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Plymouth Rock Assurance Reviews

Updated February 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "Opportunities for growth and great benefits" (in 13 reviews)

  • "transparent management, great teamwork, work life balance" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work from home and stuck in never changing or adjusting to new trends" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Upper Management is completely out of touch with the needs and issues within sales department" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "N/A"

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

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing environment to work in a lot of growth and development.

    Cons

    Salary should be raised to compete with other carriers.


  2. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist

    I worked at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Monthly incentives
    Work from home
    Tolerable management

    Cons

    Dead end
    Constant bonus structure changes

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and give opportunity to valuable employees

  3. "average place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Human resources, company diversity, organized teams

    Cons

    Lots of work, not enough hands


  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Direct Sales in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Direct Sales in Red Bank, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent culture and training. Opportunities for growth and great benefits.

    Cons

    Salary should improve to match that of similar companies


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Plymouth Rock - Find a different company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Being a small company, you have an opportunity to add value at high levels

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor. Sexual harassment issues. CEO expresses political views too often along with religious views. Not enough opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    This review is for the NJ company and rating it's CEO - Gerry Wilson. Not Mary Boyd.


  6. "Sales department"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Newark, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with good benefits. Family environment within the teams .co workers are very caring and willing to help. Working from home recently added as an option. Mid level management is super supportive and helpful. Great job for someone right out of college or just entering the cooperate world.
    Young employees can move up to mid management quickly as they can be easily molded. As long as you stick to the script they provide they will give you the opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Base salary is extremely low, constant changes to bonus plan which affects your pay. Over the top micro management with no real sales technique training from actual sales trainers.
    Upper Management is completely out of touch with the needs and issues within sales department. Consistent problems within systems are never addressed. Very secretive as to what is going on within the company that significantly affects sales department.
    Sales department is the only profit center in the company and are treated as outcasts and are the lowest most disrespected department.
    Not a good position if you have been in sales and have experience as you will not be compensated for your experience and your experience can hurt you as they do not like any feedback on how to improve.
    Turn over rate is very high.
    If you have been there more than two years and have not been asked to apply for a team lead or management position you will never leave the position you are in.
    A lot of office politics and favoritism.
    Technically not working as an “insurance agent”, you can a low level call center telemarketer with an insurance license.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a living wage. Increase base salary to industry standards.
    Be more transparent as to what is going on within the company and have respect for your direct employees and actually listen to their concerns as they are the ones who actually deal with the customers everyday. Stop relying so much on external analytics without consulting your actual employees and stick up for them as if you actually care about them and not treat them as if they are so easily replaceable.
    You can alleviate the mass exodus you are currently experiencing by giving better incentives and positive reinforcement to the employees who have stuck it out with you. A little respect can go a long way.
    Company morale is at an all time low, ask the actual employees why and you may be able to save the good sales reps you have left.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Awful salary
    No opportunity for promotion or any kind of advancement.
    Leadership has been there from the beginning. A lot of them should retire so fresh blood can try to this sinking ship.
    Hard to be enthusiastic when everyone around you starts the day by complaining how much they hate their jobs.
    Very stuck in their ways and using extremely outdated technology. Not open to new ideas.
    401K/bonus plan is a joke
    Parental leave is only 6 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Glassdoor says you are engaged employer, why do you never respond to any reviews?

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid!"

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

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Near south station but zero parking (not sure if this is a pro)

    Cons

    If you like a 1950s work environment this is your place! Staff is old & out of touch. They consider a "jeans day" to be an extravagant reward! They are struggling with appealing to talented millennial's and don't seem to understand how companies operate in 2019. Little to no flexibility. No work from home options, you are expected to be at your desk at all times w/ minimal bathroom breaks. Tough on working moms.
    Technology is spotty. Understaffed IT employees who are slow to problem solve. They seem too cheap to invest in better equipment. Very few perks - at every other company I've worked at I've had better vacation healthcare, dental, 401K match. The office is awful- horrendous drab wall colors, stained carpets, old desks with with scratches all over them, dirty bathrooms. Company party isn't open bar.


  9. "Risk Avoidance"

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    Current Employee - Computers in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Computers in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing changes and it is a stable and reliable job/industry

    Cons

    No work from home and stuck in never changing or adjusting to new trends. No career growth and don't promote from within. They give everyone a senior title so no one can be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Create a work from home policy to allow better work life balance. Allow juniors or career growth.


  10. "Typical Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plymouth Rock Assurance full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits day one. Good people for the most part. Tons of advancement (as were told) with the new location. Management wants to see you excel.

    Cons

    Sick time policy needs to be revised. The president is out of touch with office culture of 2018 and how to compete with simple things more frequent jean days. Tough to make money in the sales department. Too many sharks in the tank. Everything is a secret. No communication until the last minute.

    Advice to Management

    Please think of employees when starting projects and effecting ones income.