Endurance Specialty Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. Good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, low stress level

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of


  2. Constantly changing culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Endurance Specialty (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits were great. I also worked with a great team for part of my time at Endurance. There was some flexibility with working remotely.

    Cons

    During my 8.5 years there, I had five different bosses. There was a lot of in-house drama and bureaucracy.


  3. Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Endurance Specialty

    Pros

    Great Work Environment To Thrive In

    Cons

    There was not really a con


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  5. Good company, upper management not so great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice new office, well equipped necessary tools.

    Cons

    -Inconsistent policies from upper management -Too frequent re org -Finger pointing

    Advice to Management

    Motivate employees by rewarding them for good work, instead of by fear


  6. In the beginning under under the leadership of Ken LeStrange, the company was a wonderful organization!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality training, access to senior management, open door to share thoughts and feeling about what's working & what is not.

    Cons

    Everything changed under John Charman's leadership (the third CEO). People are afraid to speak up in fear that they will lose their jobs. He is an authocratic leader and truly does not care about the people. Also, he brought in plenty of leadership from Axis Capital when he bought the company and terminated to many quality Endurance leaders, which sent a very bad message to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities for advancement are too political. Bring back the training teh company use to offer.


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

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

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    -Review exit interviews to address the high turnover rate.


  8. Good Experience

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

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Salary, Work Place

    Cons

    Direct managers/matrix managers don't have answer

    Advice to Management

    Get to the bottom of the facts


  9. Helpful (1)

    Too much turmoil, turnover, and transition

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

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    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 Management

    Have a consistent message and follow through.


  10. Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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