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AIG Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
783 Reviews
2.8
783 Reviews
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AIG CEO Peter Hancock
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Review Highlights

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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's fine. Not great.

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

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

    Pros

    Everything is clearly laid out. There's a defined policy for everything. So you don't have the petty issues that you can run into with family companies.

    Cons

    It's fine if you like the corporate world with NY big brother asking you to spend more time creating reports instead of generating revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company culture is more than putting posters of smiling stock photos in the restrooms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sink or swim

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at AIG full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity in jobs and locations to work in

    Cons

    Limited training, lack of management, people promoted based on wrong metrics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring some fun back to the office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My experience at AIG has been very mixed. There are benefits as well as disadvantages.

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

    I have been working at AIG

    Pros

    Benefits
    Work-life Balance
    Leadership
    Perks
    Job security

    Cons

    Advancement
    Salary
    Values
    Over worked
    Little to no training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good People

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in New York, NY

    I worked at AIG

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off. Decent leadership depending on the department you work for. Management although conservative at time, does recognize "outside the box" thinking.

    Cons

    Work-life balance needs work. Not enough opportunities for career advancement.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good working environment, however, too many chiefs at the top level.

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, there is a real team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Beginning to outsource more and more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep more jobs in the U.S. and give pay raises in lieu of bonuses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company with lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at AIG

    Pros

    international experience is great for growth

    Cons

    political
    budget cuts pressure
    shrinking
    change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging and stimulating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at AIG full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people and good benefit

    Cons

    May work till very late depending on the project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training, and more clearly defined career path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's been a rough 6 years

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements. Great benefits. Rewards hard work and results... eventually.

    Cons

    Unpredictable. Frequent senior level power struggles. Pay is noncompetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's been 5+ years of "This recovery is because of all of you" and 5 years of continuous layoffs and reshuffling. Top talent is leaving the company for better pay and security, and getting new talent is hard when the industry knows workforce reduction is still rampant within AIG. Senior management tends to say one thing while ultimately moving in another direction - disheartening the workforce. Senior level power struggles and nepotism are a real threat to AIG's future and needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Room for improvement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at AIG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good mix and quality of work, relatively friendly atmosphere, room for employees to grow substantive knowledge base, good online resources, excellent time off policy

    Cons

    Constant reshuffling of senior management, lack of transparency, subpar IT support, infrequent promotions, lack of raises, responsibilities often not consistent with title/pay grades

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent retention should be better developed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good career opportunities but below industry compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good career opportunities if you can navigate the autocratic office politics, many 9 to 5evers make it easy to progress, large scope for on the job training

    Cons

    reluctance to increase annual salary year on year or match the industry average, a tendency to run the business on skeleton crews means long hours for relatively low pay, management focus on the bottom line instead of investment in growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest more in employee salaries, wellbeing, and systems and watch your business flourish instead of seeing a revolving door of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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