Good Company, sad to see it go.
Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Corporate Headquarters, Novato, California – July 13, 2015
Formerly a great place to work, now being dismantled by parent company/corporate giant, Allianz Global & Specialty.
Overall a very positive experience for me, but not for everyone. Things seemed great on the surface but, I learned that just because one works hard, is loyal and a team player, does not exempt one from office politics. While I loved the people I worked with, it was impossible, at times, to avoid hearing others gossip about their coworkers. I suppose that misunderstandings and conflicts happen, but it is how one deals with such things internally that makes the difference. I tried always to remain positive and not to assume anything about anybody. Personally, I found my coworkers always welcoming, helpful and kind. They all had a lot of pride in the company, and FFIC's contributions to the community, but did not always trust the management, as it seemed to be constantly changing, due to the involvement of Allianz. Still I feel everyone did their best, with very few exceptions.
It is a shame that, after 152 years, the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company will soon cease to exist.