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Oxford Life Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. "Oxford Life Insurance overview"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Life (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The organizational culture is very relaxed and calm. Management does not micromanage and has confidence in their staff.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to state other than the drive into Phoenix is stressful.
    There is some murmuring voiced by employees but that happens at any place of employment

    Advice to Management

    Possibly take into consideration employee raises, incentives or bonuses.
    Possibly implement monthly one on one's and touch base' s between management and employees.


  2. "Claims Examiner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Life full-time

    Pros

    Paychecks did not bounce.
    Yearly bonus was a free turkey.

    Cons

    Their rating here is 2.8 and I think that is being generous.

    Advice to Management

    They do not listen so there is no point.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Work Here if you like to be Treated Poorly"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Life (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was okay for the job itself.

    Cons

    They will treat you poorly, won't answer questions appropriately, want you to be in their clicky-high school-like group but they all talk behind each others back. Very unprofessional atmosphere. There is a second office in WI, but both offices compete against each other rather than working with each other. Upper management is manipulative and HR assists them to play head games and cover up that which should not be occurring in what should be a professional setting.

    Advice to Management

    Treat those how you would want to be treated.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "No.Leadership.Whatsoever."

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

    I worked at Oxford Life (More than a year)

    Pros

    The employees in my immediate group.

    Cons

    The biggest con to this company is its president, Mark Haydukovich. The man literally does not know his fingers from his toes. He does not understand the current landscape of the insurance industry; he has no understanding of what motivates people; how to engage his employees or create an environment of cooperation and loyalty. His lack of leadership skills trickles down to his management team. His management team is a group of spineless bullies. They refuse to adhere to the legal and ethical aspects of business and bully those that work under them. Make no mistake - there is absolutely NO leadership or quality management in this company. Do not be deceived by what you feel was a great interview. The middle line management are nice people, but without leadership support, they have to constantly react to crises instead of working to build processes, train employees and grow the company. The marketing team bullies people as well, and daily tries to circumvent all regulatory controls with their sales practices. The company provides the worst customer service - not so much because the employees in those departments do a bad job, but again, because the inept president and upper management team refuse to provide proactive, ethical service to their senior consumers. There are no annual reviews or pay increases. Horrible, Horrible, Horrible! At one time there was a review that said, "Given the choice of working for this company, or being homeless, I'd rather be homeless."

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Mark Haydukovich - he's operating in a 1980's mentality. Get rid of the bullies. Say thank you to your employees once in a while. Do right by your employees and customers. Do something to curtail the revolving door of turnover.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not the most organized"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Life (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Generous pay. No micromanagement. Great people.

    Cons

    Very little training but high expectations. Rude management. Favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites. Listen to your employees. TRAIN the employees!


  7. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Accountant in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Oxford Life (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Employees, everyone is very friendly and willing to help each other. Benefits are decent, 20 percent discount on all products.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, employees are not compensated for their work. There is no formal training provided. Would not recommend.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Much Potential but lacking of qualified leaders with basic business acumen"

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

    I worked at Oxford Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working at Oxford Life Insurance. The pay was acceptable but potential for growth is non existent. If you only need a job and plan to leave after 1 year I would recommend taking the position but don't expect to have achievement that you can list or take to your next opportunity.

    Cons

    Oxford Life is managed by unqualified people who don't understand or grasp the purpose for having a long or short term business strategy. There is a lack of focus and very reactive culture. Customer are treated horrible and its a reflection of how employees are treated by management. There's a lack of respect for employee and wearing your ego is a badge of honor for the VPs and CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Create a short and long term strategy. Then share this strategy with the rest of the staff so they will understand how their value relates to the mission/vision. Also leave your ego at the door. We all have vulnerabilities just accept it and don't be so sensitive to your short comings. As potential leader you should be building a culture where employees support each other. The business would be better served (customer, agents, marketing groups, staff etc) if everyone understood "we are in this business and company to support each other). Focusing on sales is important but it can't be more important than build a organization that will last, prosper and grow with quality people who care about the mission. And lastly setting expectation for employees can only be accomplished if you understand where you are going (i.e Business strategy). Time and time again I say miss guide employees looking to senior management for the right direction but with little to no response. The culture needs a major change but senior management attitude and knowledge must grow first. Especially CEO Mark Haydukovich, being a introvert is not an excuse for not provided vision and strategy to flow down in the company. If I were the leaders in charge at AMERCO (parent company) I would definitely replace Mark Haydukovich. Oxford need a qualified CEO with experience as a change agent and visionary.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Auditor in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Insurance Auditor in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Life part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation for my work was satisfactory

    Cons

    This company does not know how to work together because they have two offices (One in Madison, WI and one in Phoenix, AZ). There is paranoia in the Madison office that severely affects work and employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't be two faced. Don't act friendly to an employee and then turn on your work face. It needs to be either/or.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Why Not To Work For Oxford Life Insurance Company"

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

    I worked at Oxford Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no Pros working for this company

    Cons

    The company takes advantage of its employees

    Advice to Management

    To view employees as an asset of the company


  11. "Oxford"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Oxford Life full-time

    Pros

    They offer an amazing Wellness Program. Great opportunities to volunteer.

    Cons

    There is a lot of micro-managing.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do the job you hired them for.


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