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"Had such amazing potential"

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

I worked at Argo Group (More than 10 years)

Pros

Amazing co-workers and immediate boss who worked tirelessly to build each other up, provide top of the line service and had the courage to do the right thing; good benefit compensation.

Cons

Poor top leadership (appointing the incorrect people to key, decision-making positions; misuse of corporate resources, funds and employees; unprofessional behavior of C-level management); company values are only posters on the walls; cronyism is rampant, outsourcing of key customer-facing positions that made this specialty commercial insurance company great was extremely detrimental; all of these things led to a sad corporate culture and was so unnecessary.

Advice to Management

Board of Directors and C-level management should be changed where appropriate; exit interviews should be taken seriously; input from non-management employees should be valued instead of snubbed.

Other Employee Reviews for Argo Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good employer as a smaller company but I enjoyed it less as it grew in size."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argo Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Could be fun to work there at times. If you are a slacker, you can probably blend in without getting fired due to the mediocrity that surrounds you. Salaries were ok. Lots of office locations if one wished to move around.

    Cons

    Poor bonuses. The president of the group can be quite arrogant and is not a real people-person. High expense ratios. Under-performers were not exited out of the company at all. Mr. Watson seems to discourage alternative views and seeks out those who will not disagree with him.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the focus on becoming the biggest insurance company and reduce the expense ratio.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "No regrets, but ..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argo Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some truly wonderful people work for Argo. Salary and benefits decent. Great picnics, potlucks and parties.

    Cons

    Many positions were outsourced to India. Also, if you're over 50, don't bother applying. If your immediate superior isn't the greatest at currying favor with upper management, start looking for something else.

    Advice to Management

    Place more value on your employees; stop looking upon them as just a necessary evil.

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