General Re
3.2 of 5 13 reviews
www.genre.com Stamford, CT 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jan 26, 2014

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90% Approve of the CEO

General Re Chairman, President, and CEO Tad Montross IV

Tad Montross IV

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company to work for

Second Vice President (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Re full-time

ProsTeam atmosphere
open honest culture
financially secure

ConsLimited growth due to flat organization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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High Paying Company 1, 2

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Stamford, CT

I have been working at General Re full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat Pay, great bonus and benifits

ConsLack of advancement oppurtunities for many

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to focus more on emp career track

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Stamford, CT

I worked at General Re full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery professional company where one can learn many technical skills

ConsAs with most of corporate America has gotten more bottom line oriented rather than focusing on people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Trumbull, CT

I worked at General Re

ProsWork/Life ballance - for the most part 9 to 5

ConsOlder demographic
outdated systems
slow paced office

Advice to Senior Managementbring in younger employees to livin up the office environment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Solid, well run company

Portfolio Manager (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at General Re full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery good parent company that is stable and will likely be around for many lifetimes. Intellectually challenging environment that offers you some upward movement possibilities.

ConsA bit stodgy and slow moving at times. Top heavy (with baby boomers) with lots of folks who have trouble handing over the reigns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The open environment encourages collaboration

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Re

ProsThere is an open environment where everyone, regardless of title, has the same workspace. This puts everyone on a level playing field and encourages collaboration.

ConsThere could be more input into the decision making process for junior staff on issues that effect everyone; often people find out more through the grapevine than through senior management.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify into other product areas that will enable the firm to ride out the storm when catastrophic events occur simultaneously.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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