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XL Capital, a company that could make the grade

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

I have been working at XL Catlin

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

good people operating under heavy bureaucracy. The company is made up of several fiefdoms.

Cons

1. The company has lost its way
2. Management has no serious plan to turn company around
3. Management does not communicate well
4. Who you know get you far
5. IT services is pathetic
6. Nonsensical acquisition strategy,

Advice to Management

1. Change the board
2. off load unprofitable business
3. Outsource IT, look for options at a minimum.
4. Attract and retain top talent. There are too many 'B' and 'C' players, need top tier talent

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    good, short, informative, ex[eriecned hr

    Cons

    takes too much time, talk nonsense, annoying

    Advice to Management

    please change that aircond and water machine


  2. Okay-ish

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time

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

    Pros

    Nice enough people. Same as in any organization. Some good, some bad. Nice canteen. Good support staff.

    Cons

    No real upward career prospects. Lots of empire building by established middle management with no real thought for the troops on the ground and what they want to achieve in the future. Lots of rhetoric, not so much action. Attitude to work life balance from XL side poor. Attitude to flexible working is very poor. Attitude to appraisals by management poor. This isn't for want of trying by senior management.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to empire build, help your subordinates have their own teams instead of having as many direct reports as possible. Pay close attention to appraisals and career goals.


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