Starr Companies
2.5 of 5 10 reviews
www.starrcompanies.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 27, 2014

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Okay but boring

Summer Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Starr Companies as an intern for less than a year

ProsCompetitive compensation
Really nice people
Pretty good hours

ConsBoring work
Quiet Office
Not much working together

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

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Wonderful educational experience, in a great corporate environment."

Underwriting Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Starr Companies full-time for less than a year

ProsVery good benefits. Great culture, and comraderie.

ConsUpward mobility tough is somewhat tough.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork should be more incentivized.

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Nice place to work with horrible senior management

Senior Underwriter (Former Employee)

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

ProsRelaxed atmosphere, good local management, good local people on the ground. The company is new so they are still working through growing pains and their horrible systems.

ConsNo direction, Nepotism, Senior management are incompetent and don't know how to lead. Took my resignation like a break up. Not only asked me to leave (which was expected) but then did not compensate me for the two weeks notice i provided them (unexpected and very unprofessional for company that wants to be taken seriously)

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with a little more respect

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsDecent pay, vacation, exposure to private insurance industry

ConsPoor Management and unfair practices

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor leadership and management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Starr Companies full-time

ProsCompany has a lot of capabilities and hunger to write business

Cons"Leadership" is poor with inexperienced managers in both region and home office; not able to service clients; writes business due to price alone

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring and promoting AIG previous employees whose only value is to play in the sandbox with poor senior management; start over with hiring people that actually know how to lead

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Started off as a great place

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Regret accepting employment

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

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

ProsOther than compensation based on a 7 hr workday - None

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

Advice to Senior ManagementLeverage the resources and staff at hand
Think outside of the box
Accepting risk is a strategy
Man up

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

I have been working at Starr Companies

ProsChallenging work, work independently, good benefits

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Don't do it

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Starr Companies

ProsFlexible, Stars, fast paced, location

Consleadership, staff, computers, files, hr

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Starr Companies

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

ConsThe 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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