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- "Good benefits, company really open to working with employee needs" (in 6 reviews)
- "People are friendly and welcoming." (in 5 reviews)
- "Amazing Work/Life Balance with a positive workplace atmosphere." (in 4 reviews)
- "Flexible hours and being able to work remote for the transactional jobs that can be measured is outstanding." (in 3 reviews)
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- 1.07 May 2019AnalystFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Flexibility....... but don't count on it. You might be told remote work is an option, but every year or so they crack down on it and don't allow it. Almost everyone in the company had to return their home docking stations this year.
-Pay is horrible. They try to get away with giving you a tiny, TINY raise, saying they 'can't' give you more, but they're lying because the favorites get what they want. -Nepotism is REAL. Family members of management working at Gilsbar, getting raises and promotions when they do NOTHING for the company. -Management is extremely shady. They move people around with no notice, make changes the subject matter experts strongly discourage, and expect way too much of employees. -Perfection is expected, but hard work is not recognized. You will be pushed to your absolute limit, and then some. Hence why the majority of my department quit around the same time. -Due to the toxic environment and tough expectations, workers are quick to throw others under the bus. Teamwork is non-existant. -Management does nothing to keep good employees. Turnover is high, and they have made no changes because they think the job is transferable to any employee and knowledge/experience does not matter. -Supervisors are moved around often and do not understand the job they are managing. AVOID AT ALL COSTS! I cried almost daily, worked a lot of overtime, and tried my hardest to make things better but eventually realized it would never work. There are better options in the area!8
- 3.019 May 2021AdministratorCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Pay is decent. Work/life balance is pretty good. Remote work opportunities. Annual wellness labs are free to employees/spouses
Your experience depends on what department you're in. H&L is great. PL management is a messPL management is a messPL management is a mess and known to target people they don't like. Management is clique-y. Insurance premiums are cheap, but deductible is high.
- 3.016 Oct 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeCovington, LA
Good insurance benefits and good working hours (weekends off)
if you want to move up in the company you must know someone in upper management.2
- 1.06 Oct 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCovington, LA
Nice company events (if you ever get to go to them between all you duties/metrics), Air conditioning (if you are in the right place where you aren't freezing or dieing), some nice people there, Hank is a wonderful person who has no idea how his officers treat the staff (i.e. poorly, unless you are a favorite or in a clique there), entry level pay is enough to live on (usually at $12/hr)
The Sales Reps can do no wrong; if they make you lose a hot/cold lead as a 'Researcher' from talking about beer and vacations too loud, don't complain, you won't get anywhere. Support staff are treated like dogs, LRT is a revolving door, CONSTANT lies about everything from why the AC is malfunctioning to incentives to cuts to the insurance you get (don't do the HSA option, if you are there a while, then switch to it). Your work will be either stolen or unappreciated. This is job for most people (hence why there are very few people there past 5 years who don't have a 'friend' in upper management). If you (the reader) notice the dips then major ups, Team Leads instruct their people to leave positive reviews after massive firings. Don't shake things up, also be wary if hired as an 'Administrative Assistant to Professional Liability (PL)', the duties list covers many different jobs and each has their individual perks and downfalls and salaries and opportunities.2
- 5.030 Mar 2020Lead ResearcherFormer Employee, less than 1 yearCovington, LA
Management is very understanding. Train very well and work with you throughout employment. Everyone is so nice and friendly. Nice and healthy snack machines. 401K match 3%.
Honestly, I can't think of anything. Very nice company/employees.
- 1.030 Oct 2019Marketing CoordinatorFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsCovington, LA
Coworkers were great, wellness program was great, vacation hours are nice for an entry level position, great community involvement NOTE: The only positive reviews on here are by current recruiters within the company trying to make the company look like a better place to work.
OVERWORKED AND UNDERPAID (I can't stress this enough) Uptight work environment, manipulative managers, lots of blame and expect only perfect work, no room for human error, insurance is awful, management doesn't understand what it's like to have children, micromanaged, no periodic department/supervisor reviews, and not appreciated When they say 'family company', that means NEPOTISM and the good ole boy system. Management positions are NEVER posted online because they choose who gets to move up. And most of the time, you aren't even aware that a position is coming open to be able to tell someone that you want to move up.3
- 1.08 Mar 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsCovington, LA
Great co-workers who are hard working and smart. There are some duds but for the most part all of the worker bees are good people.
Every aspect of upper management. There is nothing positive here. Naming all the cons would take all day. Here are the big ones: Pay is dismal, benefits are dismal, resistant to employee feedback, resistant to change/new technologies, too much focus on things that do not matter, ignoring issues that actually do matter, witch hunts/finger pointing and so much more. The cons are endless. My advice is to simply avoid this place unless you really need a job. Any positive reviews on this site are clearly from upper management because they live in a false reality while the real workers suffer/get all the heat and are the ones killing themselves to make this place run efficiently. Also if you think they have loyalty to anyone, you couldn’t be more wrong. They will fire you and won’t lose sleep over it.4
- 2.016 May 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Awesome wellness program. Friendly coworkers
Management doesn't treat everyone the same. Unorganized. Needs better communication within departments. Not enough pay.4
- 2.028 Sept 2017UnderwriterCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Work is easy to complete. Staff is reasonably friendly. Remote work option is nice.
Extremely low pay when compared nationally and very low when compared to local market. Constant turnover. People switch positions constantly. Overqualified people in low jobs and inexperienced people in management positions. Every one is terrified about achieving metrics and of being fired on a whim. Health care is garbage. High deductible HSA.