Tower Group (New York) Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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William W. Fox, Jr.
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Pros
  • Nice office, Pleasant coworkers pretty good salary and benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • Growing company; salary fair; great location (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • He's incapable of running a coherent meeting, inspiring anyone or even thanking the people who have made him rich (in 2 reviews)

  • Upper management more interested in their quarterly EPS rather than caring for their employees work-life balance (in 2 reviews)

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  1. appl. engineer

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    Former Employee - App Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - App Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Ok to work for, good benefits

    Cons

    Small company, poor managment, occasionally could work from home.

    Advice to Management

    Well, company does not exist any longer.

  2. Premium Auditor

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    Former Employee - Premium Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Premium Auditor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    financially unstable. seeking growth by taking over companies w/out making sure they can handle what is on their plate. Compensation increases/bonus is nonexistant

  3. The employees tend to stay in the company for many years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) full-time (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a stable growing company. The employees were very nice,

    Cons

    Management tend to hire their buddies for executives positions.

    Advice to Management

    Friends are not always the best workers there. Open your eyes.

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  5. Great company and great people to work for

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    Former Employee - Underwriter Trainee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Underwriter Trainee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people, great compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Job security can be volatile

  6. I learned alot at Tower

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tower Group (New York)

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

    Pros

    Their encouragement of employee education helped me alot

    Cons

    Company's difficulties which lead to my lay off is my only Con

  7. Great Company Culture!

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The team was very supportive, friendly, and easy-going! Work hours were flexible, and my manager welcomed new ideas and supported my career growth. I developed some of my strongest professional relationships at Tower Group.

    Cons

    No benefits for interns. Sadly, the company was acquired after I left and most of the team has moved to new roles since.

  8. Dead on arrival

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) full-time

    Pros

    No longer exists but salary was good while it lasted

    Cons

    No longer exists; Amtrust is worse!

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in middle and upper managment

  9. Challenging

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    Former Contractor - Consultant
    Former Contractor - Consultant

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The individuals I worked with were very helpful and mentors

    Cons

    Work life balance is non exsistent

    Advice to Management

    Work on the work life balance aspet

  10. No direction at all and soon to disappear from the insurance industry.

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    Current Employee - IT Support Desk in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Support Desk in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Tower Group (New York) full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    None. This is no workplace, this is prison! Think about it before taking any job here.

    Cons

    All. Pay, job itself, nepotism, negativity, high stress, age and color discrimination, supervisors steal office items and blame it to the employees (current lawsuit in the NJ office against 2 supervisors)

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring any simple and incompetent clown for supervisors or manager position. Don't you understand that you need well qualified individuals to run a department and manage employees? You looked for failure and you are getting it in big letter FAILURE! Do yourselves a big favor when the merge is over and change your name completely. You are cursed for failure!

  11. Poor systems and ineffective upper management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tower Group (New York)

    Pros

    middle management good and very good experienced claims employees. Pay raises froze and no raise in year & one half. Need to improve benefits, just a meager 401K. Moot issue as company merged now

    Cons

    Benefits poor. No bonus or profit sharing and salaries below average

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees especially during transition to ACP Re

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