what would it take for you to go work for AIG?

Say you’re smart.  Really smart.  And talented too.  What would it take for you to go work for AIG?

Written by teppo

March 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm

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  1. Seven figure bonuses after bankrupting the company? Paid for the Fed’s? Is it too late to bail on the academy?



    March 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm

  2. It occurred to me this morning, while listening to AIG-related news coverage, that AIG is a rather interesting case study related to the individual-organization relationship. So, whether someone is considering joining AIG (perhaps there are such folks) or already is in the organization—-some interesting issues are playing out related to the nexus of individual versus organizational interests, matters of value creation, aggregation (Coleman, in Foundations, actually has a nice discussion related to this—local versus global viability), etc.

    My guess is that most AIG folks at this point are choosing (to use Hirschman’s helpful heuristic) “Exit” rather than “Voice” or “Loyalty” —- though presumably we’ll also soon start hearing from within the company (perhaps more loyalty or even voice due to public sentiment) as well given that most coverage (that I’ve seen) seems to have been third-hand.



    March 18, 2009 at 5:31 pm

  3. @tf – Exit? Where are these AIGers exiting to? The booming financial sector? Oh wait, wrong kind of boom. I wonder, is there any good data on job movement in the financial sector right now?


    Dan Hirschman

    March 18, 2009 at 7:25 pm

  4. In terms of exit——the financial industry, naturally, will shrink and other sectors will grow/be created (that’s the invisible hand angle, anyway).



    March 18, 2009 at 7:54 pm

  5. Bonuses, simply. I heard AIG aren’t too stingy. Of course, matched with their new government pension scheme.



    March 20, 2009 at 11:04 am

  6. In this environment I don’t think anyone is too picky about what company hires them. Just make sure not have your ID card visible, not to wear AIG logo clothing/bags/umbrellas, and use the buddy system (according to AIG’s own internal memo) and you’ll be fine (and apparently well compensated).



    March 22, 2009 at 12:04 am

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