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SAIF Reviews

Updated January 29, 2017
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  1. "Love working for SAIF"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Safety Management Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  3. "Underwriter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Mission Driven"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Making improvements"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Don't believe what you are told"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "OK place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIF (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, I think headed in the right direction

    Cons

    Management doesn't allow for mistakes and seem sneaky

    Advice to Management

    Don't scare your employees


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary but not worth terrible HR and management.

    Cons

    HR and Management lies to you and will try to get you fired if you don't do as they want you to, even if it isn't ethical or moral.



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