AXA XL Reviews

Updated May 26, 2022

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Scott Gunter
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    great people, respectable employer

    May 24, 2022 - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - great people, very professional with mutual respect - strong analytical shop with productive interactions between actuaries and underwriters - flexible working environment - 200% 401k match

    Cons

    - limited hiring & movability within organization - limited career opportunities beyond daily tasks - established and mature office culture, which in turn lacks vitality compared to consultancies and start-ups

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Politics trumps knowledge, skill and earnest hard work.

    May 26, 2022 - Senior Underwriter in Philadelphia, PA
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    Pros

    There are some good part of this underwriting company. This can be a great opportunity to start you carrier ESPECIALLY if you are young, a minority, openly gay because the the company LOVES to proclaim its DEI rhetoric. If you are able to play politics this could be a long term place for you. If however you care about the clients, process improvement, and delivering value, you may consider another option. AXA DOES NOT walk their own talk. They will pay you well to get in the door, but after that you will be relegated to small annual increases and a bonus plan that is about your political acumen NOT linked to your contributions.

    Cons

    The talk about customers, work life balance and a healthy culture is just talk. The commitment to clients and supporting them in the dispute resolution process is about what looks good rather than what is "right". If you value being a part of client driven organization, this place is not for you. SR management is rewarded on the results of the quarterly PLUSE survey. This survey is suppose to be anonymous, but that is not the case. If you respond with poor or low ratings, you will likely place yourself at risk. Because AXA never understood what it purchased when it acquired XL Group, I expect AXA to sell all or parts of AXA XL in the next few years. AXA Group does not understand the commercial insurance business

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great company depending on which business unit you are in

    May 23, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    -large company with lots of resources -room to grow and develop your career -lots of experienced folks to learn from -pay is competitive

    Cons

    -some business units are toxic -overload experienced and capable workers and make too many allowances for underperformers -siloed work and friction between departments with business u it -unqualified leadership making decisions and unwilling to consider or listen to reason or logic

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good work-life balance

    Mar 28, 2022 - Senior Scientist in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Good work-life balance Good benefits Good salary/compensation Innovative with new technologies

    Cons

    A lot of red tape and approvals need to happen in order to get any work done. Many different teams and silos that is difficult how all these teams and silos work affect the overall business objects. Advancement/Promotions are difficult depending on the department you are in.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Place - Slow Moving - Nice People

    Apr 11, 2022 - Head of Transformation in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Nice people. Slow pace of work and not too much crazy pressure.

    Cons

    Slow moving and technology is under invested. Systems are horrible.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Good People but not a growth culture

    Mar 18, 2022 - Senior Accountant in Exton, PA
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    Pros

    The people I worked with were really great.

    Cons

    The company kept trying to sent jobs overseas to reduce costs but it would cause more work for the Onshore (US) team and they would continue to be require to do more work with less resources.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good company

    Apr 2, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    The people who have been with the company for more than 5 years, who still appreciate the great culture of the legacy XL and Catlin.

    Cons

    Depending on your department and manager, politics have polluted the company.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to work, but culture is evolving

    Dec 23, 2021 - Claims in Hartford, CT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Outstanding group of professionals - Claims Management is knowledgeable and has good direction - A myriad of internal opportunities - Excellent benefits including a fantastic 401K match - Above average health benefits - Compensation on the high end - Good inclusivity and community engagement

    Cons

    - Becoming more bureaucratic - Sometimes slower to react to change in needs - Need to be more responsive to staffing needs to avoid burnout - Loss of smaller company environment feel

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Company.

    Mar 23, 2022 - Insurance Underwriter, Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    Amazing team, managers, work-life balance, company benefits. Stock SharePlan.

    Cons

    Moving up through different roles. P

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent

    Mar 15, 2022 - Executive Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company has excellent benefits and room for growth.

    Cons

    It is a great company to work for, I can’t find any cons.

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AXA XL Reviews FAQs

AXA XL has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 1,149 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at AXA XL to a friend and 66% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, AXA XL employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at AXA XL. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

76% of AXA XL employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated AXA XL 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at AXA XL to be culture, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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