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Argo Group Reviews

Updated October 5, 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. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Argo Group full-time

    Pros

    merit based, strong leaders, A team employees, young culture and flat organizational structure, autonomy to build own career and path

    Cons

    runs too lean with tech support

    Advice to Management

    build out tech and reporting systems further. seek innovation through apps to bolster product development


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empowered environment, innovative and a strong work family balance. Have been happy since the day I arrived.

    Cons

    Not really any cons - not sure about poor reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to move out poor performers - managers who are poor managers

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Colony in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President, Colony in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argo Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a real pleasure to work for such a Customer Centric organization that lives its values rather than just talking about them. Argo invests in the development of employees and rewards performance at a higher level than I have experienced in my prior 20+ years in the industry.

    Cons

    The environment does not suit everyone. Change is always in the air and you can't fight it. To be successful at Argo you have to keep an open mind to the idea that someone around you will always be trying to find a more efficient way to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    As we grow, let's make sure we retain that small company feel!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great People in a Great Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking senior management
    Tremendous respect for individual ideas and creative thinking
    Teamwork as a real value, not a buzzword
    Truly friendly, outgoing people create positive work environments
    Investment in technology
    Open communications
    Good pay for performance plan

    Cons

    Some legacy systems but management is addressing


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Great Company!"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Postive Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Argo Group full-time

    Pros

    Works with Family and Personal Obligations

    Cons

    Downtown office commute can be rough


  7. Helpful (4)

    "A collaborative culture...fresh ideas welcome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A public company with an entrepreneurial spirit. Its size allows for less bureaucracy and more opportunity to truly make an impact on the overall success of the organization. The culture is one that thrives on collaboration and a desire to innovate. Fresh ideas are welcome.

    Cons

    While the company has a strong desire to innovate, technology can still get in the way of progress. The company is currently focusing it's attention on remedying this situation, but it can be a challenge in the short term.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the path of innovation in technology, but make sure you've got the budget and the courage to pull the trigger on moving forward 110% on great ideas.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Offers Excellent Competitive Compensation Package
    Global Market Growth

    Cons

    Corporate Office Is Located Downtown


  9. Helpful (1)

    "So far I really like it here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I'm a relatively new employee (< 3 months) but so far I like it here. The work is satisfying and I always have something to do but never feel overwhelmed. My supervisor has been very helpful and patient as I get up to speed. I'm hoping to stay in this position until I can retire.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything negative to say right now.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Underwriting assistant"

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    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent team. Underwriters are very helpful and always willing to teach. Im glad for being part of this company.

    Cons

    Nothing to say about it.


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