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Reinsurance Group of America Reviews

Updated March 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "It is a nice small company to work for with a great work life balance" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Average company, good benefits overall" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Department has not great work life balance" (in 3 reviews)

  • "The only thing is the location, depends on how much you like to live in St Louis" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, growing fast, smart people

    Cons

    Work load, lots of layers of management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to have work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay. Benefit is flawless.

    Cons

    The company does not really support professional growth. "Self-growth" is downplayed.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Growing positive with growing pains"

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reinsurance Group of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Building
    Benefits
    Flexibility
    Managers caring mostly
    Growing successful Co

    Cons

    Large legacy systems. Lack of appetite for serious enterprise architecture
    Some we/they dept thinking
    Growing pains

    Advice to Management

    One RGA must be not only a theme but an insistent mandate
    Need that third building!


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Administration: Here we Go Again"

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    Current Employee - Administration in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Administration in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a good strong business
    nice headquarters and working space
    smart people

    Cons

    Keep hiring managers with no experience in Admin and have reorged again including more leaders with no admin experience, retention of the same, and promotion of notoriously command and control, stifling leadership. The highest level leader has charisma with management who don't pay attention to what happens on the floor. It is obvious to everyone but not seemingly so with management. Lots of turn over and some of us can't quit as the pay is good and we need jobs. We see good management in other departments and want that.

    Advice to Management

    Consider brining outside, experienced leadership into the new Admin org. HR should be helping us on the floor. We are told what a valuable part of the business and deserve better. H E L P


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Operations in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and covered parking

    Cons

    Dysfunctional, out of control, complacent management (nepotism, yelling, and name calling) that management ignores (no reprimands) and HR does NOT protect their employees.

    Lots of overtime hours resulting in no work/life balance, uneven workloads among employees in the same dept. (some employees working overtime and weekends while other employees take cooking and exercise classes during working hours, cigarette breaks all day long, and walking path breaks every single day while everyone else is expected to cover their workload in their absence).

    Advice to Management

    RGA will continue to lose good employees until they pay attention to what employees are telling them in their exit interviews and train their managers to actually manage their staff so they earn their respect.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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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

    Pros

    Excellent workplace staffed with intelligent and friendly people

    Cons

    More focus needed on employee growth and development


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time

    Pros

    good pay, opportunities for actuaries and benefits

    Cons

    HR is inept or ineffective when dealing with bullying, insecure, opportunist managers.

    Advice to Management

    make sure someone knows how to be a good manager before making them one.

  8. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation package, work life balance .Most people stay here for 20-30 years. The new office is really nice and so are most of the people you'll work with.

    Cons

    IT is relatively small for a company it's size. The technology investments have a way to go. A lot of manual work done. Training programs for IT is almost non existent. Lots of new challenges to the business model in the future.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Good benefits bad culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are quite good (401k, pension, health benefits).

    Work life balance is quite good. As performance management is not rigorous. So many people can skate by if they are internally focused on pleasing their bosses.

    Cons

    - Old boys club. Lack of diversity. Apart from Anna, few women in positions of influence. No people of color in any leadership position in the US business.
    - Insular and very traditional in outlook. People who get promoted are internally focused on pleasing their bosses rather than trying to build growth.
    - if you aren’t an actuary don’t bother thinking you will have any future or have you opinion matter.

    Advice to Management

    - instead of taking about One RGA and insights training - try living it.
    - bring more diversity into upper ranks of the business. In terms of backgrounds.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very friendly and competitive firm"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, fast pace, nice people, competitive salary, nice events.

    Cons

    No benefits for interns at all