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Updated 17 September 2018
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Hiscox CEO Bronislaw Edmund Masojada
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  • "very flat structure, very high goals" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Growing pains due to a rapidly growing company" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Graduat Uderwriter in York, England
    Current Employee - Trainee Graduat Uderwriter in York, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Majority of employees are very kind and have time for anyone
    Benefit perks - paid gym membership, wine hamper at Christmas and great health benefits
    Feels like a small company even though its growing
    Good working from home and flexible location support

    Cons

    Could be more support for new joiners

    Advice to Management

    Even more flexi hours support


  2. "Location Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Locatio Coordinator in York, England
    Current Employee - Locatio Coordinator in York, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Forward thinking company with people at its heart. Always considerations of progression and new challenges in the role.

    Cons

    Can have heavy workloads in the role.

  3. "Exellent interview process and great employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people of Hiscox strongly reflect the company values. They are intelligent, friendly, hardworking and collaborative. You are encouraged to challenge the status quo and are given the freedom to work on projects your passionate about. The employer benefits are also generous.

    Cons

    Generally no negative experiences to date.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that management maintain the flat structure that's so widely appreciated.


  4. "Good, but was great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, office network and decent reputation. A very successful company with a strong board and strategy. Generally employ nice, professional people with ambition. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Losing what made it special. Many people used to take huge pride in their area in the business. In my experience this has dramatically waned as the business has become more corporate, lumbering and faceless. The culture of passion and pride is going fast, making it an average place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Arrest the decline before the damage is irreparable.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Heavy corporate culture and promotions given to favourites"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wine hamper at Christmas
    Competitive salary
    Good internal celebratory events

    Cons

    Incredibly corporate
    Once “human” culture now almost non-existent
    Lack of care for staff wellbeing
    Too many hoops to jump through and you must be part of the clique to get ahead
    Service to customers very bad at the moment so risk of downward spiral

    Advice to Management

    Be more inclusive
    Be more human
    Go back to the way it used to be


  6. "Best company to work for"

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    • 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

    Great people, fun culture, incredible support both in career and in personal issues. Fantastic company.

    Cons

    I can't think of any!


  7. "Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hiscox (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Relatively flat organization. Not a lot of opportunity to move up

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to cultivate the employees. Encourage career growth within Hiscox.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great training and salary; overall a good place to work

    Cons

    Competitive sales nature, slightly offputting


  9. "2 weeks in"

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and capable culture.

    Cons

    2 weeks in only but so far what's not to like.


  10. "IE York"

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

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

    Pros

    This is far and away the best place I have ever worked. It makes other York employers seem like they're from another planet. The HR team are outstanding and the recruitment process was quick, efficient and warm. I cannot even begin to touch on how brilliant the training team are. Put simply, every company will say they put the customer first. This is the first time I have believed it. This is the first time I have seen a level of investment that empowers individuals to do the very best for each called, safe in the knowledge that managers trust their discretion and want the best outcomes for those we insure.

    Cons

    The only fear is of the large growth in team size over the next year or so impacting on the wonderful culture. Knowing the individuals that managed my recruitment, I feel confident that the environment we treasure is in safe hands.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. You don't need advice from me.


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