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Great Job
Vice President (Current Employee) –  Farmington, CTAugust 14, 2017
Excellent people, great relationships, great work life balance. Dynamic and great opportunities to develop and grow. Work from options and telecommuting available as well.
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Company part of a larger group.
Senior Claims Representative (Former Employee) –  Farmington, CTApril 26, 2017
Company is part of a large financial group with considerable diversity. Work-life balance is not a priority with the company, and standards for salary and advancement are not adhered to.
Pros
Diverse parent company with a large book of business
Cons
Atmosphere of unsureness.
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Downsized, not sure they are still in existance
Sr Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee) –  Foxborough, MAMarch 31, 2017
They continuously downsized while I was there, creating a horrible culture. The location was isolated in an industrial park, nothing in walking distance.
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Exceptional peers / good company
Statistical Specialist (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 17, 2017
I worked with a great group of people albeit only briefly. I only left for economical reasons. They were downsizing and it was clear based on the monthly layoffs that it was a question of finding another job on my own, or wait to be let go (everyone else had been there 25+ years and I was the most recently hired). I otherwise would have been happy to stay. The pay was fair, the environment was pleasant. No complaints.
Pros
Interesting work
Cons
They were downsizing
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Good company
Senior Underwriting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Salem, VADecember 13, 2016
It's a good company to work for. Decent salary and benefits.
Some leadership issues, but that's everywhere. Knowledgeable co-workers willing to help each other. Gossip/drama on a daily basis.
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Good work life balance
Enterprise Market Research Analytics (EMRA) Intern (Current Employee) –  Farmington, CTOctober 20, 2016
Flex time was great and given to all employees so you could come in earlier as wanted and be able to leave earlier. Also working from home was not discouraged.
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Flexible Management
Private (Former Employee) –  PrivateSeptember 27, 2016
Very flexible work environment. Generous salary and management that truly understood what a work/life balance was. Nice location and pleasant co-workers for the most part.
Cons
Need more advancement opportunities
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Poor Management
Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Farmington, CTSeptember 11, 2016
Management consists of individuals that other companies either wanted to get rid of or already did. They do not support their employees & are only concerned about controlling expenses. Favoritism is out of control and the work environment is horrible.
Pros
Fellow workers are very nice people
Cons
Management is the worst
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it was a great place to work
Staff Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAAugust 22, 2016
It was a great company but it is now closed down. if training was required they sent you to class.The nice thing about Management was if you were good at your job,promotions were easy to access.
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Dynamic work environment
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Farmington, CTAugust 18, 2016
A changing landscape having grown from a larger P&C operation to a specialty group that continues to feel the growing pains associated with driving premium growth.
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A great place to work
Personal Lines Assistant/Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Portland, MEApril 14, 2016
A great company to work for. The people were friendly and helpful. We were like one big family. I was so devastated when the company closed. I was there for almost 19 years.
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Stay away they are liars
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Canton maMarch 30, 2016
I was due to have a phone interview with this company and they had the audacity to cancel at the last minute. I contacted them because they wanted to reschedule and they never got back to me. When they finally did they gave the lame excuse that the posirion had been filled. I asked for a supervisors name they refused to give it. Obviously a poor company to work for if they can't follow through with the recruitment process
Pros
None
Cons
Everything is bad about this company
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Great People and Working Environment
Examiner (Former Employee) –  Denver, COFebruary 28, 2016
I worked for OneBeacon 6+ years and was generously rewarded for my hard work. I worked with a great group of people. You're considered an adult and as long as you try hard and do the work expected of you, you are not micro-managed. The company has very flexible working hours, as long as you don't abuse the privilege.
Pros
Generous pay, no micro-managing, flexible hours
Cons
Sometimes the work load was a little overwhelming but I considered it job security
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Stiff insurance company
Associate Recruiter (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Canton, MAFebruary 14, 2016
Small office environment, no real culture between the departments and the team. Not much excitement working for this organization aside from hiring insurance people.
Pros
Lunch breaks and the view of the office
Cons
Culture of the company is dry
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Good place to be
Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Canton, MAJune 22, 2015
This is an awesome place to be.
great life and work balance.
Great people to be around.
the pay rates are fair enough.

I would recommend this employer.
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Could use overall treatment
Legal Secretary (Current Employee) –  MinnetonkaJune 5, 2015
Variety of duties:
Schedule Meetings
Assist with travel arrangements
Respond for Consumer Complaints
Log ISO forms
Maintain spreadsheets
Create spreadsheets
Expense Reports
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Friendly, good pay, high volume workload, limited oportunity for advancement
Senior Claims Assistant (Current Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 24, 2014
Friendly, good pay, high volume workload; however, limited opportunity for advancement without many years experience.
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Start-up with potential growth
Sr. Account Collection Associate (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PASeptember 29, 2014
Supervise a staff of two pay office bills and follow up on past due accounts!!!
Pros
Good work place
Cons
Closed
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Great company to work for
Sr. Administrative Assistant - Finance (Current Employee) –  Minnetonka, MNAugust 8, 2014
Growing company, great upper management! Walking paths, ponds, wildlife....hard to imagine you are at work!
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boring place to work at
Senior QA Engineer (Former Employee) –  Foxborough, MAJuly 15, 2014
nothing exciting going on here... however made many personal and professional friends
Pros
people
Cons
management
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