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"Stress and more Stress"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Location of the office.
Easy commute.
Nice building to work in.
Great co-workers.
Very flexible with time schedule for vacations.

Cons

Understaffed. Excessive amount of work placed on. Very difficult to maintain a work/life balance. Many employees work late or come in on the weekends to catch up. No overtime.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Position in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Mid Level Position in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Benefit Package since Liberty Mutual purchased Safeco in 2008 (PTO, 401k, Pension).
    Involved in many rewarding high level projects. High caliber of coworkers.

    Cons

    IT Department has most projects go live before they are ready and they end up having to pull back, correct and redo. Heavy workloads, frequent overtime expected. Too much micro management. With so many long term employees, a lost sense of reality on seeing norms in the industry outside of the old company ways that need to change in order to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Top down communication strong, but openness to reverse is poor. Upper management needs to listen to the employees more on the internal intricacies in order to execute strong ideas more fluidly. Too much concern with the speed of change, and not enough attention to the quality of change. Current internal friction still remains 3 years after merger between legacy Safeco versus legacy Agency Markets employees. Some of the management is still having emotional difficulties with having been purchased and is stubbornly resisting this change to doing some things better. Would like to see them manage more with their minds over their emotions and realize Safeco was fortunate to having been purchased over perished.

    Next question error - Paula Reynolds is no longer leading Safeco and left a few years ago, Mike Hughs has been the new CEO for a few years now.


  2. "Stable, Reliable place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Decent work life balance
    Many very long term employees
    Nice offices

    Cons

    Salary lower than market
    Management split between Indianapolis (Liberty Mutual) and Seattle (Safeco)
    Policy admin systems antiquated

    Advice to Management

    Need to put together a coherent roadmap to refresh the mainframe technology and integrate with LM. Technology leadership is needed, can't just respond to business unit demands with a 1 year time horizon.

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