Chartis Insurance Company

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Chartis Insurance Company Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
142 Reviews

3.0
142 Reviews
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Chartis Insurance Company CEO Peter D. Hancock
Peter D. Hancock
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance can sometimes be good and there are many job opportunities with all idiots that work here (in 8 reviews)

  • Although some people work from home, there is a sense of community and polite atmosphere around work (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management comes down hard on people who do not produce (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management will work their employees to the bone and could not care less about their problems (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Reinsurance Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Reinsurance Coordinator  in  Boston, TN
    Former Employee - Reinsurance Coordinator in Boston, TN

    I worked at Chartis Insurance Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stability, great exposure to the corporate world and overall, great people to work with

    Cons

    Below market salary, constant change in senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the time of your employees more. Pay them appropriately and embrace technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Political Animals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chartis Insurance Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you have a good manager and you work for a division that makes money you will have support.

    Cons

    Politics of the company can be difficult for those who work for manager who are not politically connected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Well liked

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    Former Employee - Claims Assistant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Claims Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Chartis Insurance Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It was a good place for me to grow and learn the things that I did.

    Cons

    Just wish I was still there

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Chartis was a good company with good benefits. Room to grow in the company.

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    Former Employee - Claims Representative
    Former Employee - Claims Representative

    I worked at Chartis Insurance Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great working system. Flexible hours and dress code. Looks good on the resume.

    Cons

    Salary besides benefits was a bit down from the competition. Morale dipped during the bailout of 2008.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exercise better judgment when dealing with matters between the clients and the carrier. The client is always right we know but don't hang us out to dry just for following company directives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Chartis Insurance Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great learning environment. People are always helpful, not too much back stabbing.

    Cons

    Politics. Like any other company politics plays a large part. If you do not play the game well, advancement may be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your staff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    AIG /Chartis Insurace ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Chartis Insurance Company as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Has potential for growth and pays resonabily well

    Cons

    Contractors are treated as second class citizens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to contractors as well as employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoy working here but am finding that most manager/ upper level associates are old regime and are idiots

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    Current Employee - Accountant II  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Chartis Insurance Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work life balance can sometimes be good and there are many job opportunities with all idiots that work here

    Cons

    People you will work with will not want to do any work and will try to get you to complete others projects which have nothing to do with your role. If you show yourself capable they will ask you to do everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to think about changing the Management in the entire accounting organization. Everyone has there own goals and know one actually cares about what needs to be done, only that they hit there assigned goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Back office systems are not challenging

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Chartis Insurance Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is good. People are nice, easy to come up to speed with tasks.

    Cons

    Not challenging. Everything is antiquated. I saw people who still used the old accounting calculators with paper receipts, and there were huge volumes of insurance reports from a mainframe wheeled around on chairs every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i don't think the back office matters that much, so I guess it is what it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed. There for 10 yrs in different departments

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chartis Insurance Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits. It is a huge company so they have to comply with the law. You might find a great manager to work with and a superb team, but things change. Eventually, you'll end up with wolves. In the olden days, if you came up with a brilliant business plan for a project or product, you could pitch it and they might well fund it and give you latitude to make it work. If it didn't, your division would be dissolved overnight. If it did, you would be golden. An entrepreneurs dream. I don't know if that model is still in place. All about bottom line though.

    Cons

    No training, and in my division, only tolerate women barely.
    Very poor management style, totally bottom-line driven
    Work you to death
    Early burnout

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust me, they will never listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very unstable company during my years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chartis Insurance Company as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company with history makes it a good place to work while learning to gain experience. Names likes looks good in a resume.

    Cons

    Lack of planning.
    Project managers only checked the dates for the different

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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