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Found 161 reviews

3.6
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Selective Insurance CEO Gregory E. Murphy
Gregory E. Murphy
92 Ratings
Pros
  • "Quality management; ability to work from home; reasonable compensation(in 16 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, healthy work/life balance, a real focus on employee development and appreciation(in 10 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Excited to come to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Branchville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Authentic relationships, transparency, genuine caring about each other, volunteerism, surprisingly informal (in a good way!), flexibility, strong support system

    Cons

    Nothing stands out as a true "con"

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build a diverse talent pipeline

    Selective Insurance2019-05-09
  2. "Awesome"

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      Current Employee - Underwriter 

      I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Team atmosphere, flexible and an overall great place to work

      Cons

      New management is changing things rapidly.

      Selective Insurance2019-05-14
    • "Great company."

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      Current Employee - Applications Developer in Branchville, NJ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The corporate culture at Selective is (in my opinion) one of the best I have ever experienced. Feedback is encouraged and while there is a traditional hierarchal approach to organizational structure, your opinion can easily be heard all the way up the ladder. Projects can come in droves and there is never a shortage of things to do but the work life balance is very good given the amount of work there potentially is. An...

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      Cons

      The salary is not as competitive as one would hope. Part of this is a very slow process for promotion/raises. The health benefits pale in comparison to some other bigger companies. The location is also rather remote and can be difficult in winter months on one's vehicle.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing. Getting input from some of the ground level employees helps build out continuous improvement on all fronts.

      Selective Insurance2019-04-11
    • "Do not work here"

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        Former Employee - Analyst in Branchville, NJ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Selective Insurance full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        None, I can't stress this enough

        Cons

        Everything, the whole place sucks eggs

        Selective Insurance2019-04-24
      • Helpful (2)

        "Careful before you accept an offer"

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        Former Employee - Claims Adjuster 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Selective Insurance full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Ability to work remotely, somewhat competitive in salary.

        Cons

        High workloads plan on working minimum of 60 hours a week. Management does not recognize that this is a sweatshop and holds everyone’s feet to the fire regardless. Have had weeks where I had to put in 80 hours to keep my head above water. Health insurance plan worst I have experienced.

        Advice to Management

        Pay attention to your turnover rate and figure out why this is happening.

        Selective Insurance2019-04-17
      • Helpful (3)

        "Enter at your own risk"

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        Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Richmond, VA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Selective Insurance full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Started as a good company with a lot of long term employees.

        Cons

        Expectation is to work lots of OT to keep up with workload. Salary EE don't have any additional compensation for working 60+ hours per week. Mgmt does not care, they just want the work done. Mgmt acts fake when Neale comes around to make it seem like everything is fine when it is not. A lot of people quit because they are burnt out. Benefits are horrible, they cost the EE lots of money from their paycheck then you...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop making the numbers look good and let corporate know what is really going on. Express reps are getting 16+ claims per day which is double the amount they should get!!!

        Selective Insurance2019-03-17
      • "Best place to work!"

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        Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Richmond, VA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Excellent life work balance. Great benefits. Incredible senior leadership.

        Cons

        It has taken Selective a while to catch up with current trends such as WFH options.

        Advice to Management

        Keep doing what you are doing!

        Selective Insurance2019-03-05
      • Helpful (1)

        "Worst place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchville, NJ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Selective Insurance full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        absolutely not one pro .

        Cons

        if your a motivated young professional who wants to advance your career do not work here. I went above and beyond for years for this company and it was completely unnoticed. Going to management about anything was pointless. Going to HR about anything is even more pointless. Applying for an internal job takes 4 months. 4 MONTHS and you have to interview with 10 different people individually. Yes, an internal position....

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        Advice to Management

        All I can say is I would fire all of your management and hire motivated, professional employees. I've never worked in such a disgusting culture before. On my exit interview HR said "I know you didn't have a good few years here". The fact that they admitted that made me write this review. Awful culture, people dress like bums , management doesn't care about you, and your HR department needs to be revamped. So unprofessional.

        Selective Insurance2019-04-10
      • Helpful (1)

        "Run Fast"

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

        I worked at Selective Insurance full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        No true appreciation of employees with strong skill sets and dedication, you will be taken for granted, given more work and allowed to burn out.  Management will only concentrate on what is not being done rather than recognition of accomplishments well done. Always in crisis mode. While some of management team are competent in their job-scope, they are very disconnected towards their staff and overall dept workload....

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        Cons

        Terrible work/life balance, Limited advancement opportunities, Almost everything

        Selective Insurance2019-02-26
      • "Great company to work for!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchville, NJ
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Selective Insurance full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Extremely strong leadership, true team-orientation, commitment to talent and development, incredibly strong strategy. This company has demonstrated 5 consecutive years of outstanding returns and leads the market in many categories. The leadership team is strong and lives/breathes the corporate values. This is truly a great place to work.

        Cons

        No cons to mention, but anyone coming here needs to be ready to work hard.

        Selective Insurance2019-01-10
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