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A.M. Best Overview

www.ambest.com
Oldwick, NJ
501 to 1000 employees
1899
Company - Private
Finance
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1899, A.M. Best Company is a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the insurance industry. It began assigning credit ratings in 1906, making it the first of today's rating agencies to use symbols to differentiate the relative ... Read more

A.M. Best – Why Work For Us?


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A.M. Best Company is...

  • A credit rating agency with more than 100 years of history. The company was founded in 1899 by Alfred M. Best. Offices are located in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Dubai, Mexico and Singapore, with a news bureau in Washington, D.C.
  • An issuer of financial strength ratings of insurers, reinsurers, captives and other risk-bearing entities, and a publisher of in-depth reports on industry segments and key topics.
  • An issuer of fixed-instrument debt ratings that cover bonds, notes, securitization products and other financial instruments issued by insurers and reinsurers. Its debt and commercial paper ratings are used by capital-market issuers and professionals worldwide.
  • A publisher of insurance industry references and resources, online and in print. A.M. Best's flagship publication, Best's Insurance Reports, is made up of detailed analytical reports on thousands of insurers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and worldwide. A.M. Best's Financial Suite presents value-added data from insurers' financial statements. Best's Directories list attorneys, adjusters, expert service providers and other professionals qualified to serve the needs of insurance companies.
  • A respected source of original news reporting on the insurance industry. Best's Insurance News & Analysis is a comprehensive service that provides access to A.M. Best's special reports, statistical studies, the BestWeek news wrap-up,Best's Review monthly magazine, and the BestDay daily news digest.

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The History of A.M. Best Company
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A.M. Best Company, founded in 1899 by Alfred M. Best, has grown steadily over the past century and continues to expand into the new millennium.

The company first operated out of a single room in New York's financial district. In 1920, it moved to its own office building on nearby Fulton Street, where it remained for 45 years. By 1965, when larger offices were needed, the company moved to Morristown, NJ.

Rapid growth soon necessitated another move in 1974 -- this time to the company's present global headquarters in Oldwick, NJ. With a new wing constructed in 2000, the company doubled in size. To address the increasing globalization of the insurance industry, A.M. Best expanded into a worldwide operation and established a London office in 1997, which in 2010 was divided into two separate companies, A.M. Best Europe --- Rating Services Limited and A.M. Best Europe ---Information Services Limited. A.M. Best Asia-Pacific was established in Hong Kong in 2000. In 2012, A.M. Best established an office in Dubai.

What started out as financial reporting in the early 1900s has grown to more than 50 publications and services that meet the diverse demands of the ever-changing insurance industry. Today, more than 400 analysts, statisticians and editorial personnel are dedicated to providing the insurance industry with the most complete, accurate and up-to-date financial and operating information.

A.M. Best's publications and services are produced on a variety of timetables to meet the needs of those who require details on every aspect of the complex insurance field. Statistical background for the publications comes from A.M. Best's database, the most comprehensive source of insurance company financial and operating figures available. Products are obtainable as printed publications, on CD-ROM and online.

In this ever-changing industry, one thing remains the same -- A.M. Best's commitment to providing timely, accurate and complete insurance information and services that meet the needs of this dynamic industry.

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A.M. Best Company employs more than 600 professionals who produce and deliver the services for which the company is known throughout the world. They represent a wide range of specializations, including:

  • Accounting professionals
  • Computer programmers and technicians
  • Customer service and order entry personnel
  • Data entry operators and statisticians
  • Editors and journalists
  • Financial analysts
  • Information technology specialists
  • Marketing and sales professionals
  • Systems support personnel
  • Web designers

A.M. Best also maintains a full-service print shop and employs shipping and building maintenance personnel.

Our strength is our employees.  Whether you are a Baby Boomer, Gen X or Millennial everyone wants to work for a company they trust, one that lives up to its promises and delivers value to them individually.

We strive to ensure that staff get regular acknowledgement and praise for a job well done which is
critical to promoting a more trusting, positive, healthy, relaxed and less-stressed work environment—for all generations.

Come work with us and enjoy a collaborative, collegial workplace and meet some wonderful people along the way. 

Current Employee:

"It has been such a wonderful experience working at A.M. Best. I have truly learned so much and have enjoyed working with my coworkers in the BUG department.  Prior to working at A.M. Best, I had never worked in an environment where there are so many types of events held to celebrate the employees. I was also able to attend the free software training classes. So thanks again!"


Former Employee who relocated :

"I loved working at A.M. Best. My department and management team provided excellent training and support and I will always appreciate the opportunity. I felt that I got the opportunity to work with a great team and was able to learn a lot. I will truly miss everyone at A.M. Best and wish the company all the best now and in the future."


Former 2016 Summer Intern:

As the summer is coming to a close and classes are starting up again, I wanted to thank you and the rest of HR for allowing me the opportunity to be an intern at A.M. Best. Throughout the internship I gained numerous skills that I will be able to use in my future career endeavors. Also, I made connections with employees and interns that will benefit me for many years. Once again thank you for the amazing opportunity and summer I had at A.M. Best.


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    I worked at A.M. Best full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits
    work life balance
    management - great managers who care about their employee's professional growth.

    Cons

    old fashioned - but this is changing

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A.M. Best Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at A.M. Best (Oldwick, NJ) in January 2017.

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    I applied through a consultant - Got interview call very quickly.
    They took my interview - there were 3 interviewees, then after gave me two written papers.
    They did not offer me due to some reason.
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