XL Group

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XL Group Reviews

Updated June 26, 2014
Updated June 26, 2014
71 Reviews
3.5
71 Reviews
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XL Group CEO Michael McGavick
Michael McGavick
30 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee friendly , work time flexibility , nice benefits and good work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • I previously worked at another global company, but never got the day-to-day engagement with global colleagues like I do here at XL (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very definitely a line between what is allowed and what isn't, ESPECIALLY from senior management to their staff (in 4 reviews)

  • No cons as such but yes can be better if scope of learning can be increased (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Loved working here!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Financial Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at XL Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of fun and team feeling. No pressure and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Meetings to schedule another meeting about another meeting. Didn't feel like much was accomplished

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President IT in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President IT in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at XL Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Real nice place to work & flexible

    Cons

    I haven't wanted to leave so no cons right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to Work for! Very dynamic environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at XL Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good and dynamic work environment. Truly global company. Senior management has a lot of vision and supportive and encouraging to the business units. Good compensation package and career development opportunities. Management aware of and very supportive to employee's need career development.

    Cons

    IT and operations should be more supportive and aware of the needs of each business unit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Highly collaborative environment.

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

    I have been working at XL Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I'm constantly challenged by my colleagues and boss to be innovative - turning ideas on their head and doing something different from our competitors. I also like the global reach of XL (22+ countries) as I'm constantly engaging with colleagues around the globe. I previously worked at another global company, but never got the day-to-day engagement with global colleagues like I do here at XL. I specifically like engaging and collaborating with our colleagues in India - we learn so much from each other.

    Cons

    The firm has grown rapidly so there are a lot of processes and procedures that need to be put in place. That provides a great opportunity for me and others to "add value" here at the firm, but it requires a lot of work. Sometimes that excites me and other times I feel overwhelmed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a rotational program for junior-to-mid-level colleagues to spend 6 months in one of our international locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    XL Global Services Great Company!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Architect in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Process Architect in Stamford, CT

    I worked at XL Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management takes ownership of their respective functional areas. Company has a clear vision of where it would like to be in the future. Their main focus is on improving colleague experience.

    Cons

    There is a very clear negative distinction between Contractors and FTE's in the company culture. There are not enough resources to do all of the work and sometimes priorities change on a day to day basis. If working as an employee, must be flexible enough to handle constantly shifting priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Hartford, CT

    I worked at XL Group

    Pros

    XL is a great place to start. There are a lot of opportunities to take on responsibility and grow. The other employees, particularly the actuaries, are all very friendly.

    Cons

    Senior management used to be fairly incompetent but with McGavick this seemed to be changing. Responsibility was not always clearly defined.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Belongs to it's own league

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at XL Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexible timings, encouraging pay and bonuses.

    Cons

    No significant negatives. Perhaps one negative for somebody joining here would be office located quite far off from Delhi.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Technical Manager
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Technical Manager

    I worked at XL Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    respect for employees
    one org without borders
    better work life balance
    great opportunity for growth
    great place to work

    Cons

    respect for employees
    one org without borders
    better work life balance
    great opportunity for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best work culture in the world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Taxation in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Taxation in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at XL Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Oppertunity to Grow
    Transparent Communication
    Best work envirement
    Stress on employees motivation
    Emphasis on India

    Cons

    No uniform employees policy (i.e. difference policy for difference location and teams)
    Skip level feedback initiative missing
    Bad communication about Internal job postings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More channel for mid level and lower level feedback
    Improve the hierarchy structure
    Uniformity in employee policy at least in one country
    Better communication about internal job position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at XL Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    no tension peace of mind

    Cons

    nothing nothing nothing nothing i am no say anything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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