Allied World Assurance Reviews

Updated January 3, 2015
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Allied World Assurance Chairman, President, and CEO Scott A. Carmilani
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    One of the best jobs I've ever had until a certain new employer made it unpleasant to work there for everyone in contact

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allied World Assurance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow and learn about insurance.

    Cons

    The location. Very dangerous and treacherous roads to travel to reach the office. A coworker lost her life trying to get to work. Many people were involved in car crashes trying to drive across the mountain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A strong need for diversity training. No one should be described as a "big black person" especially by a non- black person. Thank God a lawsuit was not filed.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Profitable company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allied World Assurance full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Very experienced, impressive and hard working employees. The company is very profitable and leadership does a great job analyzing and considering strategies to remain profitable.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging. Many employees feel unappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value all employees. Everyone is very dedicated to the company and each person plays a vital role in the success of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Overworked, under appreciated

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Allied World Assurance

    Pros

    People there are generally nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Management takes advantage of temporary employees. Higher ups are phony and have no concern for their employees. They have appreciation for the work done by employees. Overall, if you want to be used and overworked, you could do worse. The gym and cafeteria are really nice!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great forward looking organization hiring outstanding talent.

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    Current Employee - Claims
    Current Employee - Claims

    I have been working at Allied World Assurance full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Allied is a company that is growing underwriting organization using solid principles to producer excellent returns. The company has developed a solid financial position with excellent loss ratios. Allied looks to attract the best talent from industry in both claims and underwriting. At Allied these two departments work in tandem with claims functioning to support the underwriters through communication on both active claims and identifying potential exposures or trends that may effect profitability of accounts. This is still a very flat organization that affords good access to senior management.

    Cons

    I do not see any cons. The pay and the benefits are excellent for talented additions to the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and stay focused on the behaviours that have proven successful even in the midst of continuing growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    AIG Redux

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA

    I worked at Allied World Assurance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you're in with senior management, compensation is excellent

    Cons

    Started out as the anti-AIG but has morphed into Baby AIG. IT department, especially the CIO are arrogant and idiots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of your assess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    A step backwards. Not a satisfying experience

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY

    I have been working at Allied World Assurance

    Pros

    Good health and retirement benefits. Good bonus compared to other insurance companies

    Cons

    Promotion is based on buddy-buddy relationship as mentioned in an earlier review rather than merit. Senior management is very mediocre and there are very few smart individuals in IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Encourage Merit Based Promotions
    2. Introduce 360 degree feedback to gauge performance of managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Architect in New York, NY

    I have been working at Allied World Assurance

    Pros

    Great management and work culture

    Cons

    The IT department is small but growing in leaps anf bound

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. Its great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allied World Assurance

    Pros

    smart people who always help you learn

    Cons

    nothing is bad about this company

  10. Friendly people, caring company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allied World Assurance full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone in the underwriting department was very friendly.
    Real sense of camaraderie.
    I was trusted to get my work done, and that felt great.

    Cons

    Some office politics, but nothing too drastic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It never hurts to acknowledge the hard work done by your team. Even something as small as buying coffee for everyone in the morning would go a long way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    A step back in your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allied World Assurance

    Pros

    Allied World employs great and talented people on the office floor & customer facing level, but unable to replicate such talent above this level.

    Cons

    Promotion runs on the buddy-buddy/personal relationship system rather than talent.
    Senior Management need to communicate with grass root employees.
    IT systems very outdated and a hinderance to technical underwriting.
    Poor compenstation package,.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff, they are a credit to your organisation and deserve good communication; this will only strengthen the company to go on to better things and profitability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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