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FM Global Overview

Johnston, RI
5001 to 10000 employees
1835
Company - Private
Insurance
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
FM Global is a leading commercial property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. For more than 175 years, clients have ... Read more

Company Updates

  • FM Global recently broke ground on a unique Loss Prevention Training and Operations Center in Singapore. Check it out!

    Commercial and Industrial Property Insurer FM Global Breaks Ground on S$80-Million Unique Loss Prevention Training and Operations Center in Singapore

    The project represents FM Global's deep commitment to Asia and support of its clients as they expand their business operations throughout the region. * The 125,000-square-foot (11,610-square-meter) building will feature the FM Global Asia SimZone, offering hands-on education to clients, partners, industry and government officials in Asia.

  • A group of FM Global employees participated in the second annual Softball Showdown to benefit Best Buddies Rhode Island. The team raised $900 for Best Buddies, which offers one-to-one friendship and leadership development programs to individuals with and without disabilities in Rhode Island.

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FM Global – Why Work For Us?


An Insurance Company Unlike Any Other

FM Global is proud to be an uncommon insurance company. Our engineering-based approach to underwriting, loss prevention, and risk management defines our unique offering, as well as provides the ideal platform upon which to build a rewarding career. 

As a dynamic, global company, we are a culturally diverse team of employees, strategically positioned in more than 100 countries in a variety of vibrant roles. We believe that this worldwide network—and our employees themselves—are critical to our success in serving the evolving needs of our clients. Therefore, we value and reward individual talent and initiative by offering:

  • A variety of career paths
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package
  • A progressive corporate culture
  • Extensive peer support and expertise
  • Assorted training and skills enhancement programs
  • A commitment to work-life balance

Total Rewards

We provide support for employees through a variety of policies and programs to help them meet their changing needs throughout their careers and lives. These programs support fundamental goals that are important to all of us: financial security, professional growth and development, and personal well-being, for today and tomorrow.

Competitive Compensation

We analyze compensation trends in our worldwide locations to ensure our salaries are competitive in relation to the external marketplace. Eligible employees may also participate in an incentive plan that is based on how well the company achieves its financial goals. This enables us to reward your contributions and share in the success you help bring about.

Comprehensive Benefits

We offer competitive health plans, insurance, and retirement plans tailored to you and your family’s needs and location.

Learning and Development Opportunities

As continuing education is a keystone of our culture, we empower our employees to obtain appropriate training, helping to ensure that work projects accelerate professional development and build individual skills.

The full details of our total rewards are presented upon hire. This information is designed to convey the important aspects of FM Global’s employee benefits. The contents are presented for information purposes only. The plans and policies are subject to change at the discretion of FM Global. This information does not create an expressed or implied offer on the part of the company. Any questions regarding this information will be resolved based on the provisions of the official plan documents and company policies

A Commitment to Ongoing Professional Development

Training forms the foundation of our dynamic culture, and a career here is filled with opportunities to enhance your skills and build your intellectual capital. The main focus of our learning and development philosophy is to ensure that you have the tools, resources, and training to achieve your career goals and further strengthen our position as an industry leader.

Financial Assistance for Education

As an employee, you can pursue coursework and degrees related to your job with financial assistance from the company.

Training Programs

FM Global offers extensive online and classroom-based training, as well as the opportunity to attend seminars and workshops that can help grow your competencies and skills.

Career Growth Opportunities

We have a strong record of providing employees with new experiences across the organization and an equally strong record of promoting from within. You can learn more about open opportunities through our online job listings.

Performance Management and Employee Development

Our performance assessment program supports all the elements of employee training and development. Each year, you and your manager will set specific goals and objectives that help you and the company succeed. You’ll also meet regularly throughout the year to measure your progress.

Embracing the Strengths of Our Global Workforce

At FM Global, we know that a culturally diverse team is invaluable to serving the evolving needs of our clients across the globe. We are dedicated to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse and talented workforce, as well as cultivating an environment in which each individual is respected, supported, and rewarded on the basis of their contribution.

We believe that fairness and respect are fundamental to the success of our organization. Therefore, our professional development and promotional decisions are based on individual merit, and all our policies and programs are designed to ensure that everyone is treated as a valued member of our team.

Our Culture Spans the Globe

We proudly offer a dynamic, progressive environment where our people feel challenged and supported, and where an individual’s contribution can make a real impact on the future. We foster personal and professional growth, and encourage collaboration. We value the environment. We respect diverse perspectives and believe that our global workforce enriches our corporate culture and enables us to achieve industry-leading results.

