AIG Reviews

Updated 29 September, 2014
Updated 29 September, 2014
683 Reviews
2.8
683 Reviews
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AIG CEO Peter Hancock
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3 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance compared to many other wall street based offices (in 47 reviews)

  • has a work from home program that enables employees to work from the comfort of their own home (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance not practiced, had a micro manager who added stress to your daily routine (in 14 reviews)

  • opinions/suggestions are not easy to get pass to senior management team (in 26 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fair and reasonable but unhappy as contract worker.

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    Current Employee - Claims Examiner
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner

    I have been working at AIG as a contractor

    Pros

    I would like the benefits and paid time off. Good philosophy for customer service. Flexible work schedules and work life balance is okay.

    Cons

    It is an American company and they appear pulling jobs into the US or sending them to India. Some departments are over using contract workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very professional and attentive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIG

    Pros

    The were really informed and took time looking at my candidature before the interview

    Cons

    Stressful because I did my interview with my competition

    It was like speed dating I met 5 people for a half hour each, I wish it were longer

  3.  

    Working at AIG

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at AIG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and that's the one thing that I can think of.

    Cons

    Bonus rating / Systems / Internal communication / Training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The focus should be more on the people working in the company and not on how profitable they are or can be. Happy empoyees are productive and loyal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Not for me

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    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at AIG

    Pros

    Job function is very defined.

    Cons

    Big company, too many people. You are just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to take care of their employees

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work with dedicated co workers

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Springfield, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Springfield, IL (US)

    I worked at AIG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible shift with good benefits. Good work- Home balance

    Cons

    Corporate office downsized the site, then decided to close it. Job loss for 375 employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on sales in the US and employing US citizens. To much of the business being moved to foreign countries and too may job, too.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Everything is okay so far...

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at AIG as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice environment, and friendly people

    Cons

    Pays below industry average, small opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    If you like politics, you will like AIG...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIG

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good learning experience due to its complex structures.

    Cons

    Too much politics and backstabbing. There's no team works. There are favoritism. The rating performance system needs to be changed. Employees need to be rated on their true performance not on how much they can butter up to the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Change need to be made from the top. Encourage teamwork.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Tedious internship stunted my education for a summer."

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

    I worked at AIG as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Chartis internship program gave good overview of insurance as a whole. Good salary, hours weren't that bad. Fun, helpful coworkers that all seemed to have some initiative.

    Cons

    I felt like I was doing busywork more than anything else, and I was disappointed that I wasn't able to learn/grow from my internship there as much as I could have in another industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers seemed to really take an interest in employees, giving them context for how their work was useful to the team as a whole. Perhaps go one level beyond and show how that fits in with the whole company, either through more interaction between teams or through speakers/seminars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Claims Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AIG

    Pros

    Supportive learning environment and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Compensation lower than competitors; mostly male management

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    AIG Life & Retirement - Fun Team Environment, Management Slightly Misguided

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIG for more than 3 years

    Pros

    First and foremost, the pay is good and the benefits are incredible. My health insurance costs are lower than at any company I've worked for, 6% 401k match, and 6% pension.

    The sales side has a great team dynamic and work is rarely boring or tedious. I enjoy more days than not in the office, and stress levels are low.

    Cons

    Immediate management is not responsive, and is rarely proactive. It is uncommon to find an open door to your managers office, and most of the time you are better off seeking assistance from your colleagues. The technology is also mediocre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better day-to-day support, and be clearer in your long term vision with your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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