AIG Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
646 Reviews
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646 Reviews
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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.  

    It was okay

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AIG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Lots of time off

    Cons

    Doesnt have a well-designed training program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the dead hamster from your behind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Strong company...Challenging to advance...

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    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at AIG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Product knowledge, pension plan, collaboration opportunities...Bonuses for grade level 20 and up are nice.

    Cons

    Little to no pay increases and promotions for even top performing employees. Constant shake-ups and changes continue to occur...Not a good place to target for employment at this time...More changes likely to come as company continues to restructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight harder to increase employees compensation. Especially when they are top performers...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once a Fine Company to Work for...

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    Former Employee - Claims  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Claims in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AIG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay was decent, as were the facilities. Flexible when it comes to working from home. There's always the free coffee too.

    Cons

    Horrible culture. People are treated like office supplies. Not at all confident that upper management has any idea what they're doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating people like... I don't know... PEOPLE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    The tasks at hand were mechanical, thus repetitive.

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    Former Employee - Underwriter  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AIG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you're concerned about status, then titles are pretty neat. Plus, there is a high emphasis on networking, so there's a large allowance for dining.

    Cons

    Repetitive workflow and lack of interaction with other departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need cross-department collaboration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A&H was a joke.

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    Former Employee - Underwriter  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AIG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good starting salary (frozen)
    -Big company
    -great PTO
    -ability to write a ton of business and gain experience.

    Cons

    -I was alarmed with the lack of talent that management has in the A&H division. It will never change, as A&H management is filled with a group of friends that will always be loyal to eachother.. Even when their managers are poor performers.
    -take notice when most of the staff decides to quit.
    -Manager offered no support, and didn't care about his team working weekends.
    - everyone wants out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop investing in salaries for management that do nothing. There are underwriters that are working there butts off and have nothing to show for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great environment to work at. Quiet, clean, and the agents come in and out as they please.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at AIG part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They take care of you, provide you benefits if you work there full-time, get off early on days before holidays, etc.

    Cons

    Nothing bad about this place

    Recommends
  8.  

    Best Career Of My Life!!!

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    Current Employee - Claims Assistant  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at AIG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Culture, Great Co- Workers, Great Management

    Cons

    None, the company is great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees run amok

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AIG full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Worked at the Los Angeles P&C location for 10+ years before finally quitting. Benefits were good. Flex time opportunities. I would have liked to stay had the management been fair.

    Cons

    Management is really weak and refuses to address problems. Some employees take total advantage of the lackadaisical management oversight. Management discriminates (does not support) against minorities way too often. This happened quite often in my last few years there. The work environment was really unfair and led to so many minority employees grumblings and departures. I finally had enough and quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly and evenly. Don't discriminate. Many employees want to work and work hard but not if favoritism is rampant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Met really great people.

    Former Employee - Operations and Systems  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations and Systems in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AIG as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Pays well, great co-workers, opportunity for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Work assignments can be uninteresting.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible human resource practices, what are they thinking???

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Not too much unpaid overtime, generous PTO, decent retirement plan, nice cubicles and hardware/software is up to date

    Cons

    Focuses on short term incentives, which means HR/managers will get bonuses based on saving on salaries for new hires, not performance or retention, how stupid and short-sighted can you get?
    Salary has been frozen for a few years, even though the company is supposedly doing very much better in the past few years.
    Did I mention the salary is very low?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees with respect and you'll get a lot better performance and retention, it will actually save you money on the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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