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"Great people to work with, poor company performance"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Director in Novato, CA
Former Employee - Director in Novato, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Quality of talented professionals
Great brand
Decent pay
Great German parent company

Cons

Terrible technology
Failing business plans
Constant layoffs

Advice to Management

Find other ways to control costs besides layoffs.

Other Employee Reviews for Fireman's Fund Insurance

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Like Working in a Kafka Novel"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Pretty campus environment
    * Onsite amenities (cafeteria, gym)
    * Some good people in the working ranks

    Cons

    * Pay is not competitive for comparable web design jobs in SF Bay Area
    * Salary adjustments just OK for top performers; barely keeping up with inflation for average performers
    * Constantly shifting job expectations due to leadership churn and turmoil
    * Inadequate technology/infrastructure and outdated systems
    * Extremely poor and needlessly burdensome processes
    * Can't possibly do a good job in the supposed 37.5 hour work week - 50 - 60 hours is required to keep head above water
    * Training budget inadequate and many employees sorely are in need of updated skills to keep themselves competitive in the job market

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick to it for more than two or three years. Get HR to do adequate benchmarking of comparable tech jobs in the local industry, rather than shoehorning multiple job roles into one-size-fits-all buckets. Invest in adequate training for employees.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Work overload / incompetent managers out of touch with amount of work employees do."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in O'Fallon, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation time / personal time off.

    Cons

    Managers are sticklers for perfection on each file but the workload given it's impossible to meet those standards unless you work 12 hours a day. Horrible work life balance. In the few years I was there as a claims adjuster employees were always scared to be fired or laid off. Led to a stressful work environment. Management just kept saying we had to work harder and we'd get more work. No relief in sight. Company consistently is on decline; idiots run that company. No communication between management and employees.

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