QBE North America Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance is above average for industry (in 9 reviews)

  • Allowed to work from home when needed to (Only if you worked a manager that was understanding) (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are related to or are friends with upper management you are on easy street (in 9 reviews)

  • North America operation had made some poor choices and new leadership is now trying to clean up the mess (in 5 reviews)

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  1. OK

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Operator
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Operator

    I have been working at QBE North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Coworkers going thru the same thing.

    Cons

    Not knowing what job future is.


  2. Good benefits but miserable employees

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun Prairie, WI

    I have been working at QBE North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, family friendly, global company

    Cons

    Terrible employee morale due to offshoring


  3. Limited opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Irvine, CA

    I worked at QBE North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people who are hard working and smart, interesting work on various projects

    Cons

    Adoption of new project management framework has been challenging


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  5. Huge job cuts and no focus

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Data & Analytics Specialist in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Data & Analytics Specialist in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at QBE North America (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary ok Good benefits Nice office Flexible work from home

    Cons

    Typical Corporate America company. Underwhelming management Focused on share price and not employees

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy your travel to Manila


  6. Helpful (3)

    Once a great organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    I worked at QBE North America (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Upward mobility, salary, collegiate environment & overall excellent benefits (401k, Medical etc)

    Cons

    Constant lay-offs! Massive resource pooling and exit of longtime staff members, some whom had been previously singled out for excellence, as it shifted operations to outsourcing. IMHO, too much unnecessary cost cutting.

    Advice to Management

    Way too many well paid middle management, and useless project managers for a company that size.


  7. do overs

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

    I have been working at QBE North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quiet leader in the industry. Company does care about your success but

    Cons

    But.... senior management can't seem to decide which direction to take. There's a constant do over on our mission, our structure, and everything else. You know that mission statement? I think we've had a few the last couple years.

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out? Your missteps are costing people jobs.


  8. Excellent position and people were great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Quality Assurance Consultant in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Quality Assurance Consultant in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at QBE North America (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    All are willing to work as a team. Share knowledge, get things done

    Cons

    Job replacement by offshore too drastic

    Advice to Management

    Retain the good. Weed out the bad


  9. QBE Transformation

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at QBE North America

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

    Pros

    There once were pros for working at the division of QBE I worked for, however once QBE decided to make their Global Transformation it is very diffiuclt to recall the Pros.

    Cons

    Executive planners are out of touch with what tools and staffing is needed to achive corporate objectives for the business. Instead of working with front line leaders they make decisions being several levels removed without understanding the down stream impacts to productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Excecutive decision makes need to have open discussions with frontline managers in regards to assist in determining the impact re-directing the busienss strategy will have on productivity and the customers.


  10. Needs Improvement/Direction

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QBE North America full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Great people.

    Cons

    Benefits are not applied equally across management. The company keeps losing clients. Systems are old. The company is directionless.

    Advice to Management

    Think strategically across the board. Stop worrying about yourself. Consider how your actions affect those below you and hold the company together.


  11. Great company and culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moon Township, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moon Township, PA

    I worked at QBE North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have an extremely flexible work environment and employees are respected and input is welcome. Management is very open and honest

    Cons

    They are currently in the process of reorganization and downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    None I can think of.



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