MBIA Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. A good place to start out of school.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MBIA

    Pros

    A good place to start out of school.

    Cons

    challenges in the business and future

  2. A good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MBIA

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    Too bad the company went through such rough times.

  3. Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Portfolio Surveillance in Armonk, NY
    Former Intern - Portfolio Surveillance in Armonk, NY

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

    Pros

    -Excellent upper management that works with you to help you develop into a professional
    -Employees are all bought in to the company's values and goals

    Cons

    -Work environment can me quiet and lonely at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Engage in more of an energetic work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good for the Westchester resident

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at MBIA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    + Convenient for Westchester
    + Good Gym
    + Nice trails

    Cons

    - Cafe food is hit or miss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Thanks for the beautiful Westchester location

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good Employer to work for

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

    I have been working at MBIA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging environment, unique industry experience and great benefits.

    Cons

    Company culture is changing due to industry decline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Business Rebuilding - time will tell

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY

    I have been working at MBIA full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding compensation and benefits. Convenient location for people living north of NYC. Work life is generally fairly reasonable but depends upon department within the company.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to make progress in career. Many long-timers at the top ranks who are not as open to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees as informed as possible about changes as the company re-builds itself. Be honest in the progress as well as issues which arise. Work to help employees understand how their careers can progress and what they need to do to achieve their career goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Best Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Risk Management Intern in Armonk, NY
    Current Intern - Risk Management Intern in Armonk, NY

    I have been working at MBIA as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, gym, cafeteria, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    MBIA pays well but does not offer a positive company culture or employment experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY

    I worked at MBIA

    Pros

    Compensation, location, smart people, and challenge are all good. There is an understanding that good staff are important to the success of the company.

    Cons

    Little to no support for one's personal life to the point where time off is looked down upon. A very top down approach which does not empower the bright people working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To make this a more attractive place to work, actively support work life initiatives - not grudgingly but whole heartedly. Trust your employees to work hard and do the right thing - manage out the few who don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Gone with the wind

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in Armonk, NY

    I worked at MBIA

    Pros

    It used to be a respected and solid company before the crash of the financial industry.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities in some areas of the company. Uneven division of task and responsibilities within the same position level.
    Very bureaucratic and paralyzed place. Impossible to have anything done without endorsement from half the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people do their work and keep them responsible and accountable, less micro-management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    incompetent management; immature and unprofessional enviornment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MBIA

    Pros

    good work/life balance; good benefits

    Cons

    inadequacy of senior mgmt; only those willing to sacrifice their individualism in exchange for stroking management's ego will advance their career; unprofessional and immature behaviors are about at this place, it's like being back in high school; most of the people there lack outside experience/exposure and therefore don't even know what they don't know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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