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Updated 22 July 2018
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AIG President & Chief Executive Officer Brian Duperreault
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance and smart people to work with" (in 259 reviews)

  • "Most lines of business will allow you to work from home at least once a week" (in 181 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is a challenge" (in 66 reviews)

  • "Senior management seemed to rotate once every 18 months or so - there was no consistent strategy" (in 94 reviews)

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  1. "Nice environment and work-life balance, passion for innovation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Highly innovative, start-up like environment
    -Opportunities to deliver solutions to both internal and external stakeholders
    -Efficient Management
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    Cons

    -Hierarchy can be fuzzy at times
    -Collaborations can be slow


  2. "Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Depending on team, could be quite intense

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Heavy-top structure"

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    Former Employee - IT Contractor in London, England
    Former Employee - IT Contractor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AIG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed, good work-life balance (however it depends on a team)

    Cons

    Old systems, not much investment in IT, too many systems.
    Teams work in silos, too much politics between the teams.
    Management do not listen to their employees and the employees have to deal with their poor decisions and mistakes.
    Managers too concerned about their careers rather than teams - in general if you are useful in their career progression due to skills then you are fine, the moment they don't need you get sidelined and not even get a thank you.
    Outsourcing and offshoring is the direction at the moment - other companies learned 10 years ago it is not a good idea.
    Management changes every 1.5 - 2 years and the strategy changes with them hence it is very hard to accomplish anything. Lots of initiatives are being started, only to be cancelled and started from scratch under a different name by another department that managed to get the C-suite ears. No one talks to people from the previous project hence the same mistakes are being made.
    Very poor communication between departments and this means in teams too.
    Frustrating place to work as it's very hard to get good relationships with other teams.
    Too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Outsourcing and offshoring is not a good idea.
    New Global system is required for the company.
    Reduce a footprint of tools used - decide on strategic reporting tools for instance rather than using all.
    Ask employees for input into your decisions.
    Improve communication.
    Reduce toxic politics.


  4. "Program manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at AIG full-time

    Pros

    Lots of change and opportunities to contribute, fantastic people

    Cons

    Too fast on change at change at times


  5. "Mixed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible working, work life balance

    Cons

    Lots of organisational changes over a long period of time with lots of redundancies - HR did not deal well with people during the process


  6. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technologically abreast and fast paced. Gives good learning opportunities

    Cons

    Not much domain knowledge built over the time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Helpful (2)

    "There's a reason for the huge staff turnover...."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reigate, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reigate, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AIG full-time

    Pros

    Some genuinely useful insights into how not to run a company - I have been able to breeze through interviews simply by being able to list easy solutions to the problems I saw.

    Cons

    Poor communication
    Friction between departments
    Management kick downwards if there's a problem they have caused

    Advice to Management

    Keep clinging on to those jobs! :-)

    AIG Response

    13 Jul 2018 – Communications & Employee Engagement

    Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to building a culture of transparency and trust, where our employees feel supported and valued as they work to help our customers. We invite you to speak... More

  8. "A good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to a wide range of issues in a fast-moving enterprise.

    Cons

    The company equates cost cutting with limiting career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Reward staff with progression. This can be more important than salary.


  9. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AIG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, career opportunities, not much more to add

    Cons

    no flexibility, average benefits & pay, weak management


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A company that could do so much better but chooses not too!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AIG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some very good people at company

    Cons

    Poor Management - Poor decision making and a lack of guidance has led to a mismatch in aligned goals across the company
    - No probation periods. This has led to some very poor recruits being taken on by the company
    - Senior Management think far too much about themselves to care about the other 95% of the company. This has led to severely understaffed teams and extremely poor turnarounds when signing off on new members of staff
    - Lack of opportunities for progression due to lack of senior positions and extremely poor at retaining talent
    - When compared to our competitors AIG do not offer many perks to there employees considering the size and profitability of the company.
    - No regular pay rises and a very poor bonus structure

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and compare AIG to other companies that occupy the same market and see what else could be done to improve as AIG as we are ranked very lowly compared to our competitors.


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