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"XL Capital, a company that could make the grade"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

good people operating under heavy bureaucracy. The company is made up of several fiefdoms.

Cons

1. The company has lost its way
2. Management has no serious plan to turn company around
3. Management does not communicate well
4. Who you know get you far
5. IT services is pathetic
6. Nonsensical acquisition strategy,

Advice to Management

1. Change the board
2. off load unprofitable business
3. Outsource IT, look for options at a minimum.
4. Attract and retain top talent. There are too many 'B' and 'C' players, need top tier talent

Other Employee Reviews for XL Catlin

  1. "Great place to work and contribute!"

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    • 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

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Global organization that is still small, nimble, flexible enough to get things done. So, you can really feel the impact of your work.
    -Willingness to think outside the box on "how we've always done it" in Insurance.
    -Not your typical slow moving, conservative insurance company.
    -Authentic, trustworthy CEO

    Cons

    -Like all companies, there are good and not-so-good managers, in terms of their ability to develop talent. Many leaders were promoted based on technical expertise and not leadership ability. But building manager capability and leadership is an area of emphasis.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "VP Head of Underwriting Operations"

    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

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, Collaborative, Benefits, 401k, Work life Balance

    Cons

    Top Heavy, Lack of stability, Loyalty to employees

    Advice to Management

    None

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