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QBE Reviews

Updated 20 Jun 2019

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QBE CEO Patrick Regan
Patrick Regan
32 Ratings
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QBE full-time

    Pros

    Good Employee Benefits Lots of Opportunities to move

    Cons

    Lots of ongoing changes and structure

    QBE2019-05-17
  2. "Financial Lines Underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at QBE full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, competitive salary

    Cons

    Unclear direction, weak leadership, lack of training

    QBE2019-06-12
  3. "Too many of the wrong people are continuing to leave the business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QBE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of people in the company who really care and want to do the right thing

    Cons

    Senior leadership are not aware of who is the heart of the company. Too many of these people are leaving the business against their wishes.

    Advice to Management

    Have more heart and integrity with your people rather than showbiz and brand. People see through the smoke and mirrors and can see the emperor has no clothes. It’s an insurance company not a game show after all.

    QBE2019-06-02
  4. "Good company for retirement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at QBE full-time

    Pros

    People are definitely always willing to help out. Everyone is friendly in the IT office.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape and politics behind the scenes.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps have a solid management team and let them do their thing for at least a few years. The company has changed their C level like the seasons.

    QBE2019-05-10
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Capacity Planning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QBE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible work environment (dependent on team) Novated Lease for cars Annual Leave loading Bonus based on performance

    Cons

    Terrible ethic amongst executive level management Disjointed work environment - Outsourced application team, Outsourced testing team. Resolving technological issues is difficult Zero emphasis on ticket SLA's and remediation unless its a P1 Incident

    Advice to Management

    Outsourcing = Decreased creativity Outsourcing = Lack of technological innovation Outsourcing = Disjointed staff In the words of Richard Branson. Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your Employees, they will take care of your clients.

    QBE2019-02-28
  6. Helpful (3)

    "QBE"

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    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QBE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and great offices

    Cons

    Too many management not enough room for promotions

    QBE2019-01-08
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Disfunctional"

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

    I have been working at QBE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pays well but that is all

    Cons

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

    QBE2018-12-19
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Dinosaur"

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

    I worked at QBE full-time for 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...

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    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.

    QBE2018-12-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Claims officer"

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    Current Employee - Claims and Property Officer in Newcastle
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QBE full-time for 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

    QBE2018-11-26
  10. "There are better roles out there, unless you absolutely cannot find a job, then come to QBE!"

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

    I have been working at QBE full-time for 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.

    QBE2018-09-02
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