General Re

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The open environment encourages collaboration

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at General Re

Pros

There is an open environment where everyone, regardless of title, has the same workspace. This puts everyone on a level playing field and encourages collaboration.

Cons

There could be more input into the decision making process for junior staff on issues that effect everyone; often people find out more through the grapevine than through senior management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Diversify into other product areas that will enable the firm to ride out the storm when catastrophic events occur simultaneously.

Recommends
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Re

    Pros

    Reputation
    Financial stability
    Large organization supports multiple career choices within the same umbrella organization (you don't have to leave the Gen Re Group to try something new)

    Cons

    Large organization isn't always in touch with what makes sense
    Reputation causes some to be arrogant or dismissive of client issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get expenses under control--it's great having the financial stability of Berkshire behind you, but if you're just going to whither on the vine slowly, you're not serving the Berkshire shareholders. Make a plan to create a viable entity INCLUDING expenses in the next year or two, or start putting some stuff into run-off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work and a vast majority of the employees are very good people and a pleasure to work with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Re

    Pros

    Very good compensation and benefits with a very strong 401k program.

    Cons

    Some middle managers are not very good people managers and/or are technically qualified for their position. How they rise within the company maybe be more by their political connections than competence..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful of promotions of managers that have no people skills. These manages manage up, i.e. they manage their own managers and really do know or care about their subordinates.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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