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9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 34 ratings in 2014)
"One of the world's leading reinsurers."
Pros: 
  • Interesting, high quality work
  • Great atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to take on as much responsibility as you are comfortable with
  • The company's international reach offers opportunities to travel
Cons: 
  • Workloads can become difficult to manage at peak times
  • As the company is so large, internal processes can be slow
  • Changes in strategy can be confusing
  • Long hours at some points
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
 
Hours
9.1 / 10
 
Salary
8.7 / 10
 
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
 
CSR
9.0 / 10
 
Training
8.7 / 10
 

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"I would make the company more entrepreneurial and flexible."

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