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Fireman's Fund Insurance Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Company focused on work-life balance, put employees first (in 26 reviews)

  • Larger company, good benefits including 401k match (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • I experienced upper management to be very protective of their positions (in 15 reviews)

  • The longest term staff managed to survive by hunkering down and avoiding the revolving door of management initiatives (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Se ior Claims Examiner"

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    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Schedule can be difficult to maintain

    Cons

    Long Hours and no support

    Advice to Management

    Hands on


  2. "operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rohnert Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rohnert Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Larger company, good benefits including 401k match

    Cons

    leadership turnover, lack of direction


  3. "FFIC Finance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Novato, CA

    Pros

    Beautiful headquarters, gym on site, cafeteria on site, dry cleaners on site

    Cons

    Most of the company has been sold. The Novato headquarters currently sits empty.


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  5. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A great company, with great people. Benefits and salary were competitive. Yearly bonuses were available. Some ability to move within the company.

    Cons

    The company failed to be consistently profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck!


  6. "FFIC Solution Engineer Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Novato, CA

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of challenges, many systems and departments to interface with on your particular project. Depending on the project you can pick up new skills.

    Cons

    Takes a while to cut thru the documentation and search out subject matter experts.

    Can be confusing at times


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

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    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Bethlehem, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 10 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!


  8. "Good benefits and salary;"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fireman's Fund was part of the Allianz group of financial companies and offered top-notch benefits when I worked there. The salary was very good as well.

    Cons

    There were a lot of reorganizations and changes in marketing focus in my department. I worked for three different management structures in three years. It was discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    I haven't worked there in a while so am unaware of the current management focus.


  9. "Too Much Change"

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    Former Employee - Actuary in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Actuary in Novato, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reasonably good work environment with opportunities to transfer from one department to another. Competitive pay and benefits and people are treated fairly (Now that company has been taken over by AGCS it's unclear how this will be affected going forward).

    Cons

    Too much change in leadership team. Strategy and direction changes frequently to the point that the company can't get any momentum. This has led to expense challenges which makes it even tougher to compete.

    Advice to Management

    Determine the strategy you want to follow and commit to it. Be disciplined about the business you write and how you manage the company.


  10. "Attorney In House"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Attorney in Glendale, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Get cases you wouldn't get in a big firm unless you were a partner.

    Cons

    You have to be very self motivated and self confident to handle the learning curve.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    All the job perks are great

    Cons

    Sold the company after a 151 years

    Advice to Management

    Stay at the job longer than a couple of months



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