AIG Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
641 Reviews
2.8
641 Reviews
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AIG President & CEO Robert Benmosche
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack-Luster

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    • 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 Technology is very outdated.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
  2.  

    Great company all around.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at AIG

    Pros

    Great people. Shared goals and ideas.
    Key strength was employee relations.

    Cons

    Management often was not available when needed which is typical In such organizations. Good overall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology holding company back

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    long hours and over worked

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    • 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.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    no room for advancement, clicks run the company

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    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Former Employee - Team Leader

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

    Pros

    it has changed a lot over the years. it used to have great work life balance

    Cons

    little room for advancement and very clicky

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a look at you people and really promote those who do an amazing job. there are plenty there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  8.  

    Confusion

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

    I have been working at AIG full-time

    Pros

    Trying hard to transform itself

    Cons

    Its not clear it knows how to reach its objectives and management is fairly weak. Inconsistent commitment to values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your people to lead. Make sure the understand the vision and have a say in developing the plans.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It Project Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIG full-time

    Pros

    work from home, family friendly, huge financial company.

    Cons

    Yearly reviews are not based on facts.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Company to START a Career

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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
  11.  

    work environment, growth, and benefits

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    good benefits because personal vacation, major holidays and sick leave are combined into one PTO.

    Cons

    highly pressured sales environment; not much personal growth opportunity as Management highly cares about selling and growing sales numbers; definitely not much focus on employees' personal development. If you're good at sales, the commission here is good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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