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Liberty International Underwriters Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  1. "Underwriter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Underwriter in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Liberty International Underwriters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees are given autonomy and room to breathe. All Underwriters are specialists and encouraged to think outside the box / take charge of your own success. Management / department heads in general are competent and think like entrepreneurs. Office environment is positive and everyone treats each other with trust and mutual respect. Unlike it's parent Liberty Mutual, this is a pretty flat organization so I see that feedback is taken into account and we see reasonable progress about every 6 months or so. We also have the backing of Liberty Mutual, which helps with resource and marketing.

    Work/life balance is valued. Benefits are competitive / salary may or not be depending on role.

    Cons

    There are no formal training programs and nothing will be handed to you. If you seek out information and perform your job function well, you will be supported.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to communicate more with its employees and streamline messaging across all departments. Different lines of business are more informed than others.

    Business Development Officers (BDOs) are a big step forward for this division.


  2. "Complex claims analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Liberty International Underwriters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and good benefits

    Cons

    Senior management a bit inexperienced

  3. "Senior Risk Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Risk Engineer - Energy & Construction in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Risk Engineer - Energy & Construction in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Liberty International Underwriters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good compensation and benefits package
    - Not technically challenging work for an experienced engineer
    - Good support for external short training and seminars

    Cons

    - Poor communication dynamics
    - Informal work dynamics
    - Lack of planning
    - Poor and untrained management team
    - Informal training programs
    - Limited career grow
    - Risk engineering and loss prevention service limited by profits
    - No consideration of avoided losses for a declined account

    Advice to Management

    Invest in management training and don't link risk assessment and loss prevention with profits or premiums. Recognize avoided large losses by good risk selection.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "LIU"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Liberty International Underwriters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    LIU has some good benefits they offer a pension plan not many companies do! Some departments are growing and growing fast!

    Cons

    LIU has poor communication from upper management to their employees.
    All departments are separate they don't work as a team if one person has the ability to help another team out it takes weeks to get it approved. I could never understand that!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to provide your employees with communication that's honest and true information!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Too bad I had to select at least one star."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Claims in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Liberty International Underwriters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of restaurants to eat lunch. So many different types of food. The building has a nice turf area and a garden to enjoy.

    Cons

    Everything. Management is abusive. Very clique-ish. They place is such a slave ship NO ONE is happy. If you need a check, stay one year but ALWAYS be looking for another job.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the abusers, you kno who they are.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Dont Go There!!! You will be miserable!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    NONE!! I can not think of one good thing to say. The glory days there are long gone!!!

    Cons

    Clicky, very political and the culture is unhealthy. People there are unhappy and pull you down. RUN!

    Advice to Management

    To Executive Management- invest the time and find out why people are so unhappy. Dont hide in your tower.


  7. "Business Systems Analyst II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Liberty International Underwriters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Everyone is willing to share their skills, help team members learn/grow, and improve the process of things. The team I was on also allowed for a flexible work environment and regular opportunities for travel in the course of projects.

    Cons

    The office did not have a particularly lively environment/culture and had limited "community" feel. Job functions were relatively silo'd.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, especially when it comes to middle management / senior management positions.

  8. "Good sized company that's growing and gives you flexibility!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty International Underwriters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They promote within so there is a lot of opportunity for growth. It isn't a huge company where you get lost in the shuffle. The bonus structure is based not only on how well the company performs but how you perform as well.

    Cons

    The benefits aren't great. They have some pretty outdated systems.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the time and money on better systems.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and great co-workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Liberty International Underwriters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very positive work environment, small office that had a team mentality. Management encouraged employees to pursue certification classes such as ARM and CPCU, company will pay for them.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth opportunities in the field offices.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize cross selling methods with other departments.


  10. "Used to be great now just ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty International Underwriters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent compensation
    friendly co workers
    great benefits
    excellent 401k and matching

    Cons

    Part of larger corporation Liberty Mutual and improvements or approvals are slow
    Size does allow for the average amount mismanagement and deadweight
    its still an insurance company at heart
    Loosing its entrepreneurial spirit

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all ideas from the product / field experts because success is best gauged by effectiveness and longevity of results. It is always better to be effective than right.


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