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Assured Guaranty President, CEO, and Director Dominic J. Frederico
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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, welcoming, driven, focused, knowledgeable

    Cons

    Desk job, on your own,

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Assured Guaranty full-time

    Pros

    Nice people generally, interesting work, some flexibility to work from home, etc. when needed, intelligent people that are usually willing to share knowledge. Pizza Fridays.

    Cons

    Definite old boys network that is pervasive and where women have to work twice as hard to get to the same level as a less qualified man.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a fair playing field. One's ability to golf should not determine one's aptitude in the office.

  3. "Assured"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New Rochelle, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New Rochelle, NY

    I worked at Assured Guaranty (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There for a very short time; all was fine

    Cons

    During my short time there I did not encounter any cons.


  4. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Assured Guaranty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for excellent benefits

    Cons

    Corporate in New York- disconnected to Irvine


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Work, work, work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Assured Guaranty full-time

    Pros

    Very casual atmosphere. The executives are friendly/approachable. Good benefits and offers a great 401k plan. Low turnover rate and a good place for people who want to get "comfortable"

    Cons

    Promotions are difficult to come by. Advancement is clogged by AVP's and VP's that have been with the company for 20+ years. The lower on the totem pole you are, the more work is expected out of you without much recognition. Could be said for most other companies but this was my first job out of college.

    The outlook for the company's future is not too promising as they have not written new deals after the crash in '08.

    Advice to Management

    This applies to my experience only - A lot of micromanaging. Give your workers the tool they need to succeed and let them work.


  6. "Good people, good benefits, senior management is struggling."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Assured Guaranty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Hours are not crazy unless there is a pressing deadline. Depending on where you are in the company, you may or may not have good upward mobility.

    Cons

    The company is in a bit of a quagmire. The main line of business (muni bond insurance) is very slow, resulting in little to no growth in the top and bottom lines.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent executives, too bad about the rest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Assured Guaranty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The leaders at Assured Guaranty have all been there forever, usually in the scope of 20 years. They're smart, savvy and interesting people. One or two of them are your typical chauvinistic, egotistical washouts. But as a whole, they're a solid group.

    Cons

    Sadly, most people working here at the AVP/VP level are a joke. It seems that luck opposed to ability has landed a lot of people in jobs that they will never leave, regardless of their incompetence, because they are sincerely not smart or educated enough to land another job. And since everyone has been there forever, there's somewhat of 10+ year cult that is completely impenetrable - regardless of how poor the decisions they make are.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of the people you don't need, even if they've been there 15 years. I witnessed a number of bright minds move on because they were outweighed by dust collectors.

  8. "Good Place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, Good compensation.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is not too challenging


  9. "Great experience with a great group of people!"

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    Current Employee - Structured Finance Surveillance Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Structured Finance Surveillance Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Assured Guaranty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn about a very unique industry

    Cons

    Not much ability to grow within the company


  10. "2012 Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Employees were nice enough, offered great learning opportunities with lunch and learns

    Cons

    Some employees had no interest in dealing with the interns at all.


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