Starr Companies

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Starr Companies Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
18 Reviews
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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.  

    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
  3. 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.

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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay but boring

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation
    Really nice people
    Pretty good hours

    Cons

    Boring work
    Quiet Office
    Not much working together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started off as a great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I spent 5 years with Starr and had a very enjoyable experience. The people are smart, efficient and problem solvers. A great environment!

    Cons

    By 2010 many senior executives from AIG came over, possibly after waiting for some of the scandal "dust" to settle. With this came the old boys network I had wanted to avoid.
    And things simply deteriorated from there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To back to problem solving and creative solutions. You were so good at it. Now, all I saw was indecision and finger pointing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starr Companies

    Pros

    Flexible, Stars, fast paced, location

    Cons

    leadership, staff, computers, files, hr

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall job experience was somewhat disappointing due to lack of direction and committment using a useful financial tool

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Starr Companies

    Pros

    The company sticks to its core business, understands their products, and how their products fit their client's needs.

    Cons

    The lack of an adequate financial/accounting reporting system doesn's allow the company to make quick and accurate decisions about their products.

  11.  

    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

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