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THE PETER PRINCIPLE STILL RINGS TRUE

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Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Peoria, IL
Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Peoria, IL

I have been working at Argo Group

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

They are a growing company.

Cons

They 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 Management

Get 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.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Argo Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Small company with some potential but little management focus

    Cons

    Management talent is very spotty

    Advice to Management

    Hire better middle managers

  2. Helpful (2)

    Clueless CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argo Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented, hard working staff and middle management

    Cons

    Worked 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.

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