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QBE New York Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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  • A lot of changes in upper management recently (in 25 reviews)

  • General sense that senior management is indifferent to needs to employees (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    normal hour weeks, culture, people.

    Cons

    poor communications between various departments

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good benefits. Everyone in the team is very nice and willing to help.

    Cons

    Management changes ideas frenquently. A lot of acquisitions but not integrate well.


  3. "Underwriter"

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    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    People at QBE strive to support each other. Great team atmosphere. Great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    No major cons except would like holiday celebrations to begin before 5.


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  5. "Senior underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QBE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most people workers are fine, pay is good but your health will suffer.

    Cons

    Management terrible destroying people the way they do business, Corporate division management have no idea, no communication, keep changing direction.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, one day you will have to answer to someone what you have done to this place and its people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company in transition and chaos"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    strong business expertise, broad spectrum of products and services

    Cons

    change in strategy every 2 years, change of management every 2 years, too many consultants, changing too much all at once

    Advice to Management

    less chaos; more trust


  7. "Bad Fit"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I had a good salary and an impressive title, with a global company with strong financials, at least outside of the US.

    Cons

    Culture of tattletaling, back-biting, secretive manipulation, poor communication. Opaque, badly documented Excel models. Company was losing tons of money domestically and stopped all business travel. A truly unpleasant place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication, get more conference room space in the NYC office, stop the culture of tattletaling among employees.


  8. "Constant change"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QBE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global company with local touch and the products range from aviation to P&C to some A&H to Crop. Compensation can be good. That is all I can think of right now.

    Cons

    Constantly changing (for better and worse. Jobs are being transferred to Manila. Job stability not great. Do I need so say more?

    Advice to Management

    Stability needed


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QBE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a regular paycheck.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Appointed people to management jobs who were way of their depth. Company was an uninspiring place to work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Changing management"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leaders have a good opportunity to turn around things.

    Cons

    Management is always changing, company strategy changes very often. As a result, people below the management level are removed without paying attention to the institution knowledge they carry. For some reason company always things cutting people or changing people is the only way to bring change.

    Advice to Management

    It is very expensive to get a very experienced and committed resource. As a key management resource is replaced there is a tendency to bring a new set of resources beneath him, without looking into current talent. Hold on to your key resources. Make a framework to identifies key resources and leverage them as needed.


  11. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - AP Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - AP Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Learned a lot but bored t times

    Cons

    Not too many outsourced AP



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