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XL Catlin Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance: no one can provide better than XL Catlin (in 43 reviews)

  • Good Benefits specially leave policy and insuarance benefits (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working at XL Catlin"

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

    I have been working at XL Catlin part-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Good work-life balance
    Good management

    Cons

    No benefits for temporary positions
    Pay not upto the mark


  2. "Underwriting Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XL Catlin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Nice people
    Flexible work hrs

    Cons

    I worked as a contractor for years before they finally offered me an (extremely low) salaried position. Don't prioritize the middle office even close to enough.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping the middle office happy. If staff are quitting in droves, make a change. Why would anyone kill themselves attempting excellence when they're already overworked and underpaid?

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    Good people, benefits, and opportunity.

    Cons

    None that I can speak of.


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    "Tips to toes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XL Catlin (More than a year)

    Pros

    Niche insurance market , great come back after recession

    Cons

    Strenuous work environment , not very friendly

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on building a workplace with work life balance


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    International insurance and reinsurance carrier. XL Catlin is proud to have been ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Large Commercial Insurers" in J.D. Power 2016 study. Great Benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Individual business units are somewhat independent and communications between units is a little fragmented.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "CYA"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at XL Catlin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None really, maybe that they have free coffee?

    Cons

    Management tells various untruths constantly. Your job is secure, we are not looking into getting rid of the complete Scottsdale office/claims unit. What is laughable is there is now a open position in Scottsdale? They just told the claims department that they are all fired and their last day is December 30, 2017. What is with trying to hire someone with the job title offered when you have just let someone go?

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to send claims overseas. India is not Little America, they are not legally licenced to adjudicate claims from the United States. What you are planning and implementing is illegal and disgusting too.


  7. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are good.
    Large corporation thus opportunities to advance your career.

    Cons

    Growing pains from large acquisition, but getting back to normal.
    Some areas work in silos; therefore, some processes are not as efficient as they could be.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more involve with the day to day operations. There are inconsistencies between the rank and file and top management when talking about efficiencies and accomplishments.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at XL Catlin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good as are the benefits

    Cons

    Management since the merger with Catlin has been terrible.
    Lack of communication on plans.
    Repeated job redundancies have taken a huge toll on morale.


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    "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    I worked at Catlin for over 7 years, and found the culture and environment very friendly. The management was, overall, receptive to suggestions and opinions for all levels. The company structure allowed for manager to be effective, and create great teams.

    Cons

    They have since been integrated with XL, after I left, and unsure of culture at this time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Workplace Partner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly people, good corporate environment

    Cons

    No room for growth, limited opportunities


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