(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance, United States on Feb 19th, 2021
"Very hard to get promoted and work life balance is difficult to sustain. "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance, United States on Feb 16th, 2021
"very 9-5, great maternity leave. Good for family. Not much room for promotion after middle level IC"
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance, United States on Jan 21st, 2020
"16 week maternity leave!! Have always been treated and compensated fairly."
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance, United States on Nov 13th, 2019
"Great place but women still are having to prove themselves. Though remote working is supported, those not in Boston are sometimes overlooked for higher roles in the organization even if they are highly qualified. "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance, United States on Nov 6th, 2019
"Be prepared to have impossible workloads, metrics and rules that make no sense. Favoritism runs the day. There is no guidance and no communication. They make you complete "satisfaction surveys" and take you in a conference room to confront you if you are honest. I cannot put into words how stressful it is to work here."
"Great place to work for all Women of different backgrounds "
"Very much an "old boys' club" in certain areas, like tech. Lack of diversity at the exec/senior leadership level."
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance, United States on Apr 23rd, 2019
"There is a lack of any kind of diversity in leadership roles. Back room handshake deals perpetuate the old boys club that makes up the senior leadership team. The organization is trying to make the necessary cultural changes, but is unwilling to make the changes at the top that are needed. Diversity of thought is not rewarded. The company wants people who fall in line and take orders from leadership without asking questions. Most people are out for themselves and will do whatever, to whomever, they need to in order to get ahead. "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance, United States on Apr 22nd, 2019
"Great company committed to diversity and inclusion from the top on down. Flexibility to work fully or partially remote, Competitive compensation and great benefits. Collaborative work focus with great career planning and progression options."
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Jan 24th, 2019
"Beware! Management may be pushovers and despite the flexibility you may end up saddled with heavy workloads and subject to BS internal politics "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Jan 4th, 2019
"Org is changing but has a long way to go...stale senior leadership at the very top"
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Nov 1st, 2018
"Don't do it - it's not worth the stress and the horrible treatment and unfairness."
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Sep 18th, 2018
"The women in management positions in my department like to belittle and talk down to you, so tough skin is needed to work here. "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Aug 21st, 2018
"It’s an old fashioned company that is trying in earnest to modernize. Many family friendly benefits, from generous maternity and paternity leave to flexible work arrangements. In terms of career advancement, you’ll need to get lucky. There are token female executives that have risen through the ranks, but in general your less accomplished male peers will leapfrog and outearn you. "
"Great place to work! All women are deeply respected and given an equal voice!"
"what are your career goals and how will your leadership support that outside of being a software developer. "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Jul 30th, 2018
"It's very easy to get pidgeonholed and stereotyped. Once management has formed an opinion about you (regardless of how little they know you), you are stuck."
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Jul 12th, 2018
"They recently expanded maternity leave to 16 weeks fully paid. "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on May 16th, 2018
"I was pleasantly surprised to have so many female managers among the colleagues I interact with and also women in high-up leadership roles. "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Feb 12th, 2018
"Salary discrepancies between men and men especially in IT. The way they do salary increases (manager discretion) led to my pay gap. 7 years of slightly lower yearly increases led to about a 15K gap. And the way they do salary increases there was no way to make that up unless I wanted to wait years! "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Feb 6th, 2018
"Embarrassingly low female representation in leadership and there has been no movement on that front during my tenure"
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Feb 5th, 2018
"You can succeed here. You'll need to learn constantly (we have plenty of resources to do so), take stretch assignments (that's where the real growth happens), network & build relationships (and collaborate to achieve objectives together). Women in Technology (WiT) is a strong & growing community at Liberty Mutual. Men As Allies is in its infancy and off to a promising start. We value agility. Be willing to change and adapt constantly - we're on a transformation journey here. These are exciting times. "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Jan 3rd, 2018
"Recent events aside, the opportunities for hard working, smart, strategic thinkers are abundant. You will need to find an ally to help you with your goals and speak for you in promotion and performance discussions. "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Dec 4th, 2017
"I've met some amazing women in leadership positions at Liberty - we just need more of them!"
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Nov 6th, 2017
"Old male dominated culture is starting to give way to a more diverse workforce. still a lot of work to do...."
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Sep 22nd, 2017
".There are a lot of opportunities for development and growth, but leave policies could be improved."
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Sep 14th, 2017
"company starting to say the right things...still unclear if actions will follow and if attitudes, beliefs of senior leaders will change"
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Aug 1st, 2017
"Gender diversity is valued and there's a wide range of people throughout the company. Not a focus on making it family friendly though"
"There is no work life balance"
"Be prepared to remain as an admin. Don't be a single mother"
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Jun 21st, 2017
"Maternity leave policy has a lot of room for improvement. Sheryl Sandberg said it best, men seem to get promoted based on potential, women get promoted once they have already proven they can do the job. This may not be company specific, but I find this is often the case at Liberty."
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Jun 12th, 2017
"Great opportunity for advancement and flexibilble work hours to suit anyone's needs. "
Anonymous shared this review of Liberty Mutual Insurance on Apr 19th, 2017
"Still an old boys club. The company tries but there is a lot of unconscious bias = when men ask for raises and promotions they lean heavily on emphasizing they are the "head of their families" (even when their wives make equal to or more). Women tend to get more push-back and our salaries are often thought of as supplemental - that we must have someone else (spouse, family money) supporting us. Men get promoted twice as often as women (with the exception where the woman has a parent or spouse who works/ed at the company)."
