AIG Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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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. Managing Director

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Detroit, MI

    I worked at AIG full-time

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

    Pros

    large name brand And the feel your part of something big

    Cons

    everything the day the will do they don't it's still a mess

    Advice to Management

    quit lying to your people

  2. Most Toxic place I've ever worked in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIG full-time

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

    Pros

    no pros to share, the company is fractured and leadership is not tied to reality. It's more important to maintain the bottom line than to fix the working environment

    Cons

    lack of career path
    fractured leadership
    vision and reality are not aligned

    Advice to Management

    align leadership to the same values and vision
    value your staff and reward those who has stuck through the good and bad of the company

  3. go to work and bend over.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIG full-time

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

    Pros

    money is good at this company but absolutely not worth what they put you though. not worth your health

    Cons

    are noted in the title of "go to work and bend over". all the new changes make your job harder in order to save 1/4 of a penny while the new processes actually throw thousands of dollars out the door.

    Advice to Management

    top down management no longer works for this company and the ones making the decisions have no idea what happens on a day to day basis.

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  5. Worst Experience at AIG Data Solutions

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    Former Employee - Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at AIG full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Don't have any technical expertise and you plan to move into managerial or consulting work, then this is the place
    2. Think a thousand times before you decide to join AIG Data Solutions

    Cons

    1. Worst work environment, the politics happens and can be seen right from top management to analyst level
    2. You cant expect to get the best rating unless you are close to your directors and agree to all they say. They would push an individual to top rating even if he hasn't delivered on a project or have the technical expertise. That's the level of politics going on.
    3. Your designation at AIG Data Solutions depends more on your years of experience and pay, rather than your performance and growth over years. People who were at developer role in their previous organizations with close to 10 years experience have been directly given out Manager level designations without even evaluating their people management skills
    4. The US business partners treat the employees at India like slaves and show little respect for the work being done
    5. Firing of employees has happened on a frequent basis with no intimation. The employees were not even given an opportunity to put forward their points
    6. No learning and no training's provided for the laterals. No guidance from the managers as they lack technical experience in the field they have been assigned to manage
    7. None would recommend the company to others due to all the reasons mentioned here, the reasons though have been discussed within the office for a long time has had no impact or decisions taken to resolve it

    Advice to Management

    1. Train your managers on people management
    2. Hire managers who have worked on the technologies and who have strong expertise in the area.
    3. The leaders at Bangalore office are going to bring the organization down due to lack of people management skills and the attitude they have towards the employees

  6. Helpful (1)

    Worst company and location to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIG

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

    Pros

    None. Management is horrible. They run this place like they're at home. The help desk supervisor is hiring and promoting his friends only.

    Cons

    Help desk is treated poorly. Employees are treated poorly. The environment is so ghetto.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who really deserve the promotion. The help desk pri

  7. AIG São Paulo

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    Former Employee - Product Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Product Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at AIG full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    New office. Good location. International company.

    Cons

    Poor management. Politics poison the environment.

    Advice to Management

    Start over.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Management needs a course in ethics

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits - generous retirement plans, good albeit expensive insurance plans

    Cons

    A disorganized, poorly-planned work environment with culture issues -- the talk of jamming everyone in the NY offices to save a buck are true. There are a lot of refugees in certain departments (Data & IT) from another broken financial institution, so you see a lot of nepotism and importing of flawed/broken/stale ideas and products. Incidentally, management thought it would be a cutting edge idea to implement stack-ranking, clearly not knowing or caring how poorly that system has worked for employees at other firms. Also be prepared to get your bonuses as a sign-on or guaranteed -- management will renege on performance bonuses verbally "promised" during hiring (they'll say they can't change the boilerplate contract and then renege in March, blaming poor performance that isn't noted in any performance review). Don't trust HR to have your back -- they will collude with management if they see a need to (ever have your manager call you and tell you exactly when, for how long, and how many times you called HR for supposedly personal reasons?)

    If you want to work consultant hours for way less pay, and without the expense account, diverse client exposure, or razor sharp colleagues (you get a poor man's version who thinks they're god's gift to the workplace though), then this is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Take an ethics class - keep your promises, rather than hiding behind the same contract language you said to ignore (trust us, it says discretionary/performance but you'll get the amount promised!) during hiring. Also, pro-tip -- don't wait until the end of the day before bonus payouts to notify someone that you've changed the terms you all agreed to in the beginning, and telling them while they're on maternal leave probably isn't a great idea either.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Unfair & Biased organization..

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    Current Employee - Cat Modeling Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Cat Modeling Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

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

    Pros

    A stressful environment and everyday politics. Don't see anything positive about this place

    Cons

    Endless, but to start with CAT modeling director and the perfect example of favoritism.People at CoE get opportunities only if you are from the directors previous organization. There is an indirect approach to it too. If your lead/manager is a previous colleague and you have the blessings of your manager for any reason other than work.
    A recent example of this was the formation of the Marine team. The most unqualified from on the floor was given the opportunity to lead the team and after everything was decided an IJP was released and which went to people who are not eligible to apply.And on top of it the senior manager has openly told on the floor that he has set it up with the director which implies that the interview was just a formality. Every employee raised this issue in the HR Focus Group but no action was taken. Not only the team lead but the rest of the team members were also pre decided by the manager with complete support from the director.
    And this continues... Getting inspired by this other senior managers have also started picking people from their previous organization, same cast ,same language, same place etc etc..
    AIG as a organization says "we don't discriminate people based on religion, cast, sex, social strata etc" but what is seen is exactly opposite to it.

    Advice to Management

    If anybody reads this and cares Please look at all the promotions in CoE and look at the list of people who are recommended for promotion for this appraisal cycle and a clear picture will come out.

  10. All talk no money !

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at AIG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The office I worked in had great co workers

    Cons

    When I interviewed for the job they said they had paid training. That never happened.

    Advice to Management

    As you look around the office and see rows of desks and the company can't hire people to fill them you should ask why. I would look long and hard at the Training Dept to see what value they are bringing the offices away from the Regional office.

  11. Bad culture

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work to life balance

    Cons

    Senior management is old-school and more concerned with preserving their own jobs than to train newcomers. The company lacks the compassion to invest in human capital. More who you know than what you know in the company

    New employees are paid much more than employees who have shown loyalty to the company. Have not been given a raise since the 2009 crisis.

    Advice to Management

    Devote time to train your employees

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