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RSA Group Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  • Decision making is not efficient and can make company feel undynamic at times (in 10 reviews)

  • The senior management is not competent or strong enough (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Lack of direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large MNC, Friendly work culture,

    Cons

    The senior management is not competent or strong enough. They are not able to take stand and decide in right direction. This is one of the primary reasons why RSA went through such difficult times in 2014-2015. Especially senior management in the Group is quite incompetent.


  2. "It's Okay"

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    Current Employee - Operations Underwriting Assistant in Chelmsford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Underwriting Assistant in Chelmsford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, pension not bad

    Cons

    Poor management and leadership, too much work on people, crappy pay

    Advice to Management

    Sort out workload properly and get training sorted!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Insurance Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible benefits, great people, very diverse so always interesting.

    Cons

    Very restrictive processes, implement workarounds to problems rather than fixing.

    Advice to Management

    Be faster to make decisions without demanding endless powerpoints. Trust your judgement more to inform your direction.


  4. "the lame and retarded are leading the blind and lame leaders"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable. Apparently its very hard to get the sack at this company

    Cons

    Working here is literally like being back in school. The immaturity and lack of intelligence and general retarded behaviours are all too normal for this company. From my experience the mangers are blind old women that are being manipulated by trainers that have deep psychological issues and behave like they have serious mental problems requiring professional medical help into. to say that these people come across like and behave like they are better than others. They told lies and conned people into accepting the job and then treat them like they are the ones who are stupid. These people are the most rude and stupid knuckle dragging morons that I have ever had to work for.
    After training on they day we started on the main floor they said ' Oh by the way everybody leaves after 3 months' OMG what a bunch of idiots they must be. They are the common garden variety of retarded old people that you find in the small corners of this country. Apparently its very hard to get the sack at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what respect is and learn what manners are and learn how to run a company


  5. "Good company but of course some drawbacks"

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    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, good life, and work balance. Able to work from home. Opportunities to advance. Awesome and generous benefits available from what I heard at least

    Cons

    Way too many old school programs, techniques and thinking, updating could make many jobs more efficient and effective

    Advice to Management

    Really needs an update, too many old school ways, thinking, and programs


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor leadership and culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked on an operational excellence programme at a number of UK sites and met many competent, enthusiastic, hard-working people who wanted to make a difference and provide a good service to customers. They were generous with their time and in providing information we needed to try to improve processes and performance. I was genuinely impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of many of the underwriters and technical experts.

    Cons

    Other contractors commented that the RSA culture was "like the public sector". I said, "No, it's like the public sector was 25 years ago". Poor decision making, lack of willingness to take responsibility or be held accountable for performance, lack of transparency about activities that were going to have a major impact on people's livelihoods. Muddled management lines, a plethora of "systems", and poor use of the key systems that could have supported improved performance. When you see people wheeling trolleys loaded with paper files from A to B you wonder if this really is the 21st century.

    Advice to Management

    Give senior and middle managers adequate training and support to enable them to make decisions and drive improvements in performance. Be honest with staff about where the company is going.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RSA Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In Toronto, RSA is situated in a great location-- very accessible and the building is modern. The people are professional, but don't expect a friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    The politics. During my time there, the management was more about making things seem alright but not being upfront with the real situation. There was little leadership on the middle management level and are not able to bring the best out of people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep politics in check.

  8. "Great company but lack of leaders."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, flexibility, access to top management.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, merit based on relationship and bad at execution.

    Advice to Management

    Get a good sponsor inside the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RSA Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic people and work atmosphere

    Cons

    Lot of change going on

    Advice to Management

    More focus on guiding people through change will make a big difference


  10. "Actuarial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly Culture, Work life balance, Study time

    Cons

    Slow Network, Unorganized projects, IT support not enough


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