Argo Group
2.0 of 5 22 reviews
www.argolimited.com Pembroke, Bermuda 1000 to 5000 Employees

Argo Group Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
Argo Group – New York – “main floor”

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2.0 22 reviews

                             

17% Approve of the CEO

Argo Group President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Argonaut Group Mark E. Watson III

Mark E. Watson III

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19% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Specialty E & S Insurer

Vice President (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at Argo Group full-time for more than 10 years

ProsRespected in industry peer group. Innovative and forward thinking

ConsLoss of a cohesive culture

Advice to Senior ManagementHuman capital is the best asset

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

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Working Here Sucks the Big One

Senior Accountant (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I have been working at Argo Group

ProsCovered parking and comfortable desk chairs

ConsManagement team and Board lack ethics

Advice to Senior ManagementRepent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Single worst place I have ever worked.

Manager (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I worked at Argo Group

ProsGood benefits, pretty nice facilities.

ConsArgo is nothing more than a financial playground for the Executives. The company cannot afford bonuses or cost of living increases for the employees, but they can afford a private jet? With only a few exceptions, the Executives at Argo treat the employees like lesser human beings. It's also worth mentioning that that same Executive team is primarily made up of a bunch of old buddies, college frat brothers, and prep school pals. I was in Management at Argo, so I got to see the dark side of the organization first hand.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Board of Directors and shareholders should really take a serious look at how their money is being used.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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"Okay'. But they need a lot of help.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I worked at Argo Group

ProsA pretty stable place to work. Nice people. Easy to talk to and generally are willing to help you. Good 401k matching.

ConsNo direction for the future. Too much red tape and "culture" is pretty much non-existent. There are no incentives to do better. People just show up everyday and go through the motions.

Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate the stale managers and learn to have fun. Get some new people in the door with fresh ideas and learn to be innovative. People spend too much of their lives at work to not enjoy it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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good job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Gentry, AR

I have been working at Argo Group

ProsVery flexible and good people

Conssometimes business slows down a bit.

Advice to Senior Managementthis is a different argo group

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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THE PETER PRINCIPLE STILL RINGS TRUE

Senior Claims Examiner (Current Employee)
Peoria, IL

I have been working at Argo Group

ProsThey are a growing company.

ConsThey do not promote from within. Almost every management position in the last 3 years have gone to outside personnel, transfers between departments is rarely if ever done. Micromanagement on every issue from top to bottom. Severe under staffing. Implements new procedures without input from staff that will have to utilize new programs to assist in determining if the new program will work or be of benefit. Making promises to new policyholders without determining if the department responsible can realistically complete the work promised. Better to tell the truth than make commitments that cannot later be kept due to under staffing, lack of necessary technology etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet feedback and input from staff. Encourage continuing education as promoted in the company manual but usually is declined by local management. Training for new staff - none - need to be more pro-active and not reactive to possible problems and legitimate concerns in procedures. Pat on the back on occasion for employees who excel and work 60-70 hours a week for no additional pay to keep promises management has made. Instead of just the " no one asked you too" normal response from middle management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Keep looking

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Peoria, IL

I worked at Argo Group

ProsSmall company with some potential but little management focus

ConsManagement talent is very spotty

Advice to Senior ManagementHire better middle managers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Clueless CEO

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Argo Group full-time

ProsTalented, hard working staff and middle management

ConsWorked way too many weekends to meet high expectations, but other departments left a 5:00 every day and were never held to account for consistently dropping the ball. CEO is aloof - between the private jets and the housing allowances, he seems to enjoy spending the shareholders' money on his personal luxury.

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

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A sinking ship

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Argo Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt's very difficult for me to come up wth pros other than it was a paycheck, it was very difficult to come to work every day.

ConsThis organization is rotton to the core, hostile enviromnent with everyone in middle management doing nothing except for covering thir own backs.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell this sinking ship.

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

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Terrible place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Argo Group

ProsCompensation and bonus was OK.

ConsLeadership is horrible. Spoiled brat runs the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new CEO soon.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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