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SECURA Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Excellent benefits, competitive pay. Family friendly workplace with excellent work life balance. Very active in community and wellness oriented. Employees are treated well and are encouraged to develop and grow within the company.

    Cons

    No real cons to report. The only think I could note here would be they could be more innovative in the technology department. They are aware of that as a shortcoming and work in that area is in progress.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great. Continue to develop your employees and promote growth.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, good opportunities for advancement and movement between departments.

    Cons

    Still a little behind other companies on utilizing remote workers and flexible hours, but it's improving.

    Advice to Management

    Stay transparent.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Beware!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SECURA full-time

    Pros

    They have a nice building and a cafeteria and fitness center onsite.

    Cons

    Backstabbing and bullying is a major problem here. If you are not chosen as a favorite right off the bat, you will have to live in the shadows of the popular people. It's a lot like middle school. Management joins right in.

    Advice to Management

    Step back and take a look at your direct reports as people. Real people. ALL of them. And treat them equally. Stop letting the favorites run your department. That's what you are there for!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Underwriting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SECURA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Proactive HR initiatives. Family oriented.

    Cons

    Management allows personal agendas and backstabbing to occur that can undermine strategic and operational plans. This company always trashes ex-employees even if they were superior performers.

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow personal agendas to overtly influence business decisions. Be genuine.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Claims"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Claims in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any thing great to say

    Cons

    To top management heavy. Computer issues always.

    Advice to Management

    Need to see who are in your higher positions. Not sure all get big picture.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management is supposed to be there to support you and foster career growth--SECURA prefers the exact opposite."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Claims in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SECURA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fitness center, on site cafeteria, flexible scheduling, and friendly co-workers. They have a competitive pay scale and provide decent benefits for their employees.

    Cons

    If you are not immediately picked as a chosen future leader within the first 1-2 months after your hire, you will not advance as promised. There are some supervisors in claims who not only have no idea about the subject matter that they preside over, but also enjoy intimidating their direct reports. There is a supervisor in Workers Compensation who has only been there for 3-4 years, but has fired at least 6-7 people--and many others have left the department because of her. Her leadership skills are non-existent and the morale in this department is a reflection of her.

    Advice to Management

    Begin to critically examine your own management team and seek to constantly improve that. You shouldn't have to lose 50% of a department before you realize that the person in charge isn't suited for the role that they are in.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Spare yourself. Don't even apply."

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

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

    Pros

    Nice amenities: fitness center, walking path, cafe. Abundant volunteer opportunities: blood donations, elementary student tutoring, marathon help. Charitable contributions deducted directly from your paychecks.

    Cons

    Greed trumps ethics, every time. Narcissism trumps honesty, every time. Back stabbing trumps communication, every time. And lies trump accountability, every time.

    Advice to Management

    Ask yourself why the smallest department has the biggest turnover. Hint: it's your leadership.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "SECURA is all speak and no substance."

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

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

    Pros

    The building and grounds are always immaculate, there is an onsite cafe and fitness center, and most of the associates are friendly.

    Cons

    Leadership is top heavy and self serving. Company employs a strict corporate parenting model and is entrenched in 110+ years of progressive dysfunction. Promises are made with ease, as there is no intent to deliver on them.

    Advice to Management

    Demand a refund from whomever added straight speaking and forward thinking to your brand.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great employee-oriented company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company treats its employees very well. Benefits are very good and it is a friendly work environment. People who work hard are rewarded.

    Cons

    The ability for mediocre employees to hang around for decades. While not necessarily a bad thing, there are a lot of people who are merely punching a clock and don't have high aspirations.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Feel empowered and get involved in the community with SECURA as your employer."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family friendly, great soft skills training, opportunities for advancement, executive management team is approachable and down-to-earth, excellent on-site cafeteria, involved in the community, on-site fitness center with personal trainer and exercise classes including yoga, Spin, and Zumba.

    Cons

    Departments are "silo"ed, small cubicles, inadequate parking space for size of building, meager profit sharing plan, work-from-home options are frustrating due to security policies.


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