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Underwriter (Current Employee) –  Allentown, PAOctober 7, 2017
Although they allow you to work form home 2 days/week this place will use and abuse you with insanely high workloads, a disconnected management, unobtainable goals, which overall create low moral within the company. There is an unusual high amount of turnover and management doesn't blink and eye.

Do yourself a favor and avoid this place. There are so many other reputable companies to work for throughout the Lehigh Valley and throughout NJ.
Pros
Work from home
Cons
Overworked, poor management, low pay, HIGH turnover, LOW moral
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Questionable Management
Filing Clerk (Current Employee) –  Branchville, NJOctober 5, 2017
Worked for a manager who was clueless with regard to managing the department. Pit one employee against another. Discussed others performance with peers. Had peers report back on each other and then questions why the department disliked each other. Horrible management style.
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Large Account Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Hunt Valley, MDAugust 9, 2017
Over worked. When people leave they're not replaced and work is pushed on to others. Management has no idea how stressed the employees are, no positive morale.
Pros
Good pay & benefits
Cons
Hours worked to stay afloat are not worth it
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Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Branchville, NJJanuary 23, 2017
Hostile PMO Organization with a Senior Leader that has no experience in running a Project Management Office. This company is not well respected in the outside walls of its compound either. I never heard one good thing about this company from current and former employees.
Pros
None
Cons
too many to list
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Productive and Welcoming Environment
Commercial Lines Underwritting Intern (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, NJOctober 11, 2016
The culture of Selective Insurance is inspiring. Everyone in the office is helpful and pushes each other towards success. Teamwork is something they strive for as a company and was very proud to be apart of!
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Business side (Former Employee) –  Branchville, NJSeptember 2, 2016
Worked in branchville for about 1 year. They expect the world but will pay you below min for your skill set. They expect perfection and love to tell you how much they pay you and expect more. The interview process takes over a month. They provide no ramp up time or training in any way. If you ask questions you are told to sit down and "struggle"... you are micro managed to no end. You are not allowed to make mistakes and if you do you are given no remorse. There are many other normal company's out there to work for. Dont be led like a sheep to the slauter...
Pros
None
Cons
Anything you can think of
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Expect their employees to give more than necessary
marketing (Former Employee) –  New JerseyNovember 11, 2015
They claim to be high tech however they aren't. They system used are antique. Even when they do "upgrade" they purchase the cheapest version of a product. They don't accept questions from employees. If you question anything you are labeled. They don't address problem or problem employees, they brush them aside and hope they "go away on their own". Management holds themselves in hire regard. Most of them, not all, seem to think they are the best thing that happened to the company. They treat their employees like peons. Turnover is at all-time high. The dynamics of working on corporate are so ridiculous once you look back. Don't get me wrong, there are a few departments that seem to be great to work on but overall, they pay minimum but expect the world
Pros
Flexible depending on direct report
Cons
Anything and everything you can imagine
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Lost opportunity at best, low morale/compensation at worst
Actuarial (Former Employee) –  Branchville, NJMay 5, 2015
A company with high potential but lacks the ability to compete with companies closer to NYC. Gets away with low salaries and the end result is high turnover, low morale, lack of incentive, and additional costs associated with hiring new personnel with great frequency.
Pros
Small enough to have companywide recognition for work done
Cons
Uncompetitive salaries, high turnover, low morale, reactive thinking
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High Turnover
Auto Liability Claims Representative (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAMarch 29, 2015
Extremely high turnover. People are quitting faster than they can be hired/replaced. Workloads are unreasonable, because of the high turnover.

The pay is fair.

The supervisor are great.

Middle management needs improvement.
Pros
Good supervisors, decent salary
Cons
heavy workloads, no work/homelife balance.
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Productive and fun place to work
IT Portfolio / Sr. Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTFebruary 25, 2015
Busy days with back to back meetings
Enjoyed working with IT management
Nice and small organization to get to know each other.
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Great company
Commercial Lines Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHApril 13, 2012
This was a great company to work for. A regional carrier that thinks like a national. Investments in technology made this company stand out.
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