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Argo Group Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Argo Group President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Argonaut Group Mark E. Watson III
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  • There is a sense of politicking and favoritism with upper management (in 9 reviews)

  • Communication and project planning are usually lacking, especially what comes from Senior Management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I recently joined Argo and have many years of experience. Insurance is not usually know as a place to nurture the cutting edge, but Argo is different. Through the years I have seen that many insurance companies have similar issues. What makes Argo different is we have the will and foresight to tackle old problems with the latest tools and analytical models.

    Cons

    Although progress is being made, the data is still a bit fragmented. Data solutions is and should continue to be a focus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the data and the analytics. They some of our most valuable assets.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Opportunities to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked with the company for almost two years now and have found there are multiple opportunities for job growth. There are a number of internal training seminars employees are able to attend. I have found the culture is family-like in pretty much all of the office, which makes for a nice work environment. People want to help each other and work toward the business goals together. You need to be able to adapt because things are always moving fast! Argo is really innovative and is trying to expand past just an "insurance company", so I think this is a really cool time to be with the company.

    Cons

    Scheduling with global offices can be tricky due to all the different time zones. Mergers can be tricky to maneuver sometimes due to the leadership changes (but lots of employee communications are sent out to help).

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employee feedback and work on enhancing communication processes.


  3. "the IT dept"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argo Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Excellent stepping stone
    -huge selection of coffee

    Cons

    -no work life balance
    -too many managers in IT, few and dwindling people left to actually do the wok.
    -the entire IT dept is moving to the offshore outsourcing model.

    Advice to Management

    the IT dept hold alot of different things together, enables the business to function as it does.
    Proclaiming that Argo is a 'Big Boy' and outsourcing does not remove this dependency.


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  5. "Good employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Argo Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small company with family atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor use of company resources

    Advice to Management

    Time wasted by management


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Token promotions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Team Lead in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of free coffee and soda.

    Cons

    Bad decision in promoting someone that was very good as an errand boy to a managerial position with absolutely no experience and a weak presence that instantly evaporated any respect from the team he was awarded.

    Advice to Management

    Actually interview people for positions of importance not just gift wrap it due to the fact that the individual delivers the bosses dry cleaning. Company is vastly overspending due to this incompetent compromise.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity to excel"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argo Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a place for everyone in the company. The company offers jobs in many fields for people a variety of skills. Your voice is heard in the company, upper level management respects your views and ideas and provide you with an environment where you can learn and excel. After only a few weeks of being apart of the company I was able to interact with executives on a daily basis. Argo has a unique and competitive company culture. The strong leadership team continuously strives to keep the company ahead of other businesses both in the industry and outside of it, creating an exciting and fast-pace work environment. The company cares about the community. It has a strong corporate matching program and offers several opportunities for employees to give back.

    Cons

    The company should continue to focus on enhancing their processes. Scheduling and communication can be challenging at points due to the several office locations.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "I.T."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argo Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with some of the people within the business is a positive

    Cons

    Communication and project planning are usually lacking, especially what comes from Senior Management. Major plans are often executed without proper evaluation of risks or solid plans. If you're not a manager, you're not valued as an employee. I.T. is also outsourcing to a 3rd party vendor so it makes working their less appealing.

    Advice to Management

    You say you are trying to be innovative, but you follow what every other company does. Not quite sure how innovative that is, but it seems to me like it's "follow the leader". Try to work on doing something that shows you're attempt to innovate.


  9. "Adjuster"

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

    I have been working at Argo Group full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, friendly. Quick promotions.

    Cons

    Management style is intense. Look somewhere else.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Claims"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argo Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and great people to work with

    Cons

    Management is very poor on the executive level and way too many layers. Supervisors are very weak and act childish, and are part of the buddy system

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate your upper layers of management and take care of the people who actually do the work


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked with some great people

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Do not value employees.



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