Starr Companies

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Starr Companies Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1. 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
  2. 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

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leave this company off your "want to work for" list

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Starr Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Initial salary offering; decent 401K benefits if you could last five years at this company

    Cons

    Unable to use your vacation time; micro managed; severe lack of communication; practices border on unethical; no opportunities for development and career advancement; company has poor future outlook; no peer support; nepotism involving senior level's kids, and their significant others; best bet is to make some money and network another job elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aging executive management needs to realize they have to pass the torch to someone else pretty soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bad Career Move

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Starr Companies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Downtown Chicago and great co-workers

    Cons

    Worst career move I ever made. They don't care about the health and well being of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't swear at your employees and listen to their ideas...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership and management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starr Companies full-time

    Pros

    Company has a lot of capabilities and hunger to write business

    Cons

    "Leadership" is poor with inexperienced managers in both region and home office; not able to service clients; writes business due to price alone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring and promoting AIG previous employees whose only value is to play in the sandbox with poor senior management; start over with hiring people that actually know how to lead

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Regret accepting employment

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

    I worked at Starr Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Other than compensation based on a 7 hr workday - None

    Cons

    Incompetent management
    Lack of vision and direction
    Competition across management yields a fractured organization
    Fear-based actions result in poor solution decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage the resources and staff at hand
    Think outside of the box
    Accepting risk is a strategy
    Man up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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