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3.7Rating Details
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Pay3
Respect4
Benefits4
Job Security3
Work/Life Balance3
Career Growth5
Location5
Co-Workers4
Work Environment4

From Seattle, WA — 06/25/2008

Pay: It is widely assumed, probably known, that Safeco does not pay anything extraordinary. People that leave the company for competitors gain significant pay raises but those trying to flee the awful competitors are negotiating well for themselves to get their salary or slight pay increase.

Employee Respect has seemed to wane in the last few years. The company has a noticable commitment to diversity when hiring employees, making agent appointments, vendor contracts.

The benefits are not bad at all. Health insurance seems well subsidized by the company, vacation amount is great after just a few years, and sick leave is more than is needed by a healthy, happy employee.

concerns with job security is an issue, with the constant outsourcing of non insurance functions to vendor companies, turnover at the top and down, the merger with Liberty Mutual.

At least in Seattle, where the company is based, the opportunities for advancement have seemed endless.

Safeco's largest offices are in two downtown Seattle towers, and the company is very forward thinking with their telecommuting, carpool and transit subsidies.

I usually feel that the people nearby know what they are doing.

Currently things in general feel a bit on edge, though arguably more relaxed with the announced merger, people do not seem so frantic about what COULD happen. The offices are very nice, with a lot of amenities, great views, technology, Herrman Miller everything.
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