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SAIF Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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  1. "With Company over 10 years. Now that says something positive! Love what I do!"

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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 SAIF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary, work life balance. SAIF has learned from its past lessons and management continues to keep communication open.

    Cons

    Change is slow with multiple channels to plow through. PERS retirement pension is not the best! Communication is open as mentioned above but depending on who the manger is, shared ideas are generally squashed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workforce, those in the trenches who do the battles Day to day. Consult them instead of relying on management who are typically not aware.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Can Easily Remove or Add Star"

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Incentive programs to maintain healthy lifestyle
    Training program for Claims Adjusters
    Knowledgeable co-workers
    Mission driven organization with ability to see high reward in work
    Offices and furniture are very nice
    Work from home options
    Once you are accepted, it is a very tight nit atmosphere
    You will be working for a company that is very good if not the best in doing Workers' Comp in Oregon if not the U.S.

    Cons

    As others have stated before, there is A LOT of favoritism in the way employees are treated due to lack of performance transperity
    Those whom are doing well get assigned high workloads and those that are struggling can't see how they compare with colleagues to have goals to work towards
    New ideas are not encouraged as the old guard resists innovation and fails to see need to set a platform for newer employees eager to contribute
    Surprisingly high turnover is probably a result of the mentioned issues
    The high turnover along with a large population of the staff in retirement age and previously mentioned issues will make it difficult to transfer knowledge on to the next generation at SAIF (very tribal when it doesn't need to be)

    Advice to Management

    New CEO is moving things in the right direction. Stay the course. Accept that your company, demographics, and needs of new employees are going to be different than what they always were.

  3. "Love working for SAIF"

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

    I have been working at SAIF full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Positive work environment
    Able to leave work at work

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Being transparent has really helped


  4. "Safety Management Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIF full-time

    Pros

    I love preventing workplace injuries

    Cons

    Long hours for salaried employees


  5. "Underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Salem, OR
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere.
    Good work/life balance.
    Great benefits.
    Excellent career opportunities.

    Cons

    No formal training program in place.

    Advice to Management

    It would be a good idea to build a formal training program. This is a great place to work but formal training would be awesome.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mission Driven"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAIF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission driven organization that wants to do the right thing. Generally smart people who are very diplomatic and positive. Benefits are great, furniture is good.

    Cons

    People tend to stay a long time, so there is not much movement. If you are in the Salem office, there aren't many opportunities to move to another employer, either, so if you end up there you might stay until retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Settle the case with the former CEO. It's embarrassing to have that still hanging out and makes the executive team and board look weak.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Making improvements"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SAIF full-time

    Pros

    awesome mission, pay, benefits, and growth opportunities

    Cons

    micromanagement culture has been hard to shake, depends on what department
    Conservative and slower to make progressive positive changes, but this seems to be changing with new CEO
    Hard to transition to other departments or careers-professional development only for limited items in your current role

    Advice to Management

    Focus on mid-level management to encourage empowering supervisors and front line workers. Micro-management is still an issue in the middle

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don't believe what you are told"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAIF (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, mission, vision, salary, tools, customers, campus, parking, long-term employees who are dedicated and believe in what SAIF stands for.

    Cons

    Management, lack of trust, internal culture, gossip, back-stabbing, No advantage for being loyal; disregard for long-term employees. High level of favoritism.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Good pay, high stress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, hard working colleagues

    Cons

    Very high stress, overtime expected and not compensated if you want a decent performance review, corruption of morals at VP and CEO levels (most of them gone), director level has bullies. Open communication claimed by upper management, but employees still fearful

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prod deeper into director and supervisor level for bullies to clean house of leftover management tactics


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great with healthcare, pension, and generous PTO. Employees are completely trained and training continues throughout employment. Telecommuting for a few days a week is available for most positions.

    Cons

    Over time, the protocols have increased for the handling of each claim and with new/changing laws that require much more work on each claim, the work load has increased dramatically. Unfortunately, this increase in work is not accounted for as employees must do more and more to keep their heads above water. Management demeans and is cruel with even the smallest of errors. Many adjusters are either changing positions or looking outside of the company. Morale has dwindled among the employees. The managers are often sneaky and calculating. Employees are constantly scared and paranoid of losing their jobs. PTO is generous but be prepared to work many extra hours before your time away from the office and many hours after. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to move up in the company as there is always someone with more experience than you.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing your employees for a reason. If nothing changes, you will will never make up for all of the baby boomers who will be leaving in the coming years and will be left with mostly new employees without the experience you need.


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