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"Organization of Personnel Requires Serious Improvement"

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Much that's already been said: decent pay, decent PTO, superior benefits (i.e. pension, 401k), and a true sense of camaraderie among (some of) the groups. As a Fortune 500 company, it's also a great resume booster too.

Cons

- Frequent misallocation of tasks to employees results in a persistent feeling of 'burn-out'

- Outdated hardware/software impedes work flow (and is occasionally embarrassing when consultants/executives visit)

- Project initiatives are rushed, so everyone ends up, 'covering the same real estate twice [or more]'

- Training sequence for new hires is inconsistent, outdated, and riddled with errors; management has not taken the time to define the sequence in advance

- Capable managers are sorely lacking; the more senior staff has to assume responsibility for carrying out poorly defined directives/requests

- Poor utilization of vendor product capabilities result in much wasted time, especially regarding data queries/collection

Advice to Management

- Overloading your employees with tasks without providing more calendar will only diminish quality; either hire additional workers or add more calendar for task completion

- Upgrade the hardware and software platforms to sufficient levels

- PLAN your project initiatives before executing them, so you're not wasting time down the road with error fixes

- Improve all aspects of the training sequence, including the presentations, scheduling of instructors, and workshops to increase familiarity with knowledge/application of concepts

- Quit playing politics, and fire the managers who act like they've never even heard of the word

- Properly train your employees in all aspects of the vendor product, so as to save time on tasks

Other Employee Reviews for AIG

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for of my 20 years in insurance -- would not recommend to anyone to join"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuary in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Actuary in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, occasional intelligent coworker

    Cons

    everything else; culture of meanness, division, silos; too many managers, not enough workers; lack of innovation or opportunity; very low morale

    Advice to Management

    Fire 75% of yourselves; rebrand shouldn't be just about a new logo (putting lipstick on a pig) but fundamental values change -- favoring compassion over meanness


  2. Helpful (3)

    "AIG is rotten from the core -- avoid working here if you can!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuary in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Actuary in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International opportunities, good pay (to offset the terrible culture)

    Cons

    Upward management is only considered, not how well you treat your employees -- people are treated like dirt, overworked, unappreciative -- upper management is awful and doesn't listen -- too many managers and not enough people to do the job


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