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3.6
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Westfield Insurance CEO James R. (Jim) Clay
James R. (Jim) Clay
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Life Balance is good for now(in 24 reviews)

  • "Beautiful campus, great benefits, flexible work arrangements, paid time off is good, free fitness center, cafeteria on site(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "The dozens of comments on this website referencing the "good old boy culture" are absolutely correct(in 7 reviews)

  • "Culture (good old boy network), Location (middle of NE Ohio), management team, bonus structure, workload(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Westfield (Columbus)

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Good salary, schedule flexibility, open door policy with leadership

    Cons

    The only con could possibly be the location. Polaris is such a congested, traffic nightmare. The company in itself is great.

  2. It's fine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Westfield Insurance part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, generally good leadership

    Cons

    They do too much job sharing and put me in positions & shifts I did not agree to work and did not apply for

  3. Helpful (2)

    Negative Culture, politics over progress and facts, zero work life balance, zero promotion paths for key roles.

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, lots of investment in new tech.

    Cons

    Many managers manage based on gossip and rumors not objective facts. This rewards the best story tellers. They do not value technical leaders and disregard facts on the ground whenever it pleases them. Work life balance, once a strength, is dead. They force employees to work weekends for months on end to hit deadlines they were warned about missing literally a year prior. Senior Management is overtly political to a dangerous...

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    Advice to Management

    Fire a portion of your more senior IT Leaders. Putting them in new roles just allows them to infect the culture more. Get back to your roots of having a great culture with work life balance. Stop relying on external vendors to a dangerous degree with little to no internal knowledge of critical business platforms.

  4. Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westfield Insurance full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, strong financial balance sheet, large scale investments into new systems, new workplace, etc..., strong executive leadership committed to growth and diversity and inclusion, mid-size company that provides unique career opportunities with the ability to make change and make a difference, pension and 401k

    Cons

    pay could be more elsewhere, but you sacrifice work-life balance, old school culture has not been removed yet, will happen in 5-10 years

    Advice to Management

    senior leadership needs to turn-over its front-line and middle management....they promoted individual contributors that were good performers, but they are not strong leaders.

  5. Very Considerate of Work Life Balance

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Westfield Insurance full-time

      Pros

      Work Life Balance is good for now

      Cons

      Giving through some changes right now

    • Helpful (1)

      Great Company with Strong Stable History

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Westfield Insurance full-time

      Pros

      1. Work/Life balance 2. Flex time/place 3. Supportive management 4. Ability to learn new skills

      Cons

      1. In the middle of nowhere 2. Base salary lower than industry.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to support employees growth and development Realize this is a global economy and compensate accordingly. Don't just compensate lower since you are located in rural Ohio.

    • Bad Management

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

      I worked at Westfield Insurance full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      He helps a lot lol

      Cons

      He is Mean and rude. He cusses a lot

      Advice to Management

      They need to improve the way they treat the employees.

    • Mix of good and bad

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      Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Westfield Center, OH
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Westfield Insurance full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      - Good culture, positive atmosphere for the most part - Non-monetary perks are nice - Beautiful facilities - Work/life balance is a key focus

      Cons

      - Can see some "good old boy" type behavior occasionally - Keep making changes they think will attract young talent, but keep salaries fairly flat - Allowing employees to be heard about vast changes isn't really their strength - Management can vary widely by department in terms of effectiveness

    • Commercial Services Specialist

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Westfield Insurance full-time

        Pros

        They treat their employees with respect.

        Cons

        I didn't have any cons.

      • Great company

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Good work life balance, nice pay, good people

        Cons

        nothing i can think of, except it is not very close to a big city.

        Advice to Management

        Have a satellite technology office in a bigger city to attract talent

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