Starr Companies Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Underwriter assistant

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

    Pros

    Great people and given a lot of responsibility. Had to learn a lot quickly to succeed but also given good hands on experience.

    Cons

    Wish I would have been given a bit more direction or training. Kind of felt like I was alone to figure it out on my own.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time training in new employees. But good work environment and helpful attitudes all around. I enjoyed my time there.


  2. Legal Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time

    Pros

    Not bad hours. People are alright.

    Cons

    Cut throat. Not high paying.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Underwriting Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Its not a fair company. They seem like they don't listen to there employers complaint. Nothing is ever done to fix the problems. It's just kind of thrown under the rug.

    Cons

    They pay there employers well. You learn a lot if your willing to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employer complaints. Also don't make the little people feel like there work don't matter.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    High paced environment that forces you to learn quickly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    High paced environment that forces you to learn quickly

    Cons

    tough work life balance due to demanding environment and executive management


  6. Helpful (1)

    Help needed

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

    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 Management

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


  7. so so

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (5)

    Eh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Okay but boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern
    Former Intern - Summer Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Anonymous

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Started off as a great place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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



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