Bowring Marsh (Bermuda) Ltd is the local operation of a global insurance broker and risk advisory firm that has been in business since 1871 and makes its debut appearance in the Top Ten Employers.
It is clear from employee comments that this is a listening company that values its employees not only for what they can do, but also who they are. The staff enjoy working in a culture they describe as collaborative and inclusive.
One said: “I feel incredibly appreciated and welcome at this company, and there is genuine care for all employees… When I first joined, the CEO took time to get to know me — not asking about my resume, but my life. When we have international ‘big bosses’ come down from elsewhere, they also take the time to hear feedback from all employees, regardless of rank, to know how we can improve and what we can do better.”
Employees love what one described as an “industry-leading benefits package”, including full healthcare coverage, performance-based bonuses, a discount share-purchase scheme, an in-house gym, work-from-home options, 13 weeks of paid maternity leave and four weeks’ paternity leave. Some of the pleasant perks of life at Bowring Marsh include time off on birthdays and summer Friday afternoons, fruit bowls in the office and ad hoc staff lunches.
Bowring Marsh has a strong philanthropic focus and in the past year has donated more than $100,000 to the community, focusing on children, the environment and feeding the needy. Marsh employees also give their time and effort to good causes, for example participating in two Keep Bermuda Beautiful cleanups annually, regularly partnering with the Salvation Army to cook and serve food to those experiencing homelessness and participating in the Convex End-to-End.
There is also a clear commitment to education and the development of local talent. Bowring Marsh contributes $30,000 to the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies programme and $20,000 to an Association of Bermuda International Companies (ABIC) scholarship. By conducting an interview prep and resume review session with students from CedarBridge Academy the company helps to prepare young Bermudians to seize opportunities.
WHAT THE EMPLOYEES HAD TO SAY …
“A very diverse company that provides opportunities for young staff to get experience in the insurance industry.”
“An inclusive workplace with meaningful relationships so we can support each other in both our work and personal lives.”
“Even though the focus is on growth, colleagues and senior leaders care about us and our communities. We are always looking to evolve and be better.”