FM Global

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FM Global Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
144 Reviews
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144 Reviews
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FM Global Chairman and CEO 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)

  • 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Co-op III Tech

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    Former Employee - Server Technologies Co-Op in Johnston, RI
    Former Employee - Server Technologies Co-Op in Johnston, RI

    I worked at FM Global as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    FM Global is great company

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    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    Gret company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation days. Bonuses are okay. Workload is flexible.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up sometimes and must be patient not to mention, partake in internal politics. Know who are your friends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FM Global

    Pros

    - Salary
    - Advantages
    - Training
    - Work environment

    Cons

    None - overall great company, not much

  6.  

    Great company, great values.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FM Global

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the people I worked with on a daily basis, really friendly environment and company culture.

    Cons

    Some cons would be the location, it's sort of in the middle of no where.

  7.  

    Great place for an Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Service Co-Op in Johnston, RI
    Current Employee - Information Service Co-Op in Johnston, RI

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you are looking for IT experience , then FM Global is the place. In my position, I was given meaningful work and never had to grab anyone a coffee! Seriously though, my team and manager were very helpful and encouraging. The culture here is nothing I have seen. As everyone else has in their reviews, the food in the corporate cafe is great. Best job I have had so far.

    Cons

    Management loves Microsoft a little too much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    An ethical place to work staffed with quality people.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. FM Global is proactive in trying to keep emplyees happy.

    Cons

    This is a service related industry and it is not always easy to keep the customers happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay true to the core values that has allowed FM Global to be over 175 years old.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Learning Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FM Global as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a very prestigious company. I love interning for them. There is a lot of opportunities here and I am learning something new every day.

    Cons

    There are no cons. It took me time to understand the corporate environment but that was just being new.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stable company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI

    I worked at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Stability, stability...stability. Because people tend to spend the majority of their careers here, there is a tremendous amount of resident knowledge specific to commercial property insurance that has and continues to serve the company and its policyholders very well. Also, the company is a mutual insurer, so senior management ultimately runs the company (not Wall Street).

    Cons

    If you are looking for career advancement over a reasonable timeframe, be prepared to watch ice bergs melt. Because people tend to spend the majority of their careers here, professional advancement tends to be stifled in favor of job stability. This means political positioning is a significant factor in determining who gets what when opportunities open up. Also, there is very much of a "if it isn't broken, don't fix it" mentality on the part of management. Since the company has been in business for over 175 years and its business model is all about avoiding risk (for itself and policyholders), there is usually a tremendous amount of resistance towards new ideas, even when these make sense. This is particularly true for newer hires that come in with a head of steam wanting to make a positive difference - the "old-timers" tend to look down on these folks as naive renegades. Accordingly, there are few middle managers that have the courage to stick their necks out for employees that may draw attention to themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before I left, I sensed upper management was intent on cultivating a more progressive and nimble culture to appeal to younger hires and to throw off its "wallpaper" image: "we are here, we will always be here, but few people notice us." I also sensed there was a new emphasis on creating more transparency to identify those who are consistently contributing vs. those who are just "hanging on" until retirement. I'm not sure how successful the company has been along these lines. But I strongly believe the adoption of 360 degree performance evaluations (from top to bottom) would go a long way towards improving the culture, removing political obstacles and making middle management more accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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

    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

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