Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Pros
  • Some areas offer remote work from home opportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • My direct management is encouraging and gets the whole work-life balance deal (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Some areas of the company do not have a good work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • No personal growth, very low pay increases unless your one of the chosen few (the pets they are called there) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Other than making a few new friends, there aren't any.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE environment; over worked, some are grossly under paid, micro-managed, NO TRAINING, no structure, no communication. STAY AWAY.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be FIRED. You are doing a horrible job, you foster a NEGATIVE environment.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Elaborate Scheme to Make a Few People Rich

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very few. There are some strong managers, and good support people. Somewhat of an entrepreneurial feel.

    Cons

    This is an elaborate scheme (Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.) to make 200 or so Gallagher's or cousins of Gallagher's or the Gallagher's select few pets millions of dollars each year off the backs of their strained workforce. Good people left almost daily. The benefits were some of the worst I have ever had. 10 vacation days until you've worked 5 years? No 401(k) match for the 1st year, and then they drop the company match in a lump sum. Doesn't make saving for retirement easier. And finally, we had a saying at Gallagher.....unless you're one of the aforementioned groups (nepotism), you will never, ever get wealthy working for Gallagher. They won't allow it. Sure, you'll be comfortable but you could sell $3 million of P&C business and they'll find a way to give you $25k. If you are a high performer, my suggestion would be to look elsewhere. Gallagher won't recognize you, and your name will be Mudd when you leave. Gallagher has this strange cultural phenomenon. If you were a higher performer and you quit, senior leadership will badmouth you throughout the organization after your departure. I've never met someone who left Gallagher for a new opportunity and was considered a solid performer after their departure. You leave Gallagher = Gallagher is a woman scorned.

    Advice to Management

    You are in a moral hazard death spiral right now. You have 200 - 300 people in their late 50's - early 60's that are part of the stock option program (now closed to everyone) and their only intent is to pump up the stock price right before they retire. They will practice a scorched earth mentality to cash in on their stock options. We saw this on a daily basis. If you don't recognize that these "Boomers" are a moral hazard to your organization because of this, you don't need much advice. Wall Street should be very, very wary of a long position in AJG. In 10 years, the supposed talent will have retired and the new talent will have already left. It will be a shell of its former self. Also, the messaging from corporate to the branch offices verges on insanity. The directives we used to get from corporate could be a case study in a business school on what not to do in terms of internal corporate marketing. Oh, don't ask employees for their LinkedIn username and password. Not good.


  3. Sr. WC Adjuster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I can't say anything good

    Cons

    I won't say anything bad


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  5. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Producer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Producer in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have nothing nice to say about this organization.

    Cons

    For a long term career, this is not the place to be. Too much nepotism. Management is more concerned with meeting goals from corporate. 60+ work weeks are the norm and there are no salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    This office needs to be cleaned up from the top. Management should focus more on business growth than personal gain. Furthermore, It’s hard to ignore the favoritism suffocating this office.


  6. A horrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am trying to think of something and I really cant at this point.

    Cons

    They claim to be one of the most Ethical Companies in their industry and I beg to differ. It is a revolving door there and I think that says it all. Plus there is so much nepotism and they think it is funny. Those are some of the most unqualified employees but they don't care because they will never lose their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    They are completely under qualified and they only have their best interest at heart.


  7. Gallagher Benefit Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    It's a job that gives you benefits experience. Benefits kick in on your first day. It's better than a retail or minimum wage job.

    Cons

    No on site parking. They offer a free Orca pass for public transportation. Low starting wage for the amount of workload.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate all of your employees. This company needs to refocus on their core values and work "together" as a team.


  8. High expectations, few rewards

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Allows you to work from home. Local management is good.

    Cons

    From the claim rep side: Company communication is poor. Salary increases are not on a regular basis and they are minimal. Many projects that take time away from doing your job

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees on a consistent basis with yearly increases that are not an insult. Put more emphasis on having offices fully staffed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Local management's heart is in the right place. Unfortunately senior management's head is up their ____.

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    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Burlington, NJ
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Burlington, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My co-workers were hard working and dedicated to the client...to our collective detriment.

    Cons

    Management's continued failure to recognize how out of balance the "quantity to quality" scale is when it comes to the distribution of work and staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Local management must find the courage to address the inadequate staffing issue with senior management, corporate profit margins be damned.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Producer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Producer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Producer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some poor producers can make a living not selling and have accounts given to them...Tampa Office

    Cons

    Lots of turn over, layoffs. The epitome of cronyism, and nepotism. No direction, no leadership, no management. Tampa Office

    Advice to Management

    People are not inventory! You need to manage and motivate employees.. It's so obvious "it's all about the stockholders. Employees first!!!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Poor management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager, Area Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager, Area Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job. Salary and benefits are okay. Some of the people are friendly. Can't really think of a whole lot more.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Large broker with small agency mentality. Doesn't live up to the ethics they profess. Nepotism galore. Better be related to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some talent.



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