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XL Catlin Reviews

Updated 25 June 2018
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  1. "Underwriting Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Sydney
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture
    Perks
    Prestigue
    Lean structure
    Access to managent

    Cons

    Office politics
    Egos
    Global company so overseas decisions influence Australia greatly

    Advice to Management

    Transparency


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great medium-sized insurance business"

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at XL Catlin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative firm, small enough to still feel personal but large enough to have real impact on the global insurance stage
    Diverse range of business interests and a focus on a sustainable business model
    Supportive teams
    Thriving D&I networks
    Great range of facilities in prime office locations
    Flexible working

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging given the global nature of the business
    Focus on drive for profits and shareholder value sometimes overlooks the fact that great people are the key to success
    Flat management structure can be a barrier to career progression
    Recent run of M&A activity creating uncertainty over roles, responsibilities and reporting lines

  3. Helpful (2)

    "SME"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    Good Policies to support employee's work life balance

    Cons

    Policies are not implemented due to Internal politics and prejudice as most of them is at Manager's discretion.

    Advice to Management

    Empower Employee and HR by building robust system to check Prejudice.


  4. "Innovative, forward thinking company."

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    Current Employee - Construction Risk Engineer
    Current Employee - Construction Risk Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is driven to excellence.

    Cons

    Org structure very flat, limited room for growth.


  5. "Great place to work at!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flex time. Friendly management. Knowledgeable staff. Teamwork. Company moving in right direction.

    Cons

    Staff spread too thin. Little work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing but look for ways to improve work life balance


  6. Helpful (1)

    "HR Business Partner"

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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

    Great culture, supportive leadership, lots of room to contribute and grow. Colleagues are smart and genuine.

    Cons

    Recent acquisition has created ambiguity around what will change and what will stay the same.


  7. "Deputy Manager"

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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

    Good Employee benefit /wk hour flexibility /

    Cons

    Slow growth opportunity in few processes

    Advice to Management

    Not Applicable

  8. "Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Good Working Environment.

    Cons

    Learning is zero. No life apart from Excel and SQL. Not good for Fresher who are looking to learn. Good company for Experienced folks.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good.


  9. "Dream role"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible working, no micro management

    Cons

    Some find it intense, as there are stressful moments, you need to raise your game when necessary


  10. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XL Catlin full-time

    Pros

    Catlin was a great company that cared about it employees prior to merger.

    Cons

    After merger we were just a number.


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