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Starr Companies Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "The honest truth"

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

    I worked at Starr Companies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're an established middle management level professional, a senior executive, or a graduate of the associates program, the salary is competitive.

    Direct access to the most experienced senior leadership in the insurance industry.

    The opportunity to build a new book of business.

    Once you've been there for a while, possibly the opportunity to relocate with the company to a different office location.

    Certain departments have better group culture than others, depending where you are, this could be a pro. Some managers really care about their employees and do fun things with them & invest in their development and growth.

    Cons

    If you're not an established middle management level professional, a senior executive, or a graduate of the associates program, salaries are low per industry standards, and "you accept the job for the opportunity, not the compensation."

    Certain departments have better group culture than others, depending where you are, this could be a con.

    Long hours and 24/7 attached to your company phone (depending on your department) "you do whatever it takes"

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they're worth.

    Start valuing your HR department, and invest in them more.

    Make your outer office employees feel like they're part of the corporate culture.

    Hire more operations people so they aren't so overworked.


  3. "Great Career Starter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Sewell, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations in Sewell, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Starr Companies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Friendly people

    Cons

    They tend to load work on one person on the team, compensation could be better.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Underwriting Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Its not a fair company. They seem like they don't listen to there employers complaint. Nothing is ever done to fix the problems. It's just kind of thrown under the rug.

    Cons

    They pay there employers well. You learn a lot if your willing to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employer complaints. Also don't make the little people feel like there work don't matter.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "High paced environment that forces you to learn quickly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    High paced environment that forces you to learn quickly

    Cons

    tough work life balance due to demanding environment and executive management


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Help needed"

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    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This company offers a very competitive in salary. When you first start at the opportunity for growth and that your work experience is company you feel like you have a

    Cons

    Most of the managers ether have not managed before or don't value their underwriting team causing low moral. There need to more training on motivating people and managing process.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance your management skills by taking courses in motivating the team.There need to more training on motivating people and managing process.


  8. "so so"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Starr Companies as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent, competitive pay. Good company values but its basically any office with loads of office politics and nepotism. Almost everyone is someone related within the company (its freaky). But its not a bad place to start off!

    Cons

    No leadership. You have to work very hard here and the mix of people were okay. The quality of management and leadership needs to be stepped up in groups.

    Advice to Management

    Tell your managers to wake up and become a leader in their group and lead their group properly. Communication is key.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Eh"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay/raises/bonuses are good, semi-flexible hours, 7 hour workday

    Cons

    Medical and dental plans are expensive, company culture is stuffy and odd, processes are antiquated (not paperless), no official training, some departments are grossly understaffed while others are overstaffed.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Starr Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, vacation, exposure to private insurance industry

    Cons

    Poor Management and unfair practices


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Overall job experience was somewhat disappointing due to lack of direction and committment using a useful financial tool"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The company sticks to its core business, understands their products, and how their products fit their client's needs.

    Cons

    The lack of an adequate financial/accounting reporting system doesn's allow the company to make quick and accurate decisions about their products.


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