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Updated Dec 17, 2021

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2.9
45%
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BerkleyNet CEO / President  Jim Gilbert (no image)
Jim Gilbert
23 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great team and great culture

    Dec 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Not a lot of insurers in the area so they are open to hiring candidates with less experience into entry level positions. If you are willing to put in the work, there are tons of opportunities for growth and advancement. Culture is very open and they allow 2 work from home days a week.

    Cons

    The office is modern and comfortable, but it could be in a better location.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Low pay & High expectations

    May 26, 2021 - Claims Representative in Manassas, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great coworkers, some with lots of experience that are willing to share knowledge. Ok to gather experience but low pay to maintain as a permanent work place. Culture is okay, very friendly outgoing relaxed environment Benefits are alright, 3 week vacation is good Some remote positions - but office is trendy and nice and they push for employees to work at the building Paid education related to insurance and their affiliations

    Cons

    Truly, this job has turned into a popularity competition - you get ahead if you are liked, a male and a plus if caucasian. Feels like you are in college at times with all the little projects and presentations that, in reality, are not fit for the job description/position (Mail room, HR duties like training initiatives and they have "innovation" tasks all the time, chat rooms like customer service, to mention a few). The pay is low to match for all the extra tasks demanded. Not to mention they ask for ideas to be provided for business development, which would be fine, except it should not be demanded - people pay for such intellectual property. Management is okay, not as approachable as their core values advertise. Work load is high

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    5 people found this review helpful
  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    If I Could They Would Have Zero Stars

    Aug 18, 2021 - Claims Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People are great and the work is different every day. Makes for interesting work stories/small talk at parties. Given a lot of opportunity for ownership on your claims. Lots of free food from vendors. Insurance companies make a lot of money so that means free trips to conferences or settlement days in luxury hotels. If you are commuting from Winchester or Warrenton could be the ideal spot. Lots of diversity. Women in C suite. No dress code the ceo shows up in shorts, golf polo, and a pair of sunglasses wrapped around his neck.

    Cons

    Pay is very low starting at 45k. Market themselves as a fin tech/insurance tech firm which they are most certainly not. Not an industry that makes it easy to pivot to a new career. Stay too long and you will be stuck in claims forever. Lots of turnover. You will be consistently be yelled at on the phone by an opposing attorney, medical biller or an injured worker for denying their claim. If you aren’t then you are accepting every claim and not doing your job correctly. Located in Manassas which you may think is close as a new grad but is a far commute if you live inside of the beltway. This job should not require a college degree it is a glorified call center. Most people work a weekend at least once a month unless they are a pro or they just don’t care about their quality of work. You can make a lot more money doing something else. W R Berkley (Parent Company) not a super well known insurance firm. Stick to Marsh, Aon, and Axa if you want the top tier of the insurance world. No one majored in or interned in this role so it is filled with people who would rather be doing anything else but working there. Nothing really walking distance to the office. A subway and Thai place about a 10 minute walk. A brewery with just better quality beer than bud light across the parkway.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Nicest People Ever

    Jan 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I have loved working for BerkleyNet. People always say the people are their favorite part about a job, but it has never been more true than it is here. The people are so kind and all want to encourage each other to be better and innovate. The teamwork is amazing. It’s so refreshing. Leadership understands work life balance and shows their appreciation in so many ways. I feel valued every day. - the people! - good benefits - tons of learning opportunities, classes, etc. leadership really encourages you to take time to learn, grow, etc. - work life balance

    Cons

    Honestly the only con I can think is we’re open between Christmas and New Years 😂 but we have plenty of PTO and a floating holiday.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Could be better

    Jan 16, 2021 - Underwriter 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There are some really great people here who are super friendly and encouraging. Office space really modern and open.

    Cons

    Several departments are in dire need of more hires. Several have left within the past several years and very little has been done to address the number of vacant roles that needs to be filled. Work can be stressful and demanding. Average compensation and benefits. A lot of "he said/she said" gossip that circulates and makes its way to your direct superiors. customer service-type job answering phones for underwriters that can be very time-consuming.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Clicky but not awful

    Mar 4, 2021 - Claims Representative in Manassas, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Five star atmosphere, if you have to be in a cubicle... these are the ones

    Cons

    Pay should be a bit higher there’s more to life than free food

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great job out of college

    Jan 11, 2021 - Claims Adjuster 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Experience working with different types of people and projects

    Cons

    Very demanding and stressful line of work

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great Culture

    Sep 23, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    An innovative company with a great culture. Opportunities to grow if you’re willing to continue to challenge yourself and grow within your role. Work hard play hard. Senior leadership encourages you, no matter experience level, to share your ideas to better processes, etc. Great benefit package.

    Cons

    Honestly cannot think of any and have been with the company for more than 5 years.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great opportunities

    Dec 3, 2019 - Underwriting 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Young and open. Causal dress code, casual environment with a strong work ethic. You get rewarded for your work. Ability to communicate with management. Leadership is willing to hear your ideas as long as you come prepared with a plan. Be prepared and focused and your hard work will be rewarded. Management recognizes work quality and will try their best to make sure you are challenged and rewarded. The CEO will even congratulate you on your work anniversaries. Great benefits such as vacation, health insurance and ability to work from home when there is inclement weather. If you have any ideas you can present them to anyone in management regardless of title there is very much an open door policy.

    Cons

    There are a lot of young people coming straight from college who don’t value the benefits the company has to offer. While they create a creative and innovative environment they often do not want to work hard to attain their goals. There is also a lot of competition created among the peers which may be facilitated by management but a lot of it is due to the employees themselves.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Underwriting Analyst

    Nov 21, 2019 - Underwriting Analyst in Aldie, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Location is convenient and away from most high traffic areas in Manassas. Dress code is casual, maybe too casual in some cases. Nix the flip flops and nike slides

    Cons

    Leadership- Overarching direction of the company is not clear because the focus is always on counting widgets. Workload-Although the company operates under the guise of being technologically advanced, they unfortunately do not meet the mark. Many repetitive, manual task prone to human error, requiring human intervention or correction. Management-Some of the most unprofessional managers I have ever experienced in the underwriting area. The list is endless including management by delegation “so and so said you did such and such”. Really just a lawsuit waiting to happen. Insensitive, unconcerned and juvenile. Employee Development- If you are fresh out of college, do yourself a favor and pass. There is not a structured training program that will teach you the professional skills you need to elevate and excel in your career. The training is very company and job specific, not holistic. Lastly, degreed staff in Underwriting are required to work some portion of the day in a call center environment regardless of your background, specialty etc. There is no division of job functions ie. product, analyst, Underwriting. I’ve worked for 4 other insurance companies over the past 15 years and have never seen anything like this.

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    6 people found this review helpful
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