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Insurance Services Office Overview

Jersey City, NJ
5001 to 10000 employees
1971
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Insurance Carriers
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
All insurance coverage is based upon calculated risk -- but who's doing the calculating? Insurance Services is one source for such information. Founded in 1971, Insurance Services Office (ISO) provides statistical, actuarial, and underwriting information for the ... Read more

Mission: We are a data analytics company helping our clients make crucial decisions every day that affect millions of lives and tens of thousands of businesses around the world. We have a long and distinguished history of supporting our clients with unique data, deep subject-matter ... Read more

Insurance Services Office – Why Work For Us?


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Since 1971, ISO has been a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk.

For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, we provide:

  • statistical, actuarial, underwriting, and claims information
  • policy language
  • information about specific locations
  • fraud-identification tools
  • technical services

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In the United States and around the world, our products help customers protect people, property, and financial assets.

ISO is a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics.

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Come Grow with Us

Join our growing company. You’ll be part of an organization that’s creating new products and services for our customers and developing engaging experiences for our employees. Our innovations include weather and environmental analytics to help clients plan for and manage weather and climate volatility, a mobile application that revolutionizes underwriting for vehicles, and so much more. We encourage our employees to participate in programs such as our first-ever Verisk Community Service Week, through which employees had the opportunity to give back to the many communities where Verisk lives and thrives.

Today, we employ more than 6,500 people around the world, including renowned experts in many technical fields. Our employees hold a multitude of advanced degrees — as well as hundreds of certifications and professional designations — in subjects ranging from actuarial science, mathematics, and computer science to physics, engineering, meteorology, and medicine.

We offer many exciting opportunities in a variety of career paths, including:

  • risk and compliance
  • information technology
  • customer support
  • sales and marketing
  • finance, law, and human resources

The most important qualifications for a career with Verisk are your own values: a commitment to excellence and professional growth, personal integrity, enthusiasm for hard work, and a desire to contribute to a winning team.

If you’re looking for a career that inspires, challenges, and rewards you, then come join us!

 


Our culture promotes inclusion and collaboration. We foster an environment where our employees can achieve their fullest potential and feel part of the team. As colleagues, we support and inspire one another every day. We provide each other with the opportunity to be ourselves by encouraging unique and meaningful perspectives. And if you ask our employees why they like working here, many will say — without missing a beat — the people.

The Verisk Way

The core of The Verisk Way is three simple but powerful tenets about the way we approach our work: Serve. Add Value. Innovate.

Serve by anticipating the needs of our customers and colleagues and exceeding their expectations.

Add Value by improving quality, productivity, and timeliness.

Innovate by visualizing the future and being thought leaders.

The Verisk Way also articulates our vision, purpose, and core values; underscores leadership qualities to which we aspire; and highlights the attributes that set us apart — our competitive advantages.

To learn more about The Verisk Way, take a look at our interactive web page here: www.verisk.com/veriskway

To learn about our committment to serving the long-term interests of our stakeholders, including the communities where we operate, take a look at our Corporate Social Responsibility pages here: http://www.verisk.com/csr/corporate-social-responsibility.html


 

Benefits

As a Verisk Analytics employee, you’ll receive a comprehensive selection of benefits, which you can customize to achieve the perfect balance of work and personal life. Just some of our benefits include medical, dental, vision, and supplemental plans; a 401(k) plan with a 6 percent company match; and generous paid time off and holidays. We also offer flexible spending accounts, an employee assistance program, employee discounts, flexible work time, and much more. And your benefits start on your first day of employment.

Training and Development

We offer a variety of educational courses, workshops, and development programs for our employees at all levels and in all departments, including leadership development training, actuarial basic training and exam support, preparation courses and educational counseling for the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU)/Insurance Institute of America (IIA) exams, and e-learning courses and lunchtime learning sessions covering a host of professional and personal development topics, and more.

Recognition Programs

Recognizing employees’ efforts and achievements has always been important at Verisk. In 2013, we introduced The Verisk Citizenship Award, a program designed to acknowledge and reward employees who model the exceptional character and behavior we strive for at Verisk Analytics.

 

Insurance Services Office, or ISO, is one of the Verisk Analytics Family of Companies.  We credit our success directly to our employees. We’re home to almost 6,600 professionals worldwide — with leading minds you can learn from in such diverse areas as statistical modeling, engineering, economics, marketing, information technology, and data management.

Find out why our employees are excited about their jobs and why they enjoy coming to work every day.



Kristina Suppo

Assistant Manager, Commercial Auto
ISO
Commercial Auto



“I am continually growing.”

