Burns & Wilcox Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2021

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Burns & Wilcox Chairman, President, and CEO Alan Jay Kaufman (no image)
Alan Jay Kaufman
140 Ratings
Pros
  • "Burns is filled with great people who want to help you succeed(in 10 reviews)

  • "support ongoing education, designations, etc(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No discipline for underwriter who do not meet goals and literally let their task go to 6-8 months old(in 13 reviews)

  • "Compensation and work life balance(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Smooth Training/Good benefits

      Apr 23, 2021 - Commercial Lines Associate Underwriter 
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      Pros

      My experience has been great so far at Burns & Wilcox. Management is understanding and approachable, the teammates are open to help and have a lot of knowledge, onboarding has been easy and training is surprisingly seamless despite working from home. The benefits at B&W are great as well. Everyone is a true professional and easy to work with.

      Cons

      I wouldn't consider this a con, but I would not suggest that a brand-new licensed insurance employee begin working at Burns. It is high paced work and could be overwhelming if you're not used to it. It's not to say that it can't be done, but just a fair warning.

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    2. 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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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing company to work for. Not a single complaint or criticism!

      Jun 4, 2021 - Associate Underwriter in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      My onboarding experience at Burns & Wilcox has been fantastic. You never feel that you are in this alone. Management takes their time to get to know every new hire and everyone works to make you feel welcome. The work is fast-paced but you are never made to feel as though a single mistake could sink your career. You are trained very well on the systems and despite starting this role remotely during a global pandemic I found the onboarding to be superior to what I experienced in person at other organizations. Not to mention, Burns & Wilcox places a strong emphasis on continuing education and you are encouraged to take advantage of all the opportunities to obtain further certifications to help you grow as an insurance professional. You are also given credit where credit is due. We have a monthly Canada meeting amongst all of the staff in the country and every meeting I have participated in so far has included recognizing employees who have gone above and beyond in their roles. The compensation is also well above the average compensation for a similar role at other organizations. AND your work doesn't take over your life! There is a strong emphasis on work-life balance and since everyone is so willing to help all the time (there is no shirking of duties here) you never feel overwhelmed or overworked. To surmise, this is a company I will be trying to get all of my contacts in the insurance profession to join as I really do believe that their ability to recognize hard work and emphasis on work-life balance sets them apart and will contribute to this organization's success long term.

      Cons

      Can't think of a single con. That's how great my experience has been at this company.

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Just very odd

      Dec 10, 2019 - Underwriting Assistant 
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      Pros

      Flexible lunch hour was nice

      Cons

      Try to create some sort of weird cult of management, just so odd

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