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Updated Sep 20, 2019

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  • "There are some good people that work here, who are courteous and knowledgeable(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Underwriters have no authority to make decisions and everything must be referred(in 4 reviews)

  • "There is a huge disconnect between senior management and lower level employees(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Employees Are Treated Like Children"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GNY Insurance Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GNY has carved out a nice little niche for themselves in the market and they are very good at what they do. There are some good people that work here, who are courteous and knowledgeable. That is about it

    Cons

    There is a huge disconnect between senior management and lower level employees. Management has no clue what it takes to get stuff done here and the frustrations that employees face on a daily basis. Underwriters have no authority to make decisions and everything must be referred. There is no trust afforded to people. There are also certain managers here who are extremely condescending to lower level/new employees,... who are made to feel like children. I think one of the senior underwriting managers has a graduate degree in micromanaging. Work from home privileges are not extended to all employees. The office is straight out of 1987. Some of the filing cabinets here (and the paperwork in them) are older than some of the employees. Seriously outdated and depressing office environment.

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees. If you spent half as much time listening to your employees as you do coddling your brokers, this would be a much better place to work. As stated in other reviews, the office is in serious need of updating. Both the decorations and furniture are 1980's vintage. A modernization would go a long way in making people happier.

    GNY Insurance Companies2018-04-18

    GNY Insurance Companies Response

    April 23, 2018VP Human Resources

    As the author of this review states, GNY is “very good at what they do.” There is a reason for this. Relationships are important to GNY. We believe in developing careers from the ground up and that investment in people requires a lot of coaching and oversight for less experienced staff. To some, that may be micromanaging. To GNY, it is due diligence. We promote from within and several of our supervisory staff members started with GNY as trainees and remain with GNY because they appreciate the mentorship they receive from much more experienced staff members. Trust and authority are given consistent with experience. My recommendation to this author is to speak to their manager or, if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, speak to someone from human resources. Only then can a specific complaint be addressed appropriately.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Some great people, but a terrible place"

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

    I worked at GNY Insurance Companies full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people working at this company and they clearly have found a niche market for their products.

    Cons

    Young employees treated like they are children. Highest turnover among young underwriters who are shown zero respect by upper management. These people are the future of the company and anyone with half a brain gets out ASAP. Bad pay, terrible office, micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your relationships with your employees and maybe some will stick around.

    GNY Insurance Companies2016-08-16
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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Legal"

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    Legal Secretary 

    I worked at GNY Insurance Companies

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people

    Cons

    None that I could think of

    GNY Insurance Companies2015-04-28
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