Arch Insurance Group

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Arch Insurance Group Reviews

17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Arch Employee Benefits

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Arch Insurance Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Arch has a very good line-up of employee benefits such as 401k matching and stock options.

    Cons

    The company has a very diverse culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Arch MI is an excellent company in start-up mode.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Arch Insurance Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Subsidiary to a financially sound parent company, Arch Capital Group, Ltd. Excellent employee benefits, generous 401(k), tuition reimbursement and other employee friendly programs. Extremely capable management team. Technology driven environment with great employees.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arch Insurance Group

    Pros

    Good company, Good management, Flexible

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, salary low

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  5.  

    BIG Company Culture Creep

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Arch Insurance Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    10 years with Arch in NYC and JC
    - collaborative culture
    - good, smart people to solve complex problems
    - attentive, encouraging senior management
    - good pay, benefits, and bonus'
    - encouraged risk taking and innovation

    Cons

    - large P&C mentality within newer company executive management
    - back-office move to JC 5 years ago restricts ability to recruit and retain talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    balance desire to scale company operations against unique start-up culture presents personality contrasts that can be overcome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good work environment, IT Department is shedding developer jobs

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    Current Employee - Software Developers in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Developers in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Arch Insurance Group

    Pros

    Pleasant environment, great colleagues, good location.

    Cons

    Arch is migrating to a purchased software package and is outsourcing out of country as much as possible so the need for internal IT developers has been reduced.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Vice President in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Arch Insurance Group

    Pros

    It is a very collaborative environment where input is valued amoung departments. It is a very friendly, relaxing atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Divisions within the company are distinct and most are not set up the same way with the same management structure which can make communication across lines more difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Underwriter Construction

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Arch Insurance Group

    Pros

    Financially strong
    Young company
    Great benefits
    Upper management with great deal of experience
    Growing business.

    Cons

    Some management lack personalities
    Lack of honest feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Easy-Going Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriting Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Underwriting Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Arch Insurance Group

    Pros

    The culture is very laid back and the people that work there are generally very friendly. They are bottom line focused and are less concerned with revenue growth.

    Cons

    There are very crowded at the top of the management structure and there may be little opportunity for growth given the state of the insurance market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry less about hurting people's feelings and think more about what is best for the company

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Arch

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Insurance Underwriter
    Former Employee - Insurance Underwriter

    I worked at Arch Insurance Group

    Pros

    Exciting environment, a few years in to the start up phase and still growing. Young group of employees that are very enthusiastic.

    Cons

    Because they are a young company, there are many procedure and systems issues still left to be resolved. Some of these things seem piecemealed together in the interest of speed rather than strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication about execution of strategies in some areas would be helpful. It has seemed like courses change without great communication about the direction.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A review from the past hoping it's different in the present

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Arch Insurance Group

    Pros

    At the time the company was in a growth mode and was very busy getting systems in place and hiring folks on staff from other established companies in the same industry.

    Cons

    There was not enough communication occurring between management and staff employees. For the younger employees the management staff did not instill a sense of trust with responsibilities and work assignments to the younger employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If they are not doing so now, I would recommend getting the younger underwriters actively participating in work flow and delegating true responsibilities to the go getters that want to advance their careers as well as grow professionally.

    Approves of CEO

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