Burns & Wilcox Reviews

Updated May 13, 2022

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Pros
  • "Burns is filled with great people who want to help you succeed(in 12 reviews)

  • "They will pay for you to complete designations and have tons of CE opportunities(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not a very good work life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • "Very sexist environment and attitude from upper management(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic First Few Months!

      May 11, 2022 - Senior Underwriter in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Well respected company in the industry, with endless opportunities. Have only been with the company for a few months, but so far, the companies actions have matched their words. All companies tout work life balance, the importance of new colleagues, and how each employee "matters". I can truly say Burns & Wilcox backs this up with their actions as well. Being onboarded from home at a new company is always challenging, but I was very impressed with the process. First call on day 1 was with IT to make sure everything was working properly. Then scheduled calls for the next 2 weeks with various other employees to meet your colleagues, as well as to get a feel for the company culture.

      Cons

      Working at an MGA does impose some challenges and limitations - but the culture is to turn those challenges into opportunities. If you are lacking the capacity to chase certain business, that can be considered a con, but the culture is to find a solution, if you want to chase that business, go get the capacity and do it!

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      What an Amazing Company

      Feb 22, 2022 - Assistant Underwriter in Halifax, NS
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      Pros

      Having so much support from my team and learning tools at my finger tips

      Cons

      I honestly cannot think of any at this time.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Place to Work

      Sep 23, 2021 - Commercial Underwriter in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Hands down, this is the best company to work for. Not only are they professional and organized, all of the staff is friendly and helpful. You are a respected team member from day 1. Any assistance you need to reach your goals, they will help you with, as they know your success = their success. I onboarded during the pandemic, and so did everything remotely. It is incredible at how proficient they are at training remotely, and helping you with IT issues from afar! I truly feel I am not a number here. Everyone from the head of the company down has met me, and knows my name. That says something at a company this large.

      Cons

      I don't have anything negative to say. They have really impressed me.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jul 29, 2021 - Underwriter in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Offers the ability for growth. Great team environment, everyone is very friendly and most have a good attitude. The organization supports continued education.

      Cons

      Not too many cons, maybe a lack of guidance from management. Other than that, nothing bad to say I would recommend.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Stay away

      May 9, 2021 - Underwriter Assistant in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Nothing is good at this company

      Cons

      Nothing Micro management way too many changes in staff

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing onboarding experience !!

      Apr 22, 2021 - Senior Underwriter in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      The first 4 weeks were amazing. The onboarding experience was well organized, thorough and very refreshing. The entire team was very supportive during the learning phase.

      Cons

      None that I can think of so far :)

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      Mar 1, 2021 - Underwriting Assistant in Halifax, NS
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      Pros

      Very knowledgeable group of people

      Cons

      Would like there to be more Canadian specific New Hire courses in the Kaufman Institute

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Worse job ever

      Feb 4, 2021 - Assistant Underwriter in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Nice work environment and comradery

      Cons

      Little to no training on system

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Oct 15, 2020 - Analyst in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities for career growth

      Cons

      Lots of work and long hours

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Discouraging Realizations

      Dec 16, 2019 - Assistant in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - Introduces you to the reality of corporate life

      Cons

      - Littered with office politics - hardworking employees who put in non-paid overtime are not recognized. - any questioning of their method is met with deflection (to keep you quiet).

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    Burns & Wilcox has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 268 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at Burns & Wilcox to a friend and 83% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

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    82% of Burns & Wilcox employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Burns & Wilcox 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.

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