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Argo Group Overview

Hamilton (Bermuda)
1001 to 5000 employees
1948
Company - Public (ARGO )
Insurance Carriers
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
As an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market, Argo Group and its subsidiaries help businesses stay in business. We share a firm commitment to working together with our partners to deliver innovative products ... Read more

Mission: Help businesses stay in business.

Company Updates

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Argo Group – Why Work With Us?


Specialty Insurance. Specialized.

Argo Group (NYSE: ARGO) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty market. Through our operating subsidiaries, Argo Group offers a comprehensive line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of our clients.

As providers of specialty property and casualty insurance, reinsurance and managed risk solutions, the companies that make up Argo Group share a firm commitment to working together with our independent agents and wholesale and retail brokerage partners to deliver innovative products for niche markets.

 

Our focus is specialty insurance. Our products help power the businesses that drive the world economy. We approach our chosen markets with unmatched expertise, a spirit of innovation and sense of urgency in everything we do.

Our Core Values

WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

In developing our employees, we empower them to make the tough decisions necessary for success. Our actions are guided by a deep sense of ethics and a belief in the individual's potential.

WE APPLY ORIGINAL THINKING.

With foresight and an innovative spirit, we bring new ideas to our clients. Our creativity, agility and intellectual curiosity enable the evolution of their businesses.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO OUR CLIENTS AND TO EACH OTHER.

With specialized expertise and compassion, we focus on understanding our clients' needs. We form strong connections to grow thriving businesses.

WE DESIRE TO EXCEL.

We enthusiastically commit ourselves to achieving high performance and delivering outstanding results. We have a passion for excellence and strive to exceed expectations in all that we do.

Argo Group is a diverse and global company with offices in 11 countries, including Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, France, Italy, Malta, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. 

 

Outstanding Results. Realized Together.

Passion for excellence is the foundation for building a strong and profitable company. At Argo Group, we seek the industry’s best talent and offer the optimal specialty insurance career opportunities to people who:

  • Strive to exceed expectations;
  • Are guided by a deep sense of ethics; and
  • Focus on understanding our clients’ needs.

Investing in Our Employees

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization. Argo Group offers competitive pay and benefits that protect and enhance the lives of employees and their eligible dependents by way of health and wellness plans, life insurance, savings and investment opportunities, adoption assistance, education assistance, and matching gifts for education and charitable causes, just to name a few. 

Argo is also committed to providing professional development resources and training to all employees so they can continue to foster their careers. In fact, Training magazine named Argo Group in the Top 125 organizations in the world with the most successful learning and development programs.

Argo Group's purpose of securing the future applies to more than a steadfast commitment to our clients - we're also dedicated to the communities in which we live and work. Our company and our employees give back in a variety of ways.

Team Argo

Many Argo employees participate each year in local fundraising events such as bike rides or walks. Argo’s support of these activities reflects our commitment to community involvement and personal wellness. Both are strong components of who we are.

The Matching Funds Program

Argo Group remains committed to helping employees give back to their favorite causes. When they contribute to a charitable, educational or cultural organization of their choice, for example, Argo Group matches 150 percent of their donations. The impact of the Matching Funds Program is far reaching: More than 1,500 groups benefit each year.

Argo Foundation

Established in 2009 in Bermuda, our mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of people under 18 years old. Home of Argo Group’s headquarters, The Argo Foundation invests in programs and services that enrich the lives of Bermuda’s youth, preparing them for a productive and rewarding future.


Argo Group Reviews

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    I have been working at Argo Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Argo Group offers some of the most exciting opportunities within the insurance industry. It is always evolving and works hard to stay ahead of the curve in most every aspect. While this type of organization may not be a fit for all, it affords those that have the drive to influence change and really own something that can make a difference opportunities to succeed. If you have a great idea and want to pursue it, Argo will listen say go do it...

    Cons

    At times it appears that Argo doesn't know what it wants to be, so it is ever changing and lots of employees see this as uncomfortable. There have been layoffs in the past which give employees an uncomfortable feeling. But it does value great talent and will evolve their roles and find other areas for those that can make the transition to something new.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to explain organizational change and bring them along with the change so it doesn't feel as abrupt

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Argo Group Photos

Argo Group photo of: As of May 7, our shares are now listed on the #NYSE under the ARGO ticker. #OpeningBell
Argo Group photo of: Argo Seguros collected 3,475 pounds of groceries for Angels of the City, an organization that delivers to the homeless in São Paulo every week. Way to go, Team Argo!
Argo Group photo of: At the Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover, Argo Group proudly hosted a group from the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County to learn about innovation, teamwork and sustainability.
Argo Group photo of: Denver employees participated in the National MS Society Walk/5k run at Denver's City Park in support of their colleague Christine. Way to go, Team Argo!
Argo Group photo of: Team Argo proudly awarded our corporate judge check to nonprofit finalist, @reasoningmind, at the 2018 Philanthropitch SA event.
Argo Group photo of: The Argo Foundation is proud to donate a $7,500 grant to WindReach Bermuda.
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Argo Group Interviews

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    Product Owner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Argo Group (New York, NY) in February 2020.

    Interview

    Recruiter call
    Call with hiring manager
    Panel interview with multiple people in the company
    Case study.

    The questions could be curt, and although likely wasn't trying to be, seemed to get frustrated and was looking for specific phrases or words in answers. The entire process was unclear because it wasn't stated upfront what you'd be evaluated on in the interview, and ultimately the things you were to be evaluated on, weren't included in the job description.

    Some of the management seemed to be high quality, others inexperienced. My assumption is that you'd be limited on self-improvement with a ceiling above you.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you design a food app?   1 Answer
    • Project case study - How would you address supply-imbalance for Uber at airports?   1 Answer
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Argo Group Awards & Accolades

  • America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies, Forbes, 2017
  • InsuranceERM Risk Innovation of the Year, InsuranceERM, 2018
  • CIR Risk Management Programme of the Year, Continuity Insurance & Risk (CIR), 2018
  • Top 20 InsurTech Solution Providers, Enterprisetechsuccess, 2019
  • Property-Casualty Ward's 50 Companies, Aon, 2019
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