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  • I've been reminded for the past week about the move that twelve L.A. ACS employees made to Houston in order to keep their jobs with Aon. I remember talking to Greg Case when he came to L.A. in early August 2005 (right before we left) and how even he committed that our jobs in the Houston ACS would be safe.

    Obviously...all lies.

    Aon only cares about making their stockholders happy and increasing "shareholder value". If lying to employees is a means to their end, then they'll do that. Aon places no value on integrity.

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  • Code probably written in Dehli.

  • The is somewhat old news, but....the Insurance Journal description “Aon promised to deliver a state-of-the-art integrated software package" is laughable. Aon and "state-of-the-art" are an oxymoron.

    No matter how hard they try, Aon's ineptitude just keeps showing through.

  • Reply to

    9 Years Ago

    by masteryodasays Aug 1, 2014 6:02 AM

    No, it was Mark S., although Joe was in charge of the ACS; but Mark S. was sent to make the announcement. And to continue to say that they did not try to help is idiotic since some of them are STILL WORKING IN THE ACS.

    Obviously, you were also one of those let go, but your "knowledge" of what happened a freaking decade go shows that your "memory" has biased you. Also, it was a DECADE go. Yet, another person that cannot cope with issues that happen to people in life and feel that somehow it is necessary to come onto an investment board as therapy. It is not even relevant to an investment in the company today. Do yourself a favor and move onto to your current problems.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • I guess eSolutions has a tough time with implementations. I've heard rumors of a few lawsuits over the past few years but this one has made the news a few times. There was CompSource Oklahoma v. Aon eSolutions Inc. over failed implementation as well but I don't think it made the news. It shows up on an attorney's bio.

    RMIS companies need strong technical leadership and good technical people. It's far harder to make good technical decisions and implement effective solutions than it is to learn the business side of the industry. Insurance executives love to take a dismissive attitude towards systems and programmers. It's all about relationships until you can't deliver what you sell and start getting sued. ha ha. Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.

  • Reply to

    9 Years Ago

    by masteryodasays Aug 1, 2014 6:02 AM

    I find it shocking that anyone would believe anything that comes out of that guy's mouth. He's an obvious a BSer as I've ever encountered.

    On another note, I wonder if anyone knows what became of Bob B. He was head of the retail agency at affirmative insurance but they sold the retail agency to Confie Seguros about a year ago. His linked in profile still says he's the president & evp of retail at affirmative. He isn't listed on the AFFM yahoo profile anymore and he isn't listed among Confie Seguros leadership that I could find. Is it possible that this obvious BSer has managed to actually fail so consistently and thoroughly that he can't get another executive job? If so it proves that it is possible to be too inept to be an insurance executive. I didn't think it was.

  • Reply to

    9 Years Ago

    by masteryodasays Aug 1, 2014 6:02 AM

    It is a fact that Joe P. PROMISED Aon would not close the Houston ACS. He made this statement in two separate meetings. He made the same statement to those that relocated from NY to Houston.

    And...Aon made NO effort to help the 24 employees that moved to Houston to keep their jobs with Aon to find positions elsewhere at Aon's Houston office. The few positions Aon did create went to the AD's and favored few. I don't know of one of those 24 people that found a job elsewhere at Aon Houston.

    One more thing..Joe P. was the one to make the announcement at Houston that they were closing the Houston ACS.

  • Reply to

    9 Years Ago

    by masteryodasays Aug 1, 2014 6:02 AM

    You posted this gibberish before despite knowing that most of it is not true. Never let truth get in the way of revenge.

