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Updated 13 August 2018
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Pros
  • "Excellent work/life balance and great benefits" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and excellent employee involvement" (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance went to hell the last 2 yrs" (in 12 reviews)

  • "little to zero work from home option (I may have experienced this because of the department I worked for or because I was a contractor)" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of generous benefits, provides a lot of training and development opportunities, strong and stable company that really takes care of its people. Plenty of opportunity to try new things, get involved in projects and stretch yourself if you are willing to step outside your comfort zone. Lots of opportunity for travel. People who work here have a strong work ethic and work very hard, which is balanced by the work-life balance offered through benefits and flexibility etc..

    Cons

    Flatter structure can mean opportunities become available more frequently internationally than domestically.

    Advice to Management

    Great to see a strong focus on diversity in the last few years. Keep it up!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Sydney
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Financially stable, safe business model, great engineering supports within the organisation and healthy business development

    Cons

    Too conservative to business development, less celebration with employees for success in business

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Top class empolyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family feel but global opportunities. Salaries are just above average but the overall package is top class and the defined benefit pension is a massive plus.

    Cons

    Flat structure means opportunities aren't as frequent as in other companies but if you are capable the company will give you a great career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  4. "overall good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FM Global full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    training & support, good work environment & people, variety of work, opportunity

    Cons

    mono line specialised company, procedures


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Working in FM Global"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training towards new engineers.

    Cons

    Lack of career progression and the structural can be relatively flat, you may end up doing the same thing for your whole career.

    Advice to Management

    Need to upgrade management style.


  6. "QA Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Johnston, RI (US)
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Johnston, RI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, professional and Agile environment

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  7. Helpful (1)

    "FEA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, retirement, benefits. Paid time off is above average.

    Cons

    Salary is low and bonus is not a guarantee.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits. No longer a secure company. Very poor, archaic management style."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Benefits include a pension. Offer flex schedule.

    Cons

    They will get you interested with the great benefits package, but this company is no longer secure or a very good environment to work in. Management style is archaic, inept and the company is peppered with nepotism. They hired McKinsey to come in and get them ready for agile. The outcome was to layoff many employee's, even though there was no need to at all. Many were over 40 and are very good at what they do. This has negatively affected morale and productivity greatly. They put the entire IS department through a lot during the process. They eliminated over 150 jobs and made everyone re-apply for their old job, knowing very well who they were planning on letting go, regardless of the outcome of the interview. Yet, they kept nearly all the managers, many of which are quite inept. They laid off too many people for the work load and worse yet, they aren't ready for agile. It is clear management made these decisions too quickly and with no real plan surrounding resources in place. Managements expectations of IS are unrealistic. The open floor seating is horrible and makes it hard to concentrate. Zero privacy. No work from home policy. Things seem to be getting worse, not better. The pension isn't worth it. Sad that this is no longer the company it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the former management style where employee's were treated well and in return were happy and far more productive.


  9. "FM Global"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff and overall a great environment to work it,

    Cons

    Not a very busy office.


  10. "Admin Assc"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FM Global full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people and great culture

    Cons

    cant really think of any


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