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Hiscox Overview

Hamilton (Bermuda)
1001 to 5000 employees
1901
Company - Public (HSX)
Insurance Operators
£2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Hiscox is a global insurance company, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange. We can trace our roots in the Lloyd’s market as far back as 1901 and are proud of where we’ve got to so far – and look forward to ... Read more

Mission: We have a clear vision for the future. Our ambition is to be a respected specialist insurer valued by our customers, business partners and shareholders, with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. We have three divisions: our two ‘big ticket&rsquo ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#4), 2019 (#7), 2018 (#8)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#3)

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Hiscox Video

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Hiscox – Why Work With Us?


Do you have enough courage to join a company that will challenge you, every single day? Employees around the Group explain what it's really like to work at Hiscox.

Our values underpin a reputation we have earned for integrity and decent behaviour in everything we do, which we believe is good for the morale of staff and for the results of the business. Our values are:

Courage - Dare to take a risk

Ownership - Passionate, commercial and accountable

Integrity - Do the right thing, however hard

Connected - Together, build something better

Human - Clear, fair and inclusive

 

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Our benefits vary from country to country, based on local labour laws and customs, but we try to ensure our packages are equal wherever you work. Here's what a career at Hiscox could offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits. Eligible employees are also entitled to a proft share and a personal performance-based bonus (these are based on company and personal performance).
  • Generous retirement benefits and insurances. Eligible employees also receive life insurance and health plans.
  • Save as you earn scheme. This allows you to save a fixed amount (between £5 and £500 each month for three years) and then at the end of the contract you have the opportunity to buy shares in Hiscox Ltd at a price that was fixed at the outset (the share price discounted by 20%) or take your full savings in cash.
  • Flexible working. Everyone across the Group has the opportunity to request flexible working and we'll do what we can to make it happen.
  • Employee networks. We have a number of employee networks such as Parents and Care Givers and Women at Hiscox across the Group which are open to anyone who wishes to join.
  • Gym membership. We offer subsidised gym memberships.
  • Festive gifts. All employees who join us by 1st June receive a gift in December (in the UK, people often tell us how much they like the food and wine hampers they receive).
  • Financial support for professional qualifications. We'll support you financially as you study for relevant professional qualifications such as CII, CIPD and CIMA.
  • Long-service awards. To recognise the dedication and contribution of our long-timers, all permanent employees receive a gift for their ten, 20 and 30 year anniversaries.

Hiscox Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Still good but watch the culture as the company grows"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, low level of politics, good opportunities to succeed

    Cons

    Becoming more like other companies as Hiscox grows

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Hiscox Photos

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Hiscox Interviews

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  1. Featured Interview

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    Sales Retention and Customer Care Interview

    Anonymous Employee in York, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Hiscox (York, England) in October 2019.

    Interview

    A few days after submitting my CV I had a telephone interview about 3 days later, a nice informal chat and then an email with a link to an online English & Maths assessment which was a bit daunting as it's timed but there is a practice session before the actual test and the link expires after 72hrs so don't leave it too long to do this stage. The last interview stage was the Assessment Day, well it's half a day, but it went fast. There were 5 of us as it's part of a mass recruitment drive and had a tour of the building we'll be working in, after signing non disclosure agreements we sat and listened in to the type of phonecalls we'll be handling which was very helpful and I had chance to ask the person some questions about the job after the phone call ended. After that we went up to the top floor into a nice bright room and was introduced to the team of assessors who would be working in pairs to lead is through the next stage - competency based interview questions, a mock phone call and last but not least: the group problem solving activity. I started off nervous as heck about it all but the recruitment team at Hiscox, Chelsea and James, were absolutely lovely and explained the whole process to us and answered any questions and generally put us all at ease. Interviews are always a bit nerve-wracking but they're not trying to trip you up or be intimidating, they just want to see what you're like a person instead of completing lengthy paper applications. They've made me an offer and now I'm going through the screening process which should come back in about a week at the most as they want to check that everything I've told them about myself is genuine.

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Hiscox Awards & Accolades

  • Personal Lines Insurer of the Year, Insurance Times Awards, 2019
  • Cyber Product of the Year, Insurance Times Awards, 2019
  • Outstanding Employee Network, European Diversity Awards, 2019
  • Insurance Company of the Year 2018, City A.M., 2018
  • Underwriting Team of the Year, Insurance Day London Market Awards, 2018
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