Starr Companies

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Starr Companies Reviews in New York, NY

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
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  1.  

    An overall great place to be

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    Former Employee - Data Governance Framework in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Data Governance Framework in New York, NY

    I worked at Starr Companies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A growing company, a great place to excel, and a great starting spot. It's a company where you go when you want your career to grow and develop.

    Cons

    I was only an intern there so I didn't get too much indepth exposure to the innerworkings of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Hired on a promise to work in a fun growing atmosphere with great training, there was growth but no training.

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    Former Employee - Underwriting Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Underwriting Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    nice people
    decent bonus
    good happy hours
    for those who eat sleep and breath insurance like ceo, you can make a lot of money

    Cons

    systems are stuck in the 1980;s, too many problems
    everyone has a AIG entitlement to them
    the new systems barely work any better than the old systems they were implemented to replace.
    too many growing pains with a new company
    there just learning there processes for audit and keep changing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better training programs with class room study.
    have a more open door policy.
    don't expect everyone to answer emails at 9 at night

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Starr Companies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The office culture at Starr was uplifting and encouraged a team culture. Senior leadership was more than willing to provide mentorship.

    Cons

    Was given mostly busy work. Internship program as a whole sought to benefit its employees, but my certain department hadn't caught onto the holistic view that the program targeted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    so so

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Starr Companies as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent, competitive pay. Good company values but its basically any office with loads of office politics and nepotism. Almost everyone is someone related within the company (its freaky). But its not a bad place to start off!

    Cons

    No leadership. You have to work very hard here and the mix of people were okay. The quality of management and leadership needs to be stepped up in groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your managers to wake up and become a leader in their group and lead their group properly. Communication is key.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Eh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay/raises/bonuses are good, semi-flexible hours, 7 hour workday

    Cons

    Medical and dental plans are expensive, company culture is stuffy and odd, processes are antiquated (not paperless), no official training, some departments are grossly understaffed while others are overstaffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leave this company off your "want to work for" list

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    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Starr Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Initial salary offering; decent 401K benefits if you could last five years at this company

    Cons

    Unable to use your vacation time; micro managed; severe lack of communication; practices border on unethical; no opportunities for development and career advancement; company has poor future outlook; no peer support; nepotism involving senior level's kids, and their significant others; best bet is to make some money and network another job elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aging executive management needs to realize they have to pass the torch to someone else pretty soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful educational experience, in a great corporate environment."

    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Great culture, and comraderie.

    Cons

    Upward mobility tough is somewhat tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work should be more incentivized.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Anonymous

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Starr Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, vacation, exposure to private insurance industry

    Cons

    Poor Management and unfair practices

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Regret accepting employment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Starr Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Other than compensation based on a 7 hr workday - None

    Cons

    Incompetent management
    Lack of vision and direction
    Competition across management yields a fractured organization
    Fear-based actions result in poor solution decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage the resources and staff at hand
    Think outside of the box
    Accepting risk is a strategy
    Man up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like a high school click, either in the A crowd or not

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    Current Employee - Assistant Controller in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Controller in New York, NY

    I have been working at Starr Companies

    Pros

    Challenging work, work independently, good benefits

    Cons

    IT is inferior to similar companies of same size and revenue. Majority of managerial staff share small offices. Sr staff are AIG old timers, who are close minded. Extremely political. Big Egos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded and let AIG go. Stop behaving like a bunch of high school girls bashing each other.

    Doesn't Recommend

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