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Updated August 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Excellent work/life balance and great benefits" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and excellent employee involvement" (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance went to hell the last 2 yrs" (in 12 reviews)

  • "little to zero work from home option (I may have experienced this because of the department I worked for or because I was a contractor)" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Total Experience"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Manager in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FM Global full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work and supportive exec management

    Cons

    Advancement can be slow due to longjevity of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget what made the company successful.


  2. "QA Lead"

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    Current Employee - QA Lead in Johnston, RI
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Johnston, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, professional and Agile environment

    Cons

    No cons at this time

  3. Helpful (1)

    "FEA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, retirement, benefits. Paid time off is above average.

    Cons

    Salary is low and bonus is not a guarantee.


  4. "Great benefits. No longer a secure company. Very poor, archaic management style."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Benefits include a pension. Offer flex schedule.

    Cons

    They will get you interested with the great benefits package, but this company is no longer secure or a very good environment to work in. Management style is archaic, inept and the company is peppered with nepotism. They hired McKinsey to come in and get them ready for agile. The outcome was to layoff many employee's, even though there was no need to at all. Many were over 40 and are very good at what they do. This has negatively affected morale and productivity greatly. They put the entire IS department through a lot during the process. They eliminated over 150 jobs and made everyone re-apply for their old job, knowing very well who they were planning on letting go, regardless of the outcome of the interview. Yet, they kept nearly all the managers, many of which are quite inept. They laid off too many people for the work load and worse yet, they aren't ready for agile. It is clear management made these decisions too quickly and with no real plan surrounding resources in place. Managements expectations of IS are unrealistic. The open floor seating is horrible and makes it hard to concentrate. Zero privacy. No work from home policy. Things seem to be getting worse, not better. The pension isn't worth it. Sad that this is no longer the company it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the former management style where employee's were treated well and in return were happy and far more productive.


  5. "Admin Assc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people and great culture

    Cons

    cant really think of any


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not great for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FM Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits package. flexible hour scheduling was also nice

    Cons

    nepotism is rampant. people never leave positions so difficult to move up.


  7. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Rewards self management and a strong client focus.

    Cons

    At times can be a bit too procedural.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Management, Toxic Environment RUN Fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FM Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package, Vacation and Sick PTO

    Cons

    I think FM Global was always thought of as a great place to work before technology put the truth of the toxic culture on the map. It’s an extremely rigid, procedural atmosphere with too many managers that walk around looking and asking what your doing. They clearly don’t trust the people that make THEM look good.
    I’ve heard managers talking to subordinates about other employees personal business and raising their voice to others and pitting people against each other. It’s a horrible way to work. Most people are either loners or in high school cliques that managers encourage and do nothing to change because they enjoy it, it’s more gossip.
    The work you do is triple and quadruple checked which ties up getting anything done and you could do a great job most of the time but one human error has the person who found the error running to the manager to cause trouble. The manager loves this and so the toxicity continues. The Blame Game runs rampant.
    If your looking for a company to acknowledge and reward you and treat you like an adult, this isn’t it unless your a family member, friend of a manager favorite, neighbor, etc. Look elsewhere where your actual work talent will be appreciated. People are jumping the FM ship and their reputation will continue to plummet as they can’t help themselves.

    Advice to Management

    None, they don’t care at all so what’s the point


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Extremely Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Video Editor in Saint Charles, IL
    Current Employee - Video Editor in Saint Charles, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent money, but other than that not much good to say.

    Cons

    Extremely time consuming as the employer is constantly flip flopping on what they want for video. Terrible communication that is always blamed on the employees. Often rude and vulgar when talking about clients or even other employees. Very unorganized and when problems arise due to the management the employees are forced to fix them and are often rushed and yelled at during the process.

    Advice to Management

    Be better people! Learn to treat your employees with respect and dignity. Don't blame your problems on others, own and fix your mistakes.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great Benefits, Too much Change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FM Global full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great coworkers, you do really feel like you're giving back and truly helping your clients.

    Cons

    Managers tend to micromanage and don't put trust in their employees. When people leave the company because of the managers, the managers will be out for themselves and try to downplay the reasons why. There is a lot of petty high school like drama, with people talking behind everyone's backs. Everyone gossips and knows everything about anything. It is a very old school company that is trying to change. But there has been too much change to keep up with. There has been a diversity movement in the company just for show, not much has come out of it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to fire managers or demote them. I know for a fact over 10 people have left my previous role including myself because of the manager. So why is he still a manager?


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