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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. "RGA IT Dept"

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    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.


  2. "More is expected"

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    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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Admin asst"

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    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.


  4. "RGA"

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

    I have been working at Reinsurance Group of America as an intern

    Pros

    Great, brand-new building to work in with lots of amenities including full service cafe and gym. People are very friendly and hard-working

    Cons

    Located way outside of the city of St. Louis, which is nice if you want to live in the suburbs, but a hassle if you are a person who wants to live in the city.

    Advice to Management

    Management is mostly very laid back and accepting to everyone. They listen to others ideas and are flexible with work schedules and things like that


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT Is Going Downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reinsurance Group of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are very friendly. The business is relatively stable.

    Cons

    I found it very difficult to actually accomplish anything within IT. The politics and old corporate mindset stopped short any attempt at innovation or progress. Every tool/solution has to meet the needs of the entire department, and so nothing ever happens. The clients have not been exposed to proper IT practices and so that is an additional barrier to getting anything right. All in all not a toxic environment, but a frustrating one. It is attracting and retaining people who are just there for a paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Jettison your 90's model of IT and empower your teams to innovate again.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It has been okay."

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Not much career growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Company is changing too fast with new managers from elsewhere..bringing too much politics."

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    Current Employee - Someone in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Someone in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart actuaries. Core of the business. Very generous vacation policy. Work is not strenuous. Most people do not work more than 40 hours. A busy week is 50-60 hours.

    Cons

    They are going to run into some headwinds soon. Support departments such as it, finance and admin are inefficient. Too many new managers with big egos trying to rise to the top. They require 7-8 years experience for analyst jobs.

    Too high manager/associate ratio. In some departments its 1 manager per 3 employees. This includes their managers. insane!

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire so many people from outside. They are changing the culture of the company for the worse. Specially in technology and admin.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Actuaries - "yes" All others - "think about it""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are an experienced actuary, good opportunities for learning and advancement.

    Cons

    If you are not an actuary, you are locked in to a snail pace career path

    Advice to Management

    Bring in senior managers from different companies and industries


  9. Helpful (5)

    "actuarial house"

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

    Pros

    good at their core business and good to you as long as you are an actuary. great benefit, good company growth.

    Cons

    you are just a dog if you are not an actuary. no opportunity outside of this field. lack of alignment between business core and the rest of the company

    Advice to Management

    rethink the company as a whole entity moving with all of its services, actuarial and the rest. then only you will get the power of innovation.


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