AIG Reviews in New York, NY

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
649 Reviews
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649 Reviews
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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.  

    Not a place you can grow in career wise

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at AIG full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    you will get a lot of experience as you will be given a ton of workload

    Cons

    behind in technology, a luddite advocate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    adjust salary scale to keep up with market/industry average

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, however the Senior Management should be more transparent with their subordinates

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    There is definitely work life balance in AIG. Their benefits are definitely good especially for those with family. They offer trainings that can help you develop your career for long term.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't care too much about their subordinates. Their performance evaluation process is flawed so even if you are one of the top performers, if your manager doesn't represent you well then expect to be placed in the bottom pile of the employees. Nepotism is definitely a part of the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the performance evaluation process. Senior managers should be more transparent with their subordinates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to have an internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Tax Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate Tax Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at AIG part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interns work on a lot of projects. Flexible schedule and decent compensation

    Cons

    There was no official training available, and I have to learn everything by myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be nice to everyone and everyone will be nice to you in return.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack-Luster

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Pay, networking opportunities, meeting other interns, not much overtime work,

    Cons

    Disorganized internship program, some managers did not know that interns were arriving and did not have specific projects planned out for them. I did endless data entry all day. Technology is very outdated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology holding company back

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good compensation, good opportunities, challenging work

    Cons

    3rd party applications
    old technology
    comprised of consultants who get paid more than employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring technical consultants. They end up being more costly to the company than having an in house dev team.
    Stop using 3rd party applications. None of them can interact with each other, and a lot of them are maintained poorly. Again, hire developers to create these solutions. It'll make the company more efficient.
    Lack of new technology will steer away young talent in the future. Get with the times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    long hours and over worked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great co workers and great benefits

    Cons

    long hours and poor manager. Manager was out of touch.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Complete lack of profesionalism

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at AIG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great learning experience for those who doesn't ind rolling up their sleves

    Cons

    I never saw such demoralized environment. Managers treat their staff without any respect, staff is not trained. Review process is insulting, and not constrictive. Staff is not promoted within. No life/work balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are only as good as your team, treat them right and you exceed any expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Strong company that's made a full recovery form the past. Growth opportunities exist in many areas of the company and internal transfers are encouraged. Competitive benefit package. The combination of both the insurance and financial services areas of the business create a variety of interesting work and business learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Regular management reorgs can make it difficult to create continuity in your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more about the impact to staff and communicate changes more clearly during the reorg process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Strategic Program Management Leader - Consumer Lines

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Global exposure, large corporate entity

    Cons

    siloed operations, North America consumer business is not a market leader

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better cross-region integration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Entry Level Financial Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at AIG as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance compared to many other wall street based offices. low stress at times but when it comes time for budgeting and forecasting it can get crazy. Company pays for expenses related to work like if you work late and grab a meal its all covered. Pay is great as well and everyone is very experienced so you have help at every desk.

    Cons

    Nothing really besides long hours during budget season but get compensated well for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing! You guys are bringing AIG back to where it was and well be better than before

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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