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Updated December 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Super employer high on work-life balance (in 50 reviews)

  • Good benefits and work life balance (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • A lot of changes in upper management recently (in 27 reviews)

  • Senior management doesn't understand whats happening at grass roots as middle management only shares the positives (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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

    I worked at QBE full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for overall.

    Cons

    Very large company with lots of products - makes it harder to be great in "everything."

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to feedback from employees.


  2. "Senior Programmer/Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QBE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great.

    Cons

    Senior management lost control and grew too fast leading to a very unstable company.

    Advice to Management

    Get better control on what you want to do.

  3. "a pretty decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun Prairie, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QBE (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent salary, great health insurance, bonus structure is ok

    Cons

    globalization is taking a very long time, several re-orgs in the past 5 years

    Advice to Management

    don't get employees hopes up, be honest


  4. "Senior Auditor"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance. Very flexible on schedules and work from home. People are nice and willing to help here!

    Cons

    A lot of ongoing changes within the company in every single year. The management have their favorites and bias sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to one plan and work it out !


  5. "Nice place with bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun Prairie, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sun Prairie facilities and campus are beautiful, comfortable and over the top nice.

    Cons

    Way too many time-consuming 'Performance Evaluations' which are done in such a way that poor managers can boost their own performance while delivering negative pay back on employees who they don't like.

    Advice to Management

    Have an overview of managers to assure that personal feelings and prejudices cannot affect their evaluation of staff's performance.


  6. "Good benefits"

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

    I have been working at QBE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, really care about employees

    Cons

    Sometimes decision making is slow


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President, Transformation"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Transformation
    Current Employee - Vice President Transformation
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Salary, allows me to get paid handsomely without doing anything

    Cons

    Dysfunctional leadership and extreme heirachy - have and have nots culture

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I didn't mind it"

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

    I worked at QBE full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice people to work with

    Cons

    I honestly dont jave any cons, but a lot of people I worked with were happy to get out of there


  9. "Endless Cycle"

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

    I worked at QBE full-time

    Pros

    You might be smarter than some in upper management

    Cons

    Constantly making changes that negatively affects the companies relationships with appointed agents, and then realizing their mistake a year later and digging themselves an even deeper hole.

    Advice to Management

    Have management think in an underwriter's shoes. You can't complain about the expense ratio, lay-off or source most of you positions to the Philippines, and then expect twice the production. Maybe when people quit, you should try to rehire the position and not expect less people to complete the same amount of work in the same amount of time.


  10. "A Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Verification Agent in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Insurance Verification Agent in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was very competitive--especially against other data-entry faced jobs. There was almost always overtime available.

    Cons

    Overtime was often mandatory. It was a data-entry position where quantity and quality were both of such high importance, one or two typos was enough to ruin your numbers for the whole month, regardless of how fast a processor you were. Company expanded too quickly and absorbed too many competitors, so while I was there, there were many system incompatibilities between sites, and upper management realized they could no longer afford to keep us, so most of us with serious tenure were let go to layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't grow too fast and value the employees you have--especially people who have put in years of loyalty with the company. Competitive standards are fine, but when the standards become humanly impossible to meet, you need to step back and realize having your whole team stressing out to the point of sickness and feeling incompetent due to one or two simple typos a month is -not- healthy corporate culture.


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