Mission: Our vision is to create a culture of community, fairness and dedication to those we serve, including shareholders, employees, policyholders, producers, local communities and charities.
Crum & Forster is a leading national property & casualty insurance company with a large, diversified specialty platform. We protect businesses and organizations from the unpredictable nature of risk, allowing them to take on new challenges and flourish in today’s increasingly complex and uncertain world.
Crum & Forster is a part of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, a global firm engaged in property and casualty insurance, reinsurance, and investment management. Fairfax (FFH.TO) has revenues of over $10 billion and is traded on the Toronto stock exchange.
“I believe we all want to work for a great company, and Crum & Forster is that place: where career paths are crafted and achievements are recognized, where education is encouraged and communication is ongoing, and where people work together as a team in an environment of trust, support, and excitement.”
“I have an undergraduate and graduate degree in teaching—so my path was non-traditional. I also knew when I came here that I wanted to go into underwriting, so that is what I focused on from the beginning. Every day is different. I’m out of the office frequently, which suits my personality rather well. Many companies say there are advancement possibilities but they don’t mean it. In this company it’s true. I’m in my fourth position in only three years. They give you opportunities to grow and be promoted.”
Underwriter, Risk Management
Employed Since: 2013
“I have been here 35 years, and through all the growth and evolution, I feel like I’ve worked for about five companies, with new and different opportunities at every turn. This is a progressive company with strong leadership and vision. There are many exciting initiatives underway here with really good people running them. The culture is focused on collaboration and teamwork with a mantra that says: ‘It’s not so much about who gets the credit; it’s about getting the job done well and serving our clients.’ It’s very much the voice of the employee that drives the company.”
Vice President, Business Development
Employed Since: 1980
“The corporate culture at C&F was a total switch-on for me. You get the work done and then you get recognized for your efforts. I’m able to be my true self here. I absolutely love the fact that it’s a flat organization and you can go directly to upper management with a question or a problem. The beliefs and behaviors are truly authentic and very much in sync company-wide. I am given the opportunity to showcase my skills and there’s a warm, welcoming feeling across the company.”
Senior Underwriter, Underwriting
Employed Since: 2014
“What I have enjoyed most about my experience at C&F is the opportunity to both learn and grow as a professional. I joined C&F with a public accounting background and very limited knowledge of the insurance industry. My managers were extremely encouraging and provided the training and guidance needed to succeed. Employees are rewarded for working hard, displaying the willingness to learn and taking initiative to engage in projects outside of their comfort zone.”
Employed Since: 2014
We take the responsibility of being a member of the global community very seriously, which is why we encourage our employees to support causes that are important to them. We truly believe that if we all did a little bit more, we could have a huge impact on those less fortunate and improve the quality of life in our communities. Leaving the world a better place than how we found it is truly what we strive to do every day. Towards that end, we have offer two programs to our employees:
Charitable Matching Gift Program
The purpose of this Program is to encourage eligible participants to financially support organizations of their choice and to ensure that employees have a voice in where the Company makes financial donations. We match a percentage of their contributions.
Two-Way Street Program
Provides donations to charitable organizations where employees donate their “energy” and “hours”. Many employees walk for various charities, volunteer at soup kitchens, or teach adults at literacy programs. The common element: Employees spend physical energy helping others.
C&F will make a charitable donation to a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. We call it “Two-Way Street” because the more hours you put in, the more C&F will donate.
Crum & Forster’s Vitality Now program promotes a culture that allows individuals to perform at their best, both at work and at home. We are proud to provide employees resources and opportunities to improve in six areas of well-being: physical, nutrition, career, financial, community and environment. By doing so, we will continue to build a vital and high performing organization, one that attracts and retains top talent and is a place where people want to come to work.
In 2015 Crum & Forster was awarded Gold Achievement recognition as a fit-friendly worksite by the American Heart Association.
Where there are opportunities, there are possibilities. Find the opportunity that will take your career to places you never imagined.
At Crum & Forster we are very proud of our highly competitive and comprehensive benefits program. During the interview process you will hear us speak in terms of total compensation package which includes your cash and your non-cash compensation. Listed below are some of the many benefits you can expect to receive once you are hired at C&F:
• Community focus with a 100% matching gift program for eligible charitable and educational institutions
• Employee development services through robust Learning and Development initiatives
• Wide variety of employee benefit programs designed to meet the varied needs of our workforce
I worked at Crum & Forster full-time (More than 3 years)
Has several interesting books of business and avoids much a the large corporation red tape
While upper management has a vision, they have not done so well on the execution of the vision.
Advice to Management
Get your act together, treat your employees with more respect and take responsibility for your own actions
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Crum & Forster (Hartford, CT) in March 2017.
Received a phone call to schedule an in person interview then a second interview is required with the manager/Boss of that office. After the in person interview I was informed that Boss was out of town and he returned the following week for second interviews. When I followed up I was told it would be another week. It was two weeks from my initial interview and another phone call that I was asked for a second interview. Not even 24 hours after being asked to schedule a second I was called and told someone else was chosen. The process was unorganized and extremely unprofessional. This is a branch of the company so I hope the other offices do not lead on their other candidates to only abruptly tell them someone else was chosen.
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