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Validus Re Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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Kean Driscoll
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  1. "Reinsurance Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Reinsurance Analyst in Hamilton
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Validus Re full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits Parking Buzz inside building

    Cons

    Lack of onboarding (time/mentorship/training) Very dog eat dog company culture Unsupportive superiors Take advantage of probationary period clause without any misconduct Not recommended for entry level applicants

    Advice to Management

    Structured onboarding ie orientation period for first weeks of employment for entry level positions, binder of induction materials/resources etc. to provide Do not pair entry level staff with junior first time managers supposed to be teaching them Must intervene and have meeting to reposition training and identify goals/improvements needed before dismissing without just cause - probationary clause or not it’s the...

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    Validus Re2018-06-02
  2. "Bad overseas office work for IT"

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

    I worked at Validus Re full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good compensations and Benefits such as number of days Leave

    Cons

    bad system for overseas IT. Bad Insurance coverage

    Advice to Management

    Some CEO has big ego

    Validus Re2018-02-23
  3. "Interns make more than full timers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Validus Re

    Pros

    if you are desperate and can't find anything else, use this place to find something better.

    Cons

    Excessive overtime with a promise for a variable bonus Interns make more money during busy periods because of overtime pay Underwriters treat you like their slave HQ really does not care about the Waterloo office

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about change and act Employee turnover will only get worse if nothing is done

    Validus Re2016-12-10
  4. "Great Company."

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Validus Re

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment. Amazing manager. Always have work to do. Interns treated very nicely and made a part of everything.

    Cons

    Can be hard sometimes. Lots of change was going on during my time there. Caused me to shift my priority a lot.

    Validus Re2014-07-18
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