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XL Capital, pretty middle of the road

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Former Employee - Financial Business Analyst  in  Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - Financial Business Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

I worked at XL Group

Pros

The division I worked in allowed me to get exposure to all sides of the business rather than repeating the same tasks. I was given a lot of freedom to get my work done without my manager always watching over my shoulder. I also worked with some of the smartest people I have ever met.

Cons

The company as a whole does not have much spirit or life to it. It is very much a company where you go in and get your work done, then you go home. There was not much corporate culture and it did not offer many functions outside of work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please learn to invest our money in better funds and rework IT so it more functional for the smaller business units.

Approves of CEO

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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 Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great people, technology slightly outdated.

    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Hamilton (Bermuda)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Hamilton (Bermuda)

    I worked at XL Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great hours (9-5)
    Gym membership
    Senior Staff members willing to help

    Cons

    Technology is out of date, computers are old, sometimes lack enough work for interns.

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