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Fireman's Fund Insurance CEO Andrew Torrance
Andrew Torrance
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, liked the people I worked with(in 19 reviews)

  • "Good people and leaders who cared about the organization(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Review process had nothing to with hard work and talent(in 6 reviews)

  • "This company is full of bullying, finger pointing, incompetent, and aging management team(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Fireman's Fund Ins Co was a great place to work!

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    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Bethlehem, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    This was a company that provided opportunity for advancement even to those without a college degree. Training was very good.

    Cons

    was partly sold and partly moved up into the parent company leaving some of us without jobs, but that may work out well!

  2. Support Services Representative

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    Former Employee - Job Seeker in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great office space, good co-workers ample paid time off.

    Cons

    Too much office space. Unused cubicles.

    Advice to Management

    None did a great job!

  3. hr

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects and day to day interactions

    Cons

    Constant downsizing, every fall there we lay offs

  4. So so

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, liked the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Owner Allianz was too involved, stifled success.

    Advice to Management

    Act more independently of owner. This was the downfall of the company.

  5. So sad to see the ol' lady go

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay. Excellent teams.

    Cons

    The company was sold by the parent company and is now completely shut down.

    Advice to Management

    Bye.

  6. Business Analyst specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and best people.

    Cons

    In some areas growth is staginated

  7. Reorganized

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    Former Employee - Manager in Novato, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good people and great cukture

    Cons

    Sale and restructure codes the firm

    Advice to Management

    The brand still has value so sell it

  8. It was kind of a joke.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Novato, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    It was a full time job so that was nice.

    Cons

    Management was an absolute joke. They grade you on a scale of 1 to 5. Everyone always get a 3. So I busted my butt one year to get a four. The project I worked on got an award. The award went to the business guy. My review said basically "He walks on water, he is satisfactory". So the following year I realized hard work meant nothing, I never work one second of overtime, I just did what I was told. I got the same review....

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    Advice to Management

    No advice, the Germans were smart enough to realize you were useless.

  9. Director

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time

      Pros

      High wages, nice people, attractive campus, convenient cafeteria, generous bonus and if you are working for a good manager, life can be rosy.

      Cons

      Heavy on mid-management, low on workers. Overabundance of theorizing, analyzing, meeting and debating but no decision making or learning from past mistakes.

      Advice to Management

      Don't be afraid to make decisions, admit mistakes, hire and retain knowledgeable staff and let them do their job. Don't let bad managers abuse their team members. Remember that activity does not equate to productivity.

    • Claims

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      Former Employee - Claims Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      It was steeped in history and philanthropy with first responders, specifically fire fighters and departments. Local leadership was strong. Fun place to work.

      Cons

      Senior leadership was out of touch; very top-heavy in upper management.

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