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"It's a terrific place to work."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, NM
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, NM
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Burns & Wilcox full-time (More than a year)

Pros

My colleagues are nice. The office is comfortable with a pleasant atmosphere. The owner is personable (he delivered the Christmas gifts last year). There are perks like free yoga, health fair, good benefits, accessible HQ location with moderate traffic, and 7.5 hour days. Management personnel are friendly, helpful, and flexible.

Cons

Work can be boring, but that's better than stressful

Other Employee Reviews for Burns & Wilcox

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Disaster"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burns & Wilcox full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company will help you get in the door of the Excess & Surplus Lines insurance world and is a known contender in the industry.

    Cons

    Where to start....

    Lack of support for work/life balance - management openly discourages and expects you to drop everything to work nights and weekends on a whim.

    Senior Management enjoys drama and will stir it up among employees - also management enjoys gossiping and spreading rumor about current and prior employees. No one is safe.

    Senior management plays favorites. Master your "kissing-up" skills/techniques.

    Lack of opportunity for advancement - very low ceiling.

    High turn-over ratio

    Low employee morale - constantly beat down and in fear. The majority of current employees are looking for other career opportunities. There are very few people who are genuinely happy working at B&W.

    Expensive benefits.

    High stress environment.

    Ethics are lacking

    Lack of follow-through on promises
    Example: In interview, I was told that continuing education and master's programs was supported and covered by Burns & Wilcox. However, when I joined the company, I find out that only Insurance Designations are supported - not MBA or any other form of continuing education.

    Advice to Management

    A serious review of the correlation between senior management at each office and the employee turnover ratio is desperately needed.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "No hope for this company under current senior management."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burns & Wilcox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door of the industry. Little to no experience required.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities. Disrespectful senior management. Work/family balance not an option. Expected to work at all times including nights weekends and holidays. Very low pay. They will promise you everything to get you in the door then never deliver. Employees are not respected and only seen as production numbers on a report. Unethical management that encourages cut throat and manipulative behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your senior level executives and the effect they have on employee turnover in their offices.

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