company with knowledgable employees and upper management.

    Cons

    None. All WC Jobs were moved to another state, thus eliminating all WC employee jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


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  5. Not bad but not great either

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Selective Insurance (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Met some nice people that I have a high amount of respect for

    Cons

    Software was dated and job wasn't challenging in the sense of difficulty even though there was a lot of work to do. Thought the people were cliquish and the physical environment lacked inspiration.


  6. Overall a very good company to work for with a great internal team to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst/Commercial Underwriter in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst/Commercial Underwriter in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Internal employees are great to work with. Management is beyond excellent and very supportive. The QA and review process is VERY fair, perfection is never expected and you are not "dinged" for little mistakes/oversights.

    Cons

    Our department (commercial underwriting) is not staffed well enough. The more experienced and knowledgeable underwriters are given very large territories as a means of servicing our best agency force. A positive that we're viewed that way and that management puts that much confidence in us. The downside is, we are in no way staffed well enough to have an adequate back-up system. If someone goes on vacation, or has to go on medical leave, we are not equipped to provide that great and timely customer service our agents expect. Gets frustrating on the agency side, which leads to frustration within the internal team. Under normal, fully staffed, times the average work week is 50-60 hours which does not create a good work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Staff department to balance territories and have an adequate back-up plan in place so when someone is out, they don't come back so far behind it takes weeks, sometimes longer, to get caught up.


  7. Good company

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

    I have been working at Selective Insurance

    Pros

    Claims is hard work at any company

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time


  8. Helpful (1)

    I would not recommend.

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

    I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay check every two weekends. Some co workers are tolerable. Vacation days.

    Cons

    Very Competitive culture (watch your back) , bonus structure could be better, high school clique mentality, they careless about what you know more about who you know and how much of a brown noser you could be.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse and talk to coworkers. People who should be promoted based on talent not on how much you "like" them and how much of a yes man you can be.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Better companies out there! Proceed with caution.Not a disgruntled employee

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

    I have been working at Selective Insurance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Business casual dress, Vacation, some good employee, bonus okay,

    Cons

    Benefits, good old boy network, scare tactics in meetings plagued with boring jokes. You work very very very hard because you have to compete with larger competitors. Constant emails from HR about benefit changes. Everyone walks around very nervous or scared.


  10. Great first year

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

    I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement. Since I've been there I've seen multiple promotions.

    Cons

    I've experienced a very heavy workload, sometimes overwhelming.


  11. Helpful (2)

    The past three years have been on a steady decline of unhappiness

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

    I have been working at Selective Insurance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Local and some what flexible but not consistent throughout the organization. It is a nice place to work but it depends on department and management.

    Cons

    Too many "old timers" working in management that don't know what it's like to work elsewhere. They don't force people that have been there since day one to evolve with times. They put too much pressure on overachievers and nothing on average workers. Workload is 3x more than it should be because they aren't up on technology. HR has leaks in it. Promotions aren't given as they should. It's a typical "it's not what you know" company. Stress and tension is very high.
    Flexibility should be everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Most of you are there an shouldn't be. Take classes and educate yourselves..you really aren't that great. Appreciate your staff after all without them you would think be there.
    Don't take your stress out on your employees.. You get paid to deal with it.. They don't.



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