AIG Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
683 Reviews
2.8
683 Reviews
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AIG CEO Peter Hancock
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3 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance compared to many other wall street based offices (in 47 reviews)

  • has a work from home program that enables employees to work from the comfort of their own home (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance not practiced, had a micro manager who added stress to your daily routine (in 14 reviews)

  • opinions/suggestions are not easy to get pass to senior management team (in 26 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work with dedicated co workers

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Springfield, IL

    I worked at AIG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible shift with good benefits. Good work- Home balance

    Cons

    Corporate office downsized the site, then decided to close it. Job loss for 375 employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on sales in the US and employing US citizens. To much of the business being moved to foreign countries and too may job, too.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Everything is okay so far...

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY

    I have been working at AIG as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice environment, and friendly people

    Cons

    Pays below industry average, small opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Claims Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AIG

    Pros

    Supportive learning environment and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Compensation lower than competitors; mostly male management

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Tedious internship stunted my education for a summer."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Chartis internship program gave good overview of insurance as a whole. Good salary, hours weren't that bad. Fun, helpful coworkers that all seemed to have some initiative.

    Cons

    I felt like I was doing busywork more than anything else, and I was disappointed that I wasn't able to learn/grow from my internship there as much as I could have in another industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers seemed to really take an interest in employees, giving them context for how their work was useful to the team as a whole. Perhaps go one level beyond and show how that fits in with the whole company, either through more interaction between teams or through speakers/seminars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    AIG Life & Retirement - Fun Team Environment, Management Slightly Misguided

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIG for more than 3 years

    Pros

    First and foremost, the pay is good and the benefits are incredible. My health insurance costs are lower than at any company I've worked for, 6% 401k match, and 6% pension.

    The sales side has a great team dynamic and work is rarely boring or tedious. I enjoy more days than not in the office, and stress levels are low.

    Cons

    Immediate management is not responsive, and is rarely proactive. It is uncommon to find an open door to your managers office, and most of the time you are better off seeking assistance from your colleagues. The technology is also mediocre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better day-to-day support, and be clearer in your long term vision with your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great group. Top 1 AS major choice. If can have intern here, 80% could get full time.

    Cons

    Management inside is picky. Be careful, daily job is very challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  9.  

    Overall a good company

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    Current Employee - POS Processor  in  Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - POS Processor in Amarillo, TX

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

    Pros

    AIG offers great benefits, like health, vision, dental, 401K, company paid life insurance. The hours are not bad either, with the weekends off.

    Cons

    The pay needs be more for the work load. I say they need to bring back the yearly raises. Definitely need to higher more people to do the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a place you can grow in career wise

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    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
  11.  

    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

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