Front Desk Agent in Norwood, MA
Good company that had great benefits. I worked as one of their hotel front desk agents. Aside from pretty terrible coworkers, the benefits were top notch.
Business Intelligence Analyst in Johnston, RI
Overall an excellent, safe and secure place to work. They've been in business for a long time and have no issue maintaining profitability even in the worst of markets. They clearly out-perform their competitors with a major competitive advantage in their risk-based research and engineering approach. While many insurance companies struggle, FM consistently remains strong. Even during the year of COVID, they did extremely well. You definitely don't have to worry about job security or your future while working here. The downside to that is people never leave; which is mostly a good thing, but often also leads to poor performers staying in the picture far longer than any company should allow. It also leads to some people getting into management positions purely due to their seniority, which also isn't always a good thing. Some people just aren't meant to be in management, whether they've been with the company 30 years or 3 years. FM puts a lot of importance in remaining competitive in the market though, as a great place to work. They're a little shy on the compensation end (better in recent 5 years), but they definitely make up for that on the benefits. Flexible work schedules, healthy vacation time, and a over-funded Pension plan are some key highlights. Along with all the usual stuff; 401k w/6% match, health/dental/life/long-term insurance with plenty of affordable options, and more. Corporate offices are absolutely beautiful and a fantastic place to work as well.
JURISDICTIONAL CONSULTANT II in New York County, NY
I regret leaving this company. They are a family oriented company and do some really exciting things. I hope to work for them again one day. They are a great company.
Warehouse Worker in Chepachet, RI
I worked 5 years in fm as a temp moved around looking for a permanent position. Company is great but runned so poorly. I received verbal abuse from supervisors and management didn’t care. You have to know people to move up. A lot of nepotism goes around. Poor poor management of a great company.
Administrative Assistant in Bellevue, WA
I will preface this and say it depends on which office you are located and who you are working for. This review is from my experience working in the Seattle/Bellevue office in a support role. The benefits are good and pay is decent. Your work hours are steady and while they say they will ask you to stay longer when needed, I was never asked to do so.I had the opportunity to travel to Boston for training for a week and found the people to be friendly, welcoming, and did not judge you based on your position or looks. You will find good people in this office too, but the bad experiences far outweigh the good, dangerously so, and you will not have a soul to turn to despite what they tell you. Making a complaint about unfair treatment or workplace bullying you experience will only isolate you and add to the pain. No one will believe or help you. Only ignore, laugh at you, and/or spread malicious, unfair, and untrue gossip, stalk you on your personal social media, and escalating things until you are so beaten and bullied your only choice left is to quit. It really is like an elementary school playground only everyone is supposed to be and adult. I absolutely do not recommend anyone work here in a support role. Particular caution should be paid if you are a person of color or a woman. The office largely contains a lot of people who have been here for many many years and you’ll find A LOT of favoritism and tight-knit cliques. It is difficult as a newcomer to find their place. There is a lot of politeness, but it can take a long time to feel fully welcomed and some never really are. I was told that the office ran on a hierarchal class system, and support staff are considered low class and the Account Managers and Engineers & etc. are considered high class and socializing between the two is discouraged. At the same time, I was also heavily criticized for not being social enough or not socializing in the right way and often held to a double standard while watching trouble makers go completely unpunished leaving them to run wild wreaking havoc everywhere for pure amusement. I’m a minority, they are not. Additionally, you will find you will often not be invited to team organized social or team building events. It’s the whole low class/high class thing. It's just not done here. Support staff are never invited to these. Exceptions being office-wide events like the holiday party. But team events – in this office, it’s extremely rare. I haven’t gotten to the job yet… Here goes – you will do nothing in this role but file and schedule meetings. Additional duties are taking notes and assisting with meeting and event preparations and maybe on rare occasions other duties as they get to know your capabilities. However, this job is largely meeting scheduling and filing and that is it. I don’t care what the job description says. That’s the job. You will have a lot of down time to sit at your desk and find ways to entertain yourself. You can ask for work, but they prefer to do the work themselves despite being super busy. Never take this personally. It’s on them. It was my understanding people previously in my role had the same experiences with their job duties, or lack thereof. I will end by saying there are no opportunities for growth or advancement unless you are presently in school training or plan to return to school. There isn’t anywhere for you to go here.