Endurance Specialty Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
18 Reviews

2.5
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people are great and the benefits are extremely good. There are always free snacks and drinks on hand in the kitchen. Management is supportive and flexible with scheduling and working remotely. The office is conveniently located near Grand Central in Midtown East.

    Cons

    Cubicle environment. No clear training program. IT has been disorganized in the past, though a new CIO is striving to clean everything up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication between various departments is needed. Our business is not suited to the current open cubicle floor plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Young company that is going through heavy changes to rediscover itself.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    -Modern technology stack.
    -Relatively young, energetic staff with friendly managers.
    -White plains office is clean and located near Main st.
    -Outstanding benefits package along with office perks, summer hours.

    Cons

    -Lack of accountability promotes blame game.
    -Structural reorganization happens more often than it should which contributes to the high turnover rate.
    -Favoritism plagues the company causing double standards amongst departments.
    -Commute to White plains office is a hassle if you don't live around there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Review exit interviews to address the high turnover rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Salary, Work Place

    Cons

    Direct managers/matrix managers don't have answer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to the bottom of the facts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much turmoil, turnover, and transition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits; perks like snacks and free soda which is rare. People at the working levels want to get the right job done.

    Cons

    Way too much negative politics which affects productivity. People are quick to blame others and slow to solve problems. Ongoing turnover and transition has people paralyzed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a consistent message and follow through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really great work/life balance, rarely have I had to work on the weekend. Compensation package is solid. Other employees are generally nice, smart, and helpful. The company is well-regarded in the industry-at-large. Bureaucracy is not too taxing, with some additional effort you can take your own initiatives.

    Cons

    Sometimes the firm seems a bit "silo"-ed, making it difficult to work across teams, but management has made a significant effort to get global teams to share information. It is a bit of a conservative atmosphere that is not always the most fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to get global teams to share to advance new ideas and technology. Promote better communication across different business functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty

    Pros

    The benefits were good. Perks, such as snacks and soda were nice. Which will not probably last to long because they definitely do not value their employees well being.

    Cons

    Where to start, turnover, closing of offices and finger pointing. Probably worst experience in my career. Too much turmoil to speak of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say value your employees more but I am sure that was already
    said and they didn't listen.

  8.  

    Great People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Endurance Specialty as an intern

    Pros

    Great people and office environment

    Cons

    Upper management changes need to be more transparent

  9.  

    Senior Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    You do not need to work crazy hours. Lots of free snacks and drinks too. The commute is not too bad going into Manhattan

    Cons

    There have been a lot of management changes in the past six months or so and there is uncertainty and instability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more to the staff regarding vision and tactical plans. There have been several iterations of unexpected terminations for cost cutting reasons. It has all the staff on edge wondering if there will be more reductions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Endurance Specialty as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and very open door. Good pay, nice little perks, lots of food. Upper management is very approachable. Company has strong prospects! Lots of independence, no baby sitting. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Transitioning senior management. Some practices are a little old fashioned, some people afraid of change or innovation, however, working to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is good! A little less deliberation and more action!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A goog idea done all wrong.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Endurance Specialty as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Free food, relaxed atmospher, young staff.

    Cons

    No accountability. The definition of who you know, not what you know or how you do your job. Halo effect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in a Mercer type company and find out what is wrong. Also, stop with all the late night ball throwing and antics. Ridiculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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