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Fun workplace
RTW Specialist (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCNovember 19, 2018
Great location. Great management. Learn 6 jurisdictions. Organizations to join. Great training. Human resource on staff. Regular staff meeting to keep you updated on the company
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Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, NJNovember 17, 2018
Selective Insurance was a good company to work for, they were very fair in their benefits, time off and work schedule. I would consider returning if the opportunity arose.
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Overall Great Company
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  Branchville, NJNovember 13, 2018
Great work life balance with flexible schedules and ability to work from home when needed. My manager is great overall. Also have a great work environment. Offices and or cubicle desks are nice with option for standing desks and community areas like a café and tables and meeting tables are easy to access and use.

The employees have been here a long time so it can be intimidating at first but they are very welcoming and the management I find is open to hearing new ideas and opinions. They might not always use them, but I feel they at least listen to them. Which is better than some other companies.
Pros
Community, Work from Home, Work Life Balance, Standing desk
Cons
Lots of employees have been here a long time.
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Wouldn't wish this place on my worst enemy
Adjuster (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCNovember 12, 2018
They train you how to use their lousy computer systems, and then, you are 'on your own'. The expectations are ridiculous, so, no matter what, you are set up for failure. Turnover is high. You meet someone new, and within 90 days they have quit, were put on a performance plan, or they were fired. No one can handle the workload, and management badmouths employees within earshot of other employees. Pay is good, but, it doesn't balance with the hours expected. Employee morale is horrible and it is an incredibly hostile work environment. Management are poorly trained and ineffective. They are overloaded with work, and have so many meetings they are never available for their team.
Pros
Medical, Dental, & Optical Benefits
Cons
Poor Training, Poor Management, & High Turnover
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Employees are great -
Property Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAOctober 17, 2018
Local upper management are out of touch with handling of claim volume while adding additional responsibilities. High turn over in local office, people left their jobs with out even having a replacement.
Pros
Can work from home when needed
Cons
out of touch local upper manageement
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Former Employee (Former Employee) –  Branchville, NJSeptember 19, 2018
No true appreciation of employees with strong skill sets and dedication, you will be taken for granted, given more work and allowed to burn out.

Management will only concentrate on what is not being done rather than recognition of accomplishments well done. Always in crisis mode.

While some of management team are competent in their job-scope, they are very disconnected towards their staff and overall dept workload. Morale is extremely low and caustic.

Slackers are rewarded and tolerated. Everyone has the "CYA" attitude which makes working within your dept as well with other departments difficult. Small town syndrome.
Pros
Location, work from home
Cons
Terrible work/life balance, Limited advancement opportunities, Almost everything
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Not a place you want to work!!
Sr. Underwriter (Current Employee) –  Allentown, PASeptember 5, 2018
If you are reading this, you should consider looking elsewhere. I am a current employee and although I really used to enjoy my time here I assure you this has become a "sweat shop" and no one is happy anymore. It is really sad to see this place go downhill and take a toll on these people. This is a good group of people who are simply overworked.

Management is hardly around and when they are it seems they are just around to be visible. You will be overworked once you get a full book. The company is growing which is great to see however, the lack of additional employees is where the issue comes in. If you do land a position here expect:

* 50-60 hour work week
* Terrible Management
* Low Salary compared to the market. (especially if you calculate all the unpaid OT since you will be Salary)
*There is some room for advancement but don't expect a huge increase in pay.
* High Turnover
* SLOW in getting new hires on board (in hopes to save more $)
* Prepare to be dumped on and have an extremely high workload.
* Work from home opportunity (2 days or so a week).
* 12/13 paid holidays and decent PTO days. (18 to start)

