FM Global Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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FM Global President & CEO Thomas A. Lawson
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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. Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FM Global

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and lot of opportunity to grow from within the company. Training is top notch.

    Cons

    The competitive atmosphere makes it sometimes hard to stand out. Lots of traveling if that's not your thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Excellent Job Stability

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Best benefits around. This is a company you can stay and grow with. Offers flex-time work arrangements.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is difficult to make yourself known outside of your own department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Stable company great place to start a career

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    Current Employee - Client Processing Specialist
    Current Employee - Client Processing Specialist

    I have been working at FM Global

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, 401k, pension, gym reimbursement.

    Cons

    There are no cons for FM Global

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Stable employment

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

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    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
  7. Great stable company - just not the best pay

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent Company

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    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
  9. Did nothing for my career

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    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
  10. Good engineering focused company with talented employees

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    • 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

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