AIG Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • There is a great potential for work-life balance as long as you work out an agreement with your manager (in 53 reviews)

  • Work-From-Home option given (if needed) (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance: It's slowly getting better (in 15 reviews)

  • Senior management doesn't care too much about their subordinates (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Great job right out of college

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, Management seems to really care about their employees, good benefits

    Cons

    Bad reputation and large bureaucratic structure


  2. Run! Run Away!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Paycheck every 2 weeks. Big-named company.

    Cons

    Micromanagers will suffocate you. They're so insecure they treat no one professionally. Insane hours for no reason other than managers want "their" department to appear extremely busy to their senior management. Very inefficient. Run away! Do not waste your time here!

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain talent then treat them as professionals. Don't micromanage them as this only makes talent run away. Talented individuals can find other jobs easily so fix your culture to not stifle talented, experienced people. The culture is stale and almost militant. That is not conducive to innovation, productivity and efficiency.


  3. Great company; great people; great product/service

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    Former Employee - Vice President Networks in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Networks in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AIG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    SunAmerica/AIG SunAmerica/AIG Retirement Services is a great company; great people; great product/service and gave back to the community. The executive management were great.

    Cons

    The Financial Services Industry is hectic, fast paced, and at times, unforgiving. Mistakes can directly cost the company money, reputation damage, and quickly cost an employee their job.


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  5. Investment Accountant

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    Former Employee - Investment Accountant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Accountant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay and work life balance

    Cons

    Slow paced and difficult to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train to keep employees sharp.


  6. Best Career Of My Life!!!

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    Current Employee - Claims Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AIG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Culture, Great Co- Workers, Great Management

    Cons

    None, the company is great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!


  7. Change, Change, Change

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    Current Employee - FTE in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - FTE in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The beneifts are great. Some of the employees are good to work with.

    Cons

    There isnt much good left as the business in blended into the huge corporate environment. The company has a gloom within the building. The personal feel has gone with the growth of AIG into the small company and all teh jobs moving from CA to TX and NJ. Too many managers who would be better off being a non-manager. Too much work, not enough time or help and little training. Lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the workers, not just the maangers. There are plenty of managers who should not be in their positions.


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    Horrible human resource practices, what are they thinking???

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not too much unpaid overtime, generous PTO, decent retirement plan, nice cubicles and hardware/software is up to date

    Cons

    Focuses on short term incentives, which means HR/managers will get bonuses based on saving on salaries for new hires, not performance or retention, how stupid and short-sighted can you get? Salary has been frozen for a few years, even though the company is supposedly doing very much better in the past few years. Did I mention the salary is very low?

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees with respect and you'll get a lot better performance and retention, it will actually save you money on the long run.


  9. Good Company! Great People!!

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AIG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good number of job oppurtunities in IT and the Operations area. Good Program Management & SDLC standards. Decent Pay for jobs in the IT area. Open for temporary work permit/visa holders like H1-B, L1 etc.

    Cons

    Rigid Organization Structure - not an easy task to get a a big promotion soon. Talent recognition and retention.


  10. Helpful (3)

    They promised me leadership opportunities but only gave me lip service

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    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is competitive Once you leave your workday your job is complete. No phone calls at home Your inside sales coworkers are easy going and not nosy Lavish sales conferences once a year Lavish due diligence trips for advisors held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

    Cons

    Management has their head up their A$$ They don't care about keeping qualified talent They are more a quantity than quality company Layoffs certainly don't help anyone No job growth. Once you are an internal you will stay as one. You will NEVER be an external wholesaler!

    Advice to Management

    Do not promise leadership training and growth opportunities when you do not intend on fulfilling your promise. Keep qualified talent happy. If not, they will leave to higher paying companies that are NOT in financial struggle. Reverse stock split is a joke.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Horrible Sr. Management....ZERO opportunity for career growth...no possibilities for increase salary or commissions.

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    Former Employee - Regional Marketing Associate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Marketing Associate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Despite the terrible management at the company...your teammates are good people. The office is clean and comfortable. You get a working phone and computer. The office is air conditioned.

    Cons

    Sr. Management doesn't care about its employees. They tend to fire people all the time. The job is not worth the trouble. You run the risk of getting a black mark on your U5 and Ending your financial services career by working at this company. They have silly metrics that can only decrease your pay. No promotions...No cost of living adjustment...No career pathing. More sales = commission reductions for you as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    The Sr. Management needs to start caring about their employees. The employees have been beaten down so much that moral is non existent. It's a sales desk...the emphasis should be on sales and making more money for everyone.



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