FM Global
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Lots of change and not necessarily for the good.

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Strong company financially with decent benefits. The company's mission and intelligence is off the charts. However, upper management keeps employees in the dark. Management often dictates and doesn't involve or care for employee feedback. They do not have a good mentorship program and it is hard to move ahead unless you are lucky. Opportunities are hard to come by. Lack of true leadership. All they care about is bringing in new blood instead of investing in their current employees!
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Great pay and benefits, excessive micromanagement, non-existent work-life balance.

Very regimented top down work culture driven by a grossly overstaffed corporate office that churns out changes faster than field operations can absorb. Very internally focused and inbred. Management does not advocate for employees, they are focused on looking good for next level up. Promotions are predetermined. Employees are sterotyped for career growth via being thrown into a 9 box "matrix". Managers take accomplishments for granted and focus on errors. Extremely focused on internal intermediate metrics for timeliness rather than big picture results; account teams routinely struggle to hit all the targets and if you miss them, management is hovering over you like a helicopter. Toxic work environment. Managers systematically encourage employees to go behind co-workers backs and report to them issues that "need improvement"; they have a system of peer performance reviews where results go straight to management first. All in all, a toxic work environment. Only saving grace is pay and benefits.

Pros

Pay, benefits, social work events

Cons

Long hours, zero appreciation for positive accomplishments, obsessive focus on metric & timeliness that doesn't have a major business impact, check the box mentality.
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Based on 64 survey responses
What people like
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Time and location flexibility
  • Ability to meet personal goals
Areas for improvement
  • Sense of belonging
  • Support from manager
  • Trust in colleagues

Work life balance

Terrible work life balance. 6 days a week and on the road greater than 80 days a year. Don't take sick days. Manager wants you there to micro manage.

Pros

Just a job

Cons

No home life
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Interesting work

The company was good to work for until they mandated the vaccine. Very unfair and a lot of long time, loyal employees were forced to leave or be terminated. They are also pushing woke ideology. The whole company dynamic has changed and not for the better.
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Great Company Until 2022

FM Global was a great company until they were ruthless, dishonest and unfair in their company-wide vaccine mandate. Countless employees have needlessly lost their jobs after working remotely for nearly 2 years, and offices have yet to reopen.
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Great company to work for. Recommend. School reimbursement. Great vacation. Could use better pay. My boss leaves me alone. Good cafeteria food. Good gym.
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FM Global is unfortunately changing

FM Global used to be a great company to work for. New corporate management seems to be pushing a new agenda. Those that work their tails off grinding out work day after day are not recognized for their efforts. There has been an "in your face" inclusion and diversity push, yet the company is discriminating based on religious views. A lot of people have left the company in the past couple years and the company has been very slow to replace them, leaving the field engineers that are left to pick up the slack. Offices still haven't re-opened since Covid, yet field engineers are being sent into packing plants and hospitals when "it's not safe" to open offices. They couldn't make field engineers feel more like peons if they tried.

Pros

insurance benefits are good

Cons

Overworked, little recognition for field engineers, reluctant to offer remote positions, morale has rapidly declined
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Greatly benefits… but is it really worth it?

They expect the world of you because they give you a leased car, pay tolls and $110 for phone bill. At some point you need to weigh the benefits to the lack of work life balance and analyze if it’s worth the trouble.

Pros

Leased car, good benefits

Cons

High expectations, terrible work life balance, micromanaging, low pay for work load
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Stable company with good benefits. Salary and work life balance is a farce.

FM used to be a good company with excellent training and promotion paths. That's no longer true. Training has become remedial and really just going through the motions. Rules for promotions keep changing every year, so even if you meet the plan your manager provided you get excuses why it's not happening. Promote inclusion but only if you meet a specific narrow profile.

Pros

Company car, benefits.

Cons

Forced vaccinations, poor raises, heavy workload, lots of travel, few experienced employees, secretive management, all time low morale
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FM Global has changed. New CEO/HR manager are pushing woke ideaology that is destroying the company culture.

FM Global has gone from a company with a family atmosphere, to a woke, equity-based company where you will not fit in if you have conservative values, or value your faith over your paycheck. The company that many have loved and felt a sense of belonging at is being destroyed right before our very eyes.

