Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
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Management and coworkers are supportive and professional. Claim load at times was stressful. Employers and injured workers are difficult to work with as they are always unhappy. Typical office environment.
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able to leave your job at work at the end of the day
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Being an adjuster is an interesting job meant for more unique people. You have to work with attorneys, insureds, injured employees, medical representatives, and brokers for the most part. You juggle different jurisdictions and different types of tasks and injuries that definitely keep you interested and your work day flies by. If you have a knack for investigation and learning something new everyday to keep you challenged, this would be a great fit for you.
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Freebies, good benefits, flexible schedule
Cons
Periods of high caseloads, never feel like you get everything done
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Some people have a great time here, and if you're one blessed with a great supervisor who is organized, supportive, and knowledgeable, it can be a pretty easy job to almost coast through smoothly. Most people I knew in my two years ended up leaving because even with such good circumstances, raises are pitifully conservative and career pathing and development nearly nonexistent. For those with my experience, prepare to adjust in three states instead of two, have 30% more claims than other teams, have a supervisor/manager who never approve anything in a timely matter for you, but will still get on your case for not having things completed. Management is largely a clique of individuals who worked together previously at another insurance company. They have absolutely no vision or desire to do things differently. While I worked there, business attire was required despite the fact that no client ever enters the office. My understanding is more casual dress is finally allowed after so many people left. The same with work from home, it was "impossible" or "you'll be lonely" and suddenly everyone's doing it without issue.My experience aside, insurance is a bad business. You are the bad guy as the insurance adjuster, if not to one party, then to another. This requires very little ability of any kind once you get the hang of it, and so when you leave, unless you go back to insurance, you'll find you have really have no skills to articulate in any meaningful way for later employment opportunities.
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Good pay for a first job
Cons
No growth, no consistency, terrible managers
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Good associate program with average compensations. Good work life balance with a volume based approach to handling workload. Opportunity for advancement is below average and interaction with coworkers is rarely facilitated.
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Manager are really supportive and willing to teach you. They correct your mistakes properly and guide you through the solution. Overall, good environment and friendly people.
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Changing to utilize technology for the business. A stable company that is small in a niche market. I would recommend a friend to work here, and have.
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Good company to work for. They did not have enough employees though which made it stressful at times when it was busy. The management was pretty good. overall good company.
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Loss control provides support to customers with remote salaried positions, provided computers, reimbursed internet fees and company car. Flexible schedule with minimal follow up by management.
Pros
Remote Work, Flex Hours
Cons
Isolated from other coworkers, lack of shared information among departments.
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There are some good people who work at Berkshire. Program managers are not the best qualified for the positions they hold. IT is moving ahead with new technologies.
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They don’t care. Period. I never once got a god job from them and I worked there for 3 years. I was let go on the basis of just existing. They just don’t care about there employees.
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Claim load was excessive and barely manageable at most. Management focused on closing claims to meet goals even when claims shouldn't have been closed.
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I made good money. Just don’t like the drive 3 hrs a day and the favorites and how they get handed jobs and expect you to keep up with them. It’s unfair and a lot of tattle telling goes on for no reason besides jealousy or personal problem within their self. Negative environment. For aure
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Do not work for this company unless you enjoy a crushing workload and unrealistic goals. They intentionally set you up for failure so they can justify paltry raises. Management is secretive and only promotes their "favorites," regardless of skill or experience. Most claims adjusters last less than three years due to the overwhelming rate of burnout.
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Disorganized and too many people required to do simple projects. Pay was decent, but little benefits. Managers don't appreciate you and turnover is high. They don't give you adequate training and responsibilities aren't written out anywhere. Then they yell at you for messing up. Also shady practice of comp-time instead of overtime-pay. I think this is illegal. Especially when they don't comp you 1:1. If you worked 3-hrs overtime, they only gave you back 1-hr off comp-time next pay-period. I need to check up with State Employment Dept. about this. Can't possibly be right and they're just getting away with it because no one complained.
Pros
nice view of City
Cons
Long hours, no overtime. No advancement.
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Okay company but a lot of competitors in the same space paid better. Turnover is high because of the lower salaries. No bonuses. Maybe for senior management but none for the lowly grunts.
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The communication is terrible and they fault you for their failure of teaching. Management are bullies and will gossip about you. They expect you to learn everything in a short notice and if they feel threatened by you they they will try to get rid of you. Management is fake and nobody does anything to fix the problem.
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Lots of discounts
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Management
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They speak a lot initially about how you’re not a number and you matter, but if you have to deal with Richard, you are unimportant. Very indifferent to people or their issues. No realistic way to be helped, heaven forbid you are sick. Encouraged to forgo treatment or lose my position. Really unfair. When you try to bring things to their attention they just push you out the door. Deny you the ability to speak to HR or your direct supervisor.
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I serviced there for about 8 months and in that time I felt I was not valued as an employee. I enjoyed the work how ever the culture was depressing. There was very little communication between employees and if you are looking for a place to grow and develop it might not be the place for you
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Management is rude and doesn’t care about their employees. They treat people so different and are so rude and unclear. They laugh in your face, always tell you what you do wrong opposed to what you do right. Make changes they are unclear about.
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Cons
Micro management, mistreatment, a lot of unclear changes, bad management, supervisor is very judgmental and talks about other employees behind their backs, very unprofessional.
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Stay as far as you possibly can. Disgusting company to work for. They do not care for their employees what so ever. Do not work at the call center unless you want to dread every minute of your life.
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None
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Micromanaging, favoritism, bullying
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BHHC is a great place to work, especially for new college graduates. If you are looking for an introductory underwriting or insurance job, this is a great fit. Very laid back work environment and the company cares about its employees.
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