    They closed the LA ACS and, unfortunately, most lost their jobs. However, some were able to take other positions in Aon; some in the LA office and some in other offices, including the Houston ACS and the Chicago ACS. There never was a promise not to close any other ACS (indeed, they went on to close the Houston and New York ACSs). It was either be laid off with everyone else or try to seek a position elsewhere within Aon, just like when they close and open other offices. Joe P. never walked in and announced anything, it was Marked S. And when they did close the Houston ACS, just like the other closings, those interested could try to find a position elsewhere within Aon. Many found positions within the Houston office and others went to the Glenview ACS.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • Twelve employees from the Los Angeles Aon ACS moved to Houston so that they could keep their jobs with Aon. Joe Propati and Aon gave their word that they would not close the Houston ACS. A year and a half later these twelve employees, along with twelve more that moved from the New York ACS for the same reason, found out that Joe Propati and Aon had enticed them to move under false pretense and lied to them when Joe walked in and announced the closing of the Houston ACS. No effort was made by Joe or Aon to even try find positions in Houston for these twenty-four people.

    That's the sort of company that Aon really is.

  • EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 22, 2004 – Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has signed a seven-year contract worth approximately $600 million to provide Aon Corporation's U.S. operations with information technology (IT) infrastructure support services. Under the agreement, CSC will operate and manage Aon's U.S. telecommunications and data networks, desktop support, related help desk services and various IT support functions.

    Approximately 600 Aon IT employees and contractors currently manage the company's technical infrastructure. Under the agreement, the majority are expected to transition to CSC in late August.

    *****

    SO How has that worked out for YOU??? And wow how many of those 600 are still with Aon? Help desk? Oh, that is now in Dehli. Cheaper-faster-better. Fired the deadwood. I don't think so.

  • Move on. I was spending time here, a waste, posting and several correctly said MOVE ON. Copying glassdoor posts is a helluva lousy life. Say nothing more and enjoy life.

  • Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX
    Pros – There is no room for personal growth just try to keep up with everything that is thrown at you. Work life balance is unheard of unless you are a Senior Broker or in the Energy Group

    Cons – Trying to determine how to work thru the land mines of the fraternity. There is no winning in the Houston office. If you are not white and male, forget about it. Look around.

    Advice to Senior Management – Get rid of the ridiculous Salespeople that are put on a pedestal. Quit allowing Senior people to hand off technical work to kids that are 23 and 24.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

  • Account Specialist (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX
    Pros – You will be challenged with all types of work but too much of it.

    Cons – You will be doing the work that Senior brokers and Account Executives should be doing. They will take credit for your work while they are out playing golf or traveling. They will throw you under the bus if you make a mistake. The goal is to churn revenue. Service isn't important, just revenue. The IT and Help desk are in Delhi so good luck with that. The certs are also done in Delhi so don't expect to get one quickly.

    Advice to Senior Management – Quit allowing sales guys to act like idiots and promise things that nobody can deliver. Get some real leaders in the office who aren't focused on themselves. The real leaders that everyone looked to have left.
    They were replaced with YES Men who are only interested in themselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

  • nymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX
    Pros – Pay is good and benefits are excellent. If you are in the Property side life is much better than the poor benefit guys. The office is successful and you reap those benefits. It's a large corporation and all the benefits you will reap. Great name recognition.

    Cons – It's a revolving door. If your not part of the fraternity you are not part of the plan. Since there is no plan you can still survive. The is no direction or long term plan communicated by middle management. Senior management gets it but are often stretched beyond what they can handle. It's then left to mostly incompetent middle level frat boys.

    Advice to Senior Management – Train your middle level guys better. Many rise to the level of their incompetence.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
    via Glassdoor

  • Reply to

    Aon Defections

    by aon_critic May 17, 2014 10:56 AM

    Wait, AON reached a LIFETIME HIGH, $90.02 FOR THE SHAREHOLDERS. WOW. What a great company for shareholders, yessir. Boy that means enthused shareholders. And what about MAN-U too. Betcha that brings in revenue and increases shareholder value. I think all the shareholders should WORK IN Aon to see how wonderful it is.

  • Reply to

    Aon Defections

    by aon_critic May 17, 2014 10:56 AM

    Smart people.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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