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13 Ratings
  1. "Worked at Catlin for several years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catlin Group

    Pros

    Catlin has some great people to work with who live by the Catlin values of transperency, integrity and teamwork. There is a good culture and it's a nice atmosphere to work in. The executives are accessible to staff and with an open floor plan culture, there is a sense of having a voice and being heard. They have invested in updating their offices as well - so it's a nice, modern clean environment. Also a very strong...

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    Cons

    Catlin is going through some major changes and whilst it is exciting, there is a risk what makes Catlin such a great place to work will be eroded by becoming a larger organization. I am hopeful it doesn't become too bureaucratic, with too many layers of management and they can retain what makes Catlin such a great place to work.

    Catlin Group2015-04-24
  2. "VP of Fiance"

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    Former Employee - Vice President of Finance in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Catlin Group full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The medical benefit is good .

    Cons

    The Senior management of the company really does not treat employee well.

    Advice to Management

    No

    Catlin Group2015-06-12
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stay far away from the Scottsdale office"

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

    I worked at Catlin Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work is generally challenging and there's usually plenty to do. Pay is pretty good. Computer systems and technology are modern and up to date.

    Cons

    The management in the Shared Services department at the Scottsdale, AZ office is very arrogant and stuck up and has nothing better to do than to spend hours and days focusing on very minor issues and figuring out how to get employees out of jams without having to fire them even though it's the employee's fault. If you're a contractor here, you're definitely an outsider as the management here will protect and side...

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    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse and start treating everyone fairly and stop trying to protect your employees at all costs and letting them get away with anything without any consequences.

    Catlin Group2015-05-19
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Catlin as a first company"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Catlin Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Catlin has fantastic values. Employees are treated great. The benefits are amazing; I've regularly heard others share how Catlin US has the best benefits of any company they've ever worked at (list any major insurance company). Communication is free flowing throughout the company, and I have never felt pressured to withhold ideas or opinions at any level. Catlin supports it's employees in maintaining life outside work,...

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    Cons

    The US development program is still maturing. Massive resources are provided to teaching, improving, and educating graduates, and ambitious learners can succeed. However, the structure of the program is still developing and may be for some time. Graduates have the world at their fingertips, but determining the best way to access and digest the knowledge can be confusing. Graduate salaries are competitive to start (especially...

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    Advice to Management

    This may have already occurred, but assign a permanent and devoted CDP HR employee. It would be nice for the candidates themselves to have this stability, as well as providing a person for other employees to contact with questions (which abound).

    Catlin Group2014-12-08
  5. "Working at Catlin"

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    Current Employee - Underwriting 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catlin Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are FIRST RATE. Lots of learning opportunity here!

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians. Supervisors are hired without proper background experience and will chase business away because they don't know what they're doing. VERY hard to follow a leader who you are not able to respect because they lack proper knowledge and management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation here is amazing - cannot be beat! Office culture is difficult to manage and cultivate when supervisors are living "off location" from their staff. This doesn't give a manager the opportunity to see the day to day grind of their staff or observe work ethic of their subordinates. Subordinates should be able to anonymously review their supervisors as often as supervisors review subordinates.

    Catlin Group2014-09-15
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, great benefits, amazing opportunity."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catlin Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well compensated and fantastic benefits. Lots natural growth is leading to increased opportunities. Good time to begin with Catlin because the potential for growth is enormous. Employees tend to be nice individuals and hard workers. Catlin has a set of values that it appears to actual follow and makes a point of informing its employees about what it is doing.

    Cons

    Current employees and management are very entrenched and are lacking of new/young blood.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in younger employees who can be brought up within the company, don't just hire older established employees.

    Catlin Group2013-11-25
  7. "Great Company, great people"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catlin Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Feel of small entrepreneurial Company despite being a market leader Work flexibility Amazing global franchise

    Cons

    Senior Managers hold themselves in very high regard and sometimes seek ways to elevate themselves even further creating an insider mentality, particular with information.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your leadership role as a reason to become complacent about your skills and experiences. The managers we have are not all equipped to lead the size Company we are becoming. But they are good smart professionals who will excel if they focus on their own development needs.

    Catlin Group2013-11-16
  8. "Great Spot for Executives"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catlin Group full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The company attracts talented people and the results reflect that. If you are already at a high level position, it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Senior management lives within its own little bubble. Those with friends in high places fail their way up. For those with less experience, opportunities for growth are very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some different points of view to the US management team. Working at XL should not be a prerequisite.

    Catlin Group2013-10-17
  9. "Company with nice corporate culture but very little opportunity for career growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catlin Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance Nice corporate culture Good benefits

    Cons

    Very small salary increases that do not keep up with the market. Not a good place to work if you are looking to grow and advance your career. As others have mentioned this is a better place for highly experienced professionals who are looking to settle down. Salary increases don't keep up with the market, 2-3% salary increases are the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology, make salary increases competitive with the market to prevent an exodus of talent. Consider cost of living increases plus merit increases to retain the best and brightest.

    Catlin Group2013-03-27
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with solid benefits, great culture"

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    Current Employee - SAP Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catlin Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    company culture and values, benefits, career opportunities

    Cons

    promotion increases not effective until start of a year, raises don't take market into account

    Advice to Management

    consider market with raises, make promotion increases effective with effective date of promotion

    Catlin Group2013-01-28
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