AIG Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
622 Reviews

2.8
622 Reviews
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AIG President & CEO Robert Benmosche
Robert Benmosche
291 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tough Environment - Everyone is so worried about their own job that they don't hesitate to pass blame or back stab

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    eWorking, everyone shares same concern so we have that in common

    Cons

    micro-managing by Sr Leadership, constant changes and doing more with less staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one looks forward to coming to work in my office - ask employees what is missing - there is no teamwork, no mutual understanding of goal setting and no sharing of information. Most fear they're going to be next...in my office, there are no career opportunities or ability to advance. The only way to improve is to leave the organization unfortunately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Company to START a Career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant II  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    AIG provides room for growth, offer training (onsite and offsite), and they offer a pretty good work-life balance. The company is very diverse and known world wide. The benefits are good with an excellent PTO schedule.

    Cons

    With every company you have your ups and downs but for the most part the company is actually a good place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employees informed and practice the open-door policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Change is hard, but necessary

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very large, well respected company in the industry with competitive salary and benefits. Fast paced environment with good opportunity for advancement for those who can distinguish themselves within their area of expertise with both field and Home Office management. Significant flattening of the organization within the management ranks has been ongoing for the past few years - entirely necessary and presents opportunity for those in the right place at the right time. Highly diverse employee base and continued emphasis on promoting diversity.

    Cons

    Outdated technology for account underwriting, book and producer management - lots of excel spreadsheets for home office reporting. Multiple rounds of layoffs have taken their toll on employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finish reorganization as soon as possible and provide as much communication, encouragement and appreciation to rank and file employees as possible. Provide a clear road map for the future of the organization and provide regular updates on progress and set backs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Strategic Program Management Leader - Consumer Lines

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    • 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
  6.  

    Fast paced culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  7.  

    Many opportunities for advancement but must be willing to work long hours at times and take on heavy workload

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIG full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement and opportunities to work in different fields due to size of the company, good benefits

    Cons

    No work-life balance, virtually no formal training, a lot of "red-tape" and bureaucracy, unequal pay distribution among staff and lower-level management

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Entry Level Financial Analyst

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    • 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
  9.  

    Great experience

    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 less than a year

    Pros

    Culture is nice - not micromanaged, relaxed, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary. Workload keeps you busy, but it's fine because the day goes by a little quicker. It depends on your position, but an average employee will work overtime once or twice a week.

    Cons

    On-site lunch is not subsidized in any way, so you would not go out of your way to pay the same price as you would elsewhere for so-so food.

  10.  

    More or less positive experience if you like to learn stuff

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    Former Employee - Middleware  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Middleware in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    In the tech organization there were plenty of opportunities to learn new technologies because of total lack of management's direction. Awesome resume builder.

    Cons

    Total lack of management's direction and support. Couldn't push through any innovations. OpenSource is a big no-no.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within! There were talented folks there but dues to the above they either left or became as complacent as the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Going in an Inefficient Direction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Director  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Director in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    benefits are good
    work from home option

    Cons

    Values of the company has gone done dramatically over the past several years, as it pertains to staff knowledge and experience, as employees who are very innovated are being let go and newly hired senior management are not on the same page, so the company is stagnated and floundering.
    Training - needs improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internal career paths are very hard to come by. It is out with the experienced staff and in with the new non-experienced staff, who feel they can find a better, faster, and more cost effective way to get work done better, only to find out, it already is.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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