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Verisk Analytics Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  • Senior Management is useless and dumb idiots (in 8 reviews)

  • The upper management are nice and humble people but somewhat out of date in terms of core competencies than what you would find in other companies (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing Place to Grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verisk Analytics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Senior management team really gets it. They have vision and that vision is filtering throughout the firm. Great strides are being made to align the entire enterprise under the same goals and objectives. There is also a perfect mix of growth from within and the onboarding of external talent to keep us grounded. Overall an incredible experience.

    Cons

    The firm is in the midst of an incredibly rapid shift. Though the long term is bright, there are certainly some growing pains. That said, with pain comes growth and with growth comes opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Push us to the next level of global excellence and THANK YOU!


  2. "Business & Analytics Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business & Analytics Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Business & Analytics Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Verisk Analytics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company was in Forbes 2016 - The World's Most Innovative Companies, Forbes 2016 - America's Best Large Employers, and was rated Great Place to Work (Certified).

    Cons

    Management favoritism started affecting work environment!

    Advice to Management

    Favoritism should not be part of a working environment.

  3. "data analyst"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verisk Analytics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good program for future career path, good choice

    Cons

    they are not very active to answer your questions


  4. "Great Place to Get Foot in Door"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verisk Analytics full-time

    Pros

    - Pay
    - On premise Gym
    - Snacks
    - Basketball and Volleyball Courts

    Cons

    - Not very social
    - Bad Management
    - Not great training

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees. Talk with them and help them especially when getting started.


  5. "IT Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Projects in Bryan, TX
    Current Employee - IT Projects in Bryan, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verisk Analytics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great interview process. Helpful HR department. Co-workers treat you with respect and are very friendly. The in network health plan covers just about any private practitioner.

    Cons

    I haven't seen any cons or heard much of any complaints. Most people that work here do not quit, they actually retire or are promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and keep up the respect and flexibility you give to your employees!


  6. "Summer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Met great people, the HR team did a good job in arranging the interns outside activities (mystery room, dinner). We were also guided well for the final project. The managers were all super nice and helpful when asked questions and they truly wanted to see us interns succeed.

    Cons

    Sometimes had no tasks to do for the day which was quite boring. You may have to put in the effort to get involved as some managers give less work than others.

    Advice to Management

    Give the interns more creative say in the projects and be more active team members


  7. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verisk Analytics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    Too much office politics within management.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Introverted Company"

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

    I worked at Verisk Analytics full-time

    Pros

    Stable and growing via acquisition
    stock price
    Great work/life balance
    Laid Back
    Friendly co-workers - Nice folks
    Financially secure
    lots of room for improvement as they do change management

    Cons

    The upper management are nice and humble people but somewhat out of date in terms of core competencies than what you would find in other companies. Most people have worked at the company for 10-25 years which makes it for a stale environment.
    ISO is the data arm of the insurance industry that has a near monopoly which is what has kept Verisk in a position with little in the way of competitors. Because of this it acts more like the post office, which is a big part of the problem in working there. Since they do not need to compete - the culture is stagnant.
    The company has lost touch with their customers and in fact is the least customer concentric company ever that exists. As a result, the data and technology and people are outdated and very legacy.
    While management cares , they don't have the best talent in non-actuarial roles. The company was built by actuarial, so it is not dynamic -actually a bit dull, siloed and insular environment. It is the antithesis of the” one of the most innovative company” it's just to opposite. Its innovative because of the growth rate through acquisition and nothing more. But the people are nice.
    There is an unwillingness for some long time employees to embrace the culture of change but they are trying to change that.

    Advice to Management

    need change management but don't shoot the messenger


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Actuary"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verisk Analytics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    excellent work life balance, study time for actuary, work from home policy

    Cons

    little room to advance, management focus on the wrong aspect


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start."

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    Current Employee - QA & Testing Analyst in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - QA & Testing Analyst in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verisk Analytics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the fact that we have lots of team activities. The job is also pretty laid back.

    Cons

    I feel like I'm in an environment that does not encourage learning. We are not encouraged to find technical ways of testing, like automation, SQL, performance testing, or security testing. It seems like we're discouraged from becoming more valuable by learning these things, but then we're not valued because we don't have those skills.


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