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"Stability and opportunity in IT"

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Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Guardian Life full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The firm has been around for a while. It's not a publicly-traded firm so your fortunes and future as an employee don't necessarily move with the market. My director in IT security services and governance was smart, knowledgeable, demanding and fair. The work was interesting and challenging, sometimes mundane. Compensation was ok.

Cons

The pay and bonuses aren't the most competitive. You can go over a couple blocks to Wall St. and earn much more. The tradeoff is that you'll be working in a far less collegial environment. Management beyond the director level aren't the most technically smart, which is ok. They should be more focused on leadership and not get mixed in with the technology too much, but they often dive into technical water that's far too deep for them to swim and end up creating a mess for the staff level folks who are "doing the work."

Other Employee Reviews for Guardian Life

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Decent coworkers, monotonous and mechanical analyst duties"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Ratings Analyst in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Contractor - Ratings Analyst in Bethlehem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guardian Life as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were nice enough, and not too much is expected of you other than to

    Cons

    The work is monotonous, and the quality of your work is measured by your attention to detail in inputting information from proposal requests. The information and database systems used date from the 90's and early 00's, are slow, convoluted, and poorly built. The job of most of the ratings analysts could be replaced by a well-designed computer program, but that would require a large up-front cost which the company does not seem willing to pay.


  2. "Senior Retirement Benefits Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardian Life full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good location. Good people. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Always had to watch your back. One manager drove me to therapy. Her replacement got me fired to give his friend my job.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hold on to your job. Turnover has been unbelievable in the last couple of years. Stop hiring back retirees as Consultants. That's why people are hesitant to show co-workers how to do their jobs.

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