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Arch Capital Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Arch Capital President, CEO and Director Constantine P. Iordanou
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Pros
  • It's a stable company with good benefits, and most of the people are really nice and great to work with (in 5 reviews)

  • great management who support work life balance and are very invested in what they do (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Arch US MI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Operations Manager in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Team Operations Manager in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arch Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large, financially stable company

    Cons

    Arch Purchased United Guaranty Corp from AIG Dec 31, 2017 and Arch had Layoffs Jan 31, 2017.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was fun while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people, collaborative, openness to Sr. Mgmt., less bureaucracy

    Cons

    Poor company communication, minimal promotions in most departments, no casual Friday!

    Advice to Management

    Good luck maintaining the Arch MI culture in Greensboro with 95% UG employees.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Cut throat"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arch Capital full-time

    Pros

    Career Growth
    Training Opportunities
    Benefits
    Maternity Leaves
    Healthcare Coverage

    Cons

    Treatment of employees
    Knee jerk layoffs
    No compassion for employees
    Overall disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Previously worked for United Guaranty - Great company to work for until merger with Arch Capital. Advice to new management - treat associates like real humans, especially when they're being let go on day #1 of new company and were blindsided. Get to know employees before making knee jerk cuts - employees are more than just a salary - several people let go would have made great contributions if they got a chance to learn about associates strengths.Also, vendors for job placement and COBRA are not of quality.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Top Heavy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Arch Capital (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very few I can think of.

    Cons

    Too many VPs and the CIO turns over staff frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people, not cattle.


  6. "Current employer"

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    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arch Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice benefit, nice people to work with, decent salary

    Cons

    Traditional insurance company, not very innovative.


  7. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arch Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good corporate culture.

    Cons

    Difficult commute into Walnut Creek. Recommend taking Bart and walking from Pleasant Hill Bart.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Smart people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Focused on all the right things; employees care & are motivated to do good job; pay is reasonable for the job

    Cons

    Long hours, minimal vacation; this is not the type of place you go if you aren't motivated to work hard & be great

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus, stay lean, encourage more upward mobility; perhaps think about offering a new benefits plan


  9. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arch Capital full-time

    Pros

    - good people to work with, empathetic and generous
    - dedication to excellence and doing things right
    - great management who support work life balance and are very invested in what they do

    Cons

    - lack of alignment with parent company but that's probably typical of many business relatinoships

    Advice to Management

    continue to be as open as possible about potential future changes and clear about opportunities.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "loan expeitor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Arch Capital (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    quiet place to work most of the time

    Cons

    Everything you do is tracked so it is like working in a Nazi work camp. Poor training. Some of the management are very two-faced.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better more knowledgeable training and training guides that are complete and better organized.


  11. "Best Company I've worked for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Underwriter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Underwriter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training program for young professionals looking to get a start in the insurance industry. Top notch insurance veterans know how to keep a successful company steadily moving forward. Great work life balance and competitive pay are what I miss.

    Cons

    Not the most exciting work environment. Standard cubicle job. Come in, do your work, maybe have a fun activity once a quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to engage the younger demographic by giving responsibility for new initiatives.


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