"Slow-moving, bureaucratic organization with mostly male middle and upper management. It can be difficult to break into the boys' club especially when male managers refer to each other as "buddy" or "bud." Company recently introduced parental leave of 2 weeks for both mothers and fathers; falls quite short as more companies are offering 2 months plus. 401k is 50 cents on the dollar up to 6%. New health insurance options introduced to save the company money and transfer more costs to employees. Calibration process is designed to keep wages low. Starting salaries are competitive but be prepared for wage stagnation even if you are a consistent high performer."
"if you work at the headquarters in Boston, you're likely to get promoted, but can't say the same when you work in the various field offices"
"My department is predominately female and there are many women in leadership roles, but men still seem to advance faster in their careers. Work-life balance is a buzz word, but it's expected that you'll put in extra time on a regular basis to complete your workload. Scheduling is flexible and there does seem to be consideration given to those with family demands to change their schedule as needed."
"Most of top management is male. Women have definitely made progress is top echelons, the gap is still striking. The company needs to be commended for making efforts but unless you are super important, VP level woman employee, a smaller grade employee really has little path forward."
"I have found that hard work and good networking get you far here. I limit my in-office time to 40 hours a week and my evenings are devoted to my family, yet I have been promoted annually and am currently at the highest level of individual contributor positions. There are amble flexible work arrangements available, although upper management does not participate in them. Maternity leave is on par with other companies, and taking the full amount of leave available is encouraged. It sometimes feels like coworkers judge my schedule and the hours I put in, but my work speaks for itself and I've never felt held back as a woman."
"I haven't worked here long enough yet to give it a good review regarding what women should/shouldn't know."
"I think it is a great company to work for but your career progression depends on the department you are in. Stay away from the tax department. Working long hours on a regular basis and often unpredictable schedule. Stressful environment and senior directors push everything on managers but provide little support."
"It's a large company with plenty of women promoted to positions of power."
"Women do get paid less than men so negotiate before you accept an offer. They won't likely pay anyone the top of the posted salary, so expect to land in the middle of the range."
"I have worked here for eight years and the men I started with are all making more money. That alone doesn't give a full picture, but I am the only one with a higher degree in that peer group and the men all have senior level leadership interest in their careers. Of four underwriting teams, 80% of underwriters are women and 100% of the managers are men."
"They are fair will work with you as best as they can for whatever life throws at you. Its like having a second family. You work hard you get recognized. And lots of room for growth."
"I have been with the company 17 plus years."
"I have worked here for 15 years. The Company is strong and currently has a dedicated focus to improving their culture. But it remains a largely male-led organization. I would recommend it because we need more presence and now is he optimal time to join while we are focused on change"
"The best way to move up in the company is continually looking for roles in other departments. Staying within the same department has limited growth opportunities. I've stayed in the same department and while I've seen growth, after 7 years it is far less than individuals who've gone to other departments."
"There are a lot of great opportunities for advancement but most require travel which is impossible for me with 2 young children."
"Don't plan on retiring at this company"
"Great company to work for."
"Be true to yourself. No matter how others act, respect yourself and treat others with dignity and respect, even though many don't practice what they preach"
"I've worked here more than a decade, and I wish I could tell my younger self to make moves that felt right for me rather than exhibiting blind loyalty. Back then, I believed my hard work and stellar performance would make me valuable. I now know that networking with the "right" people means more at this company. I've found some incredible women to be fantastic mentors, but we're still playing in the "boys club" without a rule book. Many male colleagues have actually made me feel they were surprised by my intelligence and strategic prowess over the years. Leadership has the right idea in theory, but unfortunately the front-line managers keep regional outdated mind sets alive and frustrating!"
"There are different cultures in each region of the company. Modeling leaders in one office or area may not prepare you for interacting with senior leaders in other regions or in home office. Also, leadership is moving in a very positive direction, empowering the front-line more and more. The best leaders stand out and are worth following to help move the rest of the organization forward."
"They TALK about work life balance. They go on and on about how they "do the right thing." But it's like being set up to fail. You have so much work, you are SO micromanaged, that you end up working nights and weekends. I personally haven't had a day off ion a month. 7 days a week. You get about 100 emails a day. Many are from management about stupid shit. So instead of getting ready for trial, they insist you click off overdue to-dos. Your paralegals suck, and they're in a different state. You have a secretary, but she also works for 5 other attorneys. This place is miserable."
"I worked here for 12+ years. When I started most sales reps were male and most customer service reps were female. It seemed very much a male oriented company. In the more recent years I have seen many new female sales reps and now even several male customer service reps. I think overall if you are a hard worker you can succeed."
"I worked there for almost 7 years. For a long time I was the only women and it was a total boys club. The higher up managers even said women are good for sales because they're hot but not for management because no one would respect them. If I could have done it all over I would have gone to HR (I was afraid to at the time) and left sooner. The only good thing about this role and company is if you want to work 24 hours a day you can make unlimited money. I thought all companies were like this, but after finding a new job I realize they are not! I don't think I would recommend this position to anyone."