With only nine shopping days left until Christmas, I was reminded of the “ghosts of Aon L.A.’s Christmas’s past”.
Remember when Karen "Don't Say Anything Bad About the CSBU" Ramos used to tell us how important it was that we do whatever was needed, including sacrificing our Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, to make sure that renewals were done on time and all post placement outputs were sent out before January 1?.....and then she’d take off those two weeks for parts unknown and was unreachable.
Remember when Director Ron and his buddy Brad TheRenewalButtonBoy came up with the brilliant idea to have PMU renew everything before January 1, even though we never received a renewal order from the RM’s/Syndicators? Remember what a pigpen that was to clean up? I always wondered why they didn’t get fired. Oh yeah…that’s right…they were friends of Karen.
Remember when SamIAm sent out that email to everyone (it was only supposed to go to a select few) to keep their private parties that were paid by Aon under a certain budget?....and how ticked that minions were for being excluded from these parties? Yeah…that went over well, didn't it?
Remember when Aon L.A. decided to go cheap and had the “Christmas party” in the downstairs lobby and served stale hors d'oeuvres and champagne with frozen raspberries?....and the Aonites handling the food weren’t wearing gloves and most had colds or the flu….
Such wonderful times.
Interesting, SrVP - Glassdoor is full of positives and negatives of course, and some of the positives are shill posts. Of my experience with this firm, the one thing that everyone mentions is that the people themselves are first rate. Still have numerous friends and individually they were family.
Recent post on Glassdoor -
Dismal work environment with the benefit of poor leadership ”
Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Houston, TX
I have been working at Aon full-time (more than 5 years)
Great place to learn how to focus on shareholders and not customers.
If you threaten to quit, they will bring the wheelbarrow of cash out but don't expect a raise unless you threaten to quit.
There is no leadership in this office. Good people are leaving and the morale is awful.
Too many people crammed in too small of a space.
A designated "FUN" committee does not make things "fun".
Fraternity atmosphere where kolache's have been hit with golf clubs down the hall by the ridiculous frat boys that think they are so suave and smart.
Advice to Management
Reboot. Get proactive and not reactive.
For a laugh, one review at Glassdoor reports that an Aon division or location has created a FUN committee, to make the work place more fun. Incredible stupid.
Non-protected class = heterosexual males
Protected Class = everyone else (Aon gives preferential treatment to those of the non-hetrosexual persuasion)
Aon gets a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign again. Too bad they don't treat their "non-protected class" of employees with the same regard and respect that they give to their "protected class" employees.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
I have a good life now. I regret the donut comment and will apologize for that. But did you read my more recent post on guest and escorts? Not one other American firm has such a policy that I know of. It is a culture of Fear and Intimidation. And this is a free country. Your advice has merit, so pardon me for taking 2 minutes out of my extremely busy day to comment.
It's not that I think Aon screwed us - it's a fact. We weren't fired - we were lied to by Aon's senior management, including Greg Case.
You mean, you think they screwed YOU over. Your diatribes are completely biased and everyone knows it. You wear it on your sleeve, or in your case you, in your user name. Everyone knows your motivation - you were fired 7 years ago and you want revenge. And the way you act, who could blame them for letting you go? I feel sorry for any girlfriend that breaks up with you. Get over it and move on to something more constructive.
Aon has a long and well documented history of screwing over, lying to, and taking advantage of their employees.
For you - all you care about is how much money you made on the stock price - irregardless of who was sacrificed or lied to just to reach that goal.
Only you would turn other's people misery and a tragedy into an off-hand remark for a company that you have not worked at for 10 years. And you have a long history of it don't you? For example, your Krispy Kreme donut comment for Sept 11. You thrive on it. You have promised to move on many times, even advising aoncritic to do the same this summer (of course, you posted this while you were "no longer posting", which is oxymoronic, but status quo behavior for you), but you cannot help yourself, can you? Do you even realize what you are saying, what your behavior is, and the pain you cause others all for your pitiful "revenge"? You seriously need help.
$11 billion in damage. Gee, maybe India is not such a good place to have work so placed? Maybe bad IT support? Hmmmmm, better assess that in light of shareholder value.
I thought the building was owned by someone else, and Aon sacrificed raises and jobs just to put their name on the building.