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PMA Capital Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. "Great People"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PMA Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Fair Compensation.

    Cons

    Location is tough to get to not their fault.

    Advice to Management

    More work at home opportunities will attract a diverse workforce


  2. Helpful (2)

    "This is a terrible company--avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PMA Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy working with a group of people that are closer in drive and excitement to a pack of horses put out to pasture this is the company for you. If you aspire to live in an efficiency apartment and drive a 1992 KIA, you may be able to afford this extravagance through PMA's excellent compensation model. Finally, if you swear that it is 1954 and that employees are just cogs in a wheel that are meaningless, shouldn't be trained or promoted despite stellar performance and should be lied to from the interview process on, hurry up and apply to PMA. Seriously, it's that bad.

    Cons

    Honestly, I have never worked for an organization as poorly managed and as poorly equipped as PMA. I was recruited from a nice job in the finance industry to work here and was promised an exciting career and some upward mobility within the company. I understand that you need to work to be recognized and I was very willing to do so. After my first year I received a .7% raise. This effectively resulted in lower income in my second year as inflation in the US is higher than .7%. Still, I was promised that this would change and my hard work was noticed. After my second year, I received a 1% raise. In this time I was also promised assistance for an MBA program that I was encouraged to take. This never happened either. That was the final straw and I decided to move on to another career. But PMA wasn't done with me yet. Their HR claimed that I was over my accrued PTO because I had a family event that I couldn't miss. Not only did they not pay my final check, they also sent me an indecipherable legal letter demanding that I PAY THEM $250 or face legal action. This is unbelievable and is truly indicative of the way PMA treats, compensates, and tries to encourage career growth for its employees. Disgraceful. Finally, my own manager used to make fun of the company and its policies and would go on about how this dead end place is just a way to collect a paycheck with no aspirations for anything in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a consultant to teach you how to run a business--it is 2017, not 1954 no matter how hard management tries to bring back the glory days. The company is not competitive and seems to try to take itself further down in the market by hiring garbage employees and not looking after those who can truly make a difference. Thankfully, I am independently wealthy but to many other employees of other circumstances, this type of treatment is catastrophic in the long run.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PMA Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and nice work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Work/Life Balance could be better.


  4. "Claims Adjuster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at PMA Capital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    manageable workload, flexible hours, goodies/treats from vendors

    Cons

    no room for growth, poor management

    Advice to Management

    treat your hardworking employees better before you lose all of them


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Claims Account Representative"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Claims Representative in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Account Claims Representative in Concord, NC

    I have been working at PMA Capital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Receptionist/Underwriting Secretary, Assistant underwriters with new business, reports and data entries."

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    Former Employee - Receptionist/Underwriting Secretary in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Underwriting Secretary in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PMA Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Up and coming TPA insurance and Workers Comp insurance.

    Cons

    Heavy work load, with no possibility of hiring more help. I would work over time for weeks with no pay. After working over time with no pay for over a year,I was told that I could no longer put in the hours

    Advice to Management

    The work load would flow easy if the departments worked as a team and not alone.


  7. "Flexible company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PMA Capital full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility - This company is extremely flexible with working remotely if your role permits it.
    There are also a lot of morale building activities

    Cons

    Salary. This company is known for not paying its employees anywhere near their worth. This place is great if you're starting out in the work force and need the experience, need a flexible job but not dependent on money or if you've retired from one career and are going into another for some extra cash.
    They don't seem to value their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the wants and needs of your employees or else you will lose all of the one's worth keeping.

  8. "Poor long term prospects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PMA Capital full-time

    Pros

    I guess the building looks nice from the outside?

    Cons

    Bad pay, bad leadership, bad experiences

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of your people--you need them more than you think...


  9. "marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing and Procurement in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Marketing and Procurement in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PMA Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    because i' like to interactive with all the people

    Cons

    hard to get closer to those who will not cooperate

    Advice to Management

    may be more developed