The Hanover Insurance Group - Very stressful and lack of appropriate communication from Management | Glassdoor
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"Very stressful and lack of appropriate communication from Management"

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Former Employee - Commercial Lines Underwriter in Salem, VA
Former Employee - Commercial Lines Underwriter in Salem, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

The Salary and benefits were good in ccompanies in the area.omparison to other companies in the area due to limited number of insurance

Cons

Very stressful and lack of appropriate communication from Management. Management did very little to encourage a positive envireoment in a very stressful situation.

Advice to Management

I would recommend treating your employees fairly and give positive as well as negative feedback to encourage employee growth for the benefit of both employee and company.

Other Employee Reviews for The Hanover Insurance Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you are interested in insurance and do not mind being in Howell"

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    Former Employee - Future Leaders in Howell, MI
    Former Employee - Future Leaders in Howell, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Pay is average for a recent graduate
    - Good benefits
        - 6% match on 401k from start date
    - Easy to request time off
    - Don't have to work hard
    - Opportunities if you drink the kool aid and play office politics
    - Additional training encouraged
    - Hanover will pay for AINS testing (INS 21, 22 & 23) and CBA training
    - Work week is under 40 hours
    - Visibility and opportunity to work with senior management

    Cons

    - Howell location
        - The office leans heavily to the right
        - Organization does not have much culture besides the political views
    - Lack of opportunities for college graduates (The Worcester location has more opportunity)
    - Heavy loads of "paper pushing"
        - Very boring, feels like you are working for 10 hours not 8
        - You will be asked to work OT on worthless tasks
    - Lack of advanced degrees in senior management
    - Have to play politics and drink the kool aid to advance
    - Year end reviews lack constructive criticism
    - The AINS tests are worthless if you do not plan on staying in the insurance industry
    - Cafeteria lacks options and does not provide enough food (e.g. sandwich will only have one piece of ham, turkey, etc.)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "State of constant change and reorganization gives opportunity until you reach the saturation point."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Organization in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Organization in Worcester, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall employee population is good
    No commute into Boston
    State of constant change provides opportunities if you are motivated

    Cons

    The HR organization is led by people more interested in protecting their turf than moving the orgabnization forward.
    Eventually most strong performers get frustrated by leadership and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Have done a good job turning the company around, but now comes the difficult part - incremental growth. You need to choose a strategy and stick to it, including the leaders for the individual business units. Choose people that can be respected, not actuarial wonks.

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