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Started off as a great place

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Starr Companies full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

I spent 5 years with Starr and had a very enjoyable experience. The people are smart, efficient and problem solvers. A great environment!

Cons

By 2010 many senior executives from AIG came over, possibly after waiting for some of the scandal "dust" to settle. With this came the old boys network I had wanted to avoid.
And things simply deteriorated from there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To back to problem solving and creative solutions. You were so good at it. Now, all I saw was indecision and finger pointing

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Regret accepting employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Starr Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Other than compensation based on a 7 hr workday - None

    Cons

    Incompetent management
    Lack of vision and direction
    Competition across management yields a fractured organization
    Fear-based actions result in poor solution decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage the resources and staff at hand
    Think outside of the box
    Accepting risk is a strategy
    Man up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like a high school click, either in the A crowd or not

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    Current Employee - Assistant Controller  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Controller in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Starr Companies

    Pros

    Challenging work, work independently, good benefits

    Cons

    IT is inferior to similar companies of same size and revenue. Majority of managerial staff share small offices. Sr staff are AIG old timers, who are close minded. Extremely political. Big Egos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded and let AIG go. Stop behaving like a bunch of high school girls bashing each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
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