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AXIS Capital Holdings Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Taking It To Next Level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AXIS Capital Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, people, benefits, and strategy. The company is refining its strategy in order to grow quickly in the next 5 years. There has been new thinking by new managers which is refreshing. The insurance leadership team continues to improve our broker relationships and drive growth.

    Cons

    Reinsurance, Insurance and A&H divisions don't collaborate together. The federated model is expensive. This leads to a higher expense ratio than Axis should have. Communication with employees has improved but could get even better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading the company boldly. There are many employees that want to help you succeed. Keep communicating the strategy again and again so that we all understand our part to play.


  2. "All the good people are leaving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AXIS Capital Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing, you have challenging work.

    Cons

    Unless you roll the dice in your favor and get lucky, there is no chance of growth opportunity.

    The communication is ineffective. I don't care about flashy pomp and circumstance comm pieces. All we, as employees, want is to be kept in the know from the top down. Dazzling and expensive c-suite road shows that are not hitting all employees are not impressive when you preach "cut costs".

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to your team.
    In a company where every third employee has a "VP" in their title, it is time to stop taking and take action in re-evaluating your internal situation.

  3. "good pay/lack of communication and expectations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AXIS Capital Holdings part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Global company/name
    Salary is competitive

    Cons

    lack of communication, management doesn't clearly relay what it expects from the employee. Lack of loyalty as well; fake niceness/lack of transparency. Mundane office atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    promote better company culture; hire quality talent and relay expectations better.


  4. "Underwriter trainee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXIS Capital Holdings full-time

    Pros

    great work life balance and smart people.

    Cons

    smaller company that is struggling in a tough insurance underwriting environment.


  5. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AXIS Capital Holdings (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Salary and benefits quite good.

    Cons

    No structured approach for IT. Changes driven by what senior mgmt wants and doesn't align with business. Positions given to candidates not based on merit but connections

    Advice to Management

    Stop making changes for your benefit.


  6. "Reinsurance intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice manager, good to learn

    Cons

    Nothing really bad about it


  7. Helpful (3)

    "CNA or Axis"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AXIS Capital Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company had pros but under new direction there are currently not any.

    Cons

    This company should be called CNA not Axis. Upper management is bringing over 'everyone' from CNA and getting rid of true talent.

    Due to saving bucks for the merger people didn't get raises or promotions. Now that it has happened they still haven't taken care of employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Pay, But Unreasonable Expectations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AXIS Capital Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The compensation was very competitive, and the benefits were above average

    Cons

    Management did not want to spend any money on systems, creating a lot of manual processes, and then was excessively harsh when the manual processes became unsustainable and yielded errors. My management in particular demanded perfection, which was impossible given the scope and volume of transactions I was expected to process. The fat cats got their huge bonuses, but we couldn't spend $50K on a decent software package for my area.

    Advice to Management

    Put some decent IT systems into place if you want to hold employees accountable for 99.99% accuracy.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "great office culture and work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AXIS Capital Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Axis promotes a very friendly office culture in which everyone is warm and polite. I've never witnessed harsh communication, even during stressful work situations.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of opportunity for growth or an internal push for growth. It's a great place if you want to settle in, establish a routine and are happy with little change. It's harder if you need to be challenged and want to diversify your skills.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting a culture where people are respected and valued. It's wonderful to work for a company that realizes you have a life outside of work. However, also engage more with employees about setting long term career goals.


  10. "Finance Role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright minds, your opinion matters, entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Employee turnover has been an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with your vision. You are on the right path.


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