RSA Group Underwriter Reviews

Updated May 6, 2020

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RSA Group Chief Executive Officer Stephen Hester
Stephen Hester
16 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RSA Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to start your career with lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    Lower end salaries compared to others.

    RSA Group2020-05-06
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RSA Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great employees, okay benefits, okay pension

    Cons

    Think of you only as a number.

    RSA Group2018-08-28
  3. "Senior underwriter"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at RSA Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good salary conditions, allow work / family balance

    Cons

    eternal questioning, unstable direction, no updated guidelines for several years, no long-term vision.

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    RSA Group2018-07-24
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Underwriter"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RSA Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is not any

    Cons

    poor culture & moral, white boards , no direction, outsourcing

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    RSA Group2018-01-23
  5. "Good company but of course some drawbacks"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Underwriting Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RSA Group

    Pros

    Flexibility, good life, and work balance. Able to work from home. Opportunities to advance. Awesome and generous benefits available from what I heard at least

    Cons

    Way too many old school programs, techniques and thinking, updating could make many jobs more efficient and effective

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    RSA Group2017-05-05
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of consistency and solutions to internal and external concerns."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RSA Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Intimate office. Benefits are good. Close to home. Covered parking area. Close to highway. Friendly staff. In house CIP courses offered. Compensation for CIP courses available.

    Cons

    Frustration due to mixed messages from management. Lack of flexibility. Technologically behind. No work life balance. Long, inflexible work hours. Lack of communication from head office to management to team leads then to staff. 30 minute lunch hours and no flexibility with that. Taking breaks is frowned upon. Working overtime is expected without overtime pay.

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    RSA Group2016-04-20
  7. Helpful (6)

    "In the wrong direction"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RSA Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pros are behind us now. It used to be a decent company to work for. Now, this company is going down little by little, which is sad but irremediable. The moral in my office is like the mall next to it: run down. It is a sad place to work due to uncertainty, lack of independence (London UK rules).

    Cons

    Archaic structure, poor management. RSA cannot find the right people so they take what they can find as managers. Promotion not due to merit or competences but due to factors that should not be taken into account (e.g. not making waves, not making decisions. It seems that the closer the office is to the head office, the less decisions are made. It is diffcicult for RSA to attract talents as talented people know where this company is heading. Old systems that require patches every week due to instability. Teams do not speak to each other and there are quite a few teams in the building (there are around 500-600 people where I work). Impersonal environment and people do not make waves as they are scared to be replaced or fired, which means that people who may have great and creative ideas keep them for themselves. A lot of the senior staff is gone (including some good people). Too many consultants. No bonus any more. RSA focuses on shareholders, not on its employees. RSA used to be good for training but it is not the case any more. Very poor underwriting decisions all over the world. Canada is maybe the next part of the company to be sold after South America as RSA has been downsizing for nearly 3 years now.

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    RSA Group2016-03-04
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Inexistent management of things"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Construction Underwriter in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RSA Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice view from the office on the harbor, accessible location in DT. Really not much to say apart from that.

    Cons

    - Very bad management, no decision making whatsoever - No encouragement to employees, no recognition of work - No effort to ease tensions in the teams - Useless meetings that bring nothing new - Very bad and old system leading to loss of data - Inefficient filing system - Disrespectful management - Cheap company with its employees - Use of Lotus Notes, limited storage for emails and attachment - Lack of reaction of management and zero thinking outside the box even for the simplest things - Low salaries - Very bad perspectives for the future, RSA is going downhill all over the world and they sold many operations - Forget about advancement based on competence. It is more about submissive attitude and saying yes to every decision (even completely not appropriate) management does - Management is scared of smart people and they do not encourage them at all as they see them as a danger for their manager position - No values any longer, management (and colleagues) not to be trusted

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    RSA Group2015-07-25
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Too many changes"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriting Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RSA Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a 300 year old company so has a good brand in the industry. Bonuses are great when the company is doing well.

    Cons

    RSA does not value its employees. Recently laid off lots of people and many forced to retire early.

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    RSA Group2014-03-13
  10. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at RSA Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great friendly teams and great benefits

    Cons

    None. An overall great company

    RSA Group2020-02-14
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