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Farmington Hills, MI (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1969
Company - Private
Insurance
$1 to $2 billion (CAD) 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.

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Alan Jay Kaufman
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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Toronto, ON
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burns & Wilcox (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open-minded to change, mostly younger staff. Can listen to personal music when at desk. Upper management recognizes work of front-line staff

    Cons

    In need of cultural diversity training, upper front-line staff and Mangers take advantage of positions. Staff takes dress code too lightly. Lack of diverse hiring.

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Burns & Wilcox Interviews

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    Assistant Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Burns & Wilcox (Toronto, ON) in June-2017.

    Interview

    Submitted and application online, and was sent an email about two weeks later requesting an interview.
    First interview was maximum 20 minutes, and my interviewer talked for 15 of those minutes. Questions were general and vague, and seemingly unrelated to the job. Had a bad taste in my mouth as I left, but agreed to come back for a second interview when called two days later. Second interview was max 25 minutes, and the questions were oddly antagonistic, while both my interviewers acted as if I was wasting their time. Left the second interview feeling worse than the first, knowing there's no way B&W would be a good fit for me. I was sent a request for a background check and references two days later, but I declined. This in and of itself was a challenging process, as I'd interacted with 7 people at the company, but none were HR, a hiring manager, or seemingly even slightly related to the assistant underwriter position I was applying to.
    They need to spend less time talking about profitability and growth and more time talking about what they can do for their employees, clients, and communities.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were working in a team and one of your team members wasn't pulling their weight, and your manager asked you to pick up their slack, what would you do?   1 Answer
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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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