RSA Group Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
77 Reviews
3.4
77 Reviews
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RSA Group Chief Executive Officer Stephen Hester
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance (flexible working, flexidays, no long hours/being seen culture) (in 9 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 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Working Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Claims Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Insurance Claims Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Supportive Management
    Team Spirit
    Decent Benefits
    Good Work Life balance

    Cons

    compensation
    lack of movement
    health benefits lacking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Truly global

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Highly international environment. Great at cross-border learning.

    Cons

    Lack of decision power and regid reporting culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the reporting to what you actually need and read

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sweet and sour

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Trainer in Chelmsford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Trainer in Chelmsford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good people, constantly changing, good mid management, wages are fair and opportunities are there if you want to take them due to the size of the organisation

    Cons

    Recently appointed CEO making job cuts in all the wrong places, poor loss making books of business being held onto, reserving policies!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond job cuts and into the business that is written

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Okay to work for, but lots of procedures for procedures. (RSA Dublin.)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at RSA Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent people, flex-time, sports and social club. good work life balance.

    Cons

    very long pay freeze, ambition rather than aptitude mistaken for lot's of senior roles, so lot's of monkey's doing the wrong roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR need to improve drastically. Lack of correct info at all levels, lots of mistakes made. No-one ever held accountable in HR.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Global, profesional environment and good opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RSA Group

    Pros

    I have been 10 years with RSA based in 5 different countries in America and Europe. It is a great place to work despite the latest problems of the company. I think the worse already passed

    Cons

    The problems of the last year with Ireland and UK make the company a bit unstable specially for those working in emerging markets. It is a shame all Central and Eastern Europe had to disappear. It seems the new management have it all under control now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep attention on emerging markets as there will be the opportunities for the company to grow globally in the future.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    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 an 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
  9.  

    Good hours, but do not care about the employees, very repetative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services
    Current Employee - Client Services

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

    Pros

    Great people, there is almost always someone there to help you when you have questions. They tend to usually work the schedule around other commitments that employees have except during during busy season

    Cons

    They do not pay attention to problems that arise between employees and management at times and sometimes management involves itself in the problem and makes it worst. They are not big on seniority as the company has fired people that have worked here for more then 8 years. And it's a very repetitive job with little to no chance of moving up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the problems that people have in the comany. Make it easier for people to raise problems that they may be having by ensuring that managers act as managers and not trying to make problems worst for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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 an 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
  11.  

    Enjoyable 17 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Friendly team of staff. A company that allowed progression for those that wanted to work hard and improve.

    Cons

    A challenging environment for Insurance companies meant that they could not continue with the same level of high staff numbers. Easier to keep the cheap ones rather than those with the knowledge and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow enough time and resources to allow the quality staff to do a good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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