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Argo Group Overview

Hamilton (Bermuda)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (AGII)
Insurance Carriers
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
As providers of specialty property & 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 ... Read more

Company Updates

  • For the second year in a row, Argo is named in Forbes list of America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies:

    America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies

    Each year, Forbes takes a look at the companies that rate the most trustworthy, based on accounting and governance practices. Recently, for example, we covered a report - compiled at our behest by, MSCI ESG Research - on the most trustworthy companies in the United States, which you can read here.

  • Get answers to your questions about a career in insurance from our insurance FAQ for millennials.

    Insurance 101 for Millennials

    OK, so everyone has an idea of what insurance is, but if you've ever heard the terms "specialty insurance" or "reinsurance" and been afraid to ask, then wonder no more. Specialty insurance is for items other than cars and houses. Someone might buy specialty insurance for their pet or an antique.

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Argo Group – Why Work For Us?

Diversified Specialty Coverage

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII) 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 in four business segments:

  • Excess & Surplus Lines

  • Commercial Specialty

  • International Specialty

  • Lloyd's Syndicate 1200

Well-capitalized and highly-rated, Argo Group maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in key insurance centers, including Brazil, Europe, Bermuda and the UAE. With our diversified platform and niche focus, we serve the diverse and evolving needs of our clients.

Mid-Year Report 2017 – Message to Shareholders

Our Purpose, Vision and Core ValuesSecuring the Future

Ensuring a successful future for our business partners, our employees and our company is the long-term focus behind every decision we make. This is our purpose. It is unwavering.

Outstanding Results. Realized Together.

Our vision is uncomplicated. For our business partners, we are committed to specialization, deep expertise, financial strength and dynamic relationships. To our employees, Argo Group stands for a culture of professional excellence, personal achievement and giving back to our communities. 

Our Core Values


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.


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.


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


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.


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 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.

Argo Group Reviews

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Argo Group President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Argonaut Group Mark E. Watson III
Mark E. Watson III
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    "Evolving Company"

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argo Group full-time


    Exciting growth plans; strong leaders in several positions.


    Constant change; very high turnover rates.

    Advice to Management

    Laser focus on fewer objectives; Argo doesn't have to be everything in the market place to be successful.

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Argo Group Photos

Argo Group photo of: CEO Mark E. Watson III bikes when traveling for business. Pre-meeting exercise + sustainability + a quicker trip=win-win-win. And the thrill of riding no-handed doesn’t hurt either.
Argo Group photo of: CEO Mark Watson hosts local high school robotics competition team members in Brooklyn at Formula E to offer them a first-hand look at the latest technology, innovation and teamwork.
Argo Group photo of: Congratulations to the 2017 SAIL graduates for completing Argo’s Specialized & Accelerated Insurance Learning training program. Welcome to Team Argo!
Argo Group photo of: Mark Watson accepting the 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Transformational CEO Central Texas Award. #WEOY
Argo Group photo of: The view of downtown from our San Antonio office.
Argo Group photo of: A group of employees in San Antonio volunteered for SAAF's 25th Annual Run
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Argo Group Interviews



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    Integration/Middleware Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Argo Group (Richmond, VA) in December 2017.


    The interview process involved six steps.
    1) Pre-Screening interview with the recruiter
    2) Interview with the hiring manager
    3) Take home coding project
    4) 1st Competency Interview 90 minutes
    5) 2nd Competency Interview 90 minutes
    6) In person interview - 4 hours

    Interview Questions

    • The final interview was 4 hours and 45 minutes. They will profile your personality
      and Psycho analyze you. They started with high school, then college and nearly every job I worked.
      Before the interview started, their comment was "Time to spill your guts."
      The first question I believe was, "What teachers were your favorite in high school and how did they influence your life?   1 Answer
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Argo Group Awards & Accolades

  • Brazil Insurer of the Year, Reactions, 2017
  • M&A Transaction of the Year, The Insurance Insider, 2017
  • America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies, Forbes, 2017
  • America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies, Forbes, 2016
  • ERM Strategy of the Year, CIR Magazine, 2016
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