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Tower Group (New York) Reviews

Updated Sep 7, 2019

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2.6
19%
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Tower Group (New York) President and Chief Executive Officer William W. Fox, Jr. (no image)
William W. Fox, Jr.
4 Ratings
  1. "Worst working experience in my career"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Was able to meet some quality people who were smart and hardworking.

    Cons

    Internal politics. Upper management more interested in their quarterly EPS rather than caring for their employees work-life balance. Lack of accountability and support from upper management. Upper management is great at the blame game.

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    Tower Group (New York)2014-09-02
  2. "Good place to learn and move on"

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    Former Employee - Property Field Adjuster in New York, NY

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good learning experience, managers are helpful. Good Training, good fundamentals.

    Cons

    Bad middle Middle Management, they dont help you. Managers help you but they stab you in the back. High volume of claims, impossible to be current.

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    Tower Group (New York)2014-06-25
  3. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tower Group (New York) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, everyone wiling to work as a team.

    Cons

    None at this time s

    Tower Group (New York)2014-05-29
  4. "IT"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tower Group (New York)

    Pros

    Tower's location in NYC and particularly Jersey City makes it an easy commute for anyone in the NY/NJ Metro area.

    Cons

    Declining financial position including AMBest Ratings, pending merger, state oversight, and lack of go-forward bonuses.

    Tower Group (New York)2014-05-13
  5. "A sad story"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    When I joined, the team was great and the company was focused on growth. There was a lot to do and fix, but there was great optimism.

    Cons

    After the company experienced financial difficulties, everything fell apart. The team did not band together. The environment became very ugly and secretive.

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    Tower Group (New York)2014-06-01
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Well Treated While It Lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tower Group (New York) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to work independently and design own (one-of-a-kind) job. Easy access to upper management. Good people. Nice office environment and location.

    Cons

    Ever changing direction from top exec. Promotions from within very rare - negotiate your best deal on the way in.

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    Tower Group (New York)2014-03-26
  7. Helpful (1)

    "The organization is in a constant state of flux as indicated by the current merger status of the company."

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    Current Employee - Office Services/Facilities in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Tower Group (New York) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tower has hired some of the best talent out there and the hard working employees and staff are the biggest plus for the company.

    Cons

    The overall atmosphere, coming from the top down, is unpredictable. The work environment and culture of the company is non reinforcing for the general staff.

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    Tower Group (New York)2014-04-06
  8. "Underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tower Group (New York) full-time

    Pros

    Nice office, Pleasant coworkers pretty good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Management is all over the place. Lack of organization. Trying to grow too fast will be its downfall.

    Tower Group (New York)2014-03-19
  9. "Great"

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

    I have been working at Tower Group (New York) full-time

    Pros

    Pay , work life balance

    Cons

    downsizing, no much growth , needs more training opprotunities managemnt is ok sometimes it seems as if you flting by the seat of your pants , More communication between department needed

    Tower Group (New York)2014-02-14
  10. "Some Positives and Some Negatives"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tower Group (New York) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. High pressure but never dull on a daily basis. Decent compensation if you go out of your way to get recognized.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. A little too fast paced in certain areas. Organized chaos. You don't have to work very hard to do the minimum.

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    Tower Group (New York)2014-02-08

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