General Re

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Skill set stagnation,Technological leadership lacking.

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Former Employee - Developer in Hartford, CT
Former Employee - Developer in Hartford, CT

I worked at General Re

Pros

The base pay is commensurate with the market and the benefits package is reasonable, but the technology use is at least ten years behind the times and there is a big technology deficit in leadership and in the trenches as well. At the time of hire the initial base compensation was good, but there was not cost of living adjustment, the only adjustment was in bonus which really depended on your relationship with your supervisor. If you can become pals with you supervisor you can pretty much do anything you want. The retirement match was very good during my tenure.

Cons

They model used for bonuses and promotion seems to be the buddy system. Unless you are friends with your supervisor, you won't be promoted or bonused fairly. They is a great disparity for non-management level at both compensation levels and bonuses. Abilities and skillsets were not taken into account at all. The technical level of leadership will cause the use of technology to stagnate and you will find your career a decade behind the times, which is ok if you adopt the mindset of the retiring y2K cobal developers and just have a desire to do assembly line style development until it's time for you to retire.

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  1.  

    Old fashioned workplace trying to catch up

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Re full-time

    Pros

    Low Pressure, Friendly environment, Older workforce, Very Family Oriented, Flexible, Flat Organization, Large Bonus Potential, Employee Training Focused, Easy to Stand out and create your own brand.

    Cons

    No paternity leave, however, generous benefits, perks and flexible schedules. Senior work forve, no many employees under 35 in any division or sub-company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid, well run company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at General Re full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good parent company that is stable and will likely be around for many lifetimes. Intellectually challenging environment that offers you some upward movement possibilities.

    Cons

    A bit stodgy and slow moving at times. Top heavy (with baby boomers) with lots of folks who have trouble handing over the reigns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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