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Updated January 13, 2018
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Pros
  • Super employer high on work-life balance (in 51 reviews)

  • Good benefits and work life balance (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management doesn't understand whats happening at grass roots as middle management only shares the positives (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. "Terrible work enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good looking office and nice 10K coffee machine (when it works)!!!

    Cons

    Please stay away. Constant change. Top management has no clue, is arrogant, bully. and has a "Do as I say not as I do or else mentality"

    Advice to Management

    Those still there please just leave!!!!. New management needed


  2. "Avoid if at all possible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun Prairie, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun Prairie, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you need a job - it is that

    Cons

    Future, plus all the items that employees take for granted at a company

  3. "Don't get too comfortable."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at QBE as a contractor

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice and lunch is provided occasionally.

    Cons

    Management does their best to re-create The Keystone Cops.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your good employees rather than be intimidated by them.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A company lost in translation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some nice people, sure, good training programs

    Cons

    lack of understanding of ethics

    Advice to Management

    top managers: get out!
    middle managers: step up; you can make it


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Big mistake"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QBE full-time

    Pros

    Compensation.
    Some technology helps connect QBE's numerous offices to drive a more personal connection among employees (e.g., video phones, online collaboration tools.)

    Cons

    Sink or swim environment/fear-based approach to "motivating" employees
    Exclusive club at the top - manipulative and secretive
    Key jobs constantly eliminated/not enough resources
    Innapropriate behavior ignored by management and HR - many unprofessional managers remain and are rewarded
    Inconsistent policies regarding working remotely
    Little to no work/life balance
    May not be viewed as positive stepping stone on your career path depending on where you are coming from

    Advice to Management

    Perform exit interviews with all employees who leave. Take them seriously - not just the engagement surveys. Take corrective action for known/documented poor behavior not just poor performance. Many good employees leave due to unreasonable managers. Newer CEO seems to be on the right track but it will take time to undo the big egos, poor morale, and reduce never-ending turnover.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "A Disaster"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not sure there are any standout items that would make you want to commit your career to this company.

    Cons

    Have not determined what their purpose really is. Constant overturn of management. Extreme pressure from Australian owner determines constant change.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Driven"

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    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QBE (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Virtual Office
    Benefits except medical

    Cons

    Poor issuing systems
    Poor customer service from Philippines central processing
    Inexperienced management
    Poor Products offering

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of experienced personnel and quit tying to get rid of experienced people to save on expenses, your loss ratio will define you in 48 months

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Okay not Great"

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, Pay, Free Food That's about it

    Cons

    Being Micro managed. Angry Customers. Expensice Health plan


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Watching top Employees Leave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sun Prairie, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Schedule is flexible.

    Cons

    Watching top 50 employees and others I respect walk out the door is a red flag to me. I've seen four people leave who I respect in the last month. Another round of layoffs does not add to my confidence in job security.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on a plan and follow through. Communicate more clearly. I don't want to go down with a sinking ship and I am sure I speak for everyone on that matter.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Nothing"

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    Former Employee - Senior Computer Operator
    Former Employee - Senior Computer Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QBE (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good health benifits for there employees

    Cons

    Don't care about employees or family.


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