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Endurance Specialty Reviews

Updated 12 November 2018
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  1. "Maybe getting better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    While the free snacks and coffee and drinks are dwindling, there is an uptick in hiring and management actually cares about hiring the right people not just hiring quickly. New management has recently come in and is trying to make changes for the better.

    Cons

    Old management kept the departments too lean, new management struggles to understand why we're so burnt out. The computer systems are terrible. The systems are so bad Excel barely runs if you have more than 1,000 rows of data. The CIO is one of the CEO's "good old boy" friends and therefore does nothing and yet can still do no wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Get a CIO that understands technology and can bring in some new systems. The level of poor computer systems and slowness is absurd.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership, Direction and culture - company continues on a positive trajectory

    Cons

    Lean Staffing Model - be ready to work hard and wear many hats

    Advice to Management

    Protect the culture

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Systemically dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    Can be good resume builder if part of in group.

    Cons

    Toxic culture which seems to attract and breeds dysfunctional types.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    Welcoming, polite friendly staff. Exposure to different areas of the business and projects.

    Cons

    No cons to mention at all

    Advice to Management

    Brilliant!


  5. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    great culture
    nice pay and bonus
    great benefits

    Cons

    everyone wants to be the next big boss

    Advice to Management

    title is not everything. the company runs only with all levels of people.


  6. "Great company great people just great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great environment. great pay. cool people.

    Cons

    there are no cons here.


  7. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No negative complaints whatsoever. Good company.

  8. "Calm on the surface, fragmented and disconnected within"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good, nice office, CEO is ambitious. Most of the people are really nice, but some absurd personalities in underwriting.

    Generous christmas parties and health insurance, company gym membership. Share options for top management and senior personnel.

    Cons

    Not much room for progression, few seniors in underwriting are egotistical, mysogynistic, racist and very unpleasant to work with. High employee turnover recently, won't be surprised if there is more.

    Lots of Charmin(CEO)'s "mates" in senior management, and there is concern that CEO is surrounded by Yesmans. Checks and balances a concern.

    Systems are really old, fragmented and data is useless. It is a company that went through a lot of M&A, but no sense of urgency from management to improve and connect the parts.

    CEO continues his shopping spree buying new underwriting teams and individuals into company...thing is their track record appears very questionable. Guess time will tell.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need reassurance through this acquisition. Communicate with them more, and work on improving systems. The fragmented data and systems is a ticking time bomb.


  9. "endurance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    great, solid company that paid well

    Cons

    not too many negatives to report


  10. Helpful (4)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Endurance Specialty full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee an soda if that excites you

    Cons

    Most(not all) lack any moral compass whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Sweat shop in the 21st century. Consultants are treated worse than second class citizens. Full time employees treated marginally better compared to the consultants. Does not matter how productive you may be, it is a slave and master environment. If you ever dare to refuse politely something outrageous, seen as insubordination. Not encountered more unprofessional and disrespectful behavior in a career spanning two decades, strangely from senior management employees. Too much politicking and back biting. You could be the worst at your job and may be goofing up day after day, but you will survive if you can kiss the business's backside. Trust me, I can give you names in PMO who make a living just that way. Ironically, the higher management lacks the basic skills and understanding of the ground level tasks. Short-sighted planning, lack basic understanding of process. PMO is a joke and farce, theyre just trying to make it to the last few years to retirement. Will micromanage you to death despite their own incompetence. Senior IT management promises business without even consulting people who do the real work. The most talented are unfortunately not making the decisions, rather are merely following instructions. Don't believe me? Ask anyone who works in IT. Would give a negative, not 1/5 if it were possible. Need names, could provide those as well. Worked in numerous environments, would not work here ever, even if it were the last company that survived.