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Fairfax Financial Holdings Overview

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Toronto, ON (Canada)
10000+ employees
1985
Company - Public (FRFHF)
Insurance
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Achieving a high rate of return is the main objective at Fairfax Financial Holdings. The holding company provides insurance, reinsurance, and other financial services. Its subsidiaries (including Northbridge Financial, Falcon Insurance,and Crum & Forster) focus ... Read more

Fairfax Financial Holdings Reviews

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Fairfax Financial Holdings Chairman and Chief Executive Officer V. Prem Watsa
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
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    I worked at Fairfax Financial Holdings as an intern

    Pros

    Good job role on Product Management

    Cons

    It was a short duration due as it was part of the Consulting practicum at the college

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Fairfax Financial Holdings Interviews

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    Internal Audit Executive (Pacific Insurance) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Fairfax Financial Holdings (Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    The entire interview process is not stressful and brings me a lot of outcomes. There were two interviewers who were HR representative and Head of Internal Audit. They were so helpful and friendly. They shared a lot of experience and their industrial insights. I love the company for everything and also the people there. They offered me and I had a tough time struggling with the offer because their benefit is far more great than other companies in insurance industry and of course I am sure that I will be trained well for the job because the head is a very nice person. He is a kind of person who is willing to train people well. The HR is the best HR that I have ever met. They mentioned that their company emphasizes work life balance and this creates a lovely working environment. This is exactly what I want but after giving a deep thought, I know that I may want to continue my actuarial career and finally rejected the offer. However for sure, this is one of the good companies in my future wishlist.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I want to continue my actuarial path as that time I get a few actuarial interviews also.

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Fairfax Financial Holdings Awards & Accolades

  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

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