Beecher Carlson Reviews

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  1.  

    Not a good fit for Brown and Brown model

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very talented coworkers, liberal PTO program and T and E budgets

    Cons

    There is no leadership at this company. There are no performance reviews and no clear lines of career development. There is an amazing sense of desperation since the sale to B and B. It doesn't seem like Beecher is meeting expectations, and the parent company is already making really awful changes to culture and service model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over with a talented management team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company! Work-life balance and overall a great group of colleagues.....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Analyst & Client Services  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Analyst & Client Services in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Beecher Carlson full-time

    Pros

    Culture of the company, hard work and dedicated employees that are always willing to contribute to team work.

    Cons

    Some managers do not communicate clearly but expect their direct reports to understand what is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear communication is very important and will overall help the company to be more successful. Make sure that the service folks are given fair bonuses as they work very hard and are dedicated to giving the best service in the business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Client Services Administrator

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    Former Employee - Client Services  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Client Services in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Beecher Carlson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture of the company was great; everybody works well together and are always willing to help each other to achieve the same goal "success". One of the best places I've worked with the exception on the communication.

    Cons

    Some managers need to learn how to communicate better so there is no question in their expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be fair to all employees regarding flexibility, its obvious that some managers allow for more flexibility to people that are married and/or those that have children as they seem to be allowed more flexibility with little or no repercussion.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not sure what the future holds since the acquisition by Brown & Brown...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Beecher Carlson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They provide specialized expertise to their clients.

    Cons

    Corporate culture was lacking, low morale among worker bee employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    So far so, well, pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People we work with are great

    Cons

    Lack of information from management about everything leaves you speculating about everything. "Bonuses" do not exist and there is no talk of why or when they might exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more, and try stick to what you say to some degree. Quarterly conference calls with the entire company are not useful, they are a waste of time and almost demoralizing. Award those that deserve it. Not everyone is a producer in this company, but they appear to be the only ones that matter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    There are some good people here. The worst executive management I have seen in 20 years in the industry. Poor ethics.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Pros

    Liberal time off policy. You will really appreciate your next job!

    Cons

    Weak management at the executive level which naturally permeates through the entire organization. Old boy network, cronyism and "might makes right" mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Previous reviewer said it best, lead by example. Stop turning a blind eye to poor ethics and misconduct within the executive ranks. Stop stuffing your pockets at others expense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Beecher is an ambitious sales oriented company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Pros

    there are very talented and knowledgeable technical people working. there is creativity and innovation. customer oriented organization.

    Cons

    communication of vision and plan for the company and its future to employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Poor leadership, and no room for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Pros

    Very liberal with hours worked and time off requests

    Cons

    Poor management and poor leadership.
    Pay is substandard. The managers make a lot of money, but they don't sell. Yet, they push you to sell more and they are never happy, even when you kick butt in a month.
    Avoid working here if at all possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the producers more. Implement profit sharing. Quit leading from the rear and lead by example. Management thru fear and intimidation is not productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    It's Insurance

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Pros

    Freedom, benefits, and a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Training is terrible
    Disconnect between corporate and other offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the leaders in the individual markets lead, butt out.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The responsibility is rewarding, the lack of communication is disheartening.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beecher Carlson

    Pros

    The work life balance is great. I work with good people and enjoy coworker company while outside of work as well.

    Cons

    No idea what the career path is. I have no clue where, when, why, or how to take the next step.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are fed up with the non existent bonus structure that is referred to by management. No growth in salary is also very disappointing.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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