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Hiscox Overview

Hamilton (Bermuda)
1001 to 5000 employees
1901
Company - Public (HSX)
Insurance Operator
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Hiscox is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange. We can trace our roots in the Lloyd’s market back to 1901 and our adaptability has meant we have evolved organically over time.

We are now a ... Read more

Mission: Our ambition is to be a highly respected specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. We believe that building balance between catastrophe-exposed business and less volatile local specialty business gives us opportunities for profitable growth throughout ... Read more


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Best Places to Work: 2018 (#8)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#3)

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Hiscox – Why Work For Us?


A specialist insurer with over 100 years' experience

Hiscox is a leading specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda, with roots dating back to 1901. We offer a range of insurance products, often focusing on areas other insurers find too complex to insure.



Hiscox Re.

The reinsurance division is made up of our underwriting platforms in Bermuda, London and Paris writing reinsurance risks around the world. The team of circa 100 bright, energetic individuals are committed to providing top quality service to brokers and clients across a broad range of reinsurance products. Our approach is simple, we set out to partner with our customers to help solve the problems that will deliver real value; and have an unwavering focus on matching the right blend of innovation and dependability to meet our customer’s ever evolving needs. Our focused and discerning underwriting approach is complemented by a commitment to world class service, and the ability to offer creative solutions to complex problems. We know our people are our biggest asset so finding and retaining top talent is crucial for every role.

London Market:

Hiscox London Market is the leading insurer of global risks. Rather than ask ‘why?’ when challenged with a risk, we’d prefer to say ‘why not?’

We are one of the largest and oldest Lloyd’s syndicates. Known for our long-term leadership in the market, our blend of underwriting expertise and meaningful capacity makes us an ideal partner for our clients, whatever the size and complexity of their risk. With winning attitude, adaptability and passion; our people aim to outperform always. 

Hiscox Special Risks:

Hiscox Special Risks is our market leading division setting the industry standard for specialist insurance lines including kidnap and ransom and fine art. The team is made up of circa 55 dynamic and driven individuals based in offices across the globe. Small in size yet formidable in ambition and delivery the divisional results demonstrate that when your team is made up of the best anything is possible.

Hiscox MGA:

Hiscox MGA is an exciting new venture for Hiscox with aggressive growth plans. Specialising in key areas such as Marine, Property, Casualty and Terrorism the function is a small yet fast growing part of the Hiscox global organisation. Attracting the true pioneers in each class of business, this division embodies the entrepreneurial spirit many talk about but few achieve. Fast paced, energetic go getters are a must in the division.

Hiscox UK & Ireland:

Hiscox UK & Ireland is a leading brand in the insurance market, recognised as setting the standards which others try to emulate. We consistently deliver strong growth and exceptional returns, recruiting only the very best and empowering them to deliver. We are known for insuring the homes of the rich and famous through to the most innovative technology companies. Our customers are diverse and unique and are only united by our ability to provide specialist insurance tailored to their needs.

How we’re different

Our people, underwriting expertise and our relentless commitment to exceptional customer service make us different.

No two businesses are exactly the same and we are committed to offering flexible and intelligent underwriting solutions, with coverage tailored to a business’s needs. We also don’t shy away from complex risks.

 

Values

Hiscox is a modern business with traditional values – courage, quality, integrity, excellence in execution, and human. Together these values make up what we call the Hiscox spirit: ‘challenging convention’.

We’re different from other insurers because we live up to it, and challenge convention in everything we do. Our success relies on each one of us doing so, whatever our job, wherever we work.

Living up to our values

Hiscox Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Development Underwriter in London, England
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    I have been working at Hiscox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hiscox treat their staff like adults, there is autonomy throughout the seniority levels and the benefits are fantastic. I feel rewarded and listened too which are the 2 key things for me, people genuinely want to work here and enjoy their jobs, that filters through everything Hiscox do. Overall I'm really proud to work for a firm with strong ethics that treat both their customers and staff so well. I've previously worked for RSA, Aviva, QBE and the FCA - Hiscox blows them out of the water for both service and staff satisfaction.

    Cons

    No drinking in working hours mean you can't have a glass of wine with a meal or go for a team drink at lunch, it inhibits trading and team camaraderie.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the great benefits and company values. Relax the drinking rules, everyone is an adult and should be treated as such. Currently people have to take a broker out for the whole afternoon because they wanted a G&T with lunch instead of having a lunch and going back to the office and having a productive afternoon.

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Hiscox Photos

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Hiscox Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Hiscox in June 2017.

    Interview

    Attended the assesment day having passed through the initial telephone interview and online assesments. Arrived at 8.45 for a 9.00 start and was made to feel welcome and at ease right from the off! Amazing experience, felt very comfortable and was made to feel welcome and relaxed! 4 stages of the asseament day consisted of
    - Interview for 30 mins with senior members of Hiscox. Although this was an interview i really didnt feel like a normal serious interview and was brilliantly conducted and made u feel at ease.
    - Mock call
    - Checkings test
    - Team exercise

    Finished the assesment day at roughly 12pm and was told that we would hear back before 5pm the same day as to wether we were successful or not. I got a phone call at 1pm with the great news that i had been accepted and was offered the job! Fantastic day and experience and i now cant wait to start working for an amazing company in Hiscox!! :)

    Interview Questions

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Hiscox Awards & Accolades

  • Reactions London Market Awards 2016, Reactions London Market Awards, 2016
  • Insurance Insider Honours 2016, Insider Honours, 2016
  • The Lloyd’s Market Innovation Awards, Lloyds Innovation Awards, 2016
  • Insurance Day Awards 2016, Insurance Day, 2016
  • 5 Star Rating, Defaqto, 2016
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