XL Catlin Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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XL Catlin CEO Michael McGavick
Michael McGavick
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, quite good pay master (in 9 reviews)

  • I previously worked at another global company, but never got the day-to-day engagement with global colleagues like I do here at XL (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There is very definitely a line between what is allowed and what isn't, ESPECIALLY from senior management to their staff (in 4 reviews)

  • I haven't wanted to leave so no cons right now (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at XL Catlin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Detailed intern program, enjoyable experience.

    Cons

    Not much underwriting experience, or contact with team.

    Advice to Management

    Great program


  2. Helpful (1)

    Disaster

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Worker in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at XL Catlin

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

    Pros

    Not much lately - stress levels are through the roof. People dropping like flies.

    Cons

    Painful integration - Catlin culture is gone


  3. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    XL has an entrepreneurial culture that empowers employees and fuels innovation. It is a great place to work and grow.

    Cons

    I have found more opportunities for lateral job growth than vertical growth...perhaps due in part to an org structure that is flatter than typical insurance companies.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent job. Keep up the good work.


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  5. Receptionist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XL Catlin

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly, company is very accommodating to employees.

    Cons

    long work hours, can be exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. AVP

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at XL Catlin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and challenging projects to work on. Good working conditions and location. People are compensated fairly.

    Cons

    Whenever there is a hurricane, earthquake, tsunami or any other natural disaster in the world, bonuses are affected. No matter how hard you worked during the year, you suffer because losses have to be paid.

    Advice to Management

    Management should allow for career advancement of employees. Many people are in the same position for years.


  7. Decent company with very good senior management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XL Catlin

    Pros

    Good strategic vision from senior executives

    Cons

    Poor recognition of value and no growth in market

    Advice to Management

    Make sure money is spent wisely


  8. Company with talented, motivated people often challenged by misaligned senior executive team

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at XL Catlin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global culture - XL Group is a great place to get exposure to many ways of doing business around the world
    Variety of assignments - XL Group has a diverse set up products and operates in many geographies. There is always a unique challenge to take on

    Cons

    XL Group operates as many different businesses with little unified direction from senior leadership. This may provide an empowering experience to business leads, but it creates a challenging environment for those who work across businesses, such as IT, Finance, Procurement, etc

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more. In 2010 - 2011, there was extensive, valuable communication about corporate strategy as company emerged from tough situation during economic downturn. The past couple of years the only communication seems to be the announcements of senior leaders departing or being hired. Little communication of company vision has been made of recent.


  9. Tech Service Mgr

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Serv Manager in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Tech Serv Manager in Exton, PA

    I worked at XL Catlin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work variety, great bench depth and resources

    Cons

    Political jostling between departments. Hard to get promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes


  10. Great Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XL Catlin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Resourceful, Friendly, Collaborative, love this place.

    Cons

    Career Development Scope could be improved.


  11. Flexible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XL Catlin

    Pros

    Provide great work life balance

    Cons

    IT support is out sourced



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