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FM Global – Why Work For Us?

An Insurance Company Unlike Any Other

FM Global is proud to be an uncommon insurance company. Our engineering-based approach to underwriting, loss prevention, and risk management defines our unique offering, as well as provides the ideal platform upon which to build a rewarding career. 

As a dynamic, global company, we are a culturally diverse team of employees, strategically positioned in more than 100 countries in a variety of vibrant roles. We believe that this worldwide network—and our employees themselves—are critical to our success in serving the evolving needs of our clients. Therefore, we value and reward individual talent and initiative by offering:

  • A variety of career paths
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package
  • A progressive corporate culture
  • Extensive peer support and expertise
  • Assorted training and skills enhancement programs
  • A commitment to work-life balance

Total Rewards

We provide support for employees through a variety of policies and programs to help them meet their changing needs throughout their careers and lives. These programs support fundamental goals that are important to all of us: financial security, professional growth and development, and personal well-being, for today and tomorrow.

Competitive Compensation

We analyze compensation trends in our worldwide locations to ensure our salaries are competitive in relation to the external marketplace. Eligible employees may also participate in an incentive plan that is based on how well the company achieves its financial goals. This enables us to reward your contributions and share in the success you help bring about.

Comprehensive Benefits

We offer competitive health plans, insurance, and retirement plans tailored to you and your family’s needs and location.

Learning and Development Opportunities

As continuing education is a keystone of our culture, we empower our employees to obtain appropriate training, helping to ensure that work projects accelerate professional development and build individual skills.

The full details of our total rewards are presented upon hire. This information is designed to convey the important aspects of FM Global’s employee benefits. The contents are presented for information purposes only. The plans and policies are subject to change at the discretion of FM Global. This information does not create an expressed or implied offer on the part of the company. Any questions regarding this information will be resolved based on the provisions of the official plan documents and company policies

A Commitment to Ongoing Professional Development

Training forms the foundation of our dynamic culture, and a career here is filled with opportunities to enhance your skills and build your intellectual capital. The main focus of our learning and development philosophy is to ensure that you have the tools, resources, and training to achieve your career goals and further strengthen our position as an industry leader.

Financial Assistance for Education

As an employee, you can pursue coursework and degrees related to your job with financial assistance from the company.

Training Programs

FM Global offers extensive online and classroom-based training, as well as the opportunity to attend seminars and workshops that can help grow your competencies and skills.

Career Growth Opportunities

We have a strong record of providing employees with new experiences across the organization and an equally strong record of promoting from within. You can learn more about open opportunities through our online job listings.

Performance Management and Employee Development

Our performance assessment program supports all the elements of employee training and development. Each year, you and your manager will set specific goals and objectives that help you and the company succeed. You’ll also meet regularly throughout the year to measure your progress.

Embracing the Strengths of Our Global Workforce

At FM Global, we know that a culturally diverse team is invaluable to serving the evolving needs of our clients across the globe. We are dedicated to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse and talented workforce, as well as cultivating an environment in which each individual is respected, supported, and rewarded on the basis of their contribution.

We believe that fairness and respect are fundamental to the success of our organization. Therefore, our professional development and promotional decisions are based on individual merit, and all our policies and programs are designed to ensure that everyone is treated as a valued member of our team.

Our Culture Spans the Globe

We proudly offer a dynamic, progressive environment where our people feel challenged and supported, and where an individual’s contribution can make a real impact on the future. We foster personal and professional growth, and encourage collaboration. We value the environment. We respect diverse perspectives and believe that our global workforce enriches our corporate culture and enables us to achieve industry-leading results.

Caring for Our Communities

Here at FM Global, we live our commitment to corporate responsibility and good stewardship of the earth’s resources. We also match our employees’ charitable contributions and encourage them to volunteer within their local communities.

Sustainability Evolved

Loss prevention and property conservation are integral components to sustainability, and our dedication to the conservation of resources aligns with these values.

Since 1835, we’ve helped our clients protect their property, and we extend our loss prevention philosophy to all aspects of our own business—even our corporate offices.

Our Clients

As a sustainability partner, we work with our clients to help safeguard their properties from loss and, in doing so, help them maintain business continuity through —an important contributor to their own sustainability.

Our Employees

We are committed to ensuring that our workplace provides a positive and rewarding career experience. Through programs such as Total Rewards and Total Health, we promote a healthy, sustainable work/life balance.

