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Westfield Insurance Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Growing slowly but they recognize a good work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Great people, excellent training, good benefits and profit sharing available (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Good old boy culture that isn't about to change (in 6 reviews)

  • The dozens of comments on this website referencing the "good old boy culture" are absolutely correct (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good summer position for student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westfield Insurance part-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere
    Free golf after shifts

    Cons

    Pompous folks, but it's to be expected


  2. "Human Resources"

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

    I worked at Westfield Insurance full-time

    Pros

    lovely building and grounds, good benefits

    Cons

    Leaders are not A players, favoritism and chumming around with the right people gets you promoted or recognized for your work. Company does not value or reward hard work, they just take advantage of people. Expectations are different for men and women. Men get away with saying anything they want.

    Advice to Management

    Head your own advice, stop looking the other way.


  3. "Westfield is a Gem"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westfield Center, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westfield Center, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westfield Insurance full-time

    Pros

    People, large projects and plenty of change and growth, campus facilities/golf courses, balance, innovative approaches!, strong financial results, great leadership, flexible policies, caring staff, youth movement is active and working, clear corporate goals down to the employee level, good use of consultants.

    Cons

    Location is said to be a Con but I think it works out great being so close to Cleveland but far enough away to provide housing options in affordable areas but also close enough to live in the CLE if you want.

    Advice to Management

    Significant number of big initiatives currently in play, let's get them all done well!


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  5. "Assistant Catering Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westfield Center, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westfield Center, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westfield Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great company, nice benefits package, 401k, vacation accumulation

    Cons

    long hours, late nights in catering


  6. "Old School Meets 21st Century"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Westfield Center, OH
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Westfield Center, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Westfield has been responsive to employee feedback in recent years, making them more diverse and inclusive. Technical advances are currently underway that will empower agents and underwriters to work more effectively.

    Cons

    A large number of employees have worked at Westfield for 20-40 years, and have a tribal knowledge of policy and procedure that is beginning to leave the organization as these people retire. Capturing this knowledge while evolving to newer technology platforms is creating a unique organizational challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the impacts of change early, and be proactive.


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westfield, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great time flexibility. Awesome management team that will help you when needed.

    Cons

    not much room to grow in my position. New jobs are generally given to new hires and not promoted much in house.


  8. "Underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Lines Underwriter
    Current Employee - Commercial Lines Underwriter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, atmosphere, cafeteria, gym, people

    Cons

    Pay, group think, everyone is related.

    Advice to Management

    Realize there are alternative ways and viewpoints. Too stuck in group think, good ol' boy mindset.


  9. "Great Employer and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, positive and friendly environment. Good opportunities to advance and further your career.

    Cons

    Long interview process, but that leads to great employees. The location has quite a bit of traffic so the commute to work can be hectic. The pay can sometimes seem less, but your retirement benefits are outstanding. (Which pays off in the long run)


  10. "Claims Leader"

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    Current Employee - Claim Leader in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Claim Leader in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Westfield Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relationship building loyalty, many tenured employees can't imagine working anywhere else.

    Cons

    Working towards a more diverse culture, which is improving rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to move forward with new innovation and relationship building for loyalty of employees and customers. Consider growth through doing more of what you do best. Larger offices and more accounts in profitable areas of the country other than Ohio.


  11. "Friendly people, but organization could make some improvements"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Westfield Center, OH
    Former Employee - Accounting in Westfield Center, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, pretty campus, clean offices, on site cafeteria, flexible schedule, pension plan, manageable workload, family friendly, decent 401k plan

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, lack of opportunity for women to advance in the company, resistance to change, discouraged from taking on new projects and learning new skills. Once you start working there, don't expect any increases in your salary.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on skill level, work on embracing new ideas, let people take on new challenges



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