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Guardian Life CEO Deanna M. Mulligan
Deanna M. Mulligan
228 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work flexibility, benefits (401k), work from home opportunities(in 25 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, still had employee pension plan(in 31 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guardian Life full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    People count Exceptions customer service Great benefits

    Cons

    Some sommer activities, such as company wide bbq event at each location with games and some additional fun activities for example would be great.

    Advice to Management

    Great job, keep going

  2. "Good company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Guardian Life full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Flexible schedule and decent salary,

      Cons

      Hard to figure out path forward

    • "In the last year things have improved & I am happy!"

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      Current Employee - Ratings Analyst in Tempe, AZ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Guardian Life full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Getting better pay than I had been receiving. WAH helps take away hours on the road. OT can get hectic but it does make the paychecks better looking.

      Cons

      Always multiple changes thrown at the employees & sometimes there is not much training on them.

    • "Support short coming"

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        Former Employee - Large Group Underwriter in Appleton, WI

        I worked at Guardian Life full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Strong Company that tries to stay ahead of the changing markets

        Cons

        Some Leaders were in need of better abilities to understand company policies

      • Helpful (4)

        "Unfortunate, antiquated, male driven company"

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

        I worked at Guardian Life full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Work from home flexibility, managers are too concerned with upper mgmt and their own numbers too micromanage and worry about you.

        Cons

        Extremely male driven environment. NO respect for women. CEO isn’t aware of what happens at ground level. Upper mgmt not in touch with “smaller positions.” Outsourced almost all customer service to out of the country. More work, less pay. Certain managers hire their buddies, not necessarily who should be hired and who is needed. Certain managers also blatantly disregard, disrespect and demean their employees; upper mgmt,...

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        Advice to Management

        Maintain constant contact with the lower positions on the totem pole. Value women substantially more. Treat everyone more fairly. Stop outsourcing work. Do something when employees bring valid and shocking accusations to light.

      • Helpful (2)

        "Stressful Culture Always On"

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        Current Employee - Exempt Non Officer in Stamford, CT
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Guardian Life full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Pay, offices, and generally pleasant peers. Benefits are competitive.

        Cons

        Expectation from the top down is that you are available 24/7. Take calls and do work on vacation, constant meetings limit time to think about strategic work. Frequent unrealistic goals.

        Advice to Management

        Model work life balance, staff so that people can actually use their PTO. Encourage people to truly disconnect so that they can be productive after a vacation. Show that you trust staff to do the right thing.

      • "Good Company"

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        Current Employee - Consultant in Bethlehem, PA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Guardian Life full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Work from home. Great co workers

        Cons

        Top heavy management. Poor communication

        Advice to Management

        Thin out management. Less meetings

      • Helpful (8)

        "Tech Saavy CEO"

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        Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Guardian Life full-time

        Pros

        We talk a lot about all our focus on technology. The CEO leads the way. She has reduced the number of people that she uses to help her log in and print things by 50%.

        Cons

        If you are an opinionated women with skills, you will be targeted

        Advice to Management

        Know what happens in the company. The CEO and some of senior management don’t seem to know anything. It’s getting worse.

      • Helpful (3)

        "Fantastic Company and Incredible Work Culture/Workspace!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Guardian Life full-time

        Pros

        Awesome culture with self-driven employees. Holmdel, NJ location is an incredible workspace.

        Cons

        I'm relatively new to the company, so no glaring cons to speak of at the moment.

      • "Great Company, Overworked Position"

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        Current Employee - Rating Analyst I in Bethlehem, PA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Guardian Life full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great work culture, excellent work/life balance, plenty of opportunities to give back to the communities.

        Cons

        This particular position has unrealistically high expectations. Especially production.

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