AIG - Some super talented people to work with, but a lot of disorganization plus extreme bureaucracy and terrible HR policies | Glassdoor
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"Some super talented people to work with, but a lot of disorganization plus extreme bureaucracy and terrible HR policies"

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Former Contractor - Various Consulting Roles in New York, NY
Former Contractor - Various Consulting Roles in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at AIG as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Talented people to work with and overall positive work environment (i.e., flexible hours when needed, work at home when needed but not ever day, family flexibility, etc.). There are SOME great businesses with challenging positions if you are in a business that is growing and profitable.

Cons

Extreme corporate bureaucracy -- every decision requires layers upon layers of approvals. You often get approval to take action then 3 months later are told to stop because someone 5 layers above has a new strategy or new rules. HR policies are ridiculous and HR staff are either overloaded or incompetent to say the least -- found it downright impossible to hire people to work for you, even for approved positions that are in the budget.

Advice to Management

Give executive managers more power to make decisions and eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy. Replace the entire HR organization with one that supports employee growth and develops talent versus the current staff that just enforces rules and provides zero valuable support.

Other Employee Reviews for AIG

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Transparency"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AIG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management regularly provides updates on success/failures via a Town Hall format. I find this information to be very insightful to the state of the company.

    Cons

    AIG recently switched to a pay for performance system. This is a pro and a con. It is a pro because if you perform well, you have the potential to earn bonuses that would far exceed your merit increase. The con is that these bonuses are dependent on the financial success of the company. Although the company is doing well now, that is a concern for the future. However, if you receive a promotion, you will receive a base salary increase.

    Advice to Management

    Return to a merit based pay system. I think many people will be attracted to the pay for performance system for a few years but eventually, they are going to want to make more money. My fear is that top talent may leave for a competitor that will pay them more.


  2. "Lack of Opportuntiy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stability and E work program

    Cons

    No growth and salary freeze

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