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Frenkel & Co. Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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  1. "Broker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frenkel & Co. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything they told me in the interview about my job duties and clients has been true. The interview process and on boarding was very smooth. So far I have enjoyed making the switch from my past firm which was a larger global broker.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that I did not win anything at the company holiday party. The firm raffles away fantastic electronic gifts but unfortunately I didn't win. I couldn't believe that a company would still have such a wonderful holiday party.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Holiday Party!!!!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity to Grow"

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    Current Employee - Cliend Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cliend Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frenkel & Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Frenkel is an organization that provides tremendous opportunities to their employees. They are always open to new ideas, Examples of these ideas include working remotely, holding various marketing and organizational events, traveling to various parts of the country (and international), approaching different segments of business. If you have a respectable plan, the organization has the resources to help advance the plan. From the top down, everyone has an open ear and is very hands-on. Friendly staff and employees. A team approach is encouraged within the organization to help further departments growth and development. To help advance employees careers, continuing education is offered and encouraged. The work life balance is great. Overall a wonderful organization to work for.

    Cons

    Workload can be intense. Although, what organization doesn't have employees who have an intense workload! The good thing about Frenkel is that they have the open ear and are willing to work with you to spread the workload.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop technology. This has been big push for the company and the changes have been amazing so far. As the industry continues to develop this area will become more and more important. Finally keep attracting motivated young talent. We have many senior employees who are willing to help develop the younger generation.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Many headhunters and recruiters regard this company as one of the most poorly run shops in the industry."

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    Former Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Frenkel & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros for workling at this company

    Cons

    Medical Benefits are not comparable with any industry standard. Employees are not compensated well. Accounting department is sub standard. They conduct business illegally

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company


  4. "Great company that delivers on what they promise."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frenkel & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When I was recruited just over a year ago the Director of HR and my hiring manager specifically explained my responsibilities and outlined a career path for me. The firm has met every promise, giving to me including raise and bonus. As a more junior broker, just starting out my career, Frenkel has given me exposure to accounts much larger than the agency I came from. After I started they organized a lunch for several new hires to meet senior executives. I love working here. It is challenging and I feel that they are invested in keeping me on board.

    Cons

    There are a number of older employees who have been at the firm for over 20 years that are set in their ways (they obviously like the firm or else why would they stay). But since they are close to retirement age it will give the junior employees an opportunity to grow as they retire.

    Advice to Management

    Keep medical benefits changing as costs go up.


  5. "Frenkel Benefits = Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Frenkel & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company knows how to make a potentially BORING subject, interesting!
    Working with fun people that get the job done but still know how to have a good time.
    Location is up and coming... many events and happy hours to help boost moral.

    Cons

    The workload is high while compensation is low. Office could use some serious renovations and casual Fridays should return. When working in such a serious industry, like insurance, one appreciates a privileged day of 'lax/casual attire.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on "TEAM" and give recognition and praise as needed.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Family run company where the family members wouldn't be hired anywhere else......"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Frenkel & Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally the people are very nice

    Cons

    low pay - unprofessional mangement

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the family members


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Standard company with low ceiling"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Frenkel & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are friendly and nice
    Hours are great, standard 9-5 job
    Company is growing
    Location isn't bad, there's a New York office and Jersey City office

    Cons

    Definite ceiling in how far you can go
    Low paying job with possibility of bonus after 1 year
    Some people don't know what they are doing

  8. "Not a bad place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Frenkel & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Depending on your department you can have a really amazing boss or terrible. My overall experience with my boss was spectacular.

    Cons

    Salary is just about average, they are a bit cheap overall if you're not on the insurance end.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tough place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Frenkel & Co. full-time

    Pros

    you can keep to yourself and get your work done
    continuing ed courses available

    Cons

    lots of micro managing
    upper management doesn't care about you
    the work doesn't stop

    Advice to Management

    don't play favorites
    take time to educate employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Frenkel & Co. full-time

    Pros

    I was happy to get the job then realized that nothing that they promised was real.

    Cons

    This place is a revolving door. No opportunities unless you become your boss favorite. Stay away and run fast

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of big shots that make too much money and do too little.


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