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"Manage through fear"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Still some good people left there, Good work/life balance, nice cafe and convenience store, compensation is fair, plenty of parking, convenient location.

Cons

Technology management is seasoned to manage through fear, holding your job over your head, very demotivating. Very poor direction, priorities and cooperation from Technology leadership irratic and nonexestant respectfully. Dangle carrots, but you never get attain it.

Advice to Management

Technology leadership and management need to stop being cut-throat, and support your workforce, reward people, not just the chosen few, who, despite being inept at their jobs, get promoted.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Job I have Ever Had"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Service Professional in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Insurance Service Professional in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hanover Insurance Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Amazing benefits
    Beautiful campus
    Lots of wonderful people

    Cons

    - Management treats employees as though they are incompetent
    - Extremely disorganized & chaotic
    - The service center is a black hole and even though your co-workers (not management) are wonderful, they'll all agree with you on how miserable it is to work in that department
    - Very little notice on when schedule changes are made, we have been told the day of even
    - Management treats employees extremely disrespectfully
    - Very political and barely any chance to move up.
    - No matter what you do, management will NEVER listen to you. I had some wonderfully intelligent people on my team that had recommendations, and they were completely ignored.
    - No matter how much work you do, you can be top in sales, you will get yelled at for something
    - EXTREMELY micromanaged. All of us would get points taken off (banned from bonus) FROM GOING TO THE BATHROOM. Also, they have yelled at many people for coming back from lunch (I kid you not), either one minute late or in my case, 1 minute and 45 seconds late....

    Advice to Management

    Hanover Insurance gets tax breaks for hiring so many people every year so they really don't mind the huge turnover. I wish they would have listened to their intelligent, charismatic staff and valued who they had employeed. Instead of being a typical call center with new hires every month, they could have retained people of strong knowledge who knew the systems and knew the contents. My original staff left. I think out of a staff of 30, only five original people are left. Beware! Some of those people even left without jobs to replace Hanover's!! That's how uncomfortable it is there.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work enviorment, with a great work life balance and a stable place to work."

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great to work with and the company is really starting to evelove. I think this comany is going to develop into one of the top insurers in the US.

    Cons

    Growth in the company depends on who you know and if you are recognized for your work. Sometimes the old roots of the company holds back growth.

    Advice to Management

    I think some older departments need to be revamped and spend money on more technology upgrades.

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