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OneBeacon Insurance Group Overview

Plymouth, MN
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Insurance Carriers
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
OneBeacon Insurance Group (OneBeacon) provides specialty insurance solutions backed by financial strength, expertise and a commitment to excellence in everything we do. We manage our business in order to achieve growth in book value over the long term. Our employees have a deep ... Read more

Mission: We believe that our success is about more than just results. It's about being true to our values that shape who we are and how we operate. We deliver on our promise through teamwork, respect, integrity and a genuine desire to make life better for our customers ... Read more

Company Updates

  • OneBeacon is donating $200k to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, while the additional $300k will support local efforts within those communities where our employees live and work. These contributions will go towards assisting organizations addressing people in need due to this pandemic.

  • Our Specialty Property team recently all met in Las Vegas, NV for their annual underwriting meeting to discuss 2019 accomplishments and 2020 planning. The meeting included presentations from regional underwriting teams and key business partners, while also engaging in discussions around industry trends.

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OneBeacon Insurance Group – Why Work With Us?

Why OneBeacon?

Having a work/ life balance is important to you and it's important to us as well.

At OneBeacon, we believe in flexibility and the entrepreneurial spirit. Here's some insight as to what it might look like to work at OneBeacon!

Manage your time - what you accomplish matters more than hours in the office. We measure performance and results and support you with flexible time off.

Drive your our growth - our employees are empowered to make key business decisions and are rewarded based on performance.

Nimble - the specialty insurance industry evolves quickly and so do we. We continually adapt ourselves to succeed in this business.

Give back - our community giving program enables employees to support nonprofits where we live and work through charitable donations and volunteer efforts.


At OneBeacon, Benefits are more than just medical & dental!

We offer a full range of benefits and programs to meet the needs of today’s workforce. Our focus on wellness, together with opportunities for professional development and a competitive financial package, offers something for everyone.

To highlight just a few.


Enjoy downtime through our self-managed time off and competitive PTO programs!


Company funded 401(k) Savings and Annual Contribution of up to 12% of annual salary.


We support employees' professional development through tuition reimbursement and industry education.


We offer financial reimbursement on eligible adoption expenses and provide college savings and scholarship opportunities for employees' children.


At OneBeacon, we live our values!

"Living Our Values" is a set of principles organized according to our five core values: integrity, respect, customer driven, excellence and socially responsible.

We behave with integrity.

We demonstrate the highest ethical standards of personal conduct. We behave with honesty, integrity, openness and fairness when dealing with each other, customers, partners and governments.

We respect each other.

We value the diversity of our people and their dreams. We foster an environment conducive to personal growth and development and to new opportunities. We recognize and value the contribution each of us and our teams are making to our success.

We are customer driven.

We listen to customers, understand their needs, offer the best solutions and deliver on our promises. We make it easy for customers to deal with us. We go beyond expectations and always deliver an outstanding experience.

We strive for excellence.

We are disciplined in our approaches and our actions, which is why we excel in all aspects of our business. We embrace change and the opportunities it creates, encourage innovative thinking and always seek to improve. We value and reward high performance and success. We provide high value to our shareholders.

We are socially responsible.

We respect the environment and its finite resources. We believe in making the communities where we live and work safer, healthier and happier. We encourage the involvement and citizenship of all our employees.

This past summer, 20 interns gained hands on experience in the underwriting, actuarial, claims, finance, HR and marketing fields. They lent their talents to our businesses and service groups; showed great work and brough fresh ideas to OneBeacon. Check out some videos that they created during their summers spent with us. 

Ben - OneBeacon Specialty Property

“As an underwriter, I've been empowered to take ownership over my work and make a real contribution to our company's bottom line. And to me, that is very important. We don’t focus on growing the company for growth's sake, we focus on profitability and doing the right thing. As far as I am concerned, that makes OneBeacon a great company to work for.”

Jennifer - Corporate Legal

“I decided to work at OneBeacon for the same reasons I would refer a professional colleague to OneBeacon – I could see an opportunity to work with fun people in a flexible environment on challenging and interesting work. I also decided to work at OneBeacon because it is a dynamic and evolving company. The company is committed to expanding into new niche specialty markets, and I would like to be a part of its continued growth.”

Chris - OneBeacon Technology

“OneBeacon has a great group of people working here and that makes the work environment fun, educational, and challenging. It takes a lot of teamwork to provide the products and services that we do and the people are the most important factor in that process. If you are looking to challenge yourself, then this is definitely the place for you. The company rewards hard work, we treat our employees very well.”

OneBeacon Insurance Group Reviews

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    "Great company"

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Canton, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OneBeacon Insurance Group full-time (More than a year)


    Great culture, where management will provide the tools and knowledge you need to succeed. Flat organizational structure and easy access to upper management which allows for better response times to brokers and less stress for me. I’m trusted and they respect me. Work life balance is really important.


    They allow you to work from home but not as much as I would like to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the organizational structure flat and continue to provide flexibility.

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OneBeacon Insurance Group Photos

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OneBeacon Insurance Group photo of: Our Actuarial group at the Face to Face conference in Toronto.
OneBeacon Insurance Group photo of: Employees in our Salem, VA office had fun during paint night!
OneBeacon Insurance Group photo of: Our Dever employee living our values by volunterring at a local food bank
OneBeacon Insurance Group photo of: IICF Ping Pong Tournament
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OneBeacon Insurance Group Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OneBeacon Insurance Group (New York, NY) in April 2020.


    Took about a week after applying to schedule for a phone screen. Phone screen lasted about 45 minutes with a very nice woman. Asked me general questions about my experience. Thought I did pretty well and had a great answer for everything.

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