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MBIA Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. "MBIA"

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    Current Employee - New York in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - New York in Purchase, NY

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

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Good compensation level
    Smart people

    Cons

    difficult business environment
    challenging competitive environment


  2. "Was an Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There Long standing tenure employees.

    Cons

    Not the company it once was.


  3. "Learning Experience, But Weak Management"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to restructure and dive deep into credits.

    Cons

    Location outside of NYC. Management that definitely promotes men over women - also more women have been laid off than men (about a 3 to 1 ratio - shocking)!

    Advice to Management

    Look at some of the women who have left, bring them back, support them. This is specifically true of public finance.


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  5. "Review for MBIA, Inc."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Contractor in Richmond Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Contractor in Richmond Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MBIA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours specially for summer. Not a whole lot of work pressure.

    Cons

    Very unfriendly environment. If you want to learn and grow then this is not a place.


  6. "MBIA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits and good people with a long history at the organization.

    Cons

    The culture at the company has shifted since the economic crisis and it doesn't feel like one company. Divisions feel like silos rather than one unit.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Business Rebuilding - time will tell"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MBIA full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding compensation and benefits. Convenient location for people living north of NYC. Work life is generally fairly reasonable but depends upon department within the company.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to make progress in career. Many long-timers at the top ranks who are not as open to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees as informed as possible about changes as the company re-builds itself. Be honest in the progress as well as issues which arise. Work to help employees understand how their careers can progress and what they need to do to achieve their career goals.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "MBIA pays well but does not offer a positive company culture or employment experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, location, smart people, and challenge are all good. There is an understanding that good staff are important to the success of the company.

    Cons

    Little to no support for one's personal life to the point where time off is looked down upon. A very top down approach which does not empower the bright people working there.

    Advice to Management

    To make this a more attractive place to work, actively support work life initiatives - not grudgingly but whole heartedly. Trust your employees to work hard and do the right thing - manage out the few who don't.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Gone with the wind"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It used to be a respected and solid company before the crash of the financial industry.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities in some areas of the company. Uneven division of task and responsibilities within the same position level.
    Very bureaucratic and paralyzed place. Impossible to have anything done without endorsement from half the company.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their work and keep them responsible and accountable, less micro-management.


  10. "Great Place to Start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice work environment and work location

    Cons

    No cons found to report


  11. Helpful (1)

    "senior associate"

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

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

    Pros

    it was good when it lasted, after the 2008 credit crises things changed

    Cons

    upward mobility was not easy


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