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QBE Reviews

Updated 8 February 2019
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  • "Change of senior management over last six months has resulted in inertia on strategy and delay in decision making" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Upper management very detached and distance themselves from the lower levels" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "QBE"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Sydney
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great offices

    Cons

    Too many management not enough room for promotions


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Disfunctional"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well but that is all

    Cons

    Unable to influence,
    stagnant management
    Cant make decisions
    staff hate working here

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Dinosaur"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible working. In the process of transforming the business.

    Cons

    Not for those who want to make a difference or be challenged in a good way.

    Extremely hierarchical. Decision making falls in the wrong hands. People react due to fear as opposed to working proactively. Set in their ways and management do not listen. Disempowering when people who can add value get shot down by those who shout the loudest or intentional excluded.

    People spend time on creative ways hide bad results rather focus on ways to fix the problem.

    A lot of time and effort wasted on appeasing senior management on tick box exercises as opposed to anything meaningful.

    Poor change management and resulting remediation is a constant embarrassment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and take stock of current status. Understand where it wants to play and what it wants to achieve. Then focus on a small number of things to get there. Having the right people and creating working environment for employees that helps empower people.

    The company can achieve so much more.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Claims officer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims and Property Officer in Newcastle
    Current Employee - Claims and Property Officer in Newcastle
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QBE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with. Not a lot else

    Cons

    High workload, impossible to meet set KPI’s.

    Advice to Management

    Set Realistic KPI’s and Expectations


  5. "There are better roles out there, unless you absolutely cannot find a job, then come to QBE!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nothing much to be honest. They say, a lack of culture is a culture.

    Cons

    Management and leaders are too focused on managing shareholders and investors, and the resulting share price.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in management and leadership development because its almost non-existent.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Too much transformation and turnover"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QBE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    Changes every day. Notifications via email. I suppose when I will be let you, it will also be via email.
    Little processes defined, and the few ones they have are not adhered to.
    There seems to be no plan or strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Identify where the company is going. Constant transformation aka change is not a successful strategy.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not great but good pay and job title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QBE full-time

    Pros

    Not much to be honest

    Cons

    A lot except pay and title

    Advice to Management

    Get your selves sorted out

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QBE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Culture
    -Flexi hours
    -employee benefits
    - breaks
    -QBE foundation
    -Opportunity
    -People

    Cons

    -management
    -budgeting
    -desk space
    -systems
    -training and development


  9. "Company on the up"

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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 QBE part-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility and work/life balance, ability to work some days from home to meet parenting responsibilities. Leadership opportunities for all levels. Managers are generally high performing, decent people. Sense that the company is going somewhere.

    Cons

    Everyone is pretty busy doing their day-to-day tasks, so it can be difficult to find the time to innovate and plan ahead.

    Advice to Management

    While there has been a lot of executive change in recent years, much of this has been necessary. I’m hopeful that the new leadership team will work well together, and we will have a period of stability.
    The flexible work policy is fantastic (and the no 1 reason I work for QBE), but I’ve received some feedback from colleagues that it can be inconsistently applied at lower levels in the company.


  10. "Case Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Parramatta
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Parramatta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, team environment, good culture, share a common goal, T&D

    Cons

    Not really organised for new starters

    Advice to Management

    T&D sooner and have all sanctions in place for newbies