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"A leading insurance company."

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cleveland, OH
Approves of CEO

Pros

It's a big company, and has the resources to offer many opportunities for training and career growth. There are also opportunities to work in different areas of the company, which allows you to get breadth of experience. If you don't like working in one area, you can fairly easily move to other areas. There are pretty clear processes and procedures for almost everything, so if you like structure, this is the place to be. Many departments, other than those with direct customer contact, have liberal dress codes. There are some nice employee-friendly perks, such as exercise centers, in-house medical clinics, etc.

Cons

There are many, many layers of management. This can translate to decision makers who are insulated from the information they need. Another downside is the "gain-sharing" plan which makes a nice bonus in good years but in lean years can bring your pay below what you may have planned. Because there are processes and procedures for almost everything, it may be difficult to innovate or make changes. This is particularly true with some managers who may be afraid to rock the boat. Of course, there are some managers who can apply common sense to help get the job done too.

Advice to Management

Because there are many layers of management, work to improve communications up and down.

Other Employee Reviews for Progressive Insurance

  1. "A great place if you don't care about salary and benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Programmer in Mayfield, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Programmer in Mayfield, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment is pretty relaxed. There is no dress code for most jobs in most campuses. Work is not too demanding. As far as the schedule is considered, Progressive is pretty flexible. Progressive encourages people to switch careers. Most campuses are located in a nice locality away from the downtown. Company is pretty stable financially. Over the last so many years, the financial stability has been maintained in Progressive. For people in IT, this is a decent place to work as Progressive is a leader in IT as for auto insurance industry is concerned. Progressive has a transparent profit sharing plan.

    Cons

    If Salary and benefits are No. 1 and 2 reasons on why you got to work, then Progressive is not the right place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Make the salary more competitive.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Say goodbye to your personal life."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive gives very thorough training for someone entering into the claims career. If you are willing to relocate, there are always lots of opportunities for advancement, in claims or other departments. The work environment was good for the first half of my tenure with this company, but then when the department manager changed, the environment became increasingly negative.

    Cons

    The turnover rate for claims is very high. During my 2 years there, I saw at least 20 people come and go from a department that has about 25 people in it. You will be expected to work 50+ hours a week, without overtime pay. There was one day that I was assigned to a training class that lasted for 7 hours. When I got done with that class, I went back to my work station and saw that I still had been assigned a full days worth of claims that I had to work. Don't join any group or league for the after-work hours. You'll never be able to count on making it there in time (unless it's after 9pm).

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management already knows that employee turnover is a huge problem for the company. They are trying different things, but it really is like putting a band-aid on a stab wound. The work environment needs an overhaul.

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