Good Luck but look elsewhere unless this is a last resort.
Pros
Work From Home Opportunity, Limited Advancement
Cons
Horrible Management, High Turnover, Extremely High Workloads, Low Salary
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Compensation is competitive but they are highly disorganized
Claims Specialist (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VASeptember 3, 2018
Expected to work 10+ hours each day and weekends. No work life balance. Management is disconnected from day to day workload and is not interested in employee concerns.
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Great Place in a small town!
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Branchville, NJAugust 30, 2018
I began with Selective about a year ago and it has been a pleasant journey thus far. Goals and expectations are clearly communicated and collaboration is at the heart of it.
Pros
Flexible, family oriented
Cons
Smaller company, so advancement opportunity is slim but available
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Opportunity to learn but not to get promoted
Senior HR Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  Branchville, NJAugust 10, 2018
The best part about Selective is the people. Three is a definite sense of teamwork and working towards a common goal. That said, the fact that the main office is in Branchville, NJ is beginning to create problems in terms of talent. With an average age of 48 and tenure of 10 years, this is an 'old' company. Limited opportunities for advancement which are often filled by outside hires.
Pros
Feeling of community with other employees; Strong pay and benefits; Good work-life balance
Cons
Out-of-touch leaders (big fish in a little pond), Limited advancement opportunities, definite glass ceiling; Lack of female leadership
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Terrific Company
Commercial Underwriter / Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INAugust 7, 2018
Everything about this company was great: co-workers, management, training, pay, benefits, etc. You came in, did your job, went home. Work/life balance was starting to become a little more demanding, but wasn't terrible. You could always go to a member of management with questions. Other co-workers were always open to help.
Pros
pay, benefits, job training
Cons
work/life balance was starting to get more demanding
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no work life balance
IT Application Analyst (Former Employee) –  New JerseyJuly 30, 2018
there was no work life balance - work was never accurately planned it was always in crisis mode - there was always another fire to put out and it made for long days and longer weeks - how can anyone continue under this conditions
Pros
location
Cons
all work no play
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Would Not Recommend
Do Not Care To Disclose (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 29, 2018
No Formal training is provided. Antique Software System. No Moral. Divided Departments. Stressful Environment. Overworked Employees. Pay is ok. I would not recommend this company.
Pros
401k Package
Cons
Stressful Environment. Antique Software System. No Training.
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Quality Company
Director, Infrastructure & Operation Services (Current Employee) –  Branchville, NJJune 11, 2018
Like all companies, Selective has its Pro's and Con's. I have been her for 19 years so their are many more pro's. The best art of the job are the people and the worst is the politics. That can be said about anyplace. The Executive Management team are personable, dedicated and act in the best interests of the company.
Pros
Onsite Gym, free to employee and spouse
Cons
On 24x7, its a n expectation.
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Hard working pleasant environment
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Branchville, NJJune 3, 2018
Team works together
Learned a lot about insurance and presenting
Training is excellent as well as tuition reimbursement
Hardest part of job is meeting deadlines
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Great place to work.
Title/Salvage/Subro Clerk and Word Processor (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, PAMay 23, 2018
I got my start in insurance when I worked at Selective. They are a great company and they are still in business today. I worked in a small office and due to restructuring or downsizing our office was closed. However Selective went over and above by offering counseling, head hunter services, etc. They were very good to us. They also offered for people to transfer to one of their other offices.
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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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Personal Lines Management
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Branchville, NJApril 18, 2018
Personal Lines Management was so awful that it was stifling. People couldn't even concentrate on working for fear of getting fired. I would never ever recommend that place to my worst enemy.
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Claims Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hunt Valley, MDApril 17, 2018
I only worked part time, but I didn't feel as though they treated me as an equal from an employee standpoint. They required me to do work in 3 days that most needed 5 days to do which caused a tremendous amount of stress.
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Great Company, poor management
Workers' Compensation Adjuster (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCApril 10, 2018
Great company to work for in regards to benefits and overall atmosphere. Co-workers are great and helpful. The issue with Selective is that you have to avg 50+ hours per week to keep up with your work load. Selective is growing exponentially at a very fast pace and the fix to high turnover is to simply hire more employees to handle the large number of claims that are incoming. Their training program needs a lot of work as well but I am sure it will get better within the next year or so.
Pros
Great benefits, great co-workers, great atmosphere, comfortable work areas
Cons
Management, Training program, unusual heavy workloads, daily claim surges
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