Profesional and fun place to work- Team work culture
Office Manager and Treaty Underwriting Assistant (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – November 13, 2018
Is a very interesting market, a great office, and the people are very nice. But when you get in is very difficult to grow. This company is too big. You need to has very strong knowledge of Reinsurance.
Underwriting Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 1, 2018
I experienced a friendly and productive workplace at Xl Catlin. It is a collaborative environment in which management encourages innovation and teamwork. However, my journey didn't allow opportunity for advancement. The company has become less generous with the benefit package and salary increases, but have maintained a bonus over the years. They have always been very considerate regarding family matters. I always enjoyed Global Day of Giving which set aside one day to volunteer and give back to the community. It afforded you the opportunity to meet your co-workers from different strata of the company. It is a good company to partner with.
Family oriented, encourage townhalls -feedback
little opportunity for advancement, negligible increases
Project Coordinator/Project Analyst (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 24, 2018
Typical day at work starts off with checking email and prioritizing for the day setting up meetings to ensure daily tasks are followed. I learned to be more selective when applying for other positions. Management was not approachable and set in their ways. Everyone was very friendly and eager to assist. The hardest part of the job was knowing their was no room for advancement. The location was great.
Large Loss Consultant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 18, 2018
I was there for 12 years and when I first started, it was a smaller, more closely knit company. My experience was valued and I was placed in positions where I had the confidence of senior management. As time went on, the company grew, the workload increase, but the staffing did not and there was little time to do the job properly. Once the merger with Catlin came about, the company grew even further, new management was installed and my experience, work ethic and dedication became an after thought. At the end, it ws not a pleasnant working experience.
Data Governance - Technical Expert (Former Employee) – Exton, PA – May 29, 2018
Excellent company to work for. Strong leadership at all levels throughout the company. Individual performance responsibilities, goals and opportunities are clearly communicated. The company's core values serve as a foundation for the organization and provide guidance to enable the achievement of stated goals and responsibilities at all levels.
Assistant Vice President Inland Marine Manager (Former Employee) – Summit, NJ – August 30, 2018
The company is too small to play with the big companies in the Northeast market yet they demanded huge growth when the opportunity was not available due to being a startup with limited product offerings.
Different groups within the company operate by different sets of rules. The overall corporate environment is positive with a good work culture and adequate advancement opportunity. There are certain departments within the company however that are not subject to the overall culture and operate by their own set of rules. This part of the company (a certain underwriting and claims group) does not partake in the overall corporate culture and is closed off from the rest of the company. No dress code, no standard hours, no participation in corporate events, etc... Some people like this and others do not. If you want to work a 9-5 job with good pay and good benefits then this group is for you. If you are looking for advancement within the company, merit based pay or the potential to transfer to another group within the company, then you are in for a rude awaking. Just know what you are getting into...
Pay + Benefits
Poor leadership and merit recognition within certain groups
Solid work environment along with good potential for advancement.
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Buckhead, GA – August 28, 2017
Was a great experience. Learned a lot about what it takes to coordinate and manage various responsibilities throughout different work streams. The job work/life balance was also a great plus which made work more productive and interesting.
Enterprise Data Governance Program Sr. Mgr (Current Employee) – Hartford, CT – November 28, 2017
Great place to work, typical insurance company with up's and down's due to environmental events. Overall good company vision and strategy. Management overall is good, with some areas lack experience and trust. Company pays well, benefits are good.
IT Engineer (Former Employee) – Stamford, CT – May 25, 2017
XL Catlin was a great place to work for many years. The colleagues, culture, and compensation were all fantastic. The company strives not to be the most profitable, but the most admired in their industry.
I was a contract employee and only wished the position could have been direct hire. It was a terrific group that I supported. Only negative was that this is a global company which makes for an impersonal touch in matters of HR.