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Starr Companies Reviews

Updated February 1, 2015
Updated February 1, 2015
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    Help needed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    This company offers a very competitive in salary. When you first start at the opportunity for growth and that your work experience is company you feel like you have a

    Cons

    Most of the managers ether have not managed before or don't value their underwriting team causing low moral. There need to more training on motivating people and managing process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance your management skills by taking courses in motivating the team.There need to more training on motivating people and managing process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    so so

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Starr Companies as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent, competitive pay. Good company values but its basically any office with loads of office politics and nepotism. Almost everyone is someone related within the company (its freaky). But its not a bad place to start off!

    Cons

    No leadership. You have to work very hard here and the mix of people were okay. The quality of management and leadership needs to be stepped up in groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your managers to wake up and become a leader in their group and lead their group properly. Communication is key.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Eh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay but boring

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern
    Former Intern - Summer Intern

    I worked at Starr Companies as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation
    Really nice people
    Pretty good hours

    Cons

    Boring work
    Quiet Office
    Not much working together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Anonymous

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, vacation, exposure to private insurance industry

    Cons

    Poor Management and unfair practices

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started off as a great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starr Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I spent 5 years with Starr and had a very enjoyable experience. The people are smart, efficient and problem solvers. A great environment!

    Cons

    By 2010 many senior executives from AIG came over, possibly after waiting for some of the scandal "dust" to settle. With this came the old boys network I had wanted to avoid.
    And things simply deteriorated from there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To back to problem solving and creative solutions. You were so good at it. Now, all I saw was indecision and finger pointing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall job experience was somewhat disappointing due to lack of direction and committment using a useful financial tool

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Starr Companies

    Pros

    The company sticks to its core business, understands their products, and how their products fit their client's needs.

    Cons

    The lack of an adequate financial/accounting reporting system doesn's allow the company to make quick and accurate decisions about their products.

  9. 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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