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Word & Brown Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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John M Word III & Edward "Rusty" Brown
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  • There are a lot of VP's and Upper Management who do not know what their departments actually do (in 5 reviews)

  • Not flexible and too much nepotism and favoritism in the company; promotes bad morale (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Word & Brown full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to move up.

    Advice to Management

    managment was great


  2. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Word & Brown full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, good culture and good people

    Cons

    Poor management. They have clicks

    Advice to Management

    Improve leadership


  3. "Great environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Word & Brown (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Flexibility
    Training Opportunity

    Cons

    No stability
    Not much else


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  5. "None better than W&B"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Architect in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Architect in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Word & Brown full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They take care of their employees like no other company. I was there for 4 years, was more than fairly compensated. They are incredibly employee-centric.

    Cons

    I wasn't able to accomplish everything I wanted do, but that is going to happen at any company. They are a great place to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you are and you will continue to see how many former employees want to come back. Never been at a place that employees come back to, that says a lot.


  6. "Word & Brown - more like a family than office !"

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    Current Employee - Financial A in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Financial A in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Word & Brown full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, Friendly environment

    Cons

    Set in the old ways / school of management. Reluctant to change.


  7. "WB is beginning to go down hill"

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    Poor upper level management and limited room for growth


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Word & Brown full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for great benefits

    Cons

    Might have some upward mobility issues


  9. Helpful (4)

    "LaLa Land Revisited"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Word & Brown full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice parties, employee events and some of the employees are exceptional

    Cons

    Low pay and don't make too much money or they will revamp your comp.
    No room for advancement and don't buck your manager or they will be out to get you and make it seem like you are the bad employee. Management bullies and a hostile work environment

    Advice to Management

    Jobs shouldn't be created for friends or family. Let them grow up and deal with real world. Stop your executives from bullying employees and creating a hostile work place. Think about the person that has been or was always honest with you about what's going on and get in touch with them. Get rid of all you CEO's and put in people that actual do the work. Your values have become lost in the quest for he who has the most toys wins.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Too many Chiefs not enough Indian"

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    Former Employee - Third Floor 721 Building in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Third Floor 721 Building in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Word & Brown (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, parties, great co-workers.

    Cons

    poor Team leads who try soo hard to be management and aren't, too many management who run a department and do not know exactly what it consist of... Moat do not have kids and dont even know what it is or how important school functions are. Sadly ran and very highly educated management who have no clue about the insurance business... where it starts and where and how much we can all prosper from it.

    Advice to Management

    be bigger apply somewhere else! Have more compassion for the hard work us little people do rather than worry about that 1 minute late.


  11. "Good place for stability"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Word & Brown full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers who are always willing to help one another, and the owners do a lot to show appreciation for their employees.

    Cons

    Although I have not seen or tried this firsthand, it is common knowledge that moving up in this company is hard unless you are related.


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