Allied World Assurance

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Updated Jun 9, 2014

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3.6 9 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Allied World Assurance Chairman, President, and CEO Scott A. Carmilani

Scott A. Carmilani

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    1 person 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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunities to grow and learn about insurance.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementA 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great forward looking organization hiring outstanding talent.

    Claims (Current Employee)

    ProsAllied 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    AIG Redux

    Vice President (Former Employee) Boston, MA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your head out of your assess

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A step backwards. Not a satisfying experience

    Information Technology (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsPromotion 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 Senior Management1. Encourage Merit Based Promotions
    2. Introduce 360 degree feedback to gauge performance of managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    IT Architect (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat management and work culture

    ConsThe IT department is small but growing in leaps anf bound

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Its great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossmart people who always help you learn

    Consnothing is bad about this company

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    Friendly people, caring company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsSome office politics, but nothing too drastic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A step back in your career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsPromotion 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities in the insurance and reinsurance realms.

    Senior Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee) Hamilton (Bermuda)

    ProsGrowing company that has lots of opportunity in the actuarial realm. Global offices. Competitive salaries. The company has a diverse platform of products which it could readily switch focus on as the property/casualty, primary/reinsurance markets each go through their respective hard and soft markets. Combined ratio is always in the lower end of the Class of 2001 (re) insurers.

    ConsSystems are going through transitions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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