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FM Global Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
153 Reviews
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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)

  • Great benefits such as 100% paid pension plan and 401(k) (in 13 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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  1.  

    Highly recommend FM Global, but go into it with your eyes open.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    BIGGEST PRO: FM Global truly cares about the people and making sure you enjoy great perks, compensation, and benefits.

    - Great work life balance, flexible hours, occasional work from home (occasional!), etc.
    - Work environment truly depends on your manager.
    - Great benefits such as 100% paid pension plan and 401(k).
    - Lots of training opportunities.
    - 6-weeks bonus potential.
    - FM Global's strong business model is resilient to both strong and weak economies.
    - Great renovated work environment, people are humble, and very friendly.
    - Good compensation when considering the overall benefits package.
    - Lots of opportunity for horizontal career changes (easier to move laterally than up the chain).

    Cons

    BIGGEST CON: FM Global is a very conservative company, so things take a long time to actually get traction and move forward. You are constantly having to “play the good soldier” and stay in line. They aren’t big on radical changes or ideas.

    - Be prepared to convince someone else your idea was there's in order to get any support.
    - Work life balance skews the wrong way when you are good but that isn’t always rewarded or recognized.
    - Middle management not given the power necessary to make needed decisions, which slows down progress.
    - Difficult to move up the chain. People stay with the company for a long, LONG time, which reduces advancement opportunities for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The old adage is true: People join for the company, but leave because of the boss. After a while, the frustration of dealing with management and inefficient process takes its toll on you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great stable company - just not the best pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Risk Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at FM Global full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security here is great, they do property insurance very well. Just don't expect to kill it or make a lot of money here.

    Cons

    My ex-cowokers have been in the same job for the past 12 years with no advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees opportunities to move up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stable employment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Approvals Engineer in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Approvals Engineer in Norwood, MA

    I worked at FM Global

    Pros

    Interesting work at first. Once you get up to speed with their standards

    Cons

    The work became very repetitious

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Company

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

    I have been working at FM Global

    Pros

    Excellent salary, benefits, work-life balance, perks etc.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good engineering focused company with talented employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Norwood, MA

    I worked at FM Global

    Pros

    Good opportunity for personal growth

    Cons

    Some of the senior management were very conservative at times. Some lack of empathy for staff existed also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some upper management personnel are out of touch with younger staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Did nothing for my career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FM Global

    Pros

    Location, hours, about it if your not a FTE.

    Cons

    Treat contractors like third class citizens. Department was assigned to has the reputation for being the most arrogant and self important. Department team members throwing each under the bus daily. Provided little to no work to do. Department Manager just as detached. Senior leadership for department assigned just as unimpressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you hire contractors, treat them at least as wee as you do your Co-Ops. Also assign work to them, you never know what you have unless you let them contribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Happy to have moved on

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer/Analyst in Johnston, RI
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer/Analyst in Johnston, RI

    I worked at FM Global full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company; has an interesting niche in it's line of business.

    Cons

    Promotion and review process is an extremely subjective experience. If you like the security and steadiness of working for a State DMV then this is the place for you. Or if you are a younger worker, intend to stay for a short period of time then move on it's worth it.

    On the other hand if you are a senior level professional - and are looking to advance your career - and you are not offered a management spot - this is not the place to go to.

    By the way this review is based on the totality of time there. Circumstances did not allow me to leave earlier - once those changed I found other employment and left.

    One last note. While the business model of the company has stood the test of time - that is changing. Other larger competitors are starting to implement the same ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In no way intending to sound like sour grapes; management is insular and will not listen to communication going up the chain. Breaking that would be one large step.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    FM is a very stable, very large company. They offer a lot of great big-company benefits - 401K match, pension plan, generous vacation time and other time off. There are many, many employees who have worked here for 25, 30, 40 or even longer - it's because this is a great place to work, with a lot of very decent people.

    Cons

    Year to year, raises are given, but they are never outrageous. This is not the place to work if you want to get rich quickly. Like many other large companies, there is a good bit of bureaucracy, and getting things done can sometimes take time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Most everyone I know who works here is happy and satisfied, and feels like they are contributing to the big picture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Co-op III Tech

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Server Technologies Co-Op in Johnston, RI
    Former Intern - Server Technologies Co-Op in Johnston, RI

    I worked at FM Global as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome atmosphere, employee centric, great support from team and management

    Cons

    No in place training for co-ops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the amazing work and atmosphere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    FM Global is great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analytics in Johnston, RI
    Former Employee - Data Analytics in Johnston, RI

    I worked at FM Global full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    FM Global is in a leading industry providing commercial insurance to F500 companies.

    Cons

    My temp position was to provide tedious labor, thus my opinion of the "cons" would be jaded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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