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Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
132 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work life balance compared to many other wall street based offices (in 53 reviews)

  • has a work from home program that enables employees to work from the comfort of their own home (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance: It's slowly getting better (in 15 reviews)

  • opinions/suggestions are not easy to get pass to senior management team (in 30 reviews)

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    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at AIG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    none - it's a hard place to work and a horrible corporate culture. The work is interesting but you have no control over the outcome, no matter what your title is,

    Cons

    The corporate culture. The inability to work on a matter in detail as more files are just dumped on your desk. Upper management frequently has less experience then those they are supervising, The focus is on writing reports ad nauseum. AIG underwriters rule whether or not it is a sensible decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some advice from well managed companies where it's employees respect the management and are proud to work for the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at AIG for over 15 years in Louisville, KY

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claim Representative in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY
    Current Employee - Claim Representative in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY

    I have been working at AIG full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401K, health/dental insurance, PTO time, salary is ok

    Cons

    They do not favor the older workers....look out if you are 50 or over. They have gotten rid of a lot of great employees. They have a lot of favoritism within the company, a lot of "clicks". If you aren't in the "favorites" group of people, you get dumped on, overlooked, they always expect you to work someone else's desk while they are out and get your work done too yet they will write you up for "working overtime" even though it takes 10 - 12 hours a day to get done what they expect of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the current management/supervisory staff, not just locally but across the board. There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. A lot of age discrimination within this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Environment I've Ever Worked In

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriting Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Underwriting Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AIG full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay and the benefits are great! That is how they hooked me in the interview. I got a very reasonable salary with no experience in insurance

    Cons

    There is the absolute minimal training provided to Underwriters who need assistance. They say they will train you on the job, but then get very angry when you ask questions or ask for clarification, and there is not a central information location for employees to reference.

    Also there is NO HR in the entire SF building..... it is a 1 800 number :/

    The day I left:

    I had just found out that I was never assigned major training after 5 weeks on the job and constantly asking about it, and my manager had also told me to stop asking questions and "know my place"

    I got up and quit right then because I felt like I my manager did not want me to learn as quickly as I wanted to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on what your competitors are quoting at and focus on employee satisfaction for a second. AIG has a good brand but everyone I had talked to in my short time there had bad things that they secretly told me about the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing, deflating, DO NOT GO THERE (unless you are part of the boy’s club)

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Claims Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at AIG full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some very good professionals. However, their talent goes unrecognized.

    Cons

    Some very bad professionals. Unfortunately, they get the spoils of any promotion, raise, bonus to the detriment of everyone else. Culture is extremely “old boy.” Only younger attractive women are put in the few senior position available- and only to feed the egos of those that put them there. When resignations are tendered, they try to retain them by attempting to buy them back. What a disgrace. Those that have stayed (and are part of the club) have incentives to keep them there. Poor technology, layers of ineffective management, process driven to the detriment of efficiency and morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doubt they would even pay attention to this website or any advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work here

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at AIG

    Pros

    Decent pay, Good hours , able to get work needed to be done , flexible schedule

    Cons

    Bigotry, Good Ole' Boy Club , Cronyism, Arrogant Management that does not see their own ineptitude, racism / no minorities in management positions, little sharing of information in problem solving process,excessive red tape / hinders problem solving process, No advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please drop and rehire competent managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at AIG

    Pros

    Absolutely none! Worst job of my life!

    Cons

    terrible management!! ZERO work life balance, no room for growth, HR is a joke

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Claim Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Lansing, MI

    I worked at AIG

    Pros

    There was a Good group of people to work with. A lot of us would get together outside of work for happy hour.

    Cons

    Numbers driven. Terrible environment. Branch manager would watch through the window to see who you were going to lunch with. Incompetent people promoted to management positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AIG full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are fabulous.

    Cons

    There are the growing pains of a company in transition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions and stick to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Career Starter; Horrible pay & Sr. Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AIG

    Pros

    Great work life balance, open competitiveness & diverse culture.

    Cons

    Sr. Management downplays agents, lack of interpersonal skills, pay structure should be amended to competitive with other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your staff especially if you just transitioned from another company. Be open to suggestions and learn who we are..our names would be a start.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Happy (to have been laid off)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AIG full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good PTO and ok benefite

    Cons

    Got laid off earlier this year and for the first time in the 10 years at AIG I am happy. I hated going to that place every morning. Management was unmotivated, and generally everyone I worked with also hated their jobs. No raises for five years and rank and yank mentality. If you are the newest guy in a department you will be guaranteed to get a 4 and you will continue to get 4's because you are the new guy and therefore the chosen one. You can work your butt off and get nothing. Everyone is miserable therefore in a bad mood. And don't talk to your coworkers as you work because someone will say you are bothering them and we must cater to them. Every minute of everyday must be accounted for or you will get a talking to. Don't take any job offer, run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like you care.
    Raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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