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- "Management doesn't care about work" (in 37 reviews)
- "Salaries are low despite FM having lots in the bank" (in 25 reviews)
- "Low pay raises." (in 23 reviews)
- "Toxic managers are allowed to destroy those that work for them and are continually rewarded despite their behavior." (in 18 reviews)
- "They do not have a good work from home program, and their pay is 20" (in 15 reviews)
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- 4.0Jun 26, 2014Field EngineerCurrent EmployeeVancouver, BC
Hard work is rewarded in the long term Always learning something new Stable career which grows over time Above average benefit package Engineers are well respected within the company Diversity of work force and is a global company so you get expsoure to different ethnicities
Short term compensation Work life balance skews the wrong way when you are good but that isn;t always rewarded or recognized1
- 4.0Apr 14, 2017Method Analyst ICurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsJohnston, RI
Great benefits and life/work balance.
Hard to move up within company unless you have engineering degree or willing to move to other cities.2
- 4.0Jun 13, 2015Consultant Engineer IFormer Employee, less than 1 yearLos Angeles, CA
Great people to work with. The work life balance is good and the job is pretty interesting. Big company so more opportunities to move around.
Pay could be a little better. Other than pay not much negative things to say about the company. Overall good company to start at but lower pay for consultant.
- 4.0Feb 16, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsJohnston, RI
BIGGEST PRO: FM Global truly cares about the people and making sure you enjoy great perks, compensation, and benefits. - Great work life balance, flexible hours, occasional work from home (occasional!), etc. - Work environment truly depends on your manager. - Great benefits such as 100% paid pension plan and 401(k). - Lots of training opportunities. - 6-weeks bonus potential. - FM Global's strong business model is resilient to both strong and weak economies. - Great renovated work environment, people are humble, and very friendly. - Good compensation when considering the overall benefits package. - Lots of opportunity for horizontal career changes (easier to move laterally than up the chain).
BIGGEST CON: FM Global is a very conservative company, so things take a long time to actually get traction and move forward. You are constantly having to “play the good soldier” and stay in line. They aren’t big on radical changes or ideas. - Be prepared to convince someone else your idea was there's in order to get any support. - Work life balance skews the wrong way when you are good but that isn’t always rewarded or recognized. - Middle management not given the power necessary to make needed decisions, which slows down progress. - Difficult to move up the chain. People stay with the company for a long, LONG time, which reduces advancement opportunities for others.8
- 1.0Nov 22, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Great benefits Company car Option to work from home Company wide bonus
Lack of work/life balance Micro-managers Excessive travel - they tell you to submit the areas you would like to work in but it's really no need because they don't honor your requests Lack of diversity Upper management does not share the interest of employees12
- 2.0Oct 6, 2023Account ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsNorwood, MA
Great clients, pension, company car
Workload continues to be a severe issue, senior mgmt knew of pending retirements for over decade yet continued to refuse to hire appropriately. New CEO fired anti vaxxers who were mostly senior tenured and now they have removed hybrid work because everyone is too new and they need “knowledge transfer.” However is the CEOs control mindset that is the true driving decision since most of the mgmt ranks disagreed but now have to execute this horrible plan. He cares more about badge swipes and cost mgmt than employee wellness or happiness. He’s all ego with a complete lack of attempt to fake empathy. This new version of FM Global lacks work life balance in the most extreme sense. The recent company conference had songs that we are family and they mean it… they expect you spend no time with your own family and only socialize in the company, relocate for them constantly, and dedicate your entire existence to them and them alone. They also think making false promises of improving horrible systems will pacify people into continuing to add to their workload for no more pay . Morale has never been this bad and many plan to leave which will only make this worse.58
- 5.0Mar 23, 2021Principal Applications DeveloperCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearJohnston, RI
Company make sures to have personal and work life balance
Frankly i don’t have any
- 4.0Nov 9, 2019EngineerFormer Employee, more than 10 years
I worked in both the 'Operations' and Corporate Office of FM Global, hence this review is broken up in two parts. As a Consultant Engineer in the SE Operation I give FM Global 5 stars. Management was amazing. It truly felt like a family even though I worked remote. The work/life balance was super! I could arrange my week whatever way I liked (i.e. I would choose which days to visit clients and which days to work from my home office), workload was well balanced hence I did not have to work long hours (beyond your typical 8hrs/day ) or on weekends unless I slacked, and management would trust me to manage my work as long as I met my objectives. I was able to book vacation/PTO by just placing it on my Outlook calendar without the need for management approval, which was a big positive since it added to the flexibility. There was also opportunity for travels within and outside the US and a great company retreat every so often. FM Global really cares for their employees and makes great investments for the training of their Consultant Engineers. The base pay was average but the overall package was very good. The environment was fun especially when you get to meet different clients, from different industries, and work on client projects representing FM Global. Working in the corporate office was quite different. I give it 3 starts. There was less “play” and more focus on work. The level of care and appreciation towards employees in the corporate office was not the same as in the operations. On the other hand, it was an environment that allowed the opportunity for tremendous learning and growth. Management really cared about passing on their knowledge and providing if one is open to the opportunity. What I loved was also the open door policy.
See my comments above.3