AIG Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
625 Reviews

2.8
625 Reviews
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AIG President & CEO Robert Benmosche
Robert Benmosche
292 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.  

    Gets my vote for worst company to work for ....

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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 full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits; otherwise, none.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Constant change and restructuring, bureaucracy, non-transparent, right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, broken performance management process, ineffective & inefficient processes and systems. Frequent company-wide lay-offs, outsourcing with poor results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it wasn't for poor leadership, there'd be no leadership at all at AIG.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible boss

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Some really helpful folks, especially to a new hire

    Cons

    My boss gave micromanaging a whole new meaning, difficult to deal with and overall a bully. She monitored every little thing from the time you badged in until you left for the day. Constant phone calls and emails that had to be answered even at 2 am

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MoM meetings foster a sense of it being ok to bully your employees because upper management is bullied during the calls. How about having a little trust and faith in your workers? Training would also be a plus, before screaming and throwing a fit because a report isn't formatted correctly, how about having an adult conversation about your expectations and offering some guidance. People who are new to a company don't know your way of doing things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Simply horrible

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at AIG

    Pros

    Good benefits, nothing else to write about

    Cons

    Poor management at all levels. Very disturbing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    staff appreciation does not apply here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    nothing good to say by comparing AIG to the companies I worked with previously

    Cons

    bad management, needs to be more conscious and considerate in every action made. force and threats should not be applied here, especially AIG is MNC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people well, people will show you respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Bad experience all around

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Compensation, and the proximity to the beach???

    Cons

    Management that is interested in protecting their job more than what's right, incompetence, no youth, only people who are trapped by the salary and short commute who have no interest in change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't do it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you are on the street, by all means, take the job. Then get O U T.

    Cons

    Reading all of the other reviews will give you a clue how broad, vast and wide the level of incompetence is. The management has Zero interest in you. Trust me, they don't care how many they fire and how many untrained people they hire into new positions that have no proven worth to the company. The science group is data analysis, not science for example.

    There is ZERO training and management's only response to every problem is to cut, cull, cannibalize and then dilute. They operate on a moment to moment basis with no plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management, they don't listen to anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Raises

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits are better than not having any, but have declined steadily since 2008. "

    Cons

    No raises for 8 years. Grandfathered" perks were stopped suddenly. How is that anything but a renig? Maximum vacation allowed was grossly minimized!.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some appreciation for veteran employees. The company has adopted "peer Reviews", which is a FARCE. Unless you are a "yes man" and/or suck up, you will never amount to anything. Be prepared to work MANY HOURS of OVERTIME with no appreciation for the "work/life" balance you sacrifice for the good of upper management pay and NO concessions made for necessary absenteeism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low Morale and Constant Change

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIG

    Pros

    Learning by necessity, much has to be done on your own

    Cons

    Constant change is the name of the game

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unethical company on every level.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Vestal, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vestal, NY

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent for the area. It gives people with little education a good work opportunity.

    Cons

    Sexual harassment was rampant. It was unethical in so many ways. Stay far away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to your supervisors!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Incompetence at its highest level

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This company is so huge that it was bailed out by the govt. Most likely will be around forever based on history and complexity of its structure/systems. To unwind the company would be impossible not being able to understand the trickle down effect.

    Cons

    People in high level are put there through who they know and not what they know. The CFO of my business group stated in a town hall prior to the financial crisis of 2008 that the company 'had limited exposure to the real estate market'. REALLY?!! CLUELESS! That CFO is still with company and somehow highly regarded. Again its who you know not what you know!

    Face time face time face time. No work home life balance. Divorce is rampant among employees since they are required to work 24/7/365. A truly toxic environment! If you love your family don't work here. If you want to be away from your family this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have never been bailed out. Realize that and be a little bit more humble and treat your employees better. To change the culture it needs to be changed at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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