Starr Companies

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Starr Companies Reviews

Updated December 24, 2014
Updated December 24, 2014
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  1.  

    Great Place to Start

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

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    invested in training younger people, wealth of knowledge from ex-AIG employees. Fabulous benefits.

    Cons

    Very disorganized, must be able to deal with this and adapt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we grow, don't let the company become silo-ed as it was at AIG.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Just Say No

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

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time

    Pros

    Pros? You're frickin kidding me, right? Apparently Cancer doesn't get you extra days off to spend with family.

    Cons

    Micro management. Trainees are yelled at, literally, and humiliated by assistants and backed by management. Seriously? They make promises which they never intend to keep, and don't. If you took the time, and asked the right people and questions. You would understand why Starr is the dumping ground for the AIG cast offs who no one else would ever hire. This is from a management prospective of course. Assistants get parking paid for. 30 year veterans and former managers are brought in at half salaries, two week vacation and no parking. Before accepting a job here ask yourself, "how desperate am I"?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Could become a great company, but senior management needs to move into the current century

    • 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 Starr Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation and health benefits

    Cons

    Very political environment with an AIG mentality. This will inhibit the company from becoming a sought-after place to work for. Management not flexible at all with work arrangements, telecommuting, etc. In this day and age, every company needs to be supportive of telecommunication and flexibile schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to improve flexibility. You will not attract or keep good talented workers if management is not willing to move into the current century.

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

    Exceptionally bad experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time

    Pros

    Compensation was ok. 7 hour work day. Lots of holidays.

    Cons

    The culture is antiquated and fear based. Nothing is ever put in writing. Sr managers are arrogant and hostile. Unprofessional behavior is tolerated and sometimes encouraged. It is simply an intolerable environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Most employees want to leave... SAY NO and never look back!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starr Companies

    Pros

    Ok salary
    It ends there
    This place is not company just a business. A majority of underwriters in most divisions are unhappy.

    Cons

    Senior managemenT
    HR is a walking d&o waiting to happen
    Unprofessional
    Bonuses are embarrassing
    No incentives
    Not paperless
    Hank Greenberg is CEO
    Anti-women

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not really sure how you can save this company

  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Eh

    • 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 Starr Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay/raises/bonuses are good, semi-flexible hours, 7 hour workday

    Cons

    Medical and dental plans are expensive, company culture is stuffy and odd, processes are antiquated (not paperless), no official training, some departments are grossly understaffed while others are overstaffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful educational experience, in a great corporate environment."

    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Great culture, and comraderie.

    Cons

    Upward mobility tough is somewhat tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work should be more incentivized.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like a high school click, either in the A crowd or not

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

    I have been working at Starr Companies

    Pros

    Challenging work, work independently, good benefits

    Cons

    IT is inferior to similar companies of same size and revenue. Majority of managerial staff share small offices. Sr staff are AIG old timers, who are close minded. Extremely political. Big Egos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded and let AIG go. Stop behaving like a bunch of high school girls bashing each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it

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

    I have been working at Starr Companies

    Pros

    Flexible, Stars, fast paced, location

    Cons

    leadership, staff, computers, files, hr

    Recommends

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