XL Group

Employer Engaged

XL Group – Why Work For Us?



XL at a Glance


We're risk specialists. Our knowledge and strength help unleash the world's capacity to advance.

XL Group plc, through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world.

XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. Our sensible risk management and continued financial strength are just the foundation for our flexibility, resilience and creativity.​​​


​​​Our Culture


We serve our clients by being the best we can be. Our culture promotes collaboration and ingenuity.

We start at the finish line: smart answers to complex risks. Then we create a plan to get there. One that's practical and flexible.

We have the knowledge and experience. Global capabilities. Local experts. Scale and financial strength. The people, the drive and the technology.

That's why businesses that are moving the world forward choose us as their partner. Because we analyze the numbers but listen to their dreams. Because we're solid but fast. Because we're experts in our field but always open to new possibilities. And because we make excellent service and fast, fair claims handling top priorities.

We hold ourselves to high standards. We share responsibilities and rewards. So we trust each other. And our clients trust XL Group.


Our Values


Do It Right

Be honest. Be professional. Be ethical.


Make It Better, Together

Collaborate. Improve. Repeat.



Blend logic and imagination to add that unique XL touch.​​



The XL Group of companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Join us and Make Your World Go.


We’re a global team that finds ways to overcome complex risks. What we do helps turn new ideas into reality and moves the world forward. Our clients include some of the largest industrial, commercial and professional services firms.

We see our careers at XL Group as a chance to unleash our potential. We value collaboration, hard work, intelligence and creativity.​​​




Ethics and Governance


Ethics. Integrity. Responsible governance. These are not negotiable at XL Group. We’ve set up strict governance practices to make sure our walk matches our talk.




We believe that excellence matters even when no one is looking.


Caring for Our World


We take social responsibility seriously. We try hard to make a difference everywhere we live and work.

In 2006 we instituted the annual XL Global Day of Giving with a single purpose: to unite our colleagues around the world in supporting our neighbors and helping move our communities forward.

XL Foundation Ltd., along with a group of colleagues from around the world, administers our donations.


XL Foundation Ltd.

XL Foundation Ltd. is the philanthropic arm of XL Group.

The foundation was originally set up in 1992 to express appreciation to the Bermuda community and to help in areas that benefited all residents of the island. XL Foundation donations are administered by a board of directors, all of whom are employees of XL Group companies.

The XL Foundation has a clearly defined set of guidelines for its donations.


XL Scholarship

The XL Scholarship helps young Bermudians prepare for careers in the insurance industry.​​​



XL Group Reviews

75 Reviews
75 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
XL Group CEO Michael McGavick
Michael McGavick
30 Ratings

    Company with talented, motivated people often challenged by misaligned senior executive team

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

    I have been working at XL Group


    Global culture - XL Group is a great place to get exposure to many ways of doing business around the world
    Variety of assignments - XL Group has a diverse set up products and operates in many geographies. There is always a unique challenge to take on


    XL Group operates as many different businesses with little unified direction from senior leadership. This may provide an empowering experience to business leads, but it creates a challenging environment for those who work across businesses, such as IT, Finance, Procurement, etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more. In 2010 - 2011, there was extensive, valuable communication about corporate strategy as company emerged from tough situation during economic downturn. The past couple of years the only communication seems to be the announcements of senior leaders departing or being hired. Little communication of company vision has been made of recent.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

XL Group Interviews

Updated Feb 12, 2015
Updated Feb 12, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at XL Group.

    Interview Details

    6 Back to Back interviews, 30 minutes each. The interviews were fairly laid back, no trick questions. More so fit questions about team work, and situations you have had to resolve in a team.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Fair pay, no need to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

XL Group Awards & Accolades

Something missing? Add an award
Top Workplace, Hartford Courant/Fox CT, 2013
Technology Award for XL Global Claims, British Insurance Awards, 2012
Model Insurer of the Year, Celent, 2013
Impact Award: Transformation Category, Novarica Research Council, 2013
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
Show More

Additional Info

Website www.xlgroup.com
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1986
Type Company - Public (XL)
Industry Insurance
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

XL Group plc (NYSE: XL) is one of the world’s leading insurance companies focused on Property & Casualty (non-life) insurance and reinsurance activities. XL Group is the parent company of various commercial insurance and reinsurance businesses. XL has a reputation for being the insurer that the world’s leading companies look to for their most complex risks.

Founded in... More

Mission: XL is a values-driven company. The company’s highly innovative and collaborative culture is centered on three core values – do it right; make it better together; and XL... More

Work at XL Group? Share Your Experiences

XL Group

Click to Rate