Equitable Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 12 Feb 2018

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Equitable CEO Mark Pearson
Mark Pearson
139 Ratings
Pros
  • "The people and management are typically great and there have good benefits(in 28 reviews)

  • "Generous PTO (if you aren't so overworked that you can use it), Ability to work from home(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Terrible communication between upper management and employees(in 10 reviews)

  • "The new senior management is cutting jobs faster than i have ever seen a company do cuts - all in a capricious manner(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good and Bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equitable full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In my department the people are great and want to see you succeed. Benefits are decent. Work from home is a nice perk.

    Cons

    Terrible communication between upper management and employees. Opportunity for growth is limited. Compensation is on the low side.

  2. Helpful (4)

    "With myopic dimwitted pretenders in charge, the company dies."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Equitable full-time

    Pros

    None whatsoever. The goodness of this company has gone out of the door with a encouraged attrition handled poorly.

    Cons

    Upper management is group of dimwitted pretenders with a myopic focus on short-term incentive. They are either not qualified to run a insurance company or care too little to understand what's going on. No IPO or similar moves would save the company - to believe otherwise is to ignore the underlying problem, poor management.

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  3. "Okay"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equitable

    Pros

    At AXA the pay was good. Overtime was available often. There is some movement if you are looking to advance in the company. The benefits were decent.

    Cons

    There was high turnover for case managers. Policies are constantly changing and almost every department is on a different page about how things are supposed to be done. The advisors are extremely rude to case managers and upper management allows this to continue.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good 'OL Boy's Club"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Contact Center closed on the weekends. Ok starting pay

    Cons

    Management is horrible! They lack knowledge and treat subordinates like peasants. Minimal advancement opportunities and if you are lucky enough to get a new position, your title changes, your new position is contingent that you continue doing your old job plus the new job but equal pay. They have created this "banding" system which only allows for lateral moves unless you move from "peasant" role to management, to dictator I mean director. Upper management has this "Good 'OL Boy" attitude and uses intimidation as a form of motivation. Employees are expected to cross train and are told that lack of productivity excludes them for a pay increase yet management gets bonuses based off of their peasents preformance. Jobs are being outsourced to India and while they are getting accolades for their performance, stateside employees are left to clean up the mess. This company prides itself on having employees that have remained loyal for 10 plus years when the plan truth is they worked with AXA so long that they lack the technical skills to get a job elsewhere and the new employees leave so quickly that AXA barely has enough time to replace them.

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  5. Helpful (7)

    "No Support for Employees"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equitable full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked with a lot of great people and they had really good benefits. I liked the work I did.

    Cons

    Management of my department changed and all of the sudden I went from an employee with a strong track record and positive feedback to someone who could barely do their job. I tried to speak to upper management, HR in Charlotte and HR in New York and they didn't even pretend to give a damn. Basically, they gave this woman free reign to harass me and eventually she succeeded in having me fired. The funny thing is that at my new job, I have similar responsibilities and the work I do consistently gets high marks and I am considered to be a really strong employee. I looked into filing a law suit and was told that I didn't have a harassment case because we were the same race and gender and we were both over 40. I decided to let it go and move on, grateful that I didn't have to work with this terror.

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  6. "SO-so"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equitable

    Pros

    Depending on the department you are in, you can be really valued

    Cons

    Because the main headquarters are in France, it seems that upper management cannot do anything without asking the Mother ship

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  7. "good firm, good management"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equitable full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good firm, good management, good structure, good corporate culture, freedom to do what you like on projects

    Cons

    salary, corporate ladder, not so sure there is enough direction from upper management, seems like no direction at all for employees

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  8. "Manager"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equitable full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, salary levels were competitive with the industry

    Cons

    For my specific service center poor work life balance and lack of communication from upper management. For the most part AXA is a good company to work for just feel that there were issues within my division.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Politics & favoritism - the name of the game"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Operations Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equitable

    Pros

    The people actually doing the day-to-day work, willing to go well beyond their job descriptions to make it right, find a solution or get an answer. Those same workers who appreciate efforts on their behalf.

    Cons

    Never enough time, people or money to do it right, so just do it over. Job abolishments have eliminated too many key people in some areas without input from the impacted area's management (e.g., blindside job abolishment of a manager's employees by a manger several levels up). Upper management is unwilling to be accountable for, or admit to mistakes made in abolishment decisions. No long-term commitment to most plans. No financial support to maintain/update implemented software systems. Only talk the talk of "valuing" the individual. Ageism is rampant. If employees are "the company's greatest asset" why are so many of those with a wealth of knowledge on the company workings culture/history the ones who are outplaced? Doing your job well has no real impact on keeping it (my lowest evaluation was exceeds expectations)!. Politics, nepotism and/or favoritism are your best hopes for recognition, to keep your job or be promoted.

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  10. "Lay back"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Analyst 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equitable

    Pros

    The work load is very challenging, you will not get borred. Good benefit, work from home.

    Cons

    too much red tape and some upper management don't have a clue.

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