Reinsurance Group of America

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Reinsurance Group of America Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
32 Reviews
3.6
32 Reviews
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Reinsurance Group of America President and Chief Executive Officer Greig Woodring
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  1.  

    Excellent company to work for, very helpful and friendly people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Chesterfield, MO

    I have been working at Reinsurance Group of America as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, can work from home if needed

    Cons

    No real network training for new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Time there had its pluses and minuses.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America

    Pros

    Great place to work if you're an actuary. Benefits are good. Nice 401(k) match and immediate vesting.

    Cons

    Company is growing and starting to be more bureaucratic; lots of rules now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up on the bureaucracy.

  3.  

    Solid Business, no real diversity at HQ

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America

    Pros

    As an actuary you get premium pay
    Company investing in revamp of systems
    New blood is good, more needed
    Lots of long tenured smart people

    Cons

    Company struggling with change but despite itself and the culture does well financially
    Lots of people on the market which is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive team needs team building and leadership training. They are individually good/smart

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  5.  

    Awesome place to work at!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - IT in Chesterfield, MO

    I have been working at Reinsurance Group of America as an intern

    Pros

    I love this company. great environment, ethics and value and they pay really well. As an intern, I have been treated like an actual employee since the first day I started working. So many opportunities especially in the IT field

    Cons

    I don't have an cons at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    IT Is Going Downhill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People are very friendly. The business is relatively stable.

    Cons

    I found it very difficult to actually accomplish anything within IT. The politics and old corporate mindset stopped short any attempt at innovation or progress. Every tool/solution has to meet the needs of the entire department, and so nothing ever happens. The clients have not been exposed to proper IT practices and so that is an additional barrier to getting anything right. All in all not a toxic environment, but a frustrating one. It is attracting and retaining people who are just there for a paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jettison your 90's model of IT and empower your teams to innovate again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No enterprise view of IT

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

    I have been working at Reinsurance Group of America full-time

    Pros

    Ability to make a difference

    Cons

    IT Leadership very immature
    Very political

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic Experience

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

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America

    Pros

    Great people. Best people I have ever worked with. Some of the top employees i've ever seen. They have an excellent training program and actually want to invest in their employees.

    Cons

    Too much of a cubicle atmosphere. It's great to be able to go to any of your team's areas but at the same time, you feel as though you are cooped up in your corner for the majority of the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    If you are contractor than read this

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I don't see any Pros.

    Cons

    I was taken into RGA saying that the work would be for 4 yrs with better budget. But I was laid out less than 6 months. Even one of the contractor from other team was told that she has came here on 4 yrs project and was laid out in 2 months. So beware of this company. Don't simply believe that the project lasts for years. Also one of my friend's colleague called me other day to check about this company and surprisingly what I heard from him is He got a project in RGA on a 6 months contract to hire basis and was told him that its a 4 yrs project. I suggested him not to believe the duration since there is no guarantee. FYI - I did my job 100% satisfied and met all my deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    'RGA' Please stop bluffing people. Tell employees that the project is of 3 - 6+ months than saying your golden word i.e. 4 yrs

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

    Great company with an unfortunate flaw

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facultative Underwriter  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Facultative Underwriter in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Reinsurance Group of America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Successful Company. Industry leader. Hardworking and loyal employees. Good pay, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    RGA is an Underwriting SWEATSHOP. Pure and simple- make no mistake about it. Underwriters are expected to sacrifice personal lives- evenings, weekends, holidays, time with family, health, well-being and even PTO in order to meet overwhelming workload demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better idea.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It has been okay.

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

    I have been working at Reinsurance Group of America

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Not much career growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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