Compare First Central vs Towergate Insurance BETA

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First Central

Employee Ratings

  • First Central scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 106 reviews)
First Central employees rated their Overall Rating 1.8 higher than Towergate Insurance employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.6
(based on 234 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.3
First Central employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.8 higher than Towergate Insurance employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
First Central employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.7 higher than Towergate Insurance employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.5
First Central employees rated their Work-life balance 1.7 higher than Towergate Insurance employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.3
First Central employees rated their Senior Management 1.8 higher than Towergate Insurance employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
First Central employees rated their Culture & Values 1.6 higher than Towergate Insurance employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
First Central Ceo Michael Lee
94%
94%Michael Lee
First Central employees rated their CEO Approval 41% higher than Towergate Insurance employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Towergate Insurance Ceo David Ross
53%
53%David Ross
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
First Central employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 41% higher than Towergate Insurance employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
45%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
80%
First Central employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 40% higher than Towergate Insurance employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
40%

Salaries

Towergate Insurance has 130 more total submitted salaries than First Central.
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What Employees Say

  • "Leadership team" was the most mentioned Pro at First Central.
  • "Towergate" was the most mentioned Pro at Towergate Insurance.
  • "Haywards heath" was the most mentioned Con at First Central.
  • "Towergate" was the most mentioned Con at Towergate Insurance.
Pros
Pros
"Leadership team"(in 9 reviews)
"First central"(in 8 reviews)
Pros
"Towergate"(in 22 reviews)
"Good people"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Haywards heath"(in 10 reviews)
"Manchester"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
"Towergate"(in 28 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 17 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Claims Handler

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

Pros

Very friendly from the outset, strong Learning and Development team with a focus on welcoming the new starters. I enjoyed the fact we are made to feel welcome and part of the team within the first... day. The training is extremely thorough, and questions are encouraged. First week had lots of time to get to know people, meet with management, invited straight away to the anniversary event and double checked to make sure we got the invites. Genuinely a very friendly place, actively encouraging friendliness to everyone including colleagues, customers, and third parties. There is zero blame culture which is extremely refreshing. The work life balance is good. We have some colleagues who need to start late or have a non working day due to family commitments. Due to COVID we are all working from home, and everyone is very understanding if we need to answer the door, sort out the kids or see to barking dogs. It's really reassuring this has been taken into consideration.

Cons

It's only been my first week, and so far haven't come across any cons. Will update this review in the future if this comes about, as it's important to give a balanced feel. At present, happy to say... no cons.

Advice to Management

No directions from me. The friendly feel really suits me, and I'm glad the learning and development is heavily focused on - it really stands out. Keep it up!

Former Employee - Sales Advisor

I worked at Towergate Insurance full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good people and good management and good company to work for

Cons

Pay isn’t great but there is commission

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