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XL Catlin Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance: no one can provide better than XL Catlin (in 37 reviews)

  • Good people who are interested in ways you could advanced and good benefits (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Attitude to work life balance from XL side poor (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior management is too harsh at times (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good and Leadership team is working on to make it better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    With new Leadership team and CI Initiative company is making lot of progress on streamlining the processes. After the merger now two companies are working together and making lot of improvements.

    Cons

    Working with the vendor resources are still challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good job.


  2. "Overall good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    Managers are cooperative ,working hours are flexible

    Cons

    Technologies used are becoming obsolete

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Good, but it was better"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at XL Catlin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Yearly compensation increases based on performance reviews.

    Cons

    Too many cuts with the recent merger. The company wants to innovate and adapt, but is stretching resources too thin.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough growth opportunities outside of London.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people who are interested in ways you could advanced and good benefits
    Many employees have been here long term

    Cons

    Raises and bonuses are not what they use to be for lower level employees

    Advice to Management

    Budget reductions should start from the top, don't stop providing snacks and Kleenex to everyone when your upper management is spending $8,000 on one flight to Switzerland.


  5. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriting in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Underwriting in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flat company, can speak to anyone. Many opportunities. Mostly good people. Good benefits. Nice compensation and bonus. I enjoy it.

    Cons

    Slow to change with the times. Old habits die hard. Too many requests to so m p re when most are already doing more than they can maintain.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites it will cause resentment


  6. Helpful (2)

    "VP Head of Underwriting Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, Collaborative, Benefits, 401k, Work life Balance

    Cons

    Top Heavy, Lack of stability, Loyalty to employees

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Claims"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent 401k match, health, life, vision benefits and vacation time. Expanded maternity and paternity paid time off. Company strives to evolve with flexible work programs.

    Cons

    Recent business acquisitions created financial issues resulting in many layoffs. Many well deserved people have had their jobs moved offshore to India and Poland.

  8. "XL Group review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, people, locations and mobility

    Cons

    Mostly good but not some management....

    Advice to Management

    Need to treat acquisitions as such -


  9. "Great Company To Work For"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at XL Catlin as a contractor

    Pros

    Wish my time was longer there! I was a contractor, but always treated with full respect. The offices are beautiful, and everyone was always so friendly and welcoming. Great for those interested in making their mark in the insurance industry.

    Cons

    Only con I would say is that the office is located in Fidi, and there is not much around. The office can be tricky to find. Leave extra time to get through security, because that can take long.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at XL Catlin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits/pay. Work culture is flexible (flextime/ WFH/ casual dress code)

    Cons

    IT is slow to respond to issues, technology is out of date

    Advice to Management

    Excel and Access are insufficient for data analysis


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