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Updated January 4, 2018
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  • Work life balance: no one can provide better than XL Catlin (in 45 reviews)

  • Good Benefits specially leave policy and insuarance benefits (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place Great People"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Flat Organization
    Great 401K match
    Great Culture of Cooperation

    Cons

    Systems can be arcane and prone to downtime

    Advice to Management

    Don't get greedy


  2. "Treasury Intern"

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

    I worked at XL Catlin as an intern

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and was given lots of responsibility early on. Very friendly people and very professional.

    Cons

    No cons for my internship, great experience.

    Advice to Management

    Add more entry-level positions.

  3. "Database Administrator"

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    Current Contractor - Database Administrator in Stamford, CT
    Current Contractor - Database Administrator in Stamford, CT
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at XL Catlin as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best Insurance and Reinsurance company to work with.

    Cons

    Reshuffling is not advisable when player is already doing good.

    Advice to Management

    Take on the arena for Health Insurance too


  4. "Great place to work and contribute!"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Global organization that is still small, nimble, flexible enough to get things done. So, you can really feel the impact of your work.
    -Willingness to think outside the box on "how we've always done it" in Insurance.
    -Not your typical slow moving, conservative insurance company.
    -Authentic, trustworthy CEO

    Cons

    -Like all companies, there are good and not-so-good managers, in terms of their ability to develop talent. Many leaders were promoted based on technical expertise and not leadership ability. But building manager capability and leadership is an area of emphasis.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Sr. Underwriter Energy Lines"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Commercial Underwriter in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Commercial Underwriter in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401K benefits are Amazing. Bonuses. Great support from upper management.

    Cons

    Medical benefits could be better


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Great pay, flexible work schedules, insane 401K match (match 200% for 5% of salary), flat organization, generally promote from within,

    Cons

    Staffing is an issue. The HR department is just about non-existent which makes hiring a replace a long process. People tend to get over worked for a while because no one new has come in.

    Advice to Management

    It is very easy to say cut 5% of expenses this year but with large growth goals and already being tight on expenses, comments like these don't do much good.


  7. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Collaborative Environment, Great Pay & Benefits, Beautiful Offices, Ability to work from home when necessary

    Cons

    Technical issues due to merger with Catlin

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Outstanding company with great leadership and a bright futue"

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    Current Employee - Vice President and Senior Regional BCM Manager Americas and Bermuda in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President and Senior Regional BCM Manager Americas and Bermuda in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Outstanding people and leaders. Exceptional compensation and benefits. Beautiful workplace facilities. Strong commitment to work life balance. A bright future.

    Cons

    Downward pressure on pricing in the insurance industry creates challenges for long-term employment.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to retaining top talent and finding new roles. Challenge yourselves to be more creative with fungible future leaders.


  9. "Excellent work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free flow of ideas amongst a highly diverse and highly skilled group of people

    Cons

    Traffic on 84 coming into Hartford from Farmington

    Advice to Management

    Laugh at my crude humor more


  10. "Environmental Engineering Intern"

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

    Pros

    The people are very easy to talk to and kind, everyone is willing to take time to answer questions.

    Cons

    The office was very loud, especially towards the end of the week. It was just a few people, but they were very distracting.


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