Assurant - This is not a place for career, but if you are a yes boss person and need a paycheck can stay | Glassdoor
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"This is not a place for career, but if you are a yes boss person and need a paycheck can stay"

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Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer
Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

I was part of Assurant Solutions and all these comments are applicable to that unit.
-An old fortune company,one of the biggest employers in Miami.
-Stocks are good.
-Some departments allow work from home one day per week

Cons

-A heavily politically charged environment
-Incapable people move up just by playing politics and being an yes boss person.
-Bias and partiality in recognitions.
-If you land up as a lead engineer or business analyst and plan to grow eventually (HR or your manager will say this in interview) it never happens. So what you get as initial offer is what you have..
-No bonuses, no big hikes
-They had good HMO medical plans which were cost effective, which is no longer available and all you have is costly PPO's
-There is a new managment in Assurant Solutions and this has changed the entire picture. Now focus is more on offshoring to reduce cost and layoff persons including employess with 20+ years in the same company.
-The new management has brought in a bunch of folks from their old company along with them and few of the existing employees have played smart politics to be in their good books..Now politics is what's happening rather than real work.
-IF you are a Java guru or any other technology then there is no room here for you any more..All technologies are now shifting towards Microsoft without even properly evaluating the merits of the technology for the business need. This also include Database technologies.
-Consulting companies which had previous relation ship with the new management are now brought in without much evaluation or discussion.
-Too much micromanagement by management and sometimes your peers who are buddies to top management boss around you.
- You may not be consulted even on technical inputs in your own area and decisions will be taken behind closed doors between persons who have a rudimentary knowledge of technology.
-There is no project management but only bossing around.
-Unrealistic estimates most of the times.

Advice to Management

You can 't expect much from Assurant Solutions management any more , the earlier corporate (read Assurant,Inc NY) puts brakes on these folks, better it will be for the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Assurant

  1. "Great benefits but room for improvement for professional growth."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Miami, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse business lines and lots of work for those that like to roll up your sleeves.

    Cons

    Difficult to make leap into middle management if this is your goal

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to listen to your employees.


  2. "Assurant - great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Assurant offers a small company environment where it is easy to meet people from other departments and interact with several different levels of associates which you can use to nuture your growth oppotunities within the company. Assurant is able to offer this small company environment all the while offering large company benefits. Employee development has become a big focus lately within the company, so many supervisors, managers, and directors are available for coaching and mentoring opportunities. If you get in and truly work hard, the company rewards you.

    Cons

    Assurant has offices all over the world, so there are many different working styles and working environments throughout the company. As we begin to work closer with other offices these different working styles can clash.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, great job. I would like to see less corporate red tape and true, open feedback come through.

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