Mission: There are few companies where you have the opportunity to make everyone’s lives a bit easier and to put some money back in their pocket. Compare.com is that rare business where the service – real, unbiased auto insurance quotes – provides ...
I have been working at Compare.com full-time (More than 3 years)
The environment at Compare is stimulating and more collaborative than any other place I’ve worked. For the most part, leadership embraces critical thinking, which is refreshing, and seems to genuinely care about their employees as people, which is, sadly, increasingly hard to find in the job market. Compare has also done a remarkable job of hiring a lot of bright, motivated people who are fun to work and hang out with.
If I had to find fault with the company, it would be that many of us feel that management has demonstrated a greater interest in the professional development of employees from sister companies and students from a particular MBA program (that half of the Leadership Team attended), rather than their own employees that have been here contributing to the company’s success for years. So, while they care about their employees as people, management hasn’t always demonstrated respect for them as professionals.
Advice to Management
You’ve assembled a very talented and motivated team; please don’t ever take that for granted. Make sure your top performers continue to feel appreciated and are given room to grow. Be very careful about who you put (and keep) in management positions, as we continue to expand.