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Reinsurance Group of America Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Reinsurance Group of America President & CEO Anna Manning
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Pros
  • It is a nice small company to work for with a great work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, good benefits, casual and fun environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management, antiquated processes, no growth potential (in 3 reviews)

  • The only thing is the location, depends on how much you like to live in St Louis (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Reinsurance Group of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding management; good compensation; expanding rather than cutting benefits; collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    You must be willing to work hard. This is not a place you can coast.


  2. "Excellent Culture and Motivating Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reinsurance Group of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Senior Leadership and people
    Culture, most people seem happy
    Facilities and Environment
    Flexible work environment when feasible

    Cons

    Some orgs can be pretty lean causing some initiatives to run slower than they should, as well as a too consensus-driven at times

  3. Helpful (2)

    "understand their definition of a high-performing employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you're willing to sacrifice your personal life, health and well-being, this is the place for you

    Cons

    high-performing employee = working 24/7/365

    Advice to Management

    You have a hard-working earnest managment team but far too many lack depth and dimension. Life-long St Louis area residents who have spent their entire career at RGA; One dimensional thinkers, singular point of view- no perspective, resistant to change, unwilling to consider alternative ideas because it's never been required of them- unable to recognize much less appreciate people who have more to offer than they do.,


  4. "Sr. Systems Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time

    Pros

    Great company benefits by today's standareerds.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement opportunities in IT area. IT teams are run way too lean.


  5. "Lackluster"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good benefits, pretty good yearly PTO accruals. A lot of long term employees (which isn't always good) they do some fun team outings.

    Cons

    Poor management, antiquated processes, no growth potential. Get ready to sit in your cubical for the next 20 years doing exactly the same thing everyday. It's a "lean" organization so your expected to do a lot with very little

    Advice to Management

    Don't start big projects before a thorough plan is in place.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reinsurance Group of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good benefits, casual and fun environment. Easy to get to by bus and RGA subsidizes a transit pass.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement; issues with management are not taken very seriously. Expensive to work downtown, between transportation and food costs.

    Advice to Management

    The company has a good vision and good direction; upper management is very competent and well-organized. But some of the lower management are difficult to work with and not as skilled as dealing with personnel as they could be.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "IT Administration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reinsurance Group of America full-time

    Pros

    New building has cafe, gym, covered parking. Pay is decent, annual bonus, pension.

    Cons

    Sr. IT management is a my way or no way type, even when proven that way isn't the best for the company. The finger of blame comes out every time said "my way implementation" does not work as promised.

    Advice to Management

    Manage, don't try to engineer every system in IT. Listen to your people doing the work and less to the vendors, who are most interested in selling you another piece of hardware, and don't let personal opinions get in the way of hardware purchases.

  8. "IT Business/ Quality Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Employees stay for ever.

    Cons

    Poor leadership in the IT Business / Quality Analyst department. No room to advance.


  9. "Sr Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with; Flexible schedules; Awesome benefits; high growth. Definitely recommend working here. State of the art facilities.

    Cons

    the usual micromanagement in the lower management ranks. Many lower level managers are good resource managers and not good people leaders.

    Advice to Management

    provide more support in teaching internally grown management how to be good people leaders.


  10. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great package, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Location is not so satisfying


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