AIG Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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AIG CEO Peter Hancock
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Pros
  • Great work life balance compared to many other wall street based offices (in 53 reviews)

  • has a work from home program that enables employees to work from the comfort of their own home (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance: It's slowly getting better (in 15 reviews)

  • opinions/suggestions are not easy to get pass to senior management team (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Entrepreneurship at work (rewards without risk)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at AIG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Constantly evolving company which challenges you all the time
    - If you have the drive and capability, sky is the limit
    - Ecosystem supports movement within company (though there is no active encouragement)
    - Great benefits
    - Work life balance

    Cons

    - Can seem quite racist due to heavy emphasis on communication which often favors native English speakers at the cost of required and relevant capabilities
    - Absolutely NO career planning at all
    - Many middle managers lack commitment and capability leading to sub-par performance in many pockets

    Advice to Management

    - Implement reverse feedback and make it one of the criteria for promotions within company - this will also help weed out toxic managers
    - Start skip level interactions (with your indirect reports)
    - Offer choice of career paths or at least options and sync it up with available opportunities to establish a miniature exchange in which managers can recommend their directs as suitable candidates for available opportunities
    - Give incentive for moving within company after 2 years of work in the same role, offer incentives for managers so they encourage their directs to move out

  2. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at AIG full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Long term security for those who are interested

    Cons

    Communication (sometime) but what large company doesn't experience that ?

    Advice to Management

    You rebounded from a financial collapse. (No advice needed)

  3. Global Program

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

    I have been working at AIG

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great company, with great environment, great team leader. Also the entire interview process is relaxing. I learnt alot from it

    Cons

    It first come with a phone interview, then the skype video interview. It will be better if it is a on-site interview, so I can know better about the company

    Advice to Management

    I think the best advice is to invite the candidate to the local office, where he or she can have a better understanding towards the company.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Trending towards the 21st century.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIG

    Pros

    People are great, people are bad. Just like any large company. New leadership making changes to improve mindsets and technology.

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible for the folks who care. It is excellent for the folks who do not.

    Advice to Management

    We need to get better people so that the people who care don't work themselves to death.

  6. VP - Technology

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Livingston, NJ

    I worked at AIG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, free lunch on Wednesdays, embracing new infrastructure technologies, and AIGGS investing in improving infrastructure technology service performance

    Cons

    Company wide poor culture - prefers anecdotal accusations rather than data based discussions. Some questionable senior leadership behaviours.

    Advice to Management

    need to fix culture if you are to retain quality technology employees

  7. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at AIG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The work is challenging but satisfying.

    Cons

    The company gives limited Salary increase.

  8. Helpful (2)

    On par for big corporation mediocrity

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Jeffersonville, IN

    I have been working at AIG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very generous with vacation time, very flexible when it comes to changing work schedule around life events

    Cons

    Management is horrible at communication, blatantly lies to employees and asks employees to lie to each other

    Advice to Management

    Open and honest communication, stop playing favorites and expecting your employees to lie to each other about it

  9. Healthcare Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Healthcare Analyst in Olathe, KS

    I worked at AIG full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great start to a career in the health field. Probably stay for 1-2yrs and start looking. don't get too comfortable.

    Cons

    Micromanage, Lack of training, make sure you don't mess up cause if you do you'll be on the hot seat. Very sensitive to errors which is understandable, working with lawsuits ect...

    Advice to Management

    If you do a better job training your staff you won't have an issue watching their every step. Believe in your training and let them work.

  10. Operations Processor

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

    I have been working at AIG full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The abundance of vacation makes the workload more tolerable, and the benefits are not the worst of any company. The ability to work remotely in many positions is very nice.

    Cons

    The continuous addition of more work responsibilities without more pay or incentives. That is unless you threaten to quit or start interviewing with other departments then they make attempts to keep you. They do not value education either no matter how many degrees you have expect to be treated the same as anyone else.

  11. This is a great page to be up to date on current opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IS Team Lead in Marshfield, WI
    Former Employee - IS Team Lead in Marshfield, WI

    I worked at AIG

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Up to date job opportunities

    Cons

    3rd party software, Hope your job application successfully made it to the employer.

    Advice to Management

    Hope your job application successfully made it to the employer.

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