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I am new to the Glasgow insurance market and my 35 year career was spent in Birmingham underwriting Commercial combined business. I was employed on a fixed 12 month contract as maternity cover and thoroughly enjoyed learning how to underwrite large mono line casualty risks with brokers new to me in a market I was not familiar with. Great staff and management and very experienced underwriters.
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Not a friendly environment workload too heavy, whole office very cliquey loads of micro aggression everyone trying to cover their own backs nobody cares for your mental health, unprofessional unfriendly
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After graduating I was hoping to start a fruitful career in insurance. I worked here for almost a year and I have to say it was the worst job I have ever had. Toxic management. You wouldn't dare utter a word on how poorly the operation was being run and if you did expect discipline in private or be strong-armed in to leaving. (This soon become apparent when people would join then leave after rumours of a disagreement) No progression at all, promotions where unheard of, work was as robotic as it could get. Same repetitive tasks everyday it was hard to stay mentally sane. Avoid at all costs.
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Clean office / staff room
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Culture, Almost no training, Un-realistic targets. Almost everything.
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5.0
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Excellent workplace culture. Good working conditions. Friendly staff. Good global career progression. Flexible working is encouraged across the organisation
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Relaxed work environment where you felt independent and could get on with your job without too much pressure. Open planned office with friendly, helpful colleagues.
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From an IT perspective a combination of departments at war and an aggressive outsourcing strategy that leaves QBE itself management heavy with few people who understand delivery turns what should be a world leading employer into a war zone of internal politics combined with a nasty blame culture where everyones energy is focused either on protecting their own backs or stabbing others in the back first.
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QBE is a great employer and has provided meaningful and challenging work. The culture is collaborative and supportive.
There are opportunities to make a real difference.
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The job was very energetic & in a fast paced environment. Had to be very adaptable as no 2 tasks could were the same but was able to use my customer service skills on a number of levels from clients to CEO. The hardest part of the job was the relocation of the Post Room to the basement, which could take longer to collect deliveries & respond to staff requests so being caught in between 2 jobs at the same time, not planned at all very well with our productivity in mind.
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5.0
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A good place to work, like all big corporate firms they are striving to have a better environment regards culture, equality, agile working whilst improving efficiency.
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From an IT perspective a combination of departments at war and an aggressive outsourcing strategy that leaves QBE itself management heavy with few people who understand delivery turns what should be a world leading employer into a war zone of internal politics combined with a nasty blame culture where everyones energy is focused either on protecting their own backs or stabbing others in the back first.
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QBE is one of the top 20 (re)insurers worldwide with operations in all key global insurance markets; from large commercial & specialty lines to retail consumers, generating $19B revenue, with 17,000 staff.
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Management that don't really take on board people's ideas and hamper progression. Workload in PI very high with minimal appreciation from anyone higher than a team leader. Management very clique based.
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3.0
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Not a bad place to work. Excellent office layout with great facilities. Company is committed to the work life balance of its employees. Free fruit during the day
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fruit
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Pay, and career progress
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5.0
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A great place to work, an amazing environment to garner insurance knowledge. Management were firm but fair. The Motor Claims Unit is highly regarded and looks great on your CV.
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A culture of treating their employees dreadfully. No-one enjoyed working at their Chelmsford Office. Sadly, most of the staff were made redundant in 2016.
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None
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Everything!
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Worked here on a temp contract and found it a great place to work with a great team who cared not only about the work but each other too, in a great central location in chelmsford only 5 minutes from the station and excellent facilities.
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If the office did not close down, I would still be working for QBE. Sadly the local office to me closed.

I had no complaints with way the company was ran. Great morals and company ethic. It was a company that cared, and put effort into development and progression.


You were not just another number.
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Great all round company
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none
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Current employee as senior claims adjuster for a few years. Too many changes without proper consultation. No promotion unless your are within the 'crowd'. Robotic and boring managers with no people skills. No support in development & training. Difficult to get good pay rises and managers do not support you. A call centre approach to targets and audits. A spy mentality for some managers to catch you out. HR is woeful too.
Pros
Free tea and coffee.
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Robotic managers who have no people skills & targeted like a call centre.
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3.0
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QBE Insurance has a significant market footprint in Insurance. Having worked with Senior and Assistant Underwriters, Senior Actuaries (both embedded in the divisions and central) and having reported up to the Head of Actuarial, I've enjoyed two and a half years of exposure to many Lines of Business within the Insurance industry. This has afforded me an excellent grounding in understanding the mechanisms of pricing and typical behind-the-scenes insurance processes in general.
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Learning about Insurance
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High Staff Turnover
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4.0
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Great benefits at QBE, good pension, healthcare etc. Newly refurbished office in London. Going through a lot of change as is the whole insurance industry.
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Just like before childish and back biting environment but this is where i got my start and learned the basics so if you can over come everything else.
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