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Reinsurance Group of America Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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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 6 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "IT Business/ Quality Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Sr Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "RGA IT Dept"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and bonus payments are good; new building nice, but somewhat sterile and impersonal. Growing industry in Asia, but little growth in US.

    Cons

    IT Executive Leadership needs significant improvement. IT is not aligned or partnered with business. Some IT execs look out for personal interest not that of company.


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  5. "More is expected"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some Effort is rewarded
    Much best practice is implemented
    Ted Drewes frozen custard

    Cons

    Team building skill is missing
    Abilities of staff not recognised, subjective appraisals
    Some actuaries overvalued

    Advice to Management

    360 review would help, include all team to avoid gaming
    Have lunch with junior employees to built loyalty, provide access, encourage curiosity


  6. "Cash Operations Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cash Operations Analyst in Saint Peters, MO
    Former Employee - Cash Operations Analyst in Saint Peters, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report about RGA


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Admin asst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and nice location. Close to highway for commute.

    Cons

    Bad management. No advancement unless you kiss someone's behind.

    Advice to Management

    Get real - you're no better than anyone else.


  8. "Great Place to work"

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good Benefits
    Collegiate Environment
    Good work/life balance
    Great cooperation between departments

    Cons

    Getting a little top heavy on the management side

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the meetings and let the employees do their jobs. With everything starting to be done by committee, nothing is getting done.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "HR is an issue"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance; great total compensation; solid organization...

    Cons

    Old way of running an organization: hierarchal mentality. Culture and retention should be a focus, with leadership held accountable for success in this area.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that your employees are the most valued asset. More consistency with all levels of leaders - should be trained to support a mission of employee empowerment, retention and engagement. HR lacks in many important ways...


  10. "Technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I saw this company grow from being a regional player, to national and then global leader in Life Reinsurance! The story is remarkable including losing parent company, being sold and growing up to join the prestigious S&P 500 Club! Overall a good place to work for.

    Cons

    As it happens with growing pains, it became a corporate conglomerate and lost sight of the people who put heart and soul for its growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the right things which keep the employees excited and motivated. Sometimes metrics and surveys don't capture the true sentiments on ground!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Very good. Been there for over 15 years. Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexible work environment is definitely attractive as is the salary and work / life balance. Also, the new building is a very attractive selling point to potential new hires.

    Cons

    The culture has changed over the years to more of a big company bureaucracy where nothing seems to get done with a consensus.

    Advice to Management

    Take a real look at where you are going and decide whether or not you really want to go there.


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