Caring for Our Communities

Here at FM Global, we live our commitment to corporate responsibility and good stewardship of the earth’s resources. We also match our employees’ charitable contributions and encourage them to volunteer within their local communities.

Sustainability Evolved

Loss prevention and property conservation are integral components to sustainability, and our dedication to the conservation of resources aligns with these values.

Since 1835, we’ve helped our clients protect their property, and we extend our loss prevention philosophy to all aspects of our own business—even our corporate offices.

Our Clients

As a sustainability partner, we work with our clients to help safeguard their properties from loss and, in doing so, help them maintain business continuity through —an important contributor to their own sustainability.

Our Employees

We are committed to ensuring that our workplace provides a positive and rewarding career experience. Through programs such as Total Rewards and Total Health, we promote a healthy, sustainable work/life balance.

Our Community

We are dedicated to serving the communities in which we live and work, notably through the FM Global Foundation, which matches employee contributions to qualified charities of choice; our corporate relations with and contributions to the United Way and the Spencer Foundation; and our fire service community relations via the FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program.

Our Environment

Through various corporate and local reduce/reuse/recycle efforts, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to protecting and preserving the environment. We’ve also implemented upgraded environmental protections at the FM Global Research Campus.

Engineering

 

At FM Global, we work with the world’s organizations to help protect their commercial and industrial property against threats. Our field engineers specialize in a wide range of disciplines, including electrical, mechanical, chemical, civil and industrial engineering, as well as fire protection. In a career with us, you’ll deal with real people and real situations to evaluate multimillion-dollar facilities, sometimes around the world, and make decisions to solve complex problems—like evaluating a facility to ensure it can withstand hurricane-force winds or assessing systems to ensure they survive the world’s worst earthquakes.

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Research

Exciting and interesting technical challenges await when you join a world-class research team dedicated to reducing the impact of disaster. A leader in property loss-prevention research for nearly two centuries, FM Global’s innovative solutions are responsible for some of the most important breakthroughs in assessing and reducing all kinds of risk, worldwide. As part of our research division, you’ll join a dynamic and diverse team of engineers and scientists doing fundamental and applied work that makes the world a better place.
 

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Client Service

Our client service experts help establish and maintain trusted advisor relationships by managing our clients’ global property insurance programs. Coming from a variety of diverse backgrounds and contributing extensive expertise, our client service professionals foster long-term business partnerships. Backed by our nearly two centuries of experience, on this team, you’ll meet the evolving needs of our worldwide clients, while exploring a multitude of career paths and possibilities. Join us at FM Global.
 

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IT

Global impact. That's what makes IT at FM Global so exciting. At FM Global, we design IT systems that deliver products and services swiftly and efficiently. We enable our team of 1,800 field engineers to reliably transact business from anywhere in the world. Here, you’ll support our enterprise-wide information management strategy. Working with the newest technology, you’ll help provide our clients with important loss-prevention information, as well as dependable communications and data transfer. Apply your expertise toward a rewarding career.
 

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Other Careers

We’re always looking for talented people to join our global team. Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced professional, we offer an array of exciting career opportunities across our lines of business—all of which support your ongoing growth. Committed to being the best, we rely on a supportive, collaborative environment and support open communication among our offices. From IT to accounting, engineering to research, we offer a wide array of opportunities, all of which deliver a high level of job satisfaction. Explore your career with us..
 

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University 

Uncommon careers, an uncommon approach to insurance—and uncommon internships! At FM Global, we offer a variety of internships and career-building opportunities for students and recent graduates.

Where else might you encounter a burn lab, a debris cannon or a shake table—not to mention the chance to positively influence outcomes for thousands of clients around the world? With nearly two centuries of knowledge behind you, at FM Global you'll work hands-on with some of the world's most influential organizations, helping them understand risk and protect their assets. Actively recruiting at top colleges and universities to find the best and brightest, we offer a variety of internships and career-building opportunities..

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    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits package and many local and global work opportunities. Surrounded by great co-workers and staff.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance depending on what department you work in.

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FM Global Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FM Global.

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    - The entire process was fairly quick, only taking about one month from the initial interview to an offer.
    - The interview process was straightforward. Scheduling for phone and in-person interviews was easy. Flexible dates and times were provided.

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FM Global Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes 2016 America's Best Employes, Forbes Magazine, 2016
  • A+ Superior, A.M. Best, 2016
  • No. 561 on Fortune magazine’s 2016 list of America’s 1,000 largest companies, Fortune Magazine, 2016
  • Innovation Award, Business Insurance magazine, 2016
  • Rated A+ (Superior) with a “stable” rating outlook. (FM Global has maintained this rating for more than a decade.), Standard & Poor's, 2016
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