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Homesite Group Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexibility - ability to work from home (in 16 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance and a growing company with future opportunities (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Bonus structure changes non stop (in 9 reviews)

  • Turnover rate is high as depending on who you may or may not know in the company you can be treated poorly and unfairly (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Awesome!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Policy Processor in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Policy Processor in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Homesite Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There's a lot I like about my position at Homesite. The management is friendly, the job is interesting, and they're very understanding when it comes to learning a new process. They let you listen to music while you work and snack at your desk, the things you learn is varied, and for the ambitious there are even opportunities to get an insurance licence that the company pays for!

    Cons

    There are some people who are pretty jaded about everything there. I hear people complain a lot about the management or the job itself, and sometimes that can be a little disheartening. I haven't seen the issues they complain about though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, I'm excited to see where this all goes!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Homesite Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth and development of career

    Cons

    Newer company; roll with the punches!

  3. "Property & Causalty Inside Sales Agent at Homesite"

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    Current Employee - Property & Casualty Sales Agent in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Property & Casualty Sales Agent in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Homesite Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work at Home, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Lousy hours and Low Pay

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone a chance


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible 401k match, so so pro and medical"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Homesite Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As far as companies of this type go they properly reward performance with several schedule options

    Cons

    The bonus structure is constantly changing taking away from the potential earnings of sales agents

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking away from the employees that make the company the most money


  5. "Nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Homesite Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I met a few good people, that is all that I can say that is positive.

    Cons

    It is very disorganized at every level. No one really seems to know what they're doing and communication is a joke. Management is disrespectful and there is very little training. The turnover rate is very high. The best day I had there was my last day.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a solid plan and stick to it. Communicate, treat employees with respect.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good for a job, not so much for a career"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Homesite Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Culturally diverse.
    -Some managers and supervisors are excellent.
    -Very accommodating to parents and those with heavy responsibilities outside the office. This is likely the largest factor for retaining a multitude of people.
    -A casual atmosphere. This is both a pro and a con.
    -High access to the C-level executives, who are very sharp and capable.

    Cons

    -Some teams are just plain lazy...and their managers/supervisors permit it.
    -Little-to-no investment in developing talent.
    -While culturally diverse (a pro), one's ethnicity can substantially impact the way one is treated, both positively and negatively.
    -Many abuse the leniency with regards to hours in the office. 9-5 becomes 9-4, then 9:30-4, then a 1-hour lunch becomes 1.5, and so on.
    -Incompetence is tolerated. Showing up late is tolerated. Missing meetings is tolerated. I can't recall ever seeing someone fired or even reprimanded for lackluster performance.
    -Politics should stay out of the workplace. Unfortunately even some of the most senior people in the organization don't respect this.
    -There is little promoting from within. This is either a leading cause or the result of ambitious employees tending to depart the organization early.

    Advice to Management

    -Every organization talks about the importance of developing talent. Stop talking about it and take action.
    -Hold employees (from the lowest of low to senior management) to a higher standard.
    -Be more vigilant about hours worked.
    -Have some of the top-performing managers coach others.


  7. "I wish I had Pros to share..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Homesite Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unfortunately I do not have any pros.

    Cons

    - Company culture at Homesite is intended for a specific set of people but not all. For example, I was informed that everything that you learned should be thrown out because when you come to Homesite you have to have a clean slate. When attempt to correlate my transferable skills to my current role I was told that (despite the fact that I was asked) I should not share nor correlate my experience because I will be perceived as "cocky" or a "know it all" for simply sharing something about myself. When asked why - it was because it's the company culture. In honestly, I know that it's because I'm different ethnically from all of my teammates and if I had known that this would be an issue prior to me joining I would have never accepted the offer.
    - If you don't have a lot of direct experience in the insurance industry - you are instantly written off as someone of no significance. Expect to be constantly harassed as well as reminded.
    - Understand that there are some aspects of the company that attempt to have a "startup" feel but it is not a startup culture at all especially for the company to only be 20 years.
    - Don't expect to make any significant impact in the company unless you are management or higher.

    Advice to Management

    Take your employees feedback seriously and work on avoiding turnover. Understand that your words and actions can affect employee emotionally and ultimately incite employees to leave the company.

  8. "Energetic and growing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Homesite Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nimble to respond to changing needs of business partners
    Great central Boston location
    Growing so plenty of opportunities
    Interesting technology challenges

    Cons

    Perhaps too ready to be nimble. It would be good to see some ideas through to completion before shuffling people around again and again.

    Advice to Management

    When I was there, there were only casual conversations regarding personal development and growing individuals into more senior roles. A little structure here would go a long way.


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice Team and good training.

    Cons

    Everything is good, nothing bad.


  10. "A Good place to show up to on Monday"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Homesite Group full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Generous PTO
    Profit Sharing/401k
    Free Friday Pizza
    Interesting Projects

    Cons

    Pace of work can be unrealistic at times

    Advice to Management

    Focus on doing the right things, not everything


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