Aon Re Global
3.4 of 5 20 reviews
www.aonbenfield.com Chicago, IL 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Mar 11, 2014

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Dominic (Dom) Christian

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I LOVED 'WORKING' AT AON Benfield

Junior IS Architect and Support Role (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Aon Re Global full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat, Smart, Intelligent and Humorous People
Stimulating Work that keeps you coming back every day happy about what you do and confident in your future!

ConsNone, except for not having a technical team I could move to in Bay Area within Aon Benfield office over here. I am still hopeful...

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

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Short term gain over long term strategy

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Aon Re Global full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFor entry level workers I think it is still a great place to get some training and then plot your next move.

ConsSince Aon took over Benfield the emphasis seems to be on cost savings rather than designing and executing a long term strategy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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OK as place to start you career.

Account Representative (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Aon Re Global full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat resources to learn a lot about the business from different people at the company.

ConsVery difficult to grow or move vertically.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to start your career.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aon Re Global

ProsSolid training and leadership from the beginning.

ConsTough to advance and little perks.

Advice to Senior ManagementN.A.

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Professional environment, flat structure and large market share provides great early career opportunities

Account Representative (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Aon Re Global full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Great work environment
- Senior management has extensive knowledge of the industry and is generally willing to help you grow
- Competitive pay and benefits
- Flexible work hours and autonomy
- Team based client management encourages lower level to senior level cooperation. This creates a good sense of valued input

Cons- As is with all large firms (esp. in brokerage) senior level employees tend to stay beyond retirement age, hindering the ability to move up vertically within the firm
- Disproportionate bonus pool
- Would like more vacation/sick/personal days

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to provide your younger generation employees with industry knowledge and talent development. Consider providing more financial support for those looking to continue their education.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have enjoyed my time at Aon Re and my career has blossomed.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Aon Re Global

ProsDecent work environment with opportunity to excel. Extremely experienced mentors and senior leadership. Lean staff allows for good amount of responsibility fast.

ConsAs with most brokerage firms, company pays extremely well at the top and then it disipates exponentially as you move down the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow the mid-level brokers opportunities to produce business. Spread the bonus pool more evenly throughout the company. Offer sales training throughout the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Risk Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Aon Re Global

Prosa great company to work with; people are nice and diligent; professional work place and good training programs; don't have many useless meetings

Conspeople are very careful at work and don't talk too much to each other; there are not many meetings so less formal channels to know things around

Advice to Senior Managementthey are doing great and kind people; i don't see them a lot; relationship among companies at aon are not very clear to me

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aon Re Global full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIs huge and has a lot of knwedge

ConsA lot of politics in high levels

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

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Good for married ladies

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aon Re Global

Pros- Chilled out atmosphere
- Good managers

Cons- Fixed timings
- Cutting down on adminstrative things

Advice to Senior Management- Career growth has to be made clear

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Overall good place to work but beware of powerful HR

Reinsurance Broker (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Aon Re Global full-time for more than a year

ProsLeader in the field, excellent people, prestige. There are specialist departments dealing with all conceivable aspects of reinsurance so you are likely to find something you really enjoy.

ConsMy career at Aon Benfield was effectively ruined and cut short by the HR department. Their meddling, imposing and never-ending BS made my life miserable. In the end, they ignored my excellent reviews and great performance and tried to dismiss me unfairly.

Advice to Senior ManagementRestrain the control and interference of HR executives. It is a widely shared view across the City that HR know absolutely nothing about the real business of a company and can only be a burden on a broker's performance and ability to do business.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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