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- "Middle management à renforcer" (in 39 reviews)
- "Low pay raises." (in 26 reviews)
- "Salaries are low despite FM having lots in the bank" (in 23 reviews)
- "Toxic managers are allowed to destroy those that work for them and are continually rewarded despite their behavior." (in 19 reviews)
- "They do not have a good work from home program, and their pay is 20" (in 16 reviews)
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- 5.0Jan 25, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
FM Global has been around for over 180 years. Layoffs are non existent. They really try to keep employees long term and view them as investments. This is from an engineer's perspective.
If quick advancement in career is a desire, relocation is almost necessary, but the insurance industry is not known for a fast pace.
- 2.0Jan 21, 2019Principal Developer/Business AnalystFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsJohnston, RI
Benefits and pension plan is good
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.23
- 3.0Jan 13, 2009Market Research AnalystFormer EmployeeJohnston, RI
Work Life Balance -- hands down. You have a lot of flexibility here that seems almost impossible at other places.
Career advancement opportunities are very limited. Conservative management style. A very slowly moving enviornment. Also there are a lot of internal politics going on at this place, which you need to deal with on a daily basis.2
- 4.0Jan 4, 2022Administrative AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsAtlantic City, NJ
Environment, talent force, benefits, flexibility in time worked.
The company culture is mostly good, but career advancement is super competitive unless you want to move all over the place.1
- 4.0Jul 15, 2014ResearchCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Great work-life balance and benefits Collegial work environment Excellent employee retention Interesting and engaging technical work Internally funded projects; great resources
Too much emphasis on seniority Miscommunication and petty 'feuds' between some units No prospects for meningful career advancement via a technical ladder Company needs to market itself better to attract new talent (i had never heard of this company before joining) To be fair, all of the issues above are currently being addressed and improved1
- 4.0Oct 21, 2019Jurisdictional SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsFrisco, TX
Well run company with good training.
Slow career advancement and relatively lower pay compared to competitors.
- 3.0Sep 4, 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeJohnston, RI
Stability, stability...stability. Because people tend to spend the majority of their careers here, there is a tremendous amount of resident knowledge specific to commercial property insurance that has and continues to serve the company and its policyholders very well. Also, the company is a mutual insurer, so senior management ultimately runs the company (not Wall Street).
If you are looking for career advancement over a reasonable timeframe, be prepared to watch ice bergs melt. Because people tend to spend the majority of their careers here, professional advancement tends to be stifled in favor of job stability. This means political positioning is a significant factor in determining who gets what when opportunities open up. Also, there is very much of a 'if it isn't broken, don't fix it' mentality on the part of management. Since the company has been in business for over 175 years and its business model is all about avoiding risk (for itself and policyholders), there is usually a tremendous amount of resistance towards new ideas, even when these make sense. This is particularly true for newer hires that come in with a head of steam wanting to make a positive difference - the 'old-timers' tend to look down on these folks as naive renegades. Accordingly, there are few middle managers that have the courage to stick their necks out for employees that may draw attention to themselves.7
- 5.0Jan 12, 2021ManagerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsProvidence, RI
Great place to work. Nice company culture, with a strong focus on employees and clients. Good compensation and excellent employee benefits.Company is pretty stable place to work--has strong market position and financials.
Opportunities for career advancement and job change varies depending on work unit, so movement can take more time than people want,
- 3.0Nov 18, 2013Account EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 years
- Great benefits (insurance, fitness reimbursement, relocation assistance, etc) - Nice physical office environment (more offices than cubicles, quality furniture and technology equipment) - Very extensive, quality training for engineers - Flexible work arrangements - Stable career
- The managers at the office I worked for were incredibly selfish; they do not encourage your growth, they only look out for themselves - Talent is not rewarded; poor performance is not punished - Managers are not promoted based on merit or leadership abilities - Slow career advancement7