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The Segal Group Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2019

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3.7
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98%
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David Blumenstein
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "The best part about working for Segal is that there is a complete understanding for work/life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • "Hands on and interactive training, great work environment(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Solid starting job"

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and move up

    Cons

    Pay is low for the area

    The Segal Group2019-05-07
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great perks!"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part about working for Segal is that there is a complete understanding for work/life balance. The company is large but yet feels more like a family and Segal's values represent just that. There are a bunch of great perks such as reimbursement for gym memberships, 401k match, great health benefits, work from home, pension, tuition reimbursement, vacation time, personal and sick days and holidays.

    Cons

    Can be slow to adapt to change

    The Segal Group2019-06-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great pension consulting experience if you can avoid burnout"

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Segal Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    quality control champion, many opportunities to stay informed of recent developments and trends in private pensions, defined benefit pension plan for employees

    Cons

    poor work-life balance, over-emphasis on billable hours, disrespectful consultants

    Advice to Management

    give more flexibility to your employees (teleworking, rotate supervisors, accommodate specialists and generalists), choose what's more important: efficiency or high hourly targets (it cannot be both).

    The Segal Group2019-05-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "great company - unfortunate to read negative review from one ignorant person ("sour grapes" - fired?)"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Actuary in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee-owned company always looking for ways to expand services provided to clients; For us - Pension Plan, Bonus, Sabbatical, Flexibility, client opportunities, time off and free dinners

    Cons

    to a few underperforming or miserable people - get another job if you are not happy

    Advice to Management

    give attention to everyone and not just those with the biggest mouth

    The Segal Group2019-05-06
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Run away"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Segal Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, near public transportation

    Cons

    Poor Management, no room for growth, implements bullying like tactics, horrible Human Resources department

    Advice to Management

    Management is practically non-existent if you’re an Administrative Assistant, upper management isn’t any better. The work environment is toxic and clique-y. They employ snitches to keep eyes and ears on everyone. Don’t waste your time.

    The Segal Group2019-03-19
  6. "Great Place to Learn"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Segal Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee owned Get to learn on the job Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    I have no significant cons.

    The Segal Group2019-01-22
  7. "Health Benefit Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people, good direction from senior leadership.

    Cons

    Work can be slow at times. Billing hours you must keep up.

    The Segal Group2018-12-31
  8. "Senior associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Segal Group full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Support from consultants, analytical staff, and support staff. Lots of opportunity to work on different projects.

    Cons

    Focus on billable hours sometimes overshadows development focus, but that is to be expected in consulting

    The Segal Group2018-11-21
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Actuarial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good smart people who are enjoyable to work with. Very respectful company. Stimulating work so long as you can tolerate a desk job and isolated for most of the time. Senior consultants are very good about bringing junior staff to Board meetings. I found a good combination of micro and macro management.

    Cons

    Feedback from your work. Lack of mentorships. I personally found the work very boring. Some of the programs used seemed out of date; they do not use ProVal. Pay might be a little below market. Can have very long hours. While does pay for all materials not so focused on your exam progress.

    Advice to Management

    Instill a mentorship program or a culture that promotes mentorship. Better incentives for passing exams. Have a better appreciation for new ideas.

    The Segal Group2018-07-18
  10. "Intern"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at The Segal Group part-time

      Pros

      Great group of people to work with

      Cons

      slow at times, not too challenging depending on group

      The Segal Group2018-06-22
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