Thread regarding AIG (American Intl Group Inc.) layoffs

What is your motivation to work at AIG?

For me:

  1. Money

  2. Work life balance

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j

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None. The culture is toxic, management is clueless and has their goals tied to cutting costs not building anything. AIG is the Sears of the insurance industry.

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-1uwti

I have no more motivation than folks at Dunder Mifflin did. Michael Scott would be a leader upgrade to the bobbleheads in charge.

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-Gbkf

My motivation is to get through the Holiday and wait to get RIF'd in 2019 because there are going to be more RIF's in 2019 than were projected in August.

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-6ioq

I am waiting to get RIF'd. I could use the time off from the toxicity that is widespread in the company. As I have been at AIG 20 years, I am lucky and will be able to take time to search and interview for a job. So my motivation is to hang in there and then get my severance.

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-2aum

WFH

More opportunities due to more RIFs

PTOs

Otherwise, the lack of any pay increase, constant layoffs and increase in workload is a huge issue all around.

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-2oar

I found a job and left a few weeks ago. The environment was too toxic. Got a job in a modern company related to the same industry.

If I waited for a RIF, I would not have searched.

Now, I spend good time with my family instead of drinking with co-workers to alleviate anxiety.

Good luck, everyone to find your true north!

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-1hzv

To follow the previous reply - Agree - everyone has a different circumstance. Being RIF'd from this company does not appear to be viewed negatively in the real world. The place is a revolving door with elite folks pulling out millions in bonus; and million dollar golden parachutes and sign on bonus - astonishing. An earlier post called out that they were mislead about job security (assured job was not at risk yet let go in Sept) so trust and stability seem to be gone. Waiting to RIF - puts one in a tough spot esp. if ageism is an issue? But, gently reaching out to contacts now isn't a bad idea. Anytime you have a heads up that you might be let go - start thinking plan B. Good luck my friend and to everyone who has been RIF'd. I'm with ya!

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-1sbb

In response to @WuhVY2j-1qfi, I am not anxious, if you read the original post you would understand and comprehend my reply. I am just waiting for my severance package, that's my motivation. Not anxious at all and don't understand where you would come up with that. In addition it's the Holidays and who in their right mind would leave on their own at that time. So I hope you now have a better understanding how I and many other employees feel without interjecting your own thoughts.

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-1hke

Why would you wait for RIF? If anxious, why not leave now?

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-1qfi

Not much motivation right now. It's a job until I find a better one. Hoping to get RIF'd. Work at home is good but most employers are offering that. Pay has remained the same with one little raise since they did the job performance curve. STI''s depend on how company does and not really on how you perform. It doesn't help your salary as far as Social Securtiy. The cost of living has greatly increased since 2008 but the pay at AIG hasn't increased to keep up with that. They took away the retirement. But yet bring in new CEO's and each time a new one comes in, they pay them even more. As people are RIF'd, the rest of the employees take on more without any increase in pay or compensation. So my motivation is to get RIF'd with severance and find a job where I don't have to worry about getting RIF'd or having benefits taken away.

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-yjd

What money they haven't given increases since the bail out so I guess it's management who is commenting..... they've ruined retirements for a lot of folks

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-saf

$ and only $

WFH is a perk too

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-qny

Top notch bit-torrent p--n streaming in the Datacenter. ...yaaaaa baby yaaaaa!

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-mch

A challenging job rewarded by true appreciation of my ability and experience. This sounds like the objective on my resume. Reality? It's nothing more than a job. One has to wonder who is asking the question. AIG is likely monitoring this website.

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-lze

PTO.

Compensation.

Competition.

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-wuh

Working from home

The possibility of a severance

Unfortunately, that is it these days.

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Post ID: @WuhVY2j-ehl

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