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Updated September 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Very flexible on working hours and great work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Work life balance is good, nice office, CEO is ambitious (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of Charmin(CEO)'s "mates" in senior management, and there is concern that CEO is surrounded by Yesmans (in 4 reviews)

  • Inconsistent policies from upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    great culture
    nice pay and bonus
    great benefits

    Cons

    everyone wants to be the next big boss

    Advice to Management

    title is not everything. the company runs only with all levels of people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Systemically dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    Can be good resume builder if part of in group.

    Cons

    Toxic culture which seems to attract and breeds dysfunctional types.

  3. "Great company great people just great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great environment. great pay. cool people.

    Cons

    there are no cons here.


  4. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No negative complaints whatsoever. Good company.


  5. "endurance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    great, solid company that paid well

    Cons

    not too many negatives to report


  6. Helpful (3)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee an soda if that excites you

    Cons

    Most(not all) lack any moral compass whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Sweat shop in the 21st century. Consultants are treated worse than second class citizens. Full time employees treated marginally better compared to the consultants. Does not matter how productive you may be, it is a slave and master environment. If you ever dare to refuse politely something outrageous, seen as insubordination. Not encountered more unprofessional and disrespectful behavior in a career spanning two decades, strangely from senior management employees. Too much politicking and back biting. You could be the worst at your job and may be goofing up day after day, but you will survive if you can kiss the business's backside. Trust me, I can give you names in PMO who make a living just that way. Ironically, the higher management lacks the basic skills and understanding of the ground level tasks. Short-sighted planning, lack basic understanding of process. PMO is a joke and farce, theyre just trying to make it to the last few years to retirement. Will micromanage you to death despite their own incompetence. Senior IT management promises business without even consulting people who do the real work. The most talented are unfortunately not making the decisions, rather are merely following instructions. Don't believe me? Ask anyone who works in IT. Would give a negative, not 1/5 if it were possible. Need names, could provide those as well. Worked in numerous environments, would not work here ever, even if it were the last company that survived.


  7. "Productive yet Relaxing Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    A very healthy work environment that is so inviting. Everyone is nice and helpful. The company is growing exponentially and as long as you show you're putting in the effort, you immediately earn respect. It is very easy to have a life outside the workplace with their 8-5 hours.

    Cons

    I left because there weren't too many growth opportunities outside of underwriting; however, it is still a growing company so I expect that to change shortly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do. Continue treating your employees with respect and allow to grow and you will have a prosperous firm.

  8. "Good Company"

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

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    Good Bonus
    Cool People
    More of a relaxed work environment
    Office locations and work from home is often available

    Cons

    Upper management can be tough to deal with
    Some executives care more about their ego than the actual company
    Not much unity

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to younger employees, support the back office more, be more innovative


  9. "Good Place to Be"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent management, good people, profitable, equitable pay

    Cons

    Some personalities are hard to work with, pay could be better for non-underwriting positions

    Advice to Management

    Keep Lestrange management style alive. Don't get away from the upstart mentality.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Communication is key!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation
    office culture was good, but never had a chance to learn about other counterparts in other locations.

    Cons

    Very little transparency between Executive Management to the production team.
    Spend your money better on systems so it does not fail so frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more and do not hide it from your employees, you might end up retaining more quality employees rather than having them leave.


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