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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. "Corporate Services Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location and work environment. Excellent team support and participation

    Cons

    Turnover and a slight lack in direction and stability.


  2. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Fireman's Fund is a great company to work for as they truly value their employees. The collaboration and team camaraderie is one of the many attributes that makes the working environment comfortable.

    Cons

    Development of a more robust career development program and sponsorship would be greatly valued by the employees.


  3. "Claims Adjuster III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Novato, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, and flexible work options (telecommuting, flex-time) depending on manager of your team.

    Cons

    Company is not doing well financially and the environment is chaotic as a result. Uncertainty over future employment, opportunities for advancement, etc.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency about future planning, give employees truthful and realistic options, and give us incentive to stay during the chaos.


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  5. "Good history, murky future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Liability Claims Adjuster in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Liability Claims Adjuster in Novato, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great history and close culture of FFIC people.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of the future due to Allianz sales plans.


  6. "Decent company, great benefits, great work-life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Novato, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits: generous 401k match (they match 100% up to 7.5%), generous PTO, and generally very good work-life balance. The work-day is only 7.5 hours for some inexplicable reason that I never complained about.

    Cons

    Rarely profitable in recent years. The company's footprint got too large, literally in Novato with its sprawling campus that was unnecessarily large. Very dated and archaic computer/data systems. A lot of IT red-tape, outsourced IT to IBM is frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Good move to consolidate Fireman's Fund into AGCS. Don't be afraid to make the difficult decisions.


  7. "Executive Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Being absorbed by a sister company.


  8. "General Adjuster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, easy commute, good co-workers.

    Cons

    Not very progressive, not a lot of opportunity for advancement and innovation.


  9. "Loved working with my co-workers!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in O'Fallon, MO

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere to work, I really enjoyed work with my co-workers. Company is heaving on integrity and contributing to the community, which I loved. Also flexible and accomodating to work-life balance.

    Cons

    Didn't seem as if management was always looking out for the best interest of their employees. Also, there was a lot of technology that was outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Please take a look at adequately staffing. Sufficient staffing is an act of "putting your employees first".


  10. "Compensation good for high performers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenges, opportunities to lead projects and develop professionally.

    Cons

    I hear that experiences in each department differ significantly. Lay-off's occur regularly throughout organization.

    Advice to Management

    Get the grading curve out of the compensation program.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good working experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. I have enjoyed my 9 years here very much.

    Cons

    Company politics are very difficult.


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