Amlin Reviews

Updated May 30, 2015
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  1. Great people...not so great IT

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amlin full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great people and management
    - Excellent vacation, pay and benefits
    - Great place for graduates to start to get experience

    Cons

    - Slow Internet speed
    - Sub-standard IT systems
    - Slow to change and adapt

    Advice to Management

    Make quality IT systems and support a priority


  2. Helpful (1)

    I enjoyed my time with Amlin

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Lead in Chelmsford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Test Lead in Chelmsford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amlin full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    No stress. Cool and calm environment.

    Cons

    We don't have the flexibility of working form home


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company though IT department has lost direction

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amlin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very good company which is well respected in the Lloyds marked
    Company is aspiring to grow organically and through acquisition
    Restructure is the right decision and direction for the company to take
    Very good benefits and package
    Benefits are company wide not department specific
    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    IT management have a consultant background which has meant the is no succession management or career growth within IT.
    Current restructure has made it an uncomfortable place to work, but I'm sure that after a year or so that the new bedded in team will work.
    Little communication,

    Advice to Management

    Succession manage, utilise current experience


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Investments at insurer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investments in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investments in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Amlin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training courses available, easy hours, little pressure / deadlines, nice people on a one to one basis. Senior leaders are visible (CEO/CFO) and do try to explain what they are doing - they are still ambitious in wanting to grow the firm. Firm has a prestigious name in insurance market.

    Cons

    Everyone is silo'd in their own department, very little interaction i.e. it's a fiefdom so very little teamwork between depts. Lots of red tape and paperwork make decision making difficult - no one wants to put their neck on the line as most snr management are massively incentivised with long term vesting stock options (3yrs?). Most people who work here on middle-senior levels do not like Amlin and it filters down to staff. You're very unlikely to get promoted unless you're buddies with someone or your boss. Group Investment department have the lowest engagement and morale in the firm, mostly because the senior leadership are awful so steer clear of those.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the people who have been there for ages and just suck up, do a real review of staff as there is a ton of dead weight. Don't gamble the company on punting a load of risk in the investment department - its worked so far due to basically equities but it can't work forever. Lots of good people leave because of some staff on the general management group - who don't display Amlin's values but there because of old / long term relationships.


  6. Catastrophe Risk Modelling

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amlin

    Pros

    Friendly company, reasonable training, nice facilities.

    Cons

    I think this company is brilliant. Nothing to blame.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good but not a long term career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)

    I worked at Amlin

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good reputation, highly regarded.
    Very good place for an underwriter.

    Cons

    No career progression. Very top heavy. Only good for underwriters.
    Many school leavers and not many professionals.
    Not very innovative.
    Good jobs for "right" people only not very merit based.

    Advice to Management

    Need to think on wider implications of how you run the place. Your still a small company.



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