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QBE Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, good benefits (in 48 reviews)

  • Good Employer with good benefits (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • A lot of changes in upper management recently (in 25 reviews)

  • Senior management doesn't understand whats happening at grass roots as middle management only shares the positives (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Too much change really IS a bad thing - time for the Aussies from "Group" (home office) take the helm!"

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

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

    Pros

    There are extremely smart and talented people...some of whom are actually nice too.

    Cons

    Ruthless, expect you to work and be available around the clock. Positions continually eliminated to save money which puts even more pressure on those left behind. It's sad, really.

    Advice to Management

    (This is for the US - the Aussie's seem to get it!) Find a formula that works and stick to it. Stop these crazy patterns of hiring and then downsizing. Be honest with prospective employees that they will be giving up everything for that big number you draw them in with. Maybe if you paid market price instead of overpaying top management you wouldn't have to cut so many other jobs.


  2. "Good Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Employer with good benefits

    Cons

    Need to find my market value


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a) Excellent leadership in North America and now globally
    b) Business Outcome focused company
    c) Focused on innovation
    d) Good compensation
    e) Performance based culture

    Cons

    a) Products still need to be rationalized well
    b) Hours of work


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Underwriter"

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

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

    Pros

    Short term job and danger money before you get another job

    Cons

    terrible management,untruthful people,embarrassment to the shareholders of the group,

    Advice to Management

    give your staff hope,


  6. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Watching top Employees Leave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Company review QBE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Claims Specialist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Commercial Claims Specialist in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part good people, trying to improve after laying off 1/2 the company, not trusted.

    Cons

    They don't give current employees opportunities for advancement. Hire from the outside.
    Little or no growth potential. New leadership from outside not properly monitored. Company spread out across the country. No accountability for poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Good employee pool, look inside the company first.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay eas ok and you meet nice people

    Cons

    Management need traing and replaced


  10. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "QBE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits were okay.

    Cons

    The company outsources jobs. You can not be sure to have a long term job in Sun Prairie because of jobs being outsourced. Constant change in management in the last 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Employees deserve more respect and instead of outsourcing work with employees to reduce costs. You can use salary freezes, reduce benefits like 401k match. Most people would bypass an increase if it meant they would keep their job. Maybe if you quit hiring so many VP's and managers you could have more money to pay employees instead of outsourcing. When you do outsource make sure due diligence is done and you actually know how much information and processes a department does before you sign a contract.


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