Starr Companies

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Starr Companies Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place to Start

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    invested in training younger people, wealth of knowledge from ex-AIG employees. Fabulous benefits.

    Cons

    Very disorganized, must be able to deal with this and adapt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we grow, don't let the company become silo-ed as it was at AIG.

    Recommends
  2.  

    An overall great place to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. 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.

  6.  

    so so

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Eh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started off as a great place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • 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

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