RSA Group

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RSA Group Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
83 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance (flexible working, flexidays, no long hours/being seen culture) (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people, there is almost always someone there to help you when you have questions (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Lots of red tape but with the new strategies coming in this is starting to change for the better and and new process updated everyday (in 3 reviews)

  • Constant threat of redundancy and not enough staff to do the job we have to do in many departments (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Like underwriting PI, RSA is not for you.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PI Underwriter in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PI Underwriter in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at RSA Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are so few and far between it's not worth mentioning.

    Cons

    No challenges other than churn, no thinking just get those quotes out. No wonder they are pulling out of classes so readily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a pair and admit where you have gone wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A place to learn what you don't want in an employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Underwriter in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Underwriter in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)

    I worked at RSA Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for this organisation

    Cons

    Demanding people managers, who have little to no understanding of the technical tasks at hand and simply wish to enforce policies without reference to common sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think carefully about who you appoint to people mangembt roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ordinary

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

    I worked at RSA Group

    Pros

    Development opportunities exist for new joinees

    Cons

    Too much stakeholder management
    People afraid to take decisions
    Employees could be sacrificed for meeting bottomline results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid Politicking and favouritism
    Aim for organic growth
    Do not sacrifice employees for meeting business results- will not help in the long run

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at RSA Group

    Pros

    - flex days, life balance days, time off

    Cons

    - Micro managed, lower end on the pay scale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Empower employees to make risk selection

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Low morale of staff.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)

    I worked at RSA Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Was a very friendly working environment. Everyone in the office knows each other and everyone is very approachable if you need any help.

    Cons

    Some members of staff were unprofessional at times and for a FTSE 100 organisation, it is not expected from its staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    RSA Ireland

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RSA Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People, benefits, training are all pros. No salary increase in last few years but only voluntary redundancies

    Cons

    Disagree with other reviewer about HR, 1 or 2 weak people in the function, but rest are great. Like rest of us, too much work with too few people. Management and new CEO needs to do something about that

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Last 3 years was close to being in Hell

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Management in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Claims Management in London, England (UK)

    I worked at RSA Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pension was good and some other benefits around my job.

    Cons

    Short term management changes, Never thought about the customer always the cost base, every year was a threat of redundancy or changes to working location. Very unsettling. Middle Management always looking to promote themselves at the detriment to the people they had responsibility for. Don't turn your back on someone unless you want a knife in it. Prior to Andy Haste CEO it was a great place to work. How a place can turn so quickly with all the wrong people climbing the ladders of promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your staff first who will then look after the customers, well looked after customers will make the business a great business. Don't let Offshorers have any contact with the customer in regards to claims and complaints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor company to work for with opportunities to progress, non existent.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trading Underwriter in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trading Underwriter in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at RSA Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good managers, best place to come for a few years to get training then leave to command good salary increase in the insurance market ;)

    Cons

    Low pay, promised the world nothing forthcoming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to bring pay inline with market otherwise will keep losing experienced staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sherbrooke, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sherbrooke, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at RSA Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits (it's an insurance company
    Brand new office in downtown location
    Co-workers
    It's a 300 year old company and looks decent on a resume

    Cons

    The pay is poor for what we have to deal with
    Team leaders are largely incompetent
    Few chances for progression
    No coaching since I've been here
    Good work is not recognized
    They're not afraid to fire people who have been here for 10+ years
    The few positions that open up are given to external candidates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary review
    Think before you promote
    Don't shove your corporate culture down our throats

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Travel Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Travel Sales Representative in Sherbrooke, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Travel Sales Representative in Sherbrooke, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at RSA Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice, new office
    Some co-workers add to the ambience
    Possibility to do some OT
    Not bad for a little while out of university

    Cons

    Leaders are largely incompetent, not helpful
    No chances to further yourself
    Pay is bad for the amount of work you do
    They fire employees who have been here 10+ years due to "restructuring"
    Feedback we give leads to nothing
    Everybody is looking for jobs elsewhere, understandably
    Good work goes unrecognized
    Very "cliquey"
    The few and far between higher positions are given to external candidates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within
    Recognize good work
    Allow for higher compensation or commission
    Offer chance to further yourself
    Stop promoting your unqualified friends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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