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Burns & Wilcox Overview

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Farmington Hills, MI (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1969
Company - Private
Insurance
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
AmWINS Group, R-T Specialty, Swett & Crawford
Internationally recognized for its and drive and expertise, Burns & Wilcox is the flagship company within H.W. Kaufman Financial Group and North America’s leading independently owned insurance wholesale broker and underwriting manager. Burns ... Read more

Mission: To deliver bold solutions, quality management, high-level service, and innovative technology to our client partners.

Burns & Wilcox Reviews

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Alan Jay Kaufman
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Burns & Wilcox full-time

    Pros

    If you want to get into Insurance, It's a good place to gain some experience and knowledge.

    Cons

    You have to drink their kook-aid and bleed their brand to survive. If you don't from the start, you're pretty much screwed. Below industry hours e.g. 8-5 and they expect you to work overtime without pay. Pay is good to start off, however, annual merit increase is a joke. Expect around 1% and expect to kiss the ground they walk on for it. Bonus?? Ya no!! I've never seen turnover so high. On average they loose 10-20 employees a year. This is not an exaggeration and No HR! No one to voice your opinion, fears or concerns.

    Advice to Management

    I have none because they don't care. They only care about money. I have never met a bunch of people so selfish, greedy, condescending, manipulating and heartless. Nothing will change because the company is run by a bunch of narcissist.

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Burns & Wilcox Interviews

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    Commercial Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Burns & Wilcox (Toronto, ON).

    Interview

    Applied Online and got a call for one to one interview within a week. There were two rounds of interview. Basic interview questions. Each round was for about 20 minutes

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me something about yourself and current assignment ?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Our Burns & Wilcox Cleveland office recently attended the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business career fair. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ56R

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Burns & Wilcox Awards & Accolades

  • Fast 50 Fastest-Growing Companies (10), Crain's Detroit Business, 2014
  • Private 200: Largest Privately Held Companies in Southeast Michigan (17), Crain's Detroit Business, 2014

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