Pros

Free lunches, parking garage, nice landscaping, cafeteria

Cons

They are firing all US-based employees who have worked 100% from home for nearly 2 years, who are not willing to get vaccinated.
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Hostile Work Environment

This used to be a very good company to work for. Now different views are not tolerated. They are currently purging the company of any employee that does not get the Covid-19 vaccine without accepting any kind of exemption.
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Okay Work Environment

If you are willing sacrifice your life for a car a paycheck and a phone bill you will fit perfectly. Poor communication and training along with helicopter managers who hold you responsible for the short comings of other engineers.

Pros

Car, toll, 401k matching, free food, phone

Cons

“Family culture”, micromanaging, high stress environment, no work life balance
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room for growth but slowly disappointing long time employees

I always considered this a good place to work with great job security and a big push for work life balance. They provide great benefits with a lot of time off. And there is a big push for progressing on a career path, not just staying put in a single position. Unfortunately though with COVID many things appear to be changing. There is much inclusiveness within the company where you can be anything you want but the company doesn't want you to be unvaccinated. While this may make sense in certain situations, most employees have worked remotely for two years. Instead of valuing what employees have done over that time and how valuable they are, they are throwing away employees over their personal medical choices. Their communication in this change of their policy was disturbingly poor and took months for them to announce the termination of all unvaccinated employees. In addition, they pushed and supported exemption requests but denied most of them with no substantial reasoning. I would recommend this company for advancement and great benefits as long as you are vaccinated and are ok with being told when/if you will be required to continue meeting their constantly changing policies surrounding an employees personal medical choices.

Pros

room for growth, lots of free lunches, good work life balance

Cons

Firing current employees who refuse to be vaccinated
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A great company with room to grow

There are many opportunities for this company to grow. The benefits are great and there is effort being made to create an inclusive work culture.Within the field engineering role, there have been issues with overwork and a lack of trained engineering specialist and senior engineers causing the company to hire more engineers which puts more stress on the current engineers to train other engineers and to keep up with work demands. There is more room to grow and I think management should take a close look at the demands placed on engineers and risk management expectations that are pushed bu management.

Pros

Flexible, work from home, training

Cons

Work-life balance can be lacking during stressful times
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Worst culture

Never join design team. They don't know what they are doing. Mangers just wear fake hat. Zero job security and never join they as contract roles, they just treat them like trash.

Pros

No work

Cons

Zero value
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Dependable, awesome benefits, reliable employment, at a company that values human capital

This company is amazing! Friendly accountable workers. Top-notch benefits Diverse Inclusive Corporate culture. Unfortunately not in all opsThe company promotes from within but earning potential and advancement are at Management's discretion and not all managers follow the corporate culture. Some are micromanagers who practice favoritism and passive-aggressive department compliance by choosing the least favorite employee to make an example of so the rest fall in line. My op is only diverse in entry-level positions, has a culture of promoting favorites or connected employees oftentimes instead of the most capable ones, and no one says anything for fear of retaliation. The hardest part of the job is the best part...constant innovative change.

Pros

They are always finding reasons to thank and reward employees, the benefits are awesome, and working with productive teams of high integrity.

Cons

Some micromanagers and the office commute is awful.
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Interesting work but it can pile up fast

Great place to work with great benefits. The Healthcare package is okay at best but they match 401k and offer a pension. Advancement is much slower than other companies and the pay increases year to year leave more to be desired. Management can be indecisive depending on your team and goals can be difficult to prioritize due to this. Cafeteria is great and the teams are welcoming.
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Boring, working with hazardous waste

I felt underutilized, the schedule is sometimes unreasonably cluttered. Poor training. Good benefits but my position should pay more. A little too bureaucratic.
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Good company with benefits

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.
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Great benefits, fair compensation, excellent work/life balance

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.

Pros

Benefits; 401k, pension, health/dental/life, etc. Very financially stable company, been around a long time!

Cons

Can be difficult to succeed and shine, some poor management, under-performers are rarely addressed
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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.
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Overall rating

Based on 156 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

Women's ratings

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43%say women are treated fairly and equally to men

43%would recommend to other women

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