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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty

    Pros

    The benefits were good. Perks, such as snacks and soda were nice. Which will not probably last to long because they definitely do not value their employees well being.

    Cons

    Where to start, turnover, closing of offices and finger pointing. Probably worst experience in my career. Too much turmoil to speak of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say value your employees more but I am sure that was already
    said and they didn't listen.

  2.  

    QA management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty

    Pros

    Good technology, great learning opportunity

    Cons

    Worst QA manager, has no decision making capability.
    Six people interviewed a QA lead (automation) candidate for contractor to hire role. 5 QA leads liked very much and 1 sr developer did not like. They decided not to try the guy for the QA lead role. QA manager has no confidence and incapable to make decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more sensible person as manager. The people working at lower levels are good at their work but the lead have no leadership capability. Has no analytic or problem solving skill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Nice place to work If you don't care personal life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Developer in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits: salary at par, 401k match, medical , discounts on company shares purchase etc...

    Cons

    Incompetent mid level leadership. Bullying by senior management
    Poor planning and decision making.
    You work 50 to 60 hours a week with no extra pay but your manager gets promotion and big bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to employees.Recognize most of the individuals left on there own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company to work for... if only they would change the management/leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Endurance Specialty

    Pros

    Now - Good benefits (ie. 401k, medical, etc.)

    3+ years ago (prior to existing management)
    Clearly defined goals and objectives
    Very strong and knowledgeable team
    Minimal downtime, so we were able to focus on the fun things like implementing new functionality and features for applications, etc.
    Great exposure to new technologies
    Cutting edge
    Good partnerships with many reputable vendors

    Cons

    Bullying by senior management
    Incompetent leadership
    Lack of technical knowledge which led to poor decision making
    Poor planning

    Managers all have history together. It was a good ole boys club. Everyone in a lead role was someones friend, previous co-worker, neighbor, mechanic, gardener, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the exit interviews over the last few years and I am sure you will notice a common theme. Also, recognize most of the individuals left on there own, some right before their bonuses.... yes, it was that bad! All the hardwork done in the past has gone up in flames... This company had the potential to be alot more than it is today unfortunately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    nice place to work if you have no pride

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty

    Pros

    location in Bermuda is nice to travel to. Travel policy is more than fair.

    Cons

    Company is more worried about having everything written in emails instead of just getting the job done. Most employee attitudes seem to trickle down from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with all the emails. Listen to your lower level employees and take responsibility when issues arise. Your employee morale is down whether you realize it or not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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