Our Community

We are dedicated to serving the communities in which we live and work, notably through the FM Global Foundation, which matches employee contributions to qualified charities of choice; our corporate relations with and contributions to the United Way and the Spencer Foundation; and our fire service community relations via the FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program.

Our Environment

Through various corporate and local reduce/reuse/recycle efforts, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to protecting and preserving the environment. We’ve also implemented upgraded environmental protections at the FM Global Research Campus.


FM Global takes pride in developing careers for our engineers, and we offer an array of career options for people with engineering backgrounds, including account engineering and account management, loss adjustment, research, standards, approvals, underwriting, direct sales, and training. In fact, a number of our top executives at FM Global began their work in our world-class engineering department.

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Research is the driving force behind our property loss-prevention engineering and understanding of the hazards our clients face. FM Global has been the leader in property loss-prevention research for more than 175 years, and our research department is responsible for some of the most important breakthroughs in fire protection and loss-prevention engineering.

As part of our research department, you’ll work alongside other researchers and independently to understand emerging property loss-prevention hazards, quantify real-world scenarios, and develop new ways to protect against today’s property-loss threats. You’ll also work on implementation, evaluation, and development of techniques—including computer models and experiments—and present your findings to make strategic and beneficial advancements in risk mitigation.

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Client Service

FM Global employees come from a variety of diverse backgrounds with extensive expertise. We encourage them to grow within our organization, so they can grow with the evolving needs of our worldwide clients to foster a long-term business partnership. And with a variety of Client Service career paths and possibilities, you’ll see right away that your job at FM Global is your opportunity to achieve personal success, and career satisfaction.

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Information Technology

For our 1,800 engineers helping protect our clients’ businesses against potential disaster, the ability to reliably transact business from anywhere in the world is critical. That’s what makes designing IT systems at FM Global so exciting.

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Other Careers

Here at FM Global, we’re always looking for talented people to join our global team. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, we offer an array of exciting career opportunities across our lines of business. Not sure where you fit? Feel free to explore the following career areas to learn which path is the best fit for your goals and experience.

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At FM Global, we actively recruit at the top colleges and universities to find the best and brightest. We offer a variety of internships and career-building opportunities. Come embark on an experience unlike any other.

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FM Global Reviews

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FM Global Chairman and CEO Shivan S. Subramaniam
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    Great place for an Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Service Co-Op  in  Johnston, RI
    Current Employee - Information Service Co-Op in Johnston, RI

    I have been working at FM Global full-time for less than a year


    If you are looking for IT experience , then FM Global is the place. In my position, I was given meaningful work and never had to grab anyone a coffee! Seriously though, my team and manager were very helpful and encouraging. The culture here is nothing I have seen. As everyone else has in their reviews, the food in the corporate cafe is great. Best job I have had so far.


    Management loves Microsoft a little too much.

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FM Global Interviews

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014

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    Consulting Engineering Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at FM Global in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got the interview from on campus recruiting, after the first interview they contacted me for a phone interview but declined because I had a really good offer from a oil company. I thought the interview was a great person and liked the work he did, I remember asking him "what don't you like about FM Global ?" to which he replied he does not like the pay and wishes the company would pay more.

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    • Not much behavioral just asked me about my past internship experience. One question I remember the interviewer asking is "What do you like to do outside of work?"   Answer Question
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FM Global Awards & Accolades

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Buyers Choice (Commercial Property), Business Insurance magazine, 2013
World’s Best Supply Chain Risk Insurance Provider, Global Finance Magazine, 2012
Ranked #1 for “underwriting expertise,” “customer service” and “claims processing responsiveness” by U.S. corporate risk managers (2nd year in a row), Greenwich Associates, 2012
Rated A+ (Superior) with a “stable” rating outlook. (FM Global has maintained this rating for more than a decade.), A.M.Best, 2012
Rated “AA” (Very Strong) with a “stable” rating outlook (for a seventh consecutive time), Fitch Ratings, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Johnston, RI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1835
Type Company - Private
Industry Insurance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

FM Global is a leading commercial property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. For more than 175 years, clients have worked with FM Global to develop robust property insurance and engineering solutions to protect their business operations from fire, natural disasters and other types of property risk. Ranked 541 on the FORTUNE 1000 list of America’s largest companies, FM Global employs more than 5,100 employees worldwide, including... More

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