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FM Global Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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FM Global President & CEO Thomas A. Lawson
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Pros
  • "Overall great work/life balance and benefits" (in 47 reviews)

  • "Excellent work/life balance and great benefits" (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance went to hell the last 2 yrs" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Does not offer work from home or telecommuting arrangements" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "New(er) Hire and Loving Every Minute"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding total employee benefits and rewards. Intelligent and collaborative colleagues. Sound business model in a mature business that still believes that employees are our greatest asset.

    Cons

    I wish I joined sooner. The company recognizes that there is a need to evolve. It is happening - with caution - to protect the heritage. Completely understandable.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you're interested in staying in the same job until retirement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable company, flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Hardly any room for career growth at lower level admin type positions. You will not get promoted unless you take the initiative yourself and hope someone retires from the position you want. People stay in the same position for years.

  3. Helpful (14)

    "Not good who are looking for career growth"

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    Former Employee - Principal Developer/Business Analyst in Johnston, RI
    Former Employee - Principal Developer/Business Analyst in Johnston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pension plan is good

    Cons

    No career advancement. It will take endless time to move into next level into the career. No proper communication from HR people after resign from the job. Management is micro level management. No work from home and no telecommuting options in work.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, good managers

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are slim, but available


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Good but getting worse."

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    Current Employee - Senior Production Underwriter in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Production Underwriter in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, especially if you plan on staying long enough to vest in the pension plan.
    Relatively stable job security
    Growth opportunity if you are in certain parts of the company and willing to relocate to move up.

    Cons

    Culture seems to have shifted for the negative since the departure of the former CEO.
    Lack of mid level experience. Most people seem to be in the verge of retirement or fewer than 5 years experience.
    Limited or slowed opportunity to advance if you are not willing to relocate multiple times.
    Management can't seem find a balance between focusing on top line growth and profitability swinging back and forth each year instead of finding a middle ground.
    Starting to see changes just for the sake of change with fewer guidelines on how to implement them.


  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant Engineer I
    Current Employee - Consultant Engineer I
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Overall great work/life balance and benefits. Many opportunities for advancement, growth, and learning.

    Cons

    Not a traditional "engineering" job, definitely will not impress your friends.


  7. "Excellent career-development company with great benefits and work environment"

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    Current Employee - Account Engineer
    Current Employee - Account Engineer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Mgmt focuses on career development
    - Great benefits
    - Great work environment

    Cons

    - Job titles may be underpaid when compared to other companies, but the overall compensation package is better.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Opinion has changed recently"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Johnston, RI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Johnston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, pension, 401k match, benefits are amazing

    Cons

    Recent changes killed morale and you can feel it when you walk through the door. Not many people are happy.

    Advice to Management

    Think things through a bit better before letting people go. Hiring contractors to replace them doesn't help much...


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Run... run as fast as you can"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ok pay, vacation.. not much else

    Cons

    Garbage management provides a soul crushing atmosphere that stifles any growth and enjoyment in people’s jobs. Management hates their employees. They have turned it into a fiefdom and everyone under them are perceived as their servants. They will talk behind their employees back and Managers will divulge personal and confidential information about their employees to other employees and managers. Why doesn’t HR do anything? Because they do it to.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep doing what your doing and because you clearly love constant turnover. Its no longer frustrating; it’s entertaining at this point


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Toxic, poor management, etc."

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    Current Employee - Engineering
    Current Employee - Engineering
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. But that's about it. Pay is way below industry average and very little chance to advance.

    Cons

    No reason to create a new review, just read the other headlines...
    Not good for career growth,
    Good but getting worse
    It's getting worse
    Don't believe the hype
    Bureaucratic & ineffective management
    toxic culture, backstabbing, unprofessional
    Failed management executives
    Toxic environment and poor management
    Lost its heart
    Great benefits. terrible management
    No longer a great place
    Very poor archaic management style
    Toxic - stay away
    Extremely poor management
    Poor management tolerated

    and my two favorites
    Don't walk away - run
    What happened to this company

    Laughed when reading these and then as a long time employee, felt really sad. But it's all true. Once a great company to work for, now...well, like the last two headlines, run away and what happened.

    Notice the thread in all of these comments? Toxic was mentioned more times then I can count as was poor management. That about sums it up. If you're interviewing keep this in mind. It may all look nice and shiny at first, but once you're in, you realize the disease behind the curtain. If you feel you need to come, do what the smart young kids do, get your 5 years of training then leave for greener and much higher paying pastures. The culture here is so toxic they can't even get people to company sponsored/free events.

    Advice to Management

    Where to start. Just focus on "toxic" and "poor management" and go from there.