Argo Group

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Argo Group Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
27 Reviews

2.0
27 Reviews
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Argo Group President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Argonaut Group Mark E. Watson III
Mark E. Watson III
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just really kind of sad and disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Colleagues all agree, we are in this together and everyone works well together. You feel as though they are your only support at times. The Claims Supervisor is one of the best I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Claims are extremely complex and were mishandled for years. The Claims Manager is clueless, misguided in his knowledge and frankly is just a waste of space. The interview process is extensive and a waste of time. 5-7 interviews does nothing to guarantee success of any candidate once on the job and does nothing to assure you didn't let the good get away during that process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is imperative in order for Argo Group to succeed that they place truly qualified individuals in management roles and stop the silly interview process. Additionally, do not place Senior Management in roles where they have no experience just because they've been around a long time. Additionally, colleagues need support not an inexperienced claims manager and a senior officer who travels the country acting like a controlling mother hen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Extremely bad experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner

    Pros

    The benefits and my immediate coworkers are the only good things about the company/office.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. I cannot say much more than has already been said on this site relative to the reviews labeled "very dissatisfied". In my 26-year career, this by far, is the worst company for which I have ever worked. There are two others that are a close second and third. Upon my reflection of these three companies, I realized the problem with them and it was all MICROMANAGEMENT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice that I can give is for management to LISTEN. Many of us have talked until we are blue in the face and it makes no difference as they really do not care. The only thing that management cares about, even local management, is money, whent it lines their pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work environment has gone downhill in past 2 years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Denver, CO

    Pros

    The salary and benefit package was equal to other insurance companies but not as good as it was two years ago.

    Cons

    Upper management places no value on their employees. In the past year the claims department has had countless people leave due to the work environment. Upper management has no respect for the employees opinions. Company is outsourcing jobs to India. They are part of the employment crisis in the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees who actually know about the claims environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Offices closing, employees do not know it yet

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    medical, dental and vision insurance

    Cons

    Employee number, not you or who you are is what matter. Anyone over the age 50 is subject to being let go and the position is not being replaced. I saw many people lose jobs due to outsourcing. Underwriting profits are not coming in, claims are down, too many people and not enough income to cover expoenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the people now rather than wait until Christmas to say your job is being consolidated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Specialty E & S Insurer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    Respected in industry peer group. Innovative and forward thinking

    Cons

    Loss of a cohesive culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human capital is the best asset

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Working Here Sucks the Big One

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Covered parking and comfortable desk chairs

    Cons

    Management team and Board lack ethics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Repent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Single worst place I have ever worked.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Good benefits, pretty nice facilities.

    Cons

    Argo 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 ManagementAdvice

    The Board of Directors and shareholders should really take a serious look at how their money is being used.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gentry, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gentry, AR

    Pros

    Very flexible and good people

    Cons

    sometimes business slows down a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this is a different argo group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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