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AIG American International Group

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

I have been working at AIG

Pros

The AIG international demographics and environment is invigorating. Personal, career development, in the form of both on the job, and through training opportunities are fair to above fair. Profit sharing as well as paid benefits and the availability of additional supplemental benefits at excellent group rates are available to AIG employees. Sensitivity to all cultures in terms of interacting with other team members is needed; likewise one can not always assume that the geographic location renders preference in how business is conducted or how they may be treated. Many options in how AIG may choose to staff a project. Business is innovative, high ingenuity; technical is standard to high cutting edge. Many different types of technology in play, not limited to only one platform or type; additionally hardware and software used. Working on a global front has advantage in terms of scope. AIG is a very good company, has a very strong legacy and should not be judged in terms of recent hardships.

Cons

Regarding previous point that one can not always assume that the geographic location renders preference in how business is conducted or how they may be treated. First point is that this is realistic for a global company and that AIG needs to operate in a collaborative way globally. Still sometimes this is limiting to the interaction one may be accustom too. For example in a US professional environment one may be more straight forward and to the point if the point is understood to be valid and not improper in any way. In the US when done of course in the right professional manner, those accustom to this style find that it can be more productive, empowering of the individuals or team involved because there is immediate execution of an assessment, or idea being shared. In an international environment there are more shades of grey, variations in culture that may effect understanding for example of equality, gender issues, and not always being able to be straight forward when one is accustom to such, needs to be consciously considered. Other means may be more acceptable in this multi-culture environment and therefore more productive in such. One can identify a breakdown in understanding differences in culture to be more than just country. Culture can be more of a breakdown like country, territory, religion, language and how that culture interprets, represents, views different things.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leadership needs to provide more comprehensive support in terms of all employees understanding objectives and how they are expected to meet those objectives so that they are value added, respectful to the overall welfare of AIG and guard better against those that operate only in self (conflict) of interest to the corporation. Leadership should then also solicit, gather survey feedback from all employees at every level of the organization to measure how well in the view of the employees, they are doing in accomplishing this.

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    Demoralizing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at AIG

    Pros

    Very aggressive company - they like people who think outside the envelope

    Cons

    Compensation is terrible. Morale is terrible. Anyone who can leave is doing so, and the famed "bench strength" is being sorely tested. Most of the management is not friendly to employees and have not been promoted for their people skills. There is a tremendous arrogance amongst the company in general, which is only starting to change a bit now that the dirty laundry has been aired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your business model relative to employees - they are not fungible entities. Rethink your business model about most things, actually.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Nice Job

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    Current Employee - Claims Analyst II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst II in New York, NY

    I have been working at AIG

    Pros

    35 hour work week
    Pay is decent
    Friendly work enviornment
    Great location in the financial district

    Cons

    Very "corporate"
    No more bonuses
    Restricted access to some floors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to micro manage

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