HSB Group
3.1 of 5 8 reviews
www.hsb.com Hartford, CT 1000 to 5000 Employees

HSB Group Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014

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Douglas G. Elliot

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Insurance/Engineering Co

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Hartford, CT

    ProsHSB Group was a good place to work. It was a bit disorganized at times, but it was mainly due to trying new techniques. They had some great people who worked there.

    ConsThere was little room for promotion and there were people who came to work everyday where no one knew what exactly they did. The company needs to be more forward looking. Although they do not cater to personal consumers, an up dated website would do wonders regardless...

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more opportunities to learn the business and solicit suggestions from employees who may be more engaged in upcoming technologies.

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    Underwriting Assistant

    Underwriting Assistant (Former Employee)
    Wayne, PA

    ProsWork/Life Balance
    Work from Home Option
    Team Camaraderie

    ConsMicro Management
    Have to Temp for 6 months
    Not enough Staff to distribute Work
    High Turnover
    Rush training to get employees out on the work floor

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease department head count
    Increase Pay
    Implement a more sound training module so that employees can work confidently

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    just another job

    Customer Service (Former Employee)
    Wayne, PA

    ProsThe company advances and demotes an individual quickly. Partly because they are quick to make decisions without looking at the whole picture.

    Conscompany culture is not the best. Very click-ish and more about who you know rather than what you know. A lot of people are overlooked because of this.

    Advice to Senior Managementinvest more in your employees and then sit back and watch them soar. They are some amazing people there who would/could do some amazing things. It really comes down to who you know. Not the way a couple should be run.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Average work place, company micro-manages employees.

    Inspector (Current Employee)
    Scio, OR

    ProsWell established copmany, world wide corporate presents.

    ConsMicro managent of employees through corporate developed software programs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees as people, not field operations robots that have to deal with very difficult operating systems.

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    Low point in my working life

    Assistant Underwriter (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsI am struggling to think of any good things about working at the company. One thing I can say is that there is no pressure on people to perform whatsoever and the hours are purely 9-5 with no overtime or extra effort required. This may be a pro for people, e.g.: working parents or those who don't want to progress. For me, it was not good as it meant the general attitude in the office was one of a company in terminal decline with employees who did not care.

    Cons1. Lack of any paths of progression within the company
    HSB was full of employees who had been there for years without moving forward. The Senior Management did not provide training or opportunities to widen their skillset, or encourage people to take exams and there was no structured progression

    2. Pay / Benefits
    Out of kilter with the rest of the London insurance market

    3. Staff
    Many staff who did not care about their job / the company and gave across a bad impression of the company when they met people from other companies in the industry

    4. Bad relationships with London market brokers
    HSB talks a good talk but does not back it up with substance / action. As such, many brokers feel they lie and do not like to work with them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in yoru staff and trus them to do their jobs - offer them training and support. A number of the current staff should be moved to the Manchester office as they are not London market standard.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Production Underwriter (Current Employee)

    ProsDoes a good job of keeping employees informed.

    ConsCompensation could be better. Lots of work expected, but pay does not match the effort.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, a very good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible attitude toward employees who performed. Ability to advance was good.

    ConsToo many employees who didn´t think outside of the box.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward creativity and cut loose the mgmt that are from the old guard.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Claim Assessor (Current Employee)

    Pros- people here is really friendly, they offer a lot of help to employee

    Cons- the work is repeated within the operational department and really quite boring

    Advice to Senior Management- the senior management here is really nice and lead the whole team well

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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