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"Company in transition"

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

Pros

If you want the opportunity to be at a financial services company going through transformation, this is a place for you as there is a lot of change and resources are needed. The company does do some community give back, and they are trying to improve. Also, there is opportunity down the road to work in the parent company in Europe. Lastly, the CEO has a vision and has brought in some good senior managers.

Cons

The work life balance with so much change ongoing is difficult to achieve, and because resources have been so constrained - and continue to be - there is a lot of stress. Expect to do your job and then some, and also to not always interact with people who have a throuough enough understanding of what needs to happen - even thogh they may have responsibility.

Advice to Management

Management needs to get a better handle on planning, needs to set realistic expectations around when large scale projects will be delivered along with what their scope and risk are. They've also got to break down the siloes and build a real customer focused culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Fireman's Fund Insurance

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    "Fireman's Fund"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fireman's Fund is a great company to work for. If you work hard and network with management there is room for growth potential. Salaries are competitive, sometimes a little lower than competitors, but the bonus package is much better. Up to $10,000 bonus per year, or more depending on your job.

    Cons

    Just like most insurance companies, days are always busy. It seems like having a few more people on the ground would be beneficial to most teams. When someone leave a team (quits or moves to a different unit) it takes a long time to replace the person. Sometimes 1-3 months.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek employee opinions and perspectives when determining new initiatives and when developing new programs.


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    "Where the disillusioned go to finish out their failed careers"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Novato, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. Beautiful campus. Colleagues were very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Old fashioned, defeatist mentality permeates top to bottom.
    FIC isolated its workforce decades ago by moving from san Francisco to the boonies. They instantly lost the ambitious employees and the over achievers, and were left with the nodding donkeys who never dare to say no, and who just want benefits and a job for life. Management, as a result, treats all employees with commensurate disdain. This a real life episode of "The Office" - it is very grim.
    Nobody quits until they a) retire, b) get laid off, c) have a heart attach and go on disability. So promotions are impossibly few and far between. Meanwhile, expect to be bullied, pressured and manipulated and expect a low level of integrity from the entire management chain.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and be old and grumpy somewhere else

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