Willis Re

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  1.  

    Pleasant enough place to work, especially in this economy

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues in my department and coworkers in the office. Direct manager is very good about balancing work / life scheduling.

    Cons

    Seems that non-brokers are secondary citizens--in terms of opportunities for advancement, money for training, etc. It's a pity, very frustrating...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remember that non-brokers are interested in advancing in their careers. Please also think about how to better unify US and non-US.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Willis Re was unorganized and lacked direction and personal feedback.

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

    Pros

    Willis was pretty flexible with working hours and allowed employees to work from home often. Willis is small and has much potential for growth.

    Cons

    Willis employees lacked basic organizational skills. Projects were started and abandoned at random, meetings were long and meandering, clients were frustrated with unclear communication and constant lateness. Employees who felt underpaid abused expense accounts and the lack of diversity in this all boys club is pretty astounding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better feedback and take more time to train underperforming employees rather than letting them ride of the backs of others.

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

    No management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Catastrophe Management  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Catastrophe Management in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Nice co workers and good people in general
    Salaries are ok if you do not have good demand in the market

    Cons

    No management at all
    No clear strategy and planing by the head
    No recognisation and encouragement for talent
    "It is not democracy"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Straighten the management before it gets too worse.
    Try to retain your good talent.
    Your employers also deserve some perks, respect other than your group Chairman

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    No value of employee

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

    Pros

    Enjoy the job and the required skills

    Cons

    Horrible Benefits - Large Health deductible plus 20% Co-Par above
    No compensation transparency - Best way to get a raise is to be perceived to be at risk for leaving company, forget loyalty and length of employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to your current employees and promote loyalty and success from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Willis Re

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Geat building, cafeteria, gym, showers, view
    - Top management clever and friendly
    - Good exposure to international clients
    - travel

    Cons

    - poor communcation from manager
    - low salary
    - bonus has to be repaid if leaving the company within 3 years - prorata temporis
    - lack of clarity regarding bonus
    - very poor management
    - travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Do more to retain good potential
    - pay more attention to manager behaviour
    - continue to position Willis Re as a challenger

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