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Year of Hire: 2001
Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts/Humanities, Villanova University
  • Master of Arts, Social Work, Rutgers University
  • Associate in General Insurance (AIS)
  • Associate in Insurance Services (AINS)

I review and oversee commercial automobile insurance line analysts’ revisions for ISO’s Commercial Lines Manual. Insurers use the manual and its revisions to help develop their insurance policies and rates. I also collaborate with other departments to ensure we release quality products that comply with each state’s insurance laws. I use my writing and analytical skills frequently to research and write summaries on court decisions and laws and for insurance department correspondence. I also respond to various customer inquiries about our products.

I enjoy the research involved in creating and improving our products, as well as the interaction with others at ISO. I truly feel challenged by my work, and I like that I’m continually growing as an employee through all the projects I’ve been involved with.

ISO has enhanced my career in many ways. I began as a publication support analyst, editing and reformatting filings created by commercial and personal insurance line analysts. After three years, I had the opportunity to work in the general liability line division. During my years in general liability, I handled a multitude of projects. I wrote policy language, researched cases and laws, made presentations, mentored coworkers, and served as a member of several insurance lines committees.

This past year, I was promoted to assistant manager in the commercial auto line division. So far, it’s been an amazing experience. Not only do I get to use my insurance lines knowledge, but I’ve also had the opportunity to help other line analysts realize their own potential.

I’ve made many friends at ISO. Our company has encouraged my growth as an individual. For example, ISO supports my participation in several insurance-related courses and exams. ISO also has a community involvement program that lets me participate in a volunteer reading program. In addition, our company offers a health and wellness program, which has motivated me to keep fit and taught me ways to maintain my health.



Luis Barbier

Director, Commercial Property Software Development
ISO
Verisk Insurance Solutions - Commercial Property

“Each challenge is unique and interesting.”

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Year of Hire: 1998
Degrees and Certifications:

  • B.B.A., Management Information Systems, Iona College
  • M.B.A., Management Information Systems, Iona College

I’m responsible for the Development Factory at Verisk, and I oversee projects from all corners of the enterprise. The most interesting part about working on those projects is the opportunity to understand the business needs of our customers and provide technical solutions.

The thing that excites me most about coming to work each day is the challenge. Every morning when I wake up, I wonder what challenges I’m going to have to face today. Each challenge is unique and interesting, and the reward is the camaraderie among the individuals I work with.

I like the people here. Everyone is always looking out for what’s best for the company. I’ve been here for more than 15 years, right out of school, and I can definitely say that I made the right choice when I came to work for Verisk.

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    I worked at Insurance Services Office full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance, flex schedule, no micromanagement, good relationship at all levels, respect.

    Cons

    Too many ways to show the same information, following the customer;s requirements.

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Insurance Services Office Interviews

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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Insurance Services Office (Jersey City, NJ) in November 2017.

    Interview

    HR is nice but unresponsible and unprofessional. Got 2 different onsite interviews for 2 similar positions. They all had similar structure, one exam before each interview, then 3 hours interview with 3 rounds on the same day, I believe if you pass you get the job. First round with 2 high level managers, second round 2 lower level managers, last round(if you have) with 2 even lower title people. 50% of people were nice, but you can see they don't care much. The first team was okay, they just didn't show any interest even before I introduced myself, they just didn't care. The second team I interviewed with today was very "diverse", first met with 2 senior managers, super nice people, had a lot of fun, talked a lot of the products and interesting things about the company, I felt like it was a normal conversation to know each other. The 2nd team was okay, met with 3people, the one at the corner was really sleepy, he kept yawning but definitely not a bad person, the other two were also nice. Finally, the last group, with 2 low title people, that one hour was a nightmare, first came in the room, sat down and immediately crossed legs like bosses,(any respect please?) asked me a tons of questions in detail about a non-related position that I had 3 years ago, kept asking why why why, it was a torture, I explained for a few times trying to clarify things, then they gave up, move to another question and repeat the same thing. Interestingly, they didn't have any experience with the software I used, when I explained, they didn't pay attention to try to at least understand what I said, ironically, they thought they were very smart to dip hard into the question, I was literally tired of speaking with them, it was a torture, not an interview, they went into the wrong field, they will be very successful if they work as FBI agent. I knew I lost the chance working with this company after seeing these 2 people. Now I understand why low title people are low, and why high level managers are high, it is the Personality!

    Interview Questions

    • Why? How? then repeat like a loop. Literally question every single line on your resume and everything you said from your mouth.   Answer Question
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Insurance Services Office Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies to Work for in Florida (Medium), Best Companies Group, 2009
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009

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