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HCC Insurance Reviews

Updated June 3, 2017
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Christopher J.B. Williams
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  • I would like to see a formal work from home program (in 7 reviews)

  • Due to this fact new hires tend to have little experience and/or education translating into a weaker work drive and too many mistakes (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great until they got bought by Tokio Marine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HCC Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Lots of PTO, Interesting Business Mix,

    Cons

    Took away employee stock plan/bonuses and reduced staffing after the merger, high staff turnover, nepotism and favoritism were prevalent.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not Worth Your Time, Look Elsewhere!"

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    Former Employee - Claims Attorney in Mount Kisco, NY
    Former Employee - Claims Attorney in Mount Kisco, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HCC Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, ok salary, good 401k, typical office hours, suburban setting in Mt. Kisco, NY, wish there were more pros

    Cons

    No room for advancement, no work from home, unqualified and unprofessional managers, dead end job, what you're sold in interviews is not what you get, unstable environment with no job security

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people to managers based on seniority and friendship alone. Managers should have interpersonal and social skills. Upper level management and HR ignore the resulting toxic environment that has been created and the lower level employees will be blamed. Hire qualified managers or at least invest in seriously training them.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HCC Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and very good work environment. Benefits are health insurance (not great but good), good PTO, 401K matching. Some of the micromanaging policies have lightened up since I've been here (blinds being opened at a certain angle only, cups with lids, no popcorn in microwaves.)

    Good transfer policy and lots of career opportunity.

    Cons

    I would like to see a formal work from home program. The Houston office is not in the best area but just don't leave the campus.

    There was an employee stock program but that ended when Tokio Marine purchased us and nothing have replaced it.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up on the work from home program. It's a way to compete for good employees as the oil industry is coming back.


  4. "Stop Loss Underwriting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HCC Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Growing Company in tough market

    Cons

    No growth opportunities or future advancement


  5. "Great company, interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HCC Insurance full-time

    Pros

    This review is for the Los Angeles claims department. The pay is decent, the work is interesting, and there are opportunities for career advancement. The benefits are good (company match 401k, affordable heath/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, free metro passes, etc.). Supervisors are approachable and do a good job training incoming staff. The office has a positive energy because the people who work here are very nice and helpful. The location in downtown LA also has its perks; there are tons of restaurants nearby, a metro stop across the street, Target is a block away, LA Live and the Staples Center are within walking distance. This is definitely a good place to work.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at this time.


  6. "Positive work environment, good training, approachable supervisors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HCC Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supervisors thoroughly train and make sure you are ready to perform on your own. After the initial training period supervisors continue to be available as needed. Co-workers are friendly and helpful. If you have to be absent unexpectedly, supervisors and co-workers will help with the work load.

    Overall this is a good company that offers solid benefits and a flexible work schedule. Because the company is big it has an effective HR department that is concerned with the well-being of the workers.

    Cons

    The commute to Downtown can be difficult but the company offers free Metro Passes.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time. Management strives to make this a good place to work.


  7. "Solid Company, good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Underwriting in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Underwriting in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Los Angeles upper management approachable and willing to help. They take "ownership" of the Company and set a good example leadership and working hard.
    Benefits are good with nice amount of annual PTO.

    Cons

    None at this time about Company. Downtown LA is congested.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time. Good Senior Management team.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Really ALL These Positive Reviews????-THINK TWICE"

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    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HCC Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Free Coffee, Co-Workers are helpful. You get a paycheck to pay your bills.

    Cons

    Management, here at the Los Angeles Office is Horrific! And all these Positive Reviews from Houston TX, are Unbelivable! That is the home office, so OF Course all the ROBOTS in Texas love it. The managers especially upstairs on the 17th floor could care less, I cannot wait to get out of this lifeless place, their communication skills Suck, because they do not have any.

    If you are mean spirited and HATE, I mean Hate People, Please apply. You will probably move up the ladder to Join Management. No room for growth. Pay is Very Low Compared to Other Companies. Oh, and the turnover Rate Here is Comical! If someone leaves they don't hire anyone they just spread the position to ALREADY OVERWORKED AND UNDERPAID People. Warning, if you are just graduating with your B.A., REPEAT, DO NOT Even Work Here! You can do better working at In-N-Out Burger.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all Management that send out Demeaning Emails!, But I am sure you would not know what a demeaning email is because that is the NORM at HCC!!


  9. "Successful Company, Steady Employment - Los Angeles Branch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is successful and upper management will remind everyone of this at annual meetings. The market is steady so downsizing does not get mentioned which is a huge plus. And if you are not great at your job they may find another department or position for you.

    Cons

    Despite the company success, it does not transmute to additional compensation for the employees. The Los Angeles office lacks enough "community space" to accommodate the number of employees so lunch must be taken in shifts to facilitate. Two fridges for 175+ employee office means you cannot bring and store your lunch if you do not arrive early.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HCC Insurance full-time

    Pros

    - Small company culture: you can get things done fast without a lot of bureaucracy
    - if you're willing to work hard, lots of positive visibility and upper management support for career progress
    - lot of opportunity to learn new skills and grow

    Cons

    - IT is more like a supporting pillar for business vs. driving revenue, hence lack of innovation and investment
    - Some Internal processes add too much administrative burden
    - No flexible work environment options like work from home etc.

    Advice to Management

    - continue to motivate talented and hardworking employees
    - incorporate more flexibility in work culture and adopt limited Work From Home options for certain jobs where it makes sense.


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