William Gallagher Associates

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Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. Happy to be here

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA

    I have been working at William Gallagher Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment with great people. Good team environment with everyone willing to help out

    Cons

    There are no real negatives to discuss. Work is work and it will have its good days and bad days, that is life


  2. Helpful (2)

    One political office.

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at William Gallagher Associates full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -nice co-workers
    -nice location
    -social events

    Cons

    -very political with promotions and recognition
    -they don't invest in their young talent
    -senior management doesn't care for the most part
    -horrible communication from senior management
    -very uneven workload put on CSA's
    -most of the sales staff couldn't careless about you and what you do every day for their clients
    -high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favoritism and recognize and reward your hardworking staff. I see too many CSA's leave because you waste their time.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to learn P&C insurance, but overworked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at William Gallagher Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    -The majority of the people you work with are fantastic.
    -You can learn a ton.
    -They have made a few HR & Managerial changes that may turn the tide shortly.

    Cons

    -Annual Review/Raise does not keep up with the increases in workload.
    -The people who "don't care", really, really, don't care.

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to what your people are telling you!
    -Enforce your policies in a consistent manner.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    There are better places to work....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at William Gallagher Associates full-time

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

    Pros

    -Management tries to create a fun environment
    -Benefits are fairly competitive
    -Nice location
    -Most co-workers are friendly
    -Flexible arrangements for working mothers

    Cons

    -Uncompetitive pay
    -Low 401k match
    -Limited career growth
    -Very junior service staff
    -Glass ceiling
    -Lack of diversity
    -Weird politics

    Advice to Management

    Be more observant
    Invest in your service staff--not just producers
    Listen to what your employees have to say


  6. Mixed bag

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at William Gallagher Associates

    Pros

    Good coworkers, interesting work with up and coming industries (green energies and such), decent benefits and attempts by management to create a community within the company

    Cons

    computers and related technology is extremely out of date and often not functioning well, low salaries, workload is incredibly heavy, turnover and burnout is high

    Advice to Management

    The conservative approach to getting through hard times is understandable - but if you are going to demand the volume of work you are placing on employees, it's vital you give them the tools to allow them to do their jobs.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Okay place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at William Gallagher Associates

    Pros

    Friendly people, made some good friends. My own manager was very flexible, others aren't as good though. They try to keep staff happy.

    Cons

    Some managers far too rigid. Senior management doesn't communicate effectively. REALLY bad time off (for vacations, maternity leave). Really low paying.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff market rate.
    Senior management needs to let people do their jobs - leave the experts to do what you have hired them to do and don't micro-manage.
    Don't promote people just because they have been there a while, promote for talent (especially for people who will be managing others).


  8. Helpful (1)

    Nice place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Claims Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at William Gallagher Associates

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company to work for. great perks, good benefits. Good people, The company is doing well during these hard economic times.

    Cons

    The turn around seems to be pretty high at this time. Sometimes I felt it was hard to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    They need to be have better communication at times. I felt I was doing well in my position but at review time it was a different story.



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