MBIA Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. MBIA

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MBIA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits and good people with a long history at the organization.

    Cons

    The culture at the company has shifted since the economic crisis and it doesn't feel like one company. Divisions feel like silos rather than one unit.


  2. Review for MBIA, Inc.

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    Current Employee - Contractor in Richmond Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Contractor in Richmond Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MBIA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours specially for summer. Not a whole lot of work pressure.

    Cons

    Very unfriendly environment. If you want to learn and grow then this is not a place.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A good place to start out of school.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good place to start out of school.

    Cons

    challenges in the business and future


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  5. A good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    Too bad the company went through such rough times.


  6. Good for the Westchester resident

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    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    - Thanks for the beautiful Westchester location


  7. Good Employer to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Business Rebuilding - time will tell

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Gone with the wind

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    incompetent management; immature and unprofessional enviornment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.



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