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Argo Group Overview

Hamilton (Bermuda)
1001 to 5000 employees
1948
Company - Public (AGII)
Insurance
$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

  • Get to know the people and places that make up Argo’s London office – a vibrant team for a vibrant city.

    On the Ground in London

    Get a glimpse of some of the people and places that contribute to Argo Group's presence in London, one of Europe's largest insurance markets.

  • CEO Mark E. Watson III shares his thoughts on the company’s progress over the past year. Watch now:

    Interactive 2016 Annual Report | Argo Group

    One Team. One World. The businesses of Argo Group collaborate to deliver unsurpassed service to clients everywhere.

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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.


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

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.

 

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 proudly presents Artpace Chalk It Up. This year's design was inspired by Artemis Racing, the team we sponsor in the America's Cup World Series.

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Argo Group President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Argonaut Group Mark E. Watson III
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  • "If you've got a positive attitude, kindness and some grit, you belong here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
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    I have been working at Argo Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Your team is going to be awesome...sharp and fun. Lots of professional communications are shared around the globe. Argo is becoming more and more global and that is super exciting! Tuition reimbursement and development opportunities are generous! Donation match and 1% free money in your 401k...Yippee!

    Cons

    Vest the 401k program 100% right away...not over 5 years. Argo has seen a lot of change with merger and acquisition activity and that means lots of processes must be melted together and that can get clunky sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    The mission is noble IMO...we are saving livelihoods through our insurance offerings....we help change the world for the better when crisis hits...best to focus on the bigger picture...the positive... and not silly day to day challenges which will happen when any company goes through change. Be open to flexible schedules that don't fit the Mon-Fri model, consider student loan payoff program and potential sabbatical program offering.

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Argo Group Interviews

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    Underwriter Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Argo Group (Jersey City, NJ) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I was connected to an HR representative through a previous employer. The HR rep put me in contact with two employees at the office I would be working at. I spoke to each of those individuals over the phone for about thirty minutes. I heard back from the HR rep about two weeks after the interviews.

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Argo Group Awards & Accolades

  • America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies, Forbes, 2016
  • ERM Strategy of the Year, CIR Magazine, 2016
  • Best Insurer in Commercial Lines, LatAm Insurance Review Brazilian Insurance Awards, 2016
  • Risk Maturity Model Recognition, RIMS, 2016
  • Top 10 Companies for Product Innovation, Advisen Ltd., 2015
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