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Updated 14 November 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 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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. "Fantastic company not afraid to change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT embraces leading technologies, not terrified to try something new
    Trusted to do your job without unnecessary oversight
    Motivated and highly skilled colleagues across all departments
    Work life balance is unlike any other company I've encountered
    Competitive salary with excellent package

    Cons

    Speed of delivery can make high quality results difficult

    Advice to Management

    People make Hiscox, and you're getting this part right! Keep investing in recruiting and keeping the best people.

  3. "Talented, Passionate, Professional"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Changing jobs can be daunting but here the staff are all supportive and find the time to share knowledge. Lots going on at the moment with projects and change which staff are fully invested in. The knowledge base and willingness to wait for the right person and invest in people is impressive. Package / benefits are good, the daily on site subsidised Therapies/osteopath are a god send to all who spend a lot of time at their desk or have sports injuries, Its a company that cares for your wellbeing. Good work ethic and culture, rapidly growing but handling it very well.

    Cons

    IT support can be hard to navigate along with initial start up of system requirements etc. Better support for new joiners is a must

    Advice to Management

    Doing great!


  4. "Good place to work"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible working
    - Good employee benefits
    - Brilliant people to learn from, with a lot of time for more junior employees

    Cons

    - Lack of recognition
    - Could do more in the respect of development plans / opportunities for more junior employees


  5. "Operations Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Autonomy of decisions
    Knowledgeable employees
    Entrepreneurial

    Cons

    Flexible working is not yet fully in the culture but is accepted

    Advice to Management

    Flexible working


  6. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to start a career in financial services and branch out into all kinds of roles such as sales, underwriting, marketing, IT, business analysts, training, compliance, risk management. It’s a great and exciting company to work for and they seem to always be looking for jobs. I have worked here for 2 years and have never been better treated by an employer.

    Cons

    I don’t really have much negative to say as I like working here but if anything I would say that the ever expanding red tape of the FCA regulations makes the job role more and more challenging but that’s not really a reflection on Hiscox.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making things exciting for staff with the big milestone countdowns and prize raffles and things like that. Other than that please try and keep in place any benefits already offered such as the free gym membership etc as these things are important.


  7. "Three Months with Hiscox - Gtateful to be here."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist - Network & Security in London, England
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist - Network & Security in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hiscox puts the employees first and being managed by a manager that understands that it is really about meeting and surpassing deadlines and not being micro managed.

    Cons

    I can't think of any so far. I am happy :)

    Advice to Management

    There is always room for improvements. But yeah, Five Star so far!!!

  8. "One of the better ones"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Everyone is knowledgeable and approachable
    Art Café and Treatment Rooms are the best!
    Flexible working
    Actually cares about employee engagement

    Cons

    No real cons at the moment - loving it : )


  9. "Excellent company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Hiscox full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It all comes from the top. The senior management at Hiscox practice what they preach. They are innovative and open. There is a standard expected of employees, and each of the managers ensure that they to meet those standards.

    The workplace is friendly and communications is open, technology is available to allow a fantastic work/home balance, with facilities to work from home.

    My on team is spread across the UK, but we still chat as friends as well a colleagues.

    Employee benfits are excellent.

    On top of all that, loyalty and employee needs are recognised by internal career progression and training opportunities. Longer term service is rewarded by 2 month paid sabbatical.

     I have worked with Hiscox as both a contactor (18 years) and now as a permy, in that time they have helped me through awful times (the loss of my son and other family issues), even though as a contractor they was no obligation to.

    Cons

    For me - Travel it's a long way into London, but that is offset by the work from home options. I really can't think of anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good, but was great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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