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Argo Group Reviews

Updated July 11, 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)

  • Continuous change in roles and responsibilities of senior executive team is confusing (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Thriving Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argo Group full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    Office location is not ideal


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Positive Attitude / A Difference Maker"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was looking for a place to make a difference again. All companies have issues. We all know that. I feel valued at Argo that my opinion makes a difference. Decent Pay and Benefits. Bonus structure seems a little weak but overall 7 out of 10 on pay.

    Very positive contributions made to organizations supported by employees

    Cons

    Holdover employees from the legacy organizations damper the positive mood.

    Advice to Management

    Visit field offices more and require ROI metrics.

  3. "Good!"

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    Former Intern - Legal Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Former Intern - Legal Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argo Group as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are good to their interns.
    You get paid a good amount.
    It is what you make it. If you want to be social, they'll be social. If you want to be left alone, they'll leave you alone.

    Cons

    Company culture is so strange there.
    Management can be hard to deal with.
    There is a lot of inter company politics that are just too much especially when you're an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate properly with each other and do the right thing.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good employee"

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    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Argo Group full-time

    Pros

    Great environment. Great career opportunities

    Cons

    Pay lags behind the level of work you do.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Argo Group promotes a dynamic entrepreneurial culture which encourages collaboration and original thinking. I have been given both opportunity and tools to succeed.

    Cons

    Continuous change in roles and responsibilities of senior executive team is confusing

    Advice to Management

    Better communication around changes noted above


  7. Helpful (2)

    "VP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Committed to innovation, opportunities for advancement, clear vision.

    Cons

    Still too siloed, back office systems old and inflexible.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on course

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Work Hard-it will pay off-Change is constant"

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    Current Employee - Director Level Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Director Level Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argo Group full-time

    Pros

    Good pay if you are able to be promoted or change roles. Great benefits. Awesome HR team, however they are so overstretched. Offices are state of the art for the most part.

    Cons

    Live up to what you say about employees-if you are good at doing your job-that is not enough, however it shoudl be for at least cost of living increases.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade managers in many units-people don't change and training won't help with many-find out more from employees and give them a confidential way of ensuring they can share the shortcomings.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community of people. Management for the most part seeks feedback from their employees.

    Cons

    Workloads can be heavy and timelines unrealistic at times.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "4 star people, 2 star technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A terrific group of people, and plenty of advancement and educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Way behind technologically, support work outsourced. With more advanced technology, they wouldn't need to outsource support work. Total false economy.

    Advice to Management

    Develop technology to automate policy issuance and other underwriting documentation, stop outsourcing. So much time is wasted doing the same tasks over and over, why not do them right the first time?


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