Hiscox
3.3 of 5 9 reviews
www.hiscoxgroup.com Hamilton, Bermuda 1000 to 5000 Employees

Hiscox Reviews

Updated May 10, 2014
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3.3 9 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Hiscox CEO Bronek Masojada

Bronek Masojada

(8 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A place where hard work is expected, but not always recognized.

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Armonk, NY

    ProsTime off, work/life balance, not a high-stress work environment, business casual, friendly co-workers, friendly management team, growing company, young company

    Consneed to self educate to move up, hard work expected but not often rewarded, salaries below average, flat organization with few opportunities to advance within role

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good luck advancing within the company,

    Underwriting Analyst (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsInteresting work. I like to stay busy so the workload was appreciated. Also the complexities of unique claims was interesting and exciting.

    ConsENtry level employees are neglected.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more involved with your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hiscox is a fantastic fast paced company who look after their staff

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsFast paced, learn a lot and quickly, treat their staff excellently including awesome Xmas parties! Great benefits, good work-life balance

    ConsThere's a lot of the same type of personality types; 'bolshy' and not afraid of challenges which makes sense theoretically to move forward but It seems this makes projects go around in circles whilst everyone is too busy challenging to actually get anything done

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand your workforce to hire people who are not like you

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stimulating

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsValues driven and a nice place to work

    ConsCommunication can be an issue

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company where the values really matter

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsIn short, the people. You will work with intelligent, driven but empathetic colleagues. You will learn a tremendous amount in culture that absolutely reflects the values of the company. I've never worked in a company where the values are so ingrained in the people. The working environment and benefits are also excellent.

    ConsThere is a bias towards underwriting and underwriters which I guess is natural given the business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOne woman on the senior management team isn't enough.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An incredibly supportive environment with significant investment in interns

    Underwriter (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsAn excellent intern salary; small internship scheme means a significant amount is invested in intern training and development. I was given a significant individual project which was of great value to the company - larger internship schemes with bigger companies might not necessarily give you such scope to be noticed.

    ConsNot necessarily enough links with graduates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement some kind of mentor system for interns

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mix of old world London Market conservative managment fighting new world globalisation ambitions.

    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsVery ambitious, aggressive growth plans. UK London Market centric, but with large European and US expansion plans. Rewards commitment and performance well.

    ConsStruggling to transition effectively from small company to big company mentality. Limited investment in IT but big plans - creates conflict. Sales led, but IT struggling to keep up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the paperwork and bureaucracy; simplify the performance review process - doesn't motivate staff as you intended; continue moves to reduce reliance on London Market lines.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you're not an Underwriter, Hiscox is not a good place to work.

    Operations Technician (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGenerous Wine Hamper at Christmas
    Beautiful office building, with some interesting art around the place
    Some of the corporate parties are pretty good

    ConsEmployees are not judged on their merits
    You need to be the right 'type of person' to progress at Hiscox
    Some Senior Underwriters have colossal egos and can be very easily upset by the presence of others less perfect than themselves
    Career progression is not clear and many people are recruited without proper consideration of able internal candidates

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't oversell the jobs. Listen to your employees, don't be so underwriter-focussed. We know they bring in the top line, but other business areas are important too. Don't perpetuate the 'JFDI' attitude.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    poor career progression

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prosa truly great brand value

    Consno career progression and very boring work

    Advice to Senior Managementpro-active attitude to career development, mentoring, stop hiring over qualified people for tasks that are too easy, too many very very young employees with very low education

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