Selective Insurance Group Employee Reviews

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Fun with emplyees
Billing Services/Cash Processor (Former Employee) –  Branchville, NJApril 21, 2018
In the beginning it was a relaxed, fun place to work. Then moved to different job role and got a little stressful. Some supervisors were not good at training.
Pros
Close to home
Cons
Some supervisors
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Best company I ever worked for
Telecommunications Engineer (Former Employee) –  Branchville, NJApril 1, 2018
I loved everything about this company. If I hadn't had to relocate I would still be there. I started at the bottom and worked hard. It was noticed and rewarded. When I left I had multiplied my starting salary by 3. Great opportunities there.
Pros
Great coworkers, very nice cafeteria and great benefits.
Cons
None
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High Stress High Reward
Underwriter (Current Employee) –  Branchville, NJMarch 31, 2018
This is a company that wants to see you grow. You can pass people in th halls and expect a smile or a hello. The CEO will even run into you occasionally and chat with you. There’s a LOT of work and you’re never caught up. That’s the really tough thing. The work is very tedious and requires at least 50-60 hours a week if you want to be someone caught up. The work/ life balance is a little tough. There definitely needs to be more employees to help lighten the load. The company is growing fast with a push for more and more business so the renewals are piling up and becoming harder to manage. However, there are always coworkers willing to help out if they can. Management is pretty good too.
Pros
Flex scheduling, 2 days from home allowed, open communication
Cons
Pay could be more competitive, work load, stress level
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RTW Adjuster (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 1, 2018
It doesn't appear management really care about their employees here, its more about the customers and agent happiness. The training program is not built to help you succeed and a lot of management, that Have no idea what they are doing. The company is not a team environment, everyone is for themselves, instead of working and helping another. The stress you will receive is truly not worth it.
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There is no Moral
Claims Adjuster (Former Employee) –  CharlotteJanuary 23, 2018
I worked at Selective for over 2 years. I worked at least 55 hours a week just to manage my desk and even that was not sufficient. Management is horrible and they don't listen to any suggestions from.the people who the work. They have an outdated computer system, the work load is unmanageable and you are not appreciated at all. The turnover in the Charlotte office in the workers compensation department has been devastating. I have to say.in all honesty this is not a company that you want to work for.
Pros
Good Benefits, Gym onsite
Cons
Poor Management, Stressful Workload, Long Hours
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Very nice company to work for
Sr Personal Insurance Underwriter (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAJanuary 12, 2018
Great company great work life balance but not for everyone as it is a call center environment and you are expected to stay seated and take all calls. Good benefits!
Pros
Fun environment
Cons
Call center and you are tied to the phones
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Not A Good Workplace
Sr Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Lehigh Valley, PADecember 21, 2017
Recently "departed" employee who spent a decent amount of time with Selective. Unfortunately, I've seen the Underwriting Center become overworked, underpaid, and simply disconnected from management. The spirit of Selective is gone and it seems the "team" environment is no longer anywhere in sight. It's sad because a lot of people used to enjoy coming to work. Not sure where management allowed that to walk but it just isn't the same. The turnover volume has to be a record high that I have ever seen in my 50+ years on the planet and do not get me started on the IT throughout the company (or lack thereof).
Pros
Flexible
Cons
High turnover, basically no management, underpaid, overworked.
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Great pay but horrible micromanagement
Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VADecember 10, 2017
They pay well but micromanage you so much. They are so disconnected also. Everyone there is rude and snobby. I couldnt even use the bathroom without being asked where are you going. The training dept is also horrible.
Pros
Pay, benefits, vacation time, bonus
Cons
Micromanagers, work/life balance
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Avoid This Place
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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Great Company
Project Administrator (Former Employee) –  Branchville, NJSeptember 6, 2017
Great place to work. Love the work/life balance. They really care about their employees. I worked there for 4 years and would have stayed for many years if we hadn't relocated. There are a tremendous amount o employees who have been there for 20+ years. That says a lot about a company.
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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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Claims (Former Employee) –  VirginiaMarch 23, 2017
No job security, high work loads, high turnover, terrible management very unorganize company. The pay is fair but not for the amount of work. High insurance rates if you have a family but if you are single it is ok.
Pros
Work from home sometimes
Cons
Micromanage
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Avoid this Company
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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Avoid this company
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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