General Re Reviews

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General Re Chairman, President, and CEO Tad Montross IV
Tad Montross IV
14 Ratings
  • Good place to work and a vast majority of the employees are very good people and a pleasure to work with.

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    Very good compensation and benefits with a very strong 401k program.


    Some middle managers are not very good people managers and/or are technically qualified for their position. How they rise within the company maybe be more by their political connections than competence..

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of promotions of managers that have no people skills. These manages manage up, i.e. they manage their own managers and really do know or care about their subordinates.

General Re Interviews

Updated Dec 13, 2014

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    Senior Management Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at General Re.


    Very good process that his highly structured and involved many folks at various levels. Often the days dragged on with overlap of interview questions but overall a pleasant experience. Very good structure to the HR function and process for hiring and providing insight into benefits. Process provided a good understanding of culture and people.

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Headquarters Stamford, CT
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Insurance
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

General Re, or Gen Re to its friends, is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway and a leading property/casualty and life reinsurance player. The company's main subsidiary, General Reinsurance, is one of the biggest reinsurers in the US. Its second-largest operating company is Germany's Kölnische Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft (Cologne Re), the world's oldest reinsurer and a major force in international reinsurance. In addition to insurance, Gen Re has nearly a dozen subsidiaries offering investment and risk management services to reinsurers and accident and disability case... More

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