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QBE Reviews

Updated March 25, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Watching top Employees Leave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  3. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


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  5. "Exciting Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QBE full-time

    Pros

    Fast pace, motivated, growth oriented and driven to succeed

    Cons

    At times in North America the company can lack focus

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to focus!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "QBE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Applicant Beware!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QBE (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are somewhat average but are acceptable. My co-workers through the years have been truly wonderful people.

    Cons

    Corporately fractured and unstable due to constant changes in executive management and division/department structures. Continual layoffs and offshoring. It often appears the left hand does not know what the right is doing. Executive management is clueless as to what is occurring in the trenches and relies solely on weak middle management and a very general yearly survey for the reporting of employee concerns. It is difficult to access HR services and to resolve IT issues. Painfully outdated processing systems.

    Advice to Management

    Find other avenues for employees to air concerns and look to them for suggestions on how to better the business. Stop with the onslaught of structural changes and the offshoring of jobs to those who have no command of the English language much less an understanding of the business. Stop relying on outdated systems and take the leap to invest in contemporary systems which can be platformed for all users.


  9. "Underwriter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Leadership,"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good 401K
    Flex Schedule
    Not much more...

    Cons

    Constant leadership changes. No set path to vision. Poor development program. Australian's don't know how to manage an American team.

    Off shoring- everything function is losing a piece to the off shore team.

    Some areas were underworked and others were over worked.

    Advice to Management

    Get the right people in the right places and allow them several years to build out a plan. Be realistic with goals and pay the consistent people.


  11. "QBE is a Wonderful Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Feels like one large family.

    Cons

    Nothing to list as a con.



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