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Overall good company, but would highly recommend not working there.

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Former Employee - Tax in Stamford, CT
Former Employee - Tax in Stamford, CT

I worked at General Re

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

-Benefits are good.
-Salary is above average compared to other companies.
-Work/life balance is attainable.
-New facilities
-Solid company with strong reputation.

Cons

-Turnover is very high compared to other groups due to all the listed cons.
-Employee morale is very low.
-Tone at the top environment does not promote collaboration.
-Lack of consistency among middle managers.
-Feedback development is very poor compared to professional benchmarks.
-Managements consistently lacks the skills to professional develop young professionals seen with high turnover.

Advice to Management

Identify the causes of the issues and take necessary steps to resolve and improve the overall environment and image of the company.

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  1. Good Place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trumbull, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trumbull, CT

    I worked at General Re

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life ballance - for the most part 9 to 5

    Cons

    Older demographic
    outdated systems
    slow paced office

    Advice to Management

    bring in younger employees to livin up the office environment

  2. Helpful (2)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    360 reviews, and proper follow up.

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