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Hiscox Reviews

Updated 11 December 2017
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Hiscox CEO Bronislaw Edmund Masojada
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  • Pay is lower than industry norm and with the flat structure, title's do not match up with the rest of the industry (in 4 reviews)

  • Career progression is not clear and many people are recruited without proper consideration of able internal candidates (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Best company I've worked for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Development Underwriter in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Development Underwriter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. "Rewarding and Challenging"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in York, England
    Current Employee - Underwriter in York, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hiscox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Give you plenty of room for progression if you seek it
    -Push you hard to get the job done
    -One of the best offices in the UK in York.

    Cons

    -Have to work hard for the salary increases
    -Can get paid more at other companies

    Advice to Management

    -Keep up the recognition
    -All the perks doesnt pay for the mortgage!


  3. "Insurance Expert"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in York, England
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in York, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hiscox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptional place to work. True to all reviews. Amazing benefits - work hard and you go far!

    Cons

    No cons to working here

    Advice to Management

    Keep up being amazing


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hiscox - new joiner review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hiscox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is extremely inviting.

    You are constantly surrounded by people who are willing to work hard and get the job done to the best of their ability but who also know how to have a good laugh and bring your spirits up when you need to.

    Hiscox has such a huge team feel to it, everyone works as part of a team through both the highs and the lows and you are always supported.

    Cons

    Large company so it can be hard to grasp what goes on as a group when there are so many different departments that you never get an insight into

    Advice to Management

    Keep being supportive and maintaining the friendly nature within the team, this has been one thing that I absolutely love about working at Hiscox and I wouldn't want that to change.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "True to it's values"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Colchester, England
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Colchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hiscox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The title says it all really. Hiscox stands by it's values and treats their employers as their most valued asset. Great career paths which are attainable and realistic. A caring company with great benefits both internally and externally. I have been here for just over 4 months and I feel I have been heavily invested in. The company has a clear structure and managerial system of whom have all been approachable. I've touched on it already but Hiscox is definitely a company that does not shy away from investing in their staff and that goes a long way in the current market.

    Cons

    Unable to comment as yet to experience any in my short time so far.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Underwriter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hiscox full-time

    Pros

    Given responsibility from the first day, excellent training, exceptionally friendly and approachable working environment, good benefits. Flat team structure, driven and motivating colleagues. Very proud to work for them. Amazing grad scheme with secondments abroad.

    Cons

    Yet to find any cons


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Interview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hiscox full-time

    Pros

    Extremely helpful during the entire recruitment process
    Prompt replies
    Very interactive

    Cons

    No bad experience for now


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hiscox full-time

    Pros

    Highly skilled, experienced staff. Open-minded management and a strong culture. Forward thinking but rooted in tradition.

    Cons

    Being in the middle of the City has its downsides!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Going Places"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Support Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Applications Support Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hiscox (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Investors in people. Simple honest business.

    Cons

    Ensuring transparency of upcoming changes

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting & developing people to ensure the boat keeps moving forwards.


  11. "Great Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flat hierarchical structure means collaboration with senior managers at all levels
    Exciting mix of archaic and tradition with new young technological advances

    Cons

    Insurance in general is stuck in very old, out dated practices


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