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AIG Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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2.9 581 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

AIG President & CEO Robert Benmosche

Robert Benmosche

(268 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working hours, good work life balance if you are working in a good department(in 37 reviews)

  • has a work from home program that enables employees to work from the comfort of their own home(in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • opinions/suggestions are not easy to get pass to senior management team(in 23 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance not practiced, had a micro manager who added stress to your daily routine(in 10 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity to learn but not to succeed

    Claims Adjuster (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are decent. There are opportunities to learn a lot. Opportunity to work from home. Many co-workers are willing to help you out and mentor you.

    ConsThey expect you to do the impossible and complain when you fail. Management expects too much of the adjusters and are constantly interrupting your workday with yet another list to work on. You rarely have time to respond to customer's needs or be proactive because you are always responding to internal demands. Management constantly plays favorites, especially regarding compensation and bonuses. Rarely a minute goes by someone that doesn't interrupt you. Adjusters are blamed if anything goes wrong-whether it is their fault or not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive adjusters a fair chance to actually do their job and stop interrupting them all day. Learn some humility.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    9 people found this helpful  

    Benefits among the best, culture among the worst, staff demoralized

    Financial Officer (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation and Benefits packages for newcomers are very competitive. Long-term employees are generally underpaid severely.

    ConsCompany is still feverish and knee-jerkish, undergoing massive restructurings and HC reductions. Culture is "shut up and do what you are told".

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to start weeding out jerks and tyrants from senior management roles, which are prevalent in many functions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mid-level management ranges from mediocre to atrocious

    Compliance Associate (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsDecent starting salary - lots of interesting things to do that promote career growth, if one actively seeks opportunities. Dynamic CEO.

    ConsRidiculous compensation plan with frozen base salary, forced ranking (an obsolete throwback) and often, zero career path unless employees jump within the company. Subsequently, attrition tends to be high for skilled people at mid-level, and those who remain are either under-motivated or mediocre performers, lacking creativity or any semblance of coherent strategic thought, which costs money and limits ability to execute. Performance management is an opaque process, demotivates, and may even be discriminatory. The worst human resources department I have EVER encountered, anywhere, which is a pity, because most managers are woefully inadequate at basic performance management. Lucky that benefit administration is largely outsourced.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnd forced ranking yesterday. Your management doesn't have the skill sets necessary to support it as a concept, as they tend to be petty and unobservant, and poor employees try to get ahead by making others look bad, meaning that collaboration is limited, and that the environment is often self-defeating.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Berkeley Heights, NJ

    ProsGood benefits and pay. Diversity. Flexible schedule with the right management.

    ConsLimited room for growth. Company is going through a major reorganization process, hence layoffs since 2008, bringing morale down. Environment used to be a team effort, but is now a look out for yourself mentality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to bring morale up. Get rid of the forced rating system for evaluations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    hard work with employer support

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosindependence during the project and recognition afterwards

    Consgovernment politics with puppets in charge

    Advice to Senior Managementshrink the bureaucracy not the working staff

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    Get place to start

    Staff Auditor (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLots of positions available throughout the company, so you dont have to stay stuck in one role. Its a great place to work if you are thinking about leaving the big four and want to have a life again. Typical 9-5 hours

    ConsLots of changes constantly going on so you encounter difficulty knowing where you truly stand in the company .

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the staff more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to start

    Java Developer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosgood benefits for fresh hire

    Conscompensation and benefits don't get better for working long here

    Advice to Senior Managementtoo many layers in between

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great company to start at but needs some work

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Pros-competitive starting salary,benefits
    -opportunity to work on highly visible projects
    -autonomy (no micromanaging here)

    Cons-bureaucracy
    -multiple levels of approval to get anything done which slows everybody down
    -very hard to get a raise unless you are in top management
    -top management sticks around for ages so good luck moving up

    Advice to Senior Managementcompany is headed in the right direction but top talent isn't interested in taking on more responsibility unless fairly compensated and acknowledged. With job market improving, employees will begin to look elsewhere to advance careers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I would never recommend AIG to anyone - worst place I have ever worked

    Senior Trial Attorney - Staff Counsel (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are none but for the fact it is a job with benefits.

    ConsNo raises, no technology, management to employee ratio is extremely unbalanced (4:1), unreasonable work demands for below industry pay, weak support staff, subpar resources, poor office environment/morale

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevise or revisit pay structure, reduce layers of management, invest in quality technology, discard RPR, encourage work life balance and mean it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Soul crushing. EOM.

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThey pay well if you can cut a good deal up front but once you're in all bets are off.

    ConsThey will drain your soul and crush your spirit and then drop you like you never existed. I have never, in my thirty years in the industry, witnessed such a lack of loyalty and appreciation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow that as you are plotting to dispose of your people like used rags there is ALWAYS someone plotting to toss YOU in the rag bin with them. I have been there longer than you and have seen it happen over and over and over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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