Outstanding Corporate Culture
Team Leader- Property & Casualty (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – September 26, 2018
90% or more of all the leadership people I worked with were superior people in all respects. The culture encourages and cultivates competence and professionalism. When I started in 1998, the leadership was strong and demonstrated genuine care for its employees and policyholders. When I left in 2007 for a career change, those leaders had retired and values had shifted toward greed and achieving short term objectives. There were many talented, exceptional people who left around the same time for similar reasons. The company will boast that they don't lay people off, but they will make it so uncomfortable that turnover is inevitable. The unintended consequence is that those with skills, talent, and initiative will leave. So what's left is the high-salaried sand baggers simply collecting a paycheck. Sad. If you're a white male at the executive level, you're good to go. If you're a white male anywhere underneath, good luck. Diversity is practically a religion beneath the executive level. I was actually told by a manager I wasn't going to receive the job I had applied to because I was a white male. At least he was honest. Interesting, because at that time in our region, there were 12 white male VPs, one woman, and one black male.The vast majority of my experience was overwhelmingly positive, so I'm trying to provide balance.
Compensation, opportunity, culture (sort of)
Greed, no longer people-oriented