Reinsurance Group of America Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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Reinsurance Group of America President and Chief Executive Officer Greig Woodring
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Actuary

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial
    Former Employee - Actuarial
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Keep your head down. Do only what you’re asked to do. Have no career ambition or opinion on shareholder value. Having these traits you will be paid a good salary as RGA pays for mediocrity.

    Cons

    First reaction to any regulatory change is to challenge it. Audit and HR functions are ridiculously aligned to the businesses - no independence. Risk management is not influential. Some business segments spend days/hours engaging in deception and misdirection tactics when compiling performance communications to executive management

    Advice to Management

    Embrace regulatory change instead of logging seemingly endless hours looking for ways to avoid it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    poorly managed and unethical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is high enough that poor performing and under-motivated people are able to stick around for ever. such a profitable business that they can afford to keep mediocre staff.

    Cons

    terrible corporate ethics. Most legal regulatory and audit requirements are sidestepped, obscured and otherwise honored in the breach.


  3. Helpful (6)

    The most dysfunctional place I've worked.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facility (new building) and the company is making money hand-over-fist.

    Cons

    RGA has the most dysfunctional leaders I've seen. I'm not talking about the managers on the ground trying to improve things. I'm speaking strictly about the Directors and VPs that love to see each other fail. They refuse to share the same vision for the future and will fight tooth and nail against ANY changes that "threatens" their power. It's really sad and makes getting things done almost impossible. What should take 6 months will take 4 years, because they'll spend 3 1/2 years arguing and backstabbing. Stay away... I was an IT contractor there for a year and couldn't get away quick enough.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management really needs to learn how to align to common goals that are for the better of the company, not argue about everything and drag change out as long as possible.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    If you are contractor than read this

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I don't see any Pros.

    Cons

    I was taken into RGA saying that the work would be for 4 yrs with better budget. But I was laid out less than 6 months. Even one of the contractor from other team was told that she has came here on 4 yrs project and was laid out in 2 months. So beware of this company. Don't simply believe that the project lasts for years. Also one of my friend's colleague called me other day to check about this company and surprisingly what I heard from him is He got a project in RGA on a 6 months contract to hire basis and was told him that its a 4 yrs project. I suggested him not to believe the duration since there is no guarantee. FYI - I did my job 100% satisfied and met all my deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    'RGA' Please stop bluffing people. Tell employees that the project is of 3 - 6+ months than saying your golden word i.e. 4 yrs


  6. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits job security

    Cons

    Poor management, advancing more dependent on politics than job performance


  7. Helpful (1)

    Nice office!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good insurance and pension plans.

    Cons

    HR has doubtful practices and ethics. Control freaks, stay away from this company. Also underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Annual evaluation of our managers goes straight to HR department what brings us to retain our truthful thoughts, by fear of losing our jobs. Can't trust HR.



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