Trustmark Companies

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Trustmark Companies Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
22 Reviews
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Trustmark Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    37.5 hour work week
    1/2 day on Fridays
    Great dining room with healthy food offerings
    On premise fitness club
    Employees
    Beautiful atrium

    Cons

    Too many unproductive meetings
    Some SR. Management/Co-worker cliques
    SR. Management and SR. HR Staff rarely say hello in passing
    Very hard to get an exceeds in any category of your performance plan in some departments which impacts yearly increases
    No offering of self development seminars or workshops for employees not in a management position
    Lay off workers but always announcing new Sr. Management positions
    Lay off workers in departments or divisions and then promote others
    Shifting of job responsibilities regardless whether or not that's an employee's strength or they have the time
    Unprofessional behavior of some Managemement and some Sr. Management positions
    Only certain individuals are allowed to work out of their home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer seminars and workshops for self development to all employees on an ongoing basis
    Engage with all employees and try to get to know them
    Stop the cliques, as it's very noticable to all
    Allow performance plans to truly reflect the work/job being done
    Assess employees skills & strengths prior to shifting responsibilities
    Limit Sr. Management positions
    Sr. Management should really take an unbiased look at other Sr. Managers that report to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Arrogant management.....Filthy co-workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Trustmark Companies as a contractor

    Pros

    Half day Friday (good for salaried person not for hourly)
    Very reasonably priced Cafeteria (For all)
    Onsight gym (ONLY for permanent employees)

    Cons

    - Arrogant management always gives a tight lipped smile meaning they don't like you but they are dealing with you because they have no choice.
    - Co-workers are nasty. "Stay away" kind of attitude.
    - Temps are not welcomed. You need to stay firm or
       could get frustrated soon and decide to leave the job.
       Don't do this.
    - No manager would say hi unless you are reporting to
      them
    - Mind your own business kind of work environment
    - People from other dept will walk into your premise looking for someone they know to chat, upon knowing they are not there they'll leave. They won't even say Hi to you :(
    - Compensation depends upon what type of employment it is
    - Strong smell of race biases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE SAY HI. NOT A ROCKET SCIENCE MY FRIEND.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fixable or not?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Trustmark Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flex Hours
    Half day on Friday

    Cons

    They lay off the best workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start working with all your personnel in the department and not only the ones you like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Fantastic company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Trustmark Companies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Trustmark is a great company to work for that cares about their employees' health and wellness. They stress work life balance by having 1/2 day Fridays, having an on-site gym with group classes offered before and after work as well as during lunch and having a cafeteria that serves healthy food that is very economical - a lot of the cost is subsidized by Trustmark. I love the culture and the people I work with, including management are truly a team and want everyone to succeed.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say other than I wish I had found this company earlier in my career!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very happy with my role and 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 Trustmark Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, beautiful gym, lots of wellness activities, fun coworkers, learning opportunities and flexibility with half-day Fridays.

    Cons

    Lots of changes going on and most related to technology. Should help with processes and improvements that are really needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to give recognition to those that deserve it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Friendly, solid work-life balance, and good retirement package

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

    I have been working at Trustmark Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. Everyone gets along, and I've made a lot of good friends while working here. Beyond that, managers are very reasonable about the fact that employees have lives beyond work; while there have definitely been some busy times, there have been just as many morale-boosting employee outtings just to show that the employees are appreciated.

    The retirement package is very generous, one of the best around, and half-day Fridays are great. Onsite gym is also very nice, as it is both convenient and very cheap.

    I've had the opportunity to leave for more money, and chose to stay because I just really enjoy the environment here.

    Cons

    Training is limited. Though there have been recent efforts to change this, it's still largely a "learn as you go" mentality, and that can be difficult and make the on-boarding process unnecessarily stressful until you figure everything out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of Chief ___ have been added lately. Are you sure they will all be able to return enough value for what I know must be very large salaries?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No growth...blanket minimal raises...mass confusion....getting worst...more work no raises...

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

    I have been working at Trustmark Companies

    Pros

    If you last a long time you can make some money. If you have a friend that is in Management you can move up regardless of how much you screw things up for everyone else.

    Cons

    Managers are focused on own growth and oblivious to and could care less about what else is going on with employees stagnant careers. Raises are terrible...bonuses terrible...blame is passed onto pions so managers keep moving up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work the departments with the pions for a week...see what management is really doing with the big fat paychecks they are hogging year after year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Much change and little direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Trustmark Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    1/2 day Fridays
    Company match of up to 5% for 401K
    Onsite gym and cafeteria
    Beautiful building and grounds

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the organization
    Much change - company focus moving away from insurance to wellness, led to change in leadership and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees struggle to find a place in the organization with so much change and uncertainty. Make sure employees are trained for new role and are given appropriate tasks and responsibilities based on experience and knowledge.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Seems like you have to know someone to get ahead

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

    I have been working at Trustmark Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    4.5 workdays, gym, cafeteria, coworkers

    Cons

    Incompetent management, the same people get promoted all of the time, good employees get stuck in the same position while others manage to bounce around from department to department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to tell your employees how to do their jobs when you don't know what their jobs entail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Run, and don't look back!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Trustmark Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - 4.5-day work week
    - on-site fitness facility

    Cons

    - incompetent management
    - indifferent HR
    - no room for advancement
    - senior management is ignorant of technological business needs

    Promotion is all based on who you know, regardless of merit. The level of office politics is depressing, and if you don't find favor with the right people within your first week, you can forget about ever moving up that ladder. Many managers lack even basic spelling & grammar comprehension. Most have zero leadership skills and will avoid conflict (ie, addressing legitimate employee concerns/complaints) whenever possible. The only concern is the bottom line, and management is set on micromanaging & placing arbitrary demands on employees, without bothering to first learn what/how much work said employees actually do on a day-to-day basis. Common sense is a foreign concept. HR comes across as impersonal & unapproachable. If/when you finally do get in to see them with any grievances, you are met with an air of resentment and condescension. The company's computer mainframe system has been around since the 70s and is sorely obsolete. Trustmark is currently contracting out for a new system, but the process has been met with constant roadblocks and speed bumps. The light at the end of the tunnel only seems to get dimmer.

    Senior management has been quitting at an alarming rate over the last year or so. One is reminded of the old adage of rats deserting a sinking ship...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what it is that your employees actually do on a daily basis, especially before attempting to micromanage anyone or anything. Pay attention to suggestions, complaints, etc, rather than just paying lip service, and remember that happy employees are productive employees. Consider some type of mandatory management training course for anyone promoted to a supervisory position, and create a universal standard for promotions rather than trusting the judgment of obviously biased supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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