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Western World Insurance Reviews

Updated Dec 18, 2018

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Jonathan Ritz
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  1. "Former Senior Commercial Underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Senior Commercial Underwriter 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western World Insurance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    VERY good work life balance, work from home, etc...I have two small kids and live in the woods. If my kids were sick, if it snowed, anything, no issues, no worries. Also, no one breathing down your neck. As long as the work is kept up with, you're good. Management was VERY receptive to listening. Did the change you wanted ALWAYS happen, no. BUT, they at least asked their front line, MGA facing underwriters, employees,...

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    Cons

    Some of the folks there have either never worked anywhere else, or maybe this is the second place they worked. In short, mostly nice, but sheltered and sometimes lazy as all get out with no real idea how bad it can be other places. Whiny, entitled, catty and ungrateful for how good it is/was. Workload could be a bear, pay was a little short for experience, designations, time devoted, travel expected etc.. but not horrible....

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    Advice to Management

    Hard to say as the guard is probably changing with AIG officially being in charge now. But to former management, perhaps just push back a little more against the top guys to ensure the talent you have that WANTS to be there, and sacrifices for the company, is compensated CORRECTLY and recognized. Last, stop taking away titles that result in raises. You're creating an environment where people have no where to graduate...

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    Western World Insurance2018-10-12
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Was a nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western World Insurance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, fair compensation, currently can work a day or two from home, but this option may be going away.

    Cons

    This company has changed. Was privately held for 50 years and then sold to Validus... and then all hell broke loose. Upper management were offered packages to leave, those over 62 yrs. old were offered a deal to leave... and people are quitting left and right. AIG has purchased Validus (all of this happening within 3 years) but the Validus management remains. Morale is terrible. People are miserable and high stress...

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    Advice to Management

    Start talking to your staff, explain changes, be open and transparent. Share your complete vision, not just of doubling our revenue and limiting expenses.

    Western World Insurance2018-12-18
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Run Fast"

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    Former Employee - Another Peon 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western World Insurance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed the other employees I worked with

    Cons

    Everyone is just a number, not a person, and they'll fire you for no reason at all

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so pompous. Maybe get to know people and/or listen to the management at lower levels.

    Western World Insurance2018-03-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "c-level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Western World Insurance full-time

    Pros

    do what you want to do with people you want to do it with

    Cons

    high risk but high reward

    Advice to Management

    get funding

    Western World Insurance2017-06-09
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Underwriting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Western World Insurance

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. Highly creative. Input from all levels is valued.

    Cons

    Traffic issues which may be eradicated by flexible work hours

    Western World Insurance2016-07-19
  6. Helpful (3)

    "program underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Lake Peekskill, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western World Insurance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    employees were nice, though a bit sheltered

    Cons

    upper management was disconnected. Unfriendly, had no idea what was going on in middle management level

    Advice to Management

    get involved. find out what the day to day problems are and not just from senior level employees

    Western World Insurance2016-04-24
  7. Helpful (6)

    "The best way to describe it would be to say its like working at a white collar sweatshop."

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

    I have been working at Western World Insurance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and social activities. They go out of their way to create fun side events and activities during the year.

    Cons

    Incompetent managers and lots of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    None, they will keep the people they like, even if they are not good at their jobs.

    Western World Insurance2014-07-08
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