I have been working at AXIS Capital Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)
Great pay, people, benefits, and strategy. The company is refining its strategy in order to grow quickly in the next 5 years. There has been new thinking by new managers which is refreshing. The insurance leadership team continues to improve our broker relationships and drive growth.
Reinsurance, Insurance and A&H divisions don't collaborate together. The federated model is expensive. This leads to a higher expense ratio than Axis should have. Communication with employees has improved but could get even better.
Advice to Management
Keep leading the company boldly. There are many employees that want to help you succeed. Keep communicating the strategy again and again so that we all understand our part to play.
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at AXIS Capital Holdings (New York, NY).
I applied online and got an email from HR a week or two later to set up a phone interview. There was no HR phone screen, and the phone interview was with two actuaries. They mostly asked questions about my resume, why I was looking for a new job, etc. Nothing too hard. A day or two later, HR invited me to an on site interview. There was no mention of them paying travel expenses, and in retrospect I should have asked about it (I ended up paying for Amtrak myself, which isn't cheap). I got my interview schedule fairly last minute, and then when I actually arrived to have the interview, it didn't match my schedule (order and people interviewed with changed somewhat). I ended up interviewing with 7 different people, some actuaries and some people from another department I'd be working closely with if I got the role. Questions were generally about my resume, background, what I was looking for, etc. They told me about their job responsibilities and what the role would entail. It was mostly conversational, and I was allowed the opportunity to ask questions. It was not very hard, but at some points I felt I didn't have the experience in certain areas that they would have preferred. I did not get an offer, but overall everyone was very friendly, and I left with a good impression of the company. I also learned a lot about the specific field the job was in from our conversations. I think they probably just found another candidate with more experience- I was on the low end of the required experience level. They sent me an email a few weeks later saying they'd went with someone else, but HR seemed interested in keeping in touch in case other positions opened in the future.
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