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AIG Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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2.9 589 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

AIG President & CEO Robert Benmosche

Robert Benmosche

(271 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great learning experience, but management can run you into the ground

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging environment, depending on what division you are in can be exposed to many different layers of the company.

    ConsConflict between "old" and "new" company, divisions do not communicate with each other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, stop with the take all attitude.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Competitive but great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, compensation and company are great

    Consnone really, all are very serious, so there is no time for socializing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Incompetence at its highest level

    Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThis 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.

    ConsPeople 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unethical company on every level.

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Vestal, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay closer attention to your supervisors!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Low Morale and Constant Change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsConstant change is the name of the game

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    Backstabbing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits as long as you have the job and don't get laid off. Other than that nothing else really.

    ConsPeople stood behind the company as it had its financial downfall. And at the end of it, now that the company is profitable. Hundreds of people who again stood behind the company at its weakest moment are being repaid through being laid off to either overseas cheaper employment, or eliminated altogether and your job gets moved to a cheaper cost of living/salary state.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAIG used to mean something. Now, all it is and ever was is money. Taxpayers bailed out a troubled insurance company and for payback it let's hundreds of faithful employees go.

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    AIG - Aggravation Is Guaranteed

    Accountant II (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe employee benefits are very good

    ConsThere is no work life balance in AIG. If there is (as claimed by some employees), it is not really implemented company wide. The deadlines are harsh as they are based on calendar days instead of business days. You are required to work even if the deadline is a Holiday or a Weekend, like working in a sweatshop.

    The jobs are being offshored to other countries, there is less and less opportunities for the employees who have been here for a long time. Aside from the frozen salaries since 2008, you only get a "short-term incentive" every year based on the performance review. The Pay per Performance review structure is an anarchy. It harbors competition instead of camaraderie and teamwork among employees, in order to get that coveted "1" or "2" rating. It lowers the morale of the already beaten up spirits of the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being hypocrites, you thank us for all our hardwork, committment and strength during the financial crisis and staying loyal for this company. But in the end, you stab us in our backs by moving our jobs to a different country. You are contributing to the already swelling unemployment pool in the US. Is "Money" the only thing that runs this company now?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Initially a great place to work. Too many changes which benefit upper management and not the claims staff.

    Claim Technical Manager (Current Employee) Clayton, MO

    ProsGood paying company with great benefits. The co-workers are the best.

    ConsThe morale has quickly went downhill with multiple changes of upper management and lay offs. The CEO recently changed and that will hopefully help.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the employees that are actually handling the claims to bring up the morale. There is very good talent in the claims staff and they do not get credit for it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excessive Workload

    Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)

    Prosgood PTO & 401K, insurance , get to learn a lot in a short span

    ConsStrenuous Workload, bonus is a joke, peer-peer rating sucks, annual appraisals do not exist.

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    Great Company Benefits, But Too Many Constant Changes With New Top Management

    Attorney (Former Employee) San Ramon, CA

    ProsThe company benefits are good.

    ConsNew York management style challenging in California environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many AVP's in New York constantly changing everything. Need to remember "if it aint broke, dont fix it."

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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