RSA Group Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
72 Reviews

3.4
72 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 8 reviews)

  • Family friendly, team spirited, fun (in 3 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.  

    benefits instead of employes

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    Current Employee - Claim Adjuster  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Claim Adjuster in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good place. good people nice place

    Cons

    they prefer profits instead of the employees,,,,
    change is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operational Risk Subdirector  in  Mexico City (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Operational Risk Subdirector in Mexico City (Mexico)

    I worked at RSA Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people, a lot of trainings, excellent environment and work life balance

    Cons

    There are no cons, but the salary could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change people that is avoiding innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Like underwriting PI, RSA is not for you.

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    Former Employee - PI Underwriter  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PI Underwriter in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at RSA Group full-time for 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
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  5.  

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

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    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 for 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
  6.  

    Good opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work/ learn on things outside role

    Cons

    business in challenging times - full focus on numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate whats going on

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

    Good employer

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at RSA Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture and team work across all sites in the UK. They are investing in staff development more-so now, and are modernizing somewhat with the use of social networks externally and internally. I worked for RSA in the UK for 7 years and did enjoy my job. There is a reason they rate highly in the 'Best (big) Companies to work for' in 2012,13 . They are really supportive to any personal issues you may have ie long term sick, etc Good HR department. Reasonable benefits (insurance staff discount, pensions, sharebuild )

    Cons

    The usual office politics.
    The structure needs sorting out - as in team structure - some areas have vast amounts of contractors, when there are internally great staff that can do the work . I think they sometimes struggle to realise this. This could be true of any large employer though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on what you say you will do. Some great developments , but still needs work .

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Underwriter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RSA Group full-time

    Pros

    Typical UK style
    International Company
    Well company environment
    Good staff relationship and good labor union

    Cons

    conservative style
    Inefficient operation system
    Slow growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good work life balance, but chaos is king

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst  in  Horsham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Horsham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Great work life balance (flexible working, flexidays, no long hours/being seen culture)
    - Some genuinely good and interesting people, the odd ego but far less than seen at competitors
    - Intelligent colleagues who genuinely know what they're talking about, not bluffing
    - Dress down in non customer facing roles
    - Pay seems to be slightly above industry average for similar roles/location

    Cons

    - Lots of reshuffles across the business with a complicated management structure
    - Lack of willing to really innovate
    - Unsuitable people being promoted who aren't up to the job but just left to carry on
    - Some poor computer systems
    - Senior management plough ahead with ideas despite being given evidence that they aren't good ideas
    - Some VERY bitter people
    - Direction and priorities seem to change too much and incoherently leaving a lot of people bewildered
    - No idea what the company's direction and strategy actually is, beyond the usual "Be the Best General Insurer" buzzphrase that all GIs use
    - Lots of consultants coming in to do jobs that internal people could and would like to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen to the people below you. Don't ask them for evidence of an idea and plough ahead with it regardless when you've been given evidence it makes no sense whatsoever

    - Treat people consistently

    - Reshuffles really make everyone a lot more angry than you realise. Ask if it's REALLY necessary

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

    Too many changes

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    Current Employee - Underwriting Consultant  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Underwriting Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    It is a 300 year old company so has a good brand in the industry. Bonuses are great when the company is doing well.

    Cons

    RSA does not value its employees. Recently laid off lots of people and many forced to retire early.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value those that have potential, not those that have been there for 30 years but do not know what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Comfortable but frustrating at RSA UK

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

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

    Pros

    A family of friendly people and a healthy work life balance. Some senior leaders are trying to change the culture. Career wise, if your face fits, you'll do well, for many years.

    Cons

    The comfortable environment has led to a great deal of complacency. A comfy pair of slippers with a stifling risk averse attitude. Highly beauracratic and top down hierachal structure. Recent news worthy events have meant the best thing about RSA (satability) is no more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those in positions more junior than you - they can offer useful insights. Stop being afraid of the Executive Team - they need a bit of healthy challenge!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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