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Hiscox Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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Hiscox CEO Bronislaw Edmund Masojada
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  • Quite a flat structure means less career advancement (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)

    "Entrepreneurial culture with people that reflect values"

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

    I have been working at Hiscox full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly busy so if you thrive in an environment with a demanding, but enjoyable, workload Hiscox is the place for you.
    Engaging, intelligent people surrounding you and opportunities to develop. yourself with driven, bright people that have been successful in their careers with Hiscox.
    Lots of autonomy, you are treated like an adult and trusted to get your job done.
    Opportunity to have an impact.
    Flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Not a cons as such, there is a lot to get your head around when you first join with the inner understandings of internal structures, lots of change therefore you need to be adaptable and agile to work here!


  2. "Going Places"

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    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.


  3. "Great Employer"

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    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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  5. "Company review from an employee's perspective"

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    Current Employee - IT Technical Support in London, England
    Current Employee - IT Technical Support in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A dynamic yet established company that embraces new technology, yet treat their employees in an old-fashioned caring manner.

    Cons

    Perhaps a few less meetings would be good

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Delegated Authority Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Delegated Authority Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Delegated Authority Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Really friendly and approachable co-workers;
    -Amazing support with furthering your career in the business;
    -Good pay and benefits;
    -Flexible working; and
    -Exciting parties throughout the year;

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons for working for Hiscox.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Business and Home Insurance Expert"

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    Former Employee - Business and Home Insurance Expert in York, England
    Former Employee - Business and Home Insurance Expert in York, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hiscox full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive management
    Flexible schedules
    Lots of work space
    Company takes the time to develop your skills and maintain it's standards

    Cons

    Training and feedback sometimes too often and intense


  8. "Hiscox"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hiscox full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, such as money towards gym membership

    Cons

    Low pay compared to the rest of the market


  9. "Flexible, hard working, ultimately good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hiscox full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible time
    - Working from home
    - Personable people
    - Generous salaries
    - Incredible benefits
    - On site PT's

    Cons

    - Not enough desk space

    Advice to Management

    Bring back company credit cards.


  10. "Good people, poor HR department."

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, push you to progress. Well supported with courses.

    Cons

    Shame we cant drink at lunch. Hr are snakes.

    Advice to Management

    Love me.


  11. "Just started here but...."

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    Current Employee - Insurance Expert in York, England
    Current Employee - Insurance Expert in York, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, excellent training, a close knit team.

    Cons

    It's a fair trek away from my house.


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