AIG Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
649 Reviews
2.8
649 Reviews
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AIG President & CEO Robert Benmosche
Robert Benmosche
303 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.  

    Confusion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2. 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
  3. 11 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweatshop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    24 daya PTO a year.

    No overtime
    Great insurance

    Cons

    Office manager was direct report for paralegal s. Odd company structure . Rigid hours. No teamwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We know they don't read these things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed with the number of Women in Senior Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are some smart folks who work at AIG

    Cons

    As a whole, the executive/leadership team is lacking diversity and qualified women leading different organizations. This continues to demonstrate that women will not be promoted and lacks diverse decision makers at the table.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire women

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Complete lack of profesionalism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience for those who doesn't ind rolling up their sleves

    Cons

    I never saw such demoralized environment. Managers treat their staff without any respect, staff is not trained. Review process is insulting, and not constrictive. Staff is not promoted within. No life/work balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are only as good as your team, treat them right and you exceed any expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change is hard, but necessary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Excellent Company to START a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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