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The Advocator Group CEO Julie Turpin
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Pros
  • "Management is open to suggestions and did I mention free bagel Fridays(in 25 reviews)

  • "The Advocator Group is a great place to work(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "There's also very little room for climbing up the ladder unless you are related or friends with upper management(in 9 reviews)

  • "Thie mission statement behind the Advocator group is very enriching however the actual service that the(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Client Advocate Scheduler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Advocator Group full-time

    Pros

    I started working at The Advocator Group about a year ago and it's a great company to work for; when I first started I was trained appropriately for my position and felt like I fit in with my teammates. Everyone works as a team, management is professional, understanding and approachable. Every year the whole company gets together for an outing at the all company meeting- it's a great way to get to know fellow teammates...

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    Cons

    At this time I have no cons.

    Advice to Management

    At this time I have no advice.

    The Advocator Group2018-05-13

    The Advocator Group Response

    May 29, 2018Vice President, Consumer and Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind words! We are thrilled to hear you enjoy being part of our team. Teammate satisfaction is extremely important to us, so we highly value your feedback about your positive experiences in training and working with management; these ...

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Get out now."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Advocator Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the kindest, funniest people work here. Free bagel Friday. Casual Fridays

    Cons

    Senior management hides information and outwardly lies under the guise of transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the senior management team. The company needs fresh leadership instead of punishing the lower level managers and worker bees for your incompetence.

    The Advocator Group2018-04-17

    The Advocator Group Response

    April 23, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We agree with you that we have so many tremendous teammates working here, and we are glad to be able to show our appreciation for them with perks like weekly breakfasts and casual Fridays, just to name a couple! While we ...

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Will never be a "best place to work". Ever."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Advocator Group full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of. Maybe bagel Fridays but the bagels weren't great either.

    Cons

    Miserable work environment that burns people out almost immediately. Keep saying they want to help people but the works is almost exactly the opposite in order to turn a profit.

    The Advocator Group2018-05-02

    The Advocator Group Response

    May 9, 2018

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback, and we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the time you spent working with us. Our role as advocates for disabled individuals is extremely rewarding, but it can certainly be challenging since the process of applying ...

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Client Advocate"

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    Former Employee - Client Advocate in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Advocator Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bagel Fridays Annual Event Some staff Lunch and learns CEO

    Cons

    Poor management Organization Work/Life balance Career opportunities No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to pay attention and grow up, you do not care about your clients. Also focus on the main goal of the company not the $$$$ it brings in.

    The Advocator Group2018-01-09

    The Advocator Group Response

    February 7, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback; your input will help us create the best possible environment for our teammates! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed many of the perks we offer—like our corporate outings and professional development/education opportunities. We ...

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Client advocate"

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    Former Employee - Client Advocate in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Advocator Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Bagel Friday -Some wonderful teammates who made the shifts bearable. -after work activities such as paint nights and company outings

    Cons

    I worked at the advocator group for almost a year after graduating college. While I was able to gain some valuable skills and knowledge at the job, I wouldn't recommend it to any one I care about. While I was there about half of my teammates would only do the "easy" tasks and appointments and management did not seem to care when it was brought up. The work load was backlogged because there was too much work for the...

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    The Advocator Group2017-09-26

    The Advocator Group Response

    September 29, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback; we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the team you worked with during your time with us, as well as the variety of perks and activities we provide as part of our goal to create a fun and motivating work environment! We are sorry to hear that you ...

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Advocator high"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Advocator Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bagel Friday, free parking, CEO is Amazing

    Cons

    Favoritism, management doesn't Care or hold anyone accountable

    Advice to Management

    Start holding people accountable. Start looking at who actually does the work and stop picking favorites. Someone on here called this place Advocator High, and they were right. No room for growth, at all.

    The Advocator Group2017-09-28

    The Advocator Group Response

    September 29, 2017

    Thank you for your review; we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the perks we proudly offer to our teammates. We take great pride in providing an inspiring space and a fun, motivating environment for our teammates. We also agree that we are working under an incredible CEO who dedicates ...

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  7. Helpful (9)

    "Definitely NOT the best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Client Advocate in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Advocator Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bagel Fridays, 1 hour lunches, & some great co-workers

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT!!!! Literally the only thing wrong with this place. you're treated like robots, constantly micromanaged, and treated condescendingly. They don't care about you or your well-being because this is a very stressful job. They're so focused on the numbers and pleasing the LTD carriers that they don't care about their employees. And there is definitely favoritism. Don't even bother trying to take anytime off because...

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    Advice to Management

    If your employee are not happy, which a lot of us were/are, the business will never flourish properly.

    The Advocator Group2017-08-03

    The Advocator Group Response

    September 29, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback; we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the perks we aim to offer our teammates. Long lunches and bagel breakfasts on Fridays are just two of the many ways we aim to make our teammates feel welcomed and provide them with a fun, ...

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Get experience and move on."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Advocator Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bagel Fridays. Snacks. Company Outings.

    Cons

    Let me start by saying I have never written a review about anything in my life. This is a good place if your fresh out of college, looking for experience or desperate for a job. Work here for maybe 2 years tops add to your resume and move on. The only people that make it past 5 years are maybe a few people in senior management, anyone below them just comes and goes. I was here for 3 years and by the time I left out...

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    Advice to Management

    None, they wont take it into consideration anyway.

    The Advocator Group2017-03-24

    The Advocator Group Response

    March 28, 2017

    Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry that you did not have a more positive experience with us, and we would like to address some of your points. We respectfully disagree with your claim that nobody except for senior leadership members ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Client Advocate in Wakefield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Advocator Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been at the Advocator Group for 2 years. I have been through many changes during my time here, not all of them welcomed. Although the constant change can be frustrating at times, I remind myself that this is a growing company and we are bound to experience "growing pains" in the process. What is important to me is that senior leadership continue to be responsive to employee suggestions and continuously try to improve...

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    Cons

    Negativity - Like many things in life, you get what you give at work. If employees continue to focus on the negative aspects of change instead of embracing it, then they will never be happy here. Change is a good thing. It means we are growing. It means you'll have a job a year from now. It means you were here from the beginning and got to be a part of something great. communication - with the constant change going...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees. Improve upon communication. Provide ongoing training and education as even seasoned employees develop bad habits and need a refresher sometimes. Be more thoughtful about structural changes and illicit feed back from the employees that will directly be effected by these changes BEFORE they are made. Create more structure - clear goals, expectations, consequences **** Create...

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    The Advocator Group2016-09-01

    The Advocator Group Response

    September 16, 2016Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your review, it is clear that you put a lot of thought into your feedback. We enjoy hearing the value we bring to our company, clients and teammates. We appreciate your recognition of the work of the Employee Engagement Committee and the strong representation of women ...

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "My review of the Advocator Group"

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    Current Employee - Medicare Lead Generation Specialist in Wakefield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Advocator Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I have been working for The Advocator Group for nearly 10 years and from time to time I look them up on Glassdoor because I care about the company and my co-workers and I’m interested in what others think. Lately, I’ve been disheartened by some of the negative reviews. I couldn’t disagree with them more. The Advocator Group is a great place to work. I wouldn’t have stayed for 10 years (and hope to stay for 10 more)...

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    Cons

    Don't have anything I can complain about.

    The Advocator Group2016-08-26

    The Advocator Group Response

    September 16, 2016Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your thoughtful and generous feedback. With almost 10 years with the company, you have seen us grow and have a unique perspective! We appreciate your comments that we strive to improve on a regular basis and that the path is not always smooth. As you mention, we are ...

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