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AIG Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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2.9 581 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

AIG President & CEO Robert Benmosche

Robert Benmosche

(268 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working hours, good work life balance if you are working in a good department(in 37 reviews)

  • has a work from home program that enables employees to work from the comfort of their own home(in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • opinions/suggestions are not easy to get pass to senior management team(in 23 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance not practiced, had a micro manager who added stress to your daily routine(in 10 reviews)

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    Retrospectives

    Underwriter (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsExcellent product range, unbeatable operational footprint and global reach, it should not fail.

    ConsEgo strokers in positions without necessary skills; middle management that
    subcontract work out incapable of doing it themselves is not cost effective. Better qualified, or proven staff often overlooked by a week empire building manager leading to loss of key productive staff. Systems that for eons do not work....should not be, or ever have been tolerated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOne off review of skill sets for each employee at underwriter, sales, accounts etc upward grade. Vetting by a third party or another country management of promotions to ensure deserved. . Top down review of systems; penalties to be imposed for repeat & gross incompetent choices.

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    Crisis brought the people together. Good team work and direction ahead

    Senior Auditor (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsFriendly people
    Decentralised environment. Not too bureaucratic for institutions of same size

    ConsBrand tarnished due to crisis. Many re branding efforts.
    Employee morale was low but improving with better directions

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove employee morale

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long hours and understaffed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsRecognizable name to add to the resume

    ConsLong hours
    Understaffed
    Poor internal communication with employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Brutal politics and turf wars.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery diversified. Very multicultural and staff a pleasure to work with.

    ConsHorrible middle management that lies and cheats just to get to the next day. These people almost never get fired and will never leave because this is the best that they will ever get. Complete chaos at meetings and a lack of desire for best practices. Brutal politics and turf wars. Too many managers for too little staff. 4 or 5 managers for one staff. Way too top-heavy. Lousy middle management drives out all of the good people and all you are left with are foreign-born talent tied to the company via work permit or Brits who can not get a better job anywhere else. Average employee tenure is ~10 months; annual turnover rate is deep into the double digit % area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop putting your friends in managerial positions- your friends who are incompetent. Reward people who work very hard for you and promote people on merit.

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    Growing Pains May Last a While

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to learn. The company is committed to modernization and there are some very interesting projects.

    ConsNot everywhere a happy ship. In my area it is very hierarchical and a state of constant flux. You must be able to manage chaos. Can be difficult to "own" anything due to competing matrix owners and micro-managers. Be careful in what you ask or suggest....

    Advice to Senior ManagementAvoid over-engineering things, AIGFP failed for a reason. Also, might be some lessons to learn from Circuit City. Finally, sometimes one size fits no-one.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great underwriters & underwriting management & claims.

    Underwriting Management (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat P&L managers, 5 stars had the non profit center management been at all of use.

    ConsToo many cost center managers of little skill have ear of senior management.

    Far too many & unnecessary initiatives, these distract employees from production & profit matters.

    Too little use of technical experienced staff in trtaining new staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIneffective managers in cost center & sales distract from better talent in Profit Centers. Keep top performers by making PC managers the next level of management to Senior Management, thus demoting the others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    learning experience

    Professional - Support Role (Former Employee) London, England

    Prosgood learning experience in the sector, lots of training, challenging interesting work

    Consmicro-managing, hierarchical, lack openess, old fashioned culture

    Advice to Senior Managementinvolve employee more, do not just feed already made decision downwards

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    very hierarchial, bureaucratic, non-merit based

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Croydon, England

    Prossalaries good, location,benefits,good for laid back people

    Consvery political , extreme networking required to get ahead, no vision

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you like bureaucracy, you'll LOVE AIG.

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX (US)

    Pros1) Decent pay
    2) Minimal direct supervision
    3) Challenging projects

    Cons1) A "CYA" management culture from the CEO to newest consultant discourages innovation and "going the extra mile" for your internal Clients.
    2) An over complicated, under documented Project Management process. Usually there is only one or two SME's in each Department (Company wide) that truly understands it and can teach it.
    3) No paid holidays, PTO or vacations from Contractors / Consultants. Yet the job routinely required 50 hours a week to stay current.
    4) No bonus structure for Contractors / Consultants. Since 75% of the people working on Projects are Contractors / Consultants, they are expected to work hard so Sr. Mgmt. & the rare FTE Project Team member can benefit from the bonus pool.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job, if you can survive the layoffs and the high work load

    Premium Auditor (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsGood compensation, good supervisors and managers - not too much micromanagement, possible bonuses, good amount of time off

    ConsHigh workload, large territories to cover, no raises, constant change to procedures, layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep consistent procedures, bring back annual raises, more employee appreciation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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