I didn't work for them personally for long but my father has been a General Agent for 20+ years and its a fantastic company all around. From the top down it is an excellent company and gives great returns to its policyholders
Account Specialist (Former Employee) – Appleton, WI – March 27, 2017
Company values and culture were excellent. Along with benefits and wages. A lot of variety for different opportunities are offered, but is very difficult to change departments. Management is not the best.
Mainframe Developer (Former Employee) – Bethlehem, PA – March 25, 2017
Day to day work environment was good. In later years with the company in my position, project completion dates became unrealistic. The unrealistic completion dates required a great deal of work outside office hours.
Project completion dates became more and more unrealistic.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Woodland Hills, CA – March 13, 2017
I worked in Woodland Hills so it was always a rush to get there on time. The day would consist of working on excel charts, writing board minutes, notarizing various documents, writing minutes to weekly meetings, updating financials and correspondence.
Relationship Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 7, 2017
Retirement plan services was not their core business. The company lacked the commitment to serving the retirement plan marketplace. Focus more on the insurance business, group benefits and individual business.
Flexible work schedule, telecommuting for some positions
Lack of growth opportunities in the retirement plan space
Business Analyst (Current Employee) – Bethlehem, PA – February 27, 2017
Positive atmosphere where an individual can gain extensive knowledge related to the insurance industry. There are more opportunities for later movement versus advancement. Yearly salary raises don't ever reflect the employees good performance review. Employees are usually very under paid.
Very low salary compensation regardless of history or work ethic
Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – Honolulu, HI – February 27, 2017
I worked for this company and there were several complaints with regards to explicit derogatory treatment toward employees from owner. Furthermore, it was a hostile work environment. Therefore, company was shut down by corporate after extensive investigation.
Remote Disability Income Specialist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 31, 2017
After company merged, worked remotely for 10 years and enjoyed my position. The company was up in Berkshire and allowed me to remain in NY. Went through 3 different manager and worked with a team of about 6 others all at Berkshire. Travelled quartely to Berkshire for team meetings
Regional Sales Support Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 30, 2017
Appropriately staffed in all functional areas. There was always a feeling that management considered and provided appropriate tools and training to develop staff menbers for the respective roles in which they performed and als ensured that goals were attainable and expectations were realistic. This allowed emplyees the confidence that management cared and thus a place to want to work. Additionally, morale was always high as management also ensured that there was time away from the job site, for employees to participate in annual compnay wide picnic and special holiday events at christmas.
Intake Analyst (Former Employee) – Bethlehem, PA – January 16, 2017
Within the 17 plus year of employment at Guardian it was very rewarding. Company have wonderful benefit and compensation packages. Advancement opportunities. Respectful and fairness toward all employees regardless your positions. The only down fall is that they began to outsource the job position from the past 7 years.
Intake Analyst (Former Employee) – Allentown, PA – January 16, 2017
the salary is very slow and there is no job security. mandatory overtime during most of the year. the job itself provides some kind of freedom, however they keep most employees as temps and they end their assignment suddenly without previous notice.