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FM Global Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
165 Reviews

3.8
165 Reviews
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FM Global Chairman and CEO Shivan S. Subramaniam
Shivan S. Subramaniam
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and fun place to work It does depend on your manager (in 17 reviews)

  • Good compensation when considering the overall benefits package (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance skews the wrong way when you are good but that isn;t always rewarded or recognized (in 6 reviews)

  • Middle management not given the power nessecary to make needed decisions, which slows down progress (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Processing Associate II  in  Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Client Processing Associate II in Norwood, MA

    Pros

    You aren't micro managed and able to make your position your own!

    Cons

    Growth available within company but limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    FM Global is a great place for a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    The total compensation is great. Benefits include a pension, company car and 401k match. The workplace atmosphere is also relaxed.

    Cons

    Promotions within a department require you to carry the responsibility before receiving the pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company even better people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - File/Mail Clerk  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - File/Mail Clerk in Plano, TX

    Pros

    The yearly bonus at the end of the year was a great thing to strive for.

    Cons

    The office culture was a little to much gossipy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some upper management was not the best to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place, Great People, Great Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineering Assistant  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Field Engineering Assistant in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    Great renovated work environment, people are humble, and very friendly.

    Cons

    Some do not like change and are not open to others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company, would recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Johnston, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with; great benefits (which is the reason given for lower salaries); once you're in, you're in for life unless you really screw up. Great senior management, Shivan is an admirable and extremely smart man.

    Cons

    Lower salaries (despite great benefits); not much upward mobility; slow project lifecycle; the IT (IS) department and engineers are clearly considered the most important above all other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance needs to improve. There needs to be more opportunities for part time work and flexible arrangements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company for technical, engineering types

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and benefits
    Collegial work environment
    Excellent employee retention
    Interesting and engaging technical work
    Internally funded projects; great resources

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on seniority
    Miscommunication and petty "feuds" between some units
    No prospects for meningful career advancement via a technical ladder
    Company needs to market itself better to attract new talent (i had never heard of this company before joining)

    To be fair, all of the issues above are currently being addressed and improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good company and happy to be here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work life balance and fun place to work It does depend on your manager. Lots of training and support.

    Cons

    Hard to get noticed. Manager is the key to happiness at FM.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Proven business model - focus on long careers for employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Employee retention is very high among industry peers
    Work life balance is better than any of my peers at other companies
    Incredible benefits packages - especially the low health care costs out of pocket for families

    Cons

    Slow adaptation of IT programs can be frustrating if you rely on these systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote talent before they are poached by the competition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist

    Pros

    Really good training program and excellent tools to work. Great benefits such as 100% paid pension plan and 401(k).

    Cons

    Base salary is very attached to the job market of the city or town you live even if you work in other areas were the job market is better. Also the base salary is usually much lower than midpoint of salary range when compared with competitors. Work-life balance is affected due to non-sense travelling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee retention on Field Risk Engineering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits with a generally low stress, low resonsibility environment.

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

    Pros

    Interesting business model, company is very stable and bonuses are offered to every employee.

    Cons

    Not the easiest company to advance in. Middle management not given the power nessecary to make needed decisions, which slows down progress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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