Beecher Carlson
2.6 of 5 14 reviews
www.beechercarlson.com Atlanta, GA 150 to 499 Employees

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75% Approve of the CEO

Beecher Carlson CEO Dan Donovan

Dan Donovan

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company! Work-life balance and overall a great group of colleagues.....

Account Analyst & Client Services (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Beecher Carlson full-time

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementClear 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good fit for Brown and Brown model

Senior Vice President (Current Employee)

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

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

ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementStart over with a talented management team

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

ProsThe 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

ProsThey provide specialized expertise to their clients.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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So far so, well, pretty good

Assistant Vice President (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsPeople we work with are great

ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementCommunicate 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Beecher Carlson

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPrevious 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Beecher is an ambitious sales oriented company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Beecher Carlson

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poor leadership, and no room for advancement

Client Relationship Manager (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I have been working at Beecher Carlson

ProsVery liberal with hours worked and time off requests

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's Insurance

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Portland, OR (US)

I have been working at Beecher Carlson

ProsFreedom, benefits, and a lot of potential.

ConsTraining is terrible
Disconnect between corporate and other offices

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the leaders in the individual markets lead, butt out.

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Beecher Carlson

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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