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Newfront Insurance Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2017
Company - Private
Insurance Agencies & Brokerages
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Newfront is modernizing an industry that is fundamental to commerce. We're building the best platform to transact and manage insurance. We transform risk into opportunity, enabling our clients to pursue their goals.

Mission: Newfront’s mission is to deliver the best client experience in the insurance industry.

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Newfront Insurance – Why Work With Us?


Newfront Insurance

Newfront is building the modern platform to transact insurance. Our technology creates human-computer symbiosis that empowers rather than replaces people. To tackle this $500bn+ market, we've grown our team from 40 to nealy 200 over the past year. 

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Our Core Values

  • Empower People
  • Ambition
  • Question Dogma
  • New Standards
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Businesses spend over $500bn annually on commercial insurance. It’s fundamental to commerce; every business needs it. Meanwhile, the insurance industry has failed to deliver an excellent client experience. Newfront is changing this. Our mission is to deliver the best client experience in the industry. We've built our technology platform and servicing team from the ground up to make Newfront the best place to transact and manage insurance.

 

Unlike other technology companies, we believe that brokers and account managers are essential to delivering an excellent client experience. We also believe that the industry as a whole needs to evolve in order to best serve its clients.

 

Many people inside the insurance industry already know that it needs to evolve, but bringing about change is incredibly difficult given the industry's barriers to entry, entrenched players, and tremendous complexity. The only way to bring change is to build a broad coalition of talent and to work together on improving this industry that is fundamental to our economy.

 

We're proud of the progress we've made, but we know we have much more work to do to achieve our goals.

 

 

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At Newfront Insurance we want you to achieve an even work-life balance, and our model allows you to manage your health, wellness and financial future. We provide opportunities for career-driven individuals to move upward in our organization, and our successes breed your opportunity!

Other benefits you will enjoy includes:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Stock Options
  • 100% employer-covered Medical and Dental
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k Employee Contribution Program

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    Pros

    The entire culture of this company is simply amazing. When you spend most of your day at work, it is important to love what you do and who you work with. Never before have I felt so at home with a company. Each person strives to make the company a better place. The values of Newfront are held close by all and embraced to the fullest. We are all owners and we are all invested. We work hard, and we play hard. Through team work and understanding the vision, we all come together to make amazing greatness happen and I am so thrilled to be a part of it!

    Cons

    With any newer company there will be pains in growth, and that is here. But it is how the management team handles them that sets Newfront apart. They want to hear about your suggestions for improvement and they empower each person to act to make change. Its a fast paced environment with a constant changing system. If you are unable to hang on for the ride, its not going to work for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the transparency going. The more we know, the more we can help. Through knowledge and collaboration we will all make this an even better place to be than it already is.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Newfront Insurance (San Francisco, CA) in June 2019.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty straight forward. I had an initial call with the VP of Engineering. This involved getting to learn about Newfront as well as the position I was applying for.

    The second call was a technical interview with one of the Software Engineers at the company. This consisted mostly of a coding problem and maybe one or two behavioral questions. Afterwards it was opened up for me to answer any questions I wished about the engineering at Newfront.

    The last step was to come on-site. Up until this point, the interview process had been pretty standard from what I'd seen at other companies. Newfront is different, however, in that you participate in a project-based interview.
    This involves sitting down in front of a computer and given a feature to implement on the Newfront website. I preferred this as it really played to my strengths.

    When I first arrived, I was taken into a conference room with two of the engineers where I was given a slide -deck overview of Newfront and the product they are creating. This was cool as it eased me into the day. Afterwards, you're given a full stack problem that involved implementing features on both the front and back end.
    The time frame for this was approximately 6 hours or so (along with an hour for lunch.)

    Afterwards, you spend an hour in a conference room with the CTO and a few engineers and talk through the project. This is perhaps the most nerve wracking aspect of the interview as you are asked questions about scaling, further optimization, and pros/cons of your solution. I think at this point they're trying to understand how much you know and how much you don't. Understandable and expected. The tail end of this was a 1:1 with the CTO where you got to overview the day and ask any remaining questions.

    I really enjoyed this interview. It felt meaningful. You got to work on a real-world project and talk through the pros/cons of it with the engineers you'd been chatting/working with during the day.

    Lunch was great as well. It gave me a chance to get to know a number of the people I might potentially be working with in the future. Same with them getting to know me.

    Overall, the interview process was great. It was very long, going from 9:15am til close to 6pm. Very much a full day of "being on". But, in the end I preferred it over the more traditional style interviews I had encountered at other companies. I got to sit in the office for a full day, meet the people I might be working with, and just in general get a feel for the environment of the office I could potentially be sitting in for the foreseeable future. You don't get that at other places.

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