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FM Global Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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  • "work life balance went to hell the last 2 yrs" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Does not offer work from home or telecommuting arrangements" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant Engineer"

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

    I worked at FM Global full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well run company. Invests in its employees.

    Cons

    Travel required in some operations can be a negative for some people.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Well balanced and interesting"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great retirement package.
    Good mentors and management.
    Interesting work.
    Lots of training.
    Good benefits.
    Paid time off to volunteer and take care of sick family (including pets!)
    Work from home.

    Cons

    Vacation is average/below average.
    Lots of standards to read through.
    Niche training won't carry over well to other companies.
    Siloing of roles. You won't get trained in all aspects of insurance.

    Advice to Management

    FM Global is a very introspective company that seems to pay attention to changes and adapts reactively and proactively. Keep it up. While recent staff cuts are hard, automation will likely make those jobs obsolete soon, and it's better to get ahead of the competition.
    Consider an uplift for high cost of living offices such as San Francisco etc or no one will want to relocate there.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Living in 1835"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension, 401k match, free parking, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Engineers hold every leadership role in the company and guard against anyone with actual knowledge and skills in disciplines such as sales, client service, underwriting, marketing, claims. Couple that with a men’s club mentality at the top and you have a place that is highly unwelcoming to diverse, non-engineering talent. That being said you can see employees coasting all over the place as the executives duke it out. If you’re an engineer, this is your place. If you want an autopilot job, you could be happy here too. If you’re highly skilled and motivated in other aspects of business, don’t make a pit stop here.

    Advice to Management

    Make diversity a reality not a passive initiative. Respect and recognize talent outside of engineering. Don’t wait to address important issues - employee morale is at its lowest point ever.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Failed managers and executives."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Benefits --- Pension, 401k match, health. Trying to improve.

    Cons

    Failing confused management, old school mantality, limited to no growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Retire!


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Great Benefits - Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical and 401 benefits are good.

    Cons

    Managers are not well prepared. They can be abusive of their role dragging their people to treat their co-workers with resentment. The picture shown to the outside world is very different to what happens behind doors. My personal experience was the worst ever in my entire career. For the only time ever, I experienced humiliation and discrimination from co-workers and managers. It's unfortunately that such a great financial structure that offers such great benefits, does not care more for people instead of just numbers. I would not recommend for any one to stay after seeing the first sign of abuse.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect if you want them to perform with pride and loyalty.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic working environment & poor management"

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    Former Employee - Consultant Engineer in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant Engineer in Park Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FM Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pension, 401k match, company car

    Cons

    Not sure what has happened to this company.. All the reviews of how the company has horrible management, no work life balance and a toxic working environment is 100% true. When you first start here, management tries to make it seem like it's all sunshine and rainbows because of the amazing "benefits" you have. In reality, the company is a toxic working environment and people are constantly leaving the company, especially the field engineering role. The company is promoting unqualified employees to fill other positions, who have little to no experience. Employees are being promoted to managers who have no idea what they are doing and causing people to run. Managers choose favorites and gossip about everyone else at the office, as if we are back in high school. If your manager does not like you, they will bully you and do everything they can to try to get you fired or have you quit. You are constantly micromanaged and questioned about everything. You will not be able to grow within the company. Going to HR does not solve any issues because it is just another tool for management. When I told HR about how my manager harassed and bullied me, the only thing HR did was "acknowledge my feedback".
    The company has had two bad years in a row, and are taking it out on the field engineers. Stop promoting field engineers to positions they are not ready for. Give field engineers an incentive to stay in the field. Why do you think there are so many losses now?

    I would not recommend anyone to come work here. It is a hostile working environment and managers expect you to work all day, even weekends, to get your work done. This company will definitely be sued in the future for what they are doing to employees. The best thing I ever did was leave this company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people to be managers if they are not ready. Fire them if you need to. You are loosing employees who have experience which is the reason why losses are increasing.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Lost It’s Heart"

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

    I worked at FM Global full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, including Pensions. Good Life-Work balance.

    Cons

    Management started berating employees, insulting without inspiring or motivating. It has always been about cliques but with open discussions of politics & opinions from upper management, it felt like a non-inclusive & non-Safe place to be. It all became about numbers & why management would think that educated people with plenty of opportunities will stay at a toxic place it has become is beyond comprehension. It sure used to be a great place in it’s not so distant past.

    Advice to Management

    Take this ratings seriously, don’t think you are above it all!

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Overall a really good company"

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

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

    Pros

    -Adequate pay
    -Excellent benefits
    -Focused on work/life balance
    -Long tenured employees
    -Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    -Employees are often promoted based on tenure, not skill
    -Male dominated organization
    -Does not offer work from home or telecommuting arrangements
    -Not reactive to bad employee behavior or management skills

    Advice to Management

    Younger people want companies that are flexible and offer the option to work from home or telecommute. Listen to feedback in employee surveys, especially regarding management and ask employees for direct feedback on their managers.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Field Engineer Assistant"

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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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and decent facilities

    Cons

    Impossible workload, full office, zero diversity, zero morale

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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

    I have been working at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work alongside risk management professionals from Fortune 100 companies.

    Cons

    Lack of Work/Homelife Balance.
    Vacation is near impossible if you want to prevent a work backlog.

    Advice to Management

    Start allowing work from home arrangements.