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Starr Companies Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  • Senior management is crash and burn (in 3 reviews)

  • Male dominated upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Accounting Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Contract Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Contract Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Starr Companies as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment and the work is not too demanding. People are easy to get along with and great work life balance. The office clears out by 5 PM sharp

    Cons

    Little room for growth and very bureaucratic. It takes too long to reach my own manager to answer a simple question

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen to your employees. Otherwise great work!


  2. "Claims"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits comparable to the rest of the market; challenging work

    Cons

    Females are treated as inferior, company-wide. Politics govern everything from work processes to promotions. Alliances weigh heavier than solid work performance.

    Advice to Management

    Review internal structure to ensure that women are appropriately positioned and represented at higher levels. Conduct regular audits to ensure that those in higher level positions are worthy of the title and promote those that have been erroneously kept behind.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good people and company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lot's of good an interesting cooworkers. Plenty of work to do so never bored.

    Cons

    Small office without any room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on internal talents and not poaching from AIG.


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  5. "Underwriting Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment with plenty of room for growth. It is a growing company that values employees who work hard.

    Cons

    Upper management pushes unrealistic expectations on growth. Things are always changing which makes it hard to keep everyone on the same page.

    Advice to Management

    Let the company grow organically. Place the emphasis on profitability rather than accelerated growth. Back your employees when they make mistakes rather than just firing them.


  6. "Marketing Internship"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Starr Companies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is challenging but in a good way. Even thought I was an intern, I felt like I was able to make an impact for the company. I liked the team I work with. People in the company are very friendly and always willing to you a moment of their time to answer questions about your job and industry. I even met the CEO!

    I am an Army Veteran, and so it was great to see the Veterans Initiative grow. Tom, who is the head of Veterans Initiative, introduced me to many people in the company so I could learn more about the industry.

    Pay is great. As an intern, it was $18/ hour. 35 hour work week is nice too. As a breastfeeding mother, they were also very flexible with me taking my pump breaks.

    Cons

    The company could be more innovative. Incorporation of new products and ideas tend to be slow at times due to resource constraints. More emphasis needs to be placed on user research. The company could also work on employee engagement activities like socials and volunteering.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on user experience and user research.


  7. "Good Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to move from one area of the company to another. No legacy issues inhibiting service issues. Creative underwriting staff. Agile

    Cons

    Systems to need to be updated to adjust to the ever changing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on technology to allow underwriters to capitalize on more opportunities


  8. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to learn from. They seem willing to invest in their employees to help them move up the ladder fairly quick.

    Cons

    Still pretty old school. Suit and tie every day. You must pick things up fast or you will be left in the dust.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the new employees are properly trained. Invest in them and they will perform for you. Lose the old school ways and incentivize your employees.


  9. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic is built for opportunity to strive as slef starter. Responsibility at UW level is high with a great deal of confidence in ability to succeed. You get out of what you put into the organization.

    Cons

    Limited training at entry level. flat organization with limited flexibility and lack of systems and innovation. Business formal gets old after a while and there is a need to change this.


  10. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I been at starr for a couple months its been really great so far

    Cons

    There aren't alot of young people but it's really welcoming


  11. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Starr Companies full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, recognition for hard work, great training program, fair pay, 35 hour work week and great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Could be intimidating for some young people



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