Selective Insurance

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Selective Insurance Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
37 Reviews
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37 Reviews
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Selective Insurance Chairman, President, and CEO Gregory E. Murphy
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  1.  

    Well organized caring company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Safety Management Specialist in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Safety Management Specialist in Lowell, MA

    I worked at Selective Insurance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Accepts employee feedback, consistently works to improve employee conditions

    Cons

    Long meetings in Branchville, NJ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct more frequent reviews with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I achieve continual growth with this company.

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

    I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work salary is good but hours are long

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims in Branchville, NJ
    Former Employee - Claims in Branchville, NJ

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

    Pros

    Salary 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.

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

    More initial training upon being hiring, mentor or shadowing for new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA

    I worked at Selective Insurance full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very few...terrible place to work

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    keep an eye on horsham pa office

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

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchville, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchville, NJ

    I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire an adequate amount of on-shore resources and focus on changes that increase a strong book of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Application Developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer

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

    Pros

    Pay and bonus is good, free parking, and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Work load is to large for small staff, causing priorities to be change daily and long hours. Application development done offshore is not reviewed by Selective IT employees. QA is also done offshore, so only acceptance testing is done by Selective employees which often is too late to be fixed before code goes into production. Top heavy with management that are out of touch with application developers. Newly hired managers are unqualified and don't bring much needed outside perspective. There is very little job growth, and training is rarely approved. IT application development staff has decreased even though number of managers has increased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring managers and start hiring developers. Change offshore resources from managed services to staff augmentation, so IT can have more control over the quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Hard to get places

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Center in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Service Center in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoy the people I work with every day. I feel the overall benefits are decent and management does try to make it fun

    Cons

    There really are not any opportunities for advancement at this location. Pay not commensurate with experience. Company is slow to change and accomplish things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work to utilize the strengths of their employees

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    IT help desk

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Selective Insurance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good benefits, good working hours

    Cons

    poor management, lots of red tape to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    chaotic

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Glastonbury, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Glastonbury, CT

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

    Pros

    the team members work really hard, some really smart and delightful folks to work with

    Cons

    management had no real appreciation for what it took to deliver projects, there is no respect for peoples lives or family-time. Developers working 70+ hours a week under constant threat of outsourcing-"be lucky-you-have-a-job-we-can-get-2-of-you-in-india" was the view management has of employees. Customers losing ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    poor management skills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Glastonbury, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Glastonbury, CT

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

    Pros

    too much work, poor organization, poor management skills, too much stress, sometime you will need to work in the weekend.

    Cons

    flexible hours, free parking, bonus,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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