QBE Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Sherrie Brown

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Processor Team Lead in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Document Processor Team Lead in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QBE (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great with learning about the company.

    Cons

    Wasn't fair when it came to experience to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Yes I more of a supervisor then a team lead.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Company going under

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Operations Team Lead in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Insurance Operations Team Lead in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QBE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is ok, hours are pretty good

    Cons

    Too many layoffs, senior management made terrible decisions on who should stay and who should go based on pay. They should reflect on how the decision will affect the staff and the company in the long run. Sometimes the best choice is not the immediate bottom line but the company's goals in the long run. I left, not laid off because of the decisions that were made. Many others are leaving for the same reason.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, sometimes you need to consider how your staff will be affected by the choices that are made, not just the bottom line.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Lack of empowerment, vision, and weak leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QBE full-time

    Pros

    Great people working hard to keep the company from sinking, good benefits, above average bonus potential, good pay, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Lack of empowerment, huge silos, no plan or vision, mass chaos, lack of alignment amongst senior leadership, cut throat culture, it's all about the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Build a vision, give your employees a path, empower them as they truly want you to be successful, listen to your people - they know how to fix the current situation, just let them, put people first and watch your financials improve as a result.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Don

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros, don't work here.

    Cons

    Lied to and evaded by management for 8 months that my position was temp-to-hire before they revealed that it was in fact not. Everyone with experience, who actually knows the systems and processes has either been fired or left willingly. Not allowed a day off, even unpaid, including holidays the entire time I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with basic human dignity and you might have a few left.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Sr. Data Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was with QBE as a consultant before they were spun off from BofA, when they were Balboa insurance, and when they were purchased by QBE International. Overall, it was a good place to work and I was treated well as a consultant, overall. I took the position since it was supposed to go full time. Pay as a contractor was about average. The reason I went there, though, was the promise of a full time position.

    Cons

    My permanent hiring was delayed after the spin off and acquisition due to several hiring freezes. When I was finally offered a position, I was told that all positions were scaled based on the number of people reporting to you and on no other factor. Because I was technical and not managerial I had no one reporting directly to me (although I did all the programming for four groups). The salary that was offered was less than half my contracting rate and which would have been refused by an entry level person. I left two weeks after that.

    Advice to Management

    Obviously, you can not be expected to retain qualified technical people with your philosophy on pay scale being only on numbers of direct reports. You might want to reconsider your salary structure.


  7. rewarding with advancement for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Client Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly people and location to work with

    Cons

    meeting deadlines with 99% accuracy rate

    Advice to Management

    moe communication


  8. Constant change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Sun Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Accountant in Sun Prairie, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities and never boring.

    Cons

    Top down approach with sometimes unrealistic expectations.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great people, flexible work schedule

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is good, not much in the way of politics or other in-fighting you might find at other companies. Opportunities exist for growth.

    Cons

    Business transformation can be difficult at times. Senior leadership changes cause delays and hold ups. Resource limitations can also be challenging at times.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Great people to work with, but poor executive management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QBE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked with a lot of great people here and it was a very positive and collaborative environment.

    Cons

    The direction of the company changed drastically over the last few years and it lead to a bad work environment. The employees could only take so much and it drove a lot of people away and led to a lot of layoffs.


  11. Accounting Inter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay for an internship

    Cons

    lack of guidance from managers

    Advice to Management

    stucture the internships better, so that I am not sitting at my desk with nothing to do (and trust me i'm not lazy, I asked around for more tasks and such)



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