Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
2.9 of 5 170 reviews
www.ajg.com Itasca, IL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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2.9 170 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.

J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.

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41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not a Good Place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits, coworkers are great

    ConsManagement is horrible. Training is horrible. I have never been to a company where over half of the staff (including the manager) is looking to get out. This company is a revolving door. There is a reason why the same positions are open year after year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should pay attention to the high turnover in the accounting/finance department and make some changes to their middle management. The reputation as an employer is very bad, and spreading like wildfire.

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

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    Very Collaborative Firm, Too Many Acquisitions, Too Many Amateur Managers

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Marlton, NJ

    ProsSmart people abound in this company. Everyone is trying to find someone to solve their problem. You have 2 ways to get fed, be related to the Gallagher Clan in some way, or be part of a practice group. Happy I left this place behind.

    ConsAcquisitions, acquisitions, acquisitions...dilutes the flavor of the company. I started working at Gallagher, but ended up working for another firm (because of an acquisition) that I would NEVER have worked for. Gallagher does not care about employees because they are always saying they made a ton of money, but they never have money for raises. Cheap, go figure. Firm promotes 'Most Ethical Company' Status, but that is a cover for all the shady politicking that goes on at this firm. Local management are wimps. Regional management stays behind the curtain and plays chess master with employees. Plays fast and loose for a public company. Benefits are sub-par for a firm of this size. Cheap, cheap cheap company....yet they make soooo much money. They talk culture, but its snow. Wall Street first....employees last.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management is making too much money to take advice.

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

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    High stress, Horrible Management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere isn't a single pro I can think of here except maybe the experience I gained to find a new job.

    ConsManagement plays favorites, there are cliques not teams, the pay sucks the work atmosphere is crap. Training is horrid and even if you are told "don't be afraid to ask questions" you may as well just not bother asking as after you are told once what to do you ought to know by now exactly what to do.

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

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    Worst job of my life

    Claims Adjuster (Former Employee)
    Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsThere were no pros to this job. I had worked as a Claims Adjuster for a few years before coming to this company. I didn't last long here.

    ConsI felt unwelcome as soon as I started. All of my co-workers outside of 1 were rude, not helpful in any way and acted as though they wished I wasn't there. I later found out it was because they were all aware that I was being paid more than they were before I started. Pretty sure that is something that shouldn't be disclosed to other employees.

    Favoritism ran wild at the OKC office. There was another individual who was promoted to adjuster at the same time they hired me for the same job. On a daily basis I was given 5-7 times the workload of this person as they were buddy buddy with the department manager. This person was incompetent and never should have been promoted in the first place. Constantly asked me questions and I basically ended up doing their work on top of mine. They had gotten in trouble with the law, couldn't show up on time etc. etc. but none of that mattered.

    I took two part-time jobs that I was WAY over qualified for just to get out of there. I have warned multiple people about working at this place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook into how your OKC office is being run. The management was terrible and mostly non-existent. Hopefully in the time since I left, some of that has changed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Chaos in the workplace

    Client Representative (Former Employee)
    Quincy, MA

    Prosa few good people, free coffee, good location, job security because lots of people quit

    ConsManagement is a circus, overworked/underpaid revolving door Client Service Dept, no communication, cog in the wheel, no respect, no accolades, no incentive/motivation to work harder, no recognition for a job well done, no growth opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention or more employees will walk out the door, show some competence, interact with your employees better, show respect, get to know people, HELP out in times of need, be a leader not a manager, a better training model for new employees... The sweatshop review said it all.

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

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    Think Twice...Unrealistic Expections

    Senior Claims Examiner (Former Employee)
    Maple Grove, MN

    ProsLunch with vendors, and other misc perks from vendors

    ConsOutdated computer systems; constantly freezing or shutting down. Very unmanageable workload. Major micro-managing, totally out of control with no Supv support. Allegedly paperless, but without any uniform process; a real nightmare. Overabundance of emails from mgmt were a major distraction to completing work. Client/customer satisfaction no longer the focus, just a numbers game. Very low morale, lack of communication, no team atmosphere, more like CYOA. A lot of pressure to work OT, no personal life (I worked over 70 hrs/wk). Frozen pay...unless you were an office pet. Very unprofessional office manager; i.e. if you were not related or hand-picked, your life was made miserable to the point of forcing you to quit or be fired. No job security...the overall tone was you could easily be replaced...and many were.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook in the mirror, listen to yourselves

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

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    Do you like SharePoint? If so It's a Dream. but if You are a REAL Developer, it's a pile

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Itasca, IL

    Prosnone here, stay away if you are a REAL software engineer.

    Consif you love SharePoint, work here.

    If you know SharePoint is a pile of shiza, don't. SharePoint is their bread and butter. Consultants make millions off of supporting their sharepoint systems that crash all the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some real developers and get the f rid of ShareSh**. (SharePoint)

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

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    Really terrible....

    Project Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThey work 7 hour days but even that seems like an eternity

    ConsTerrible overall IT and PMO management

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat good would it do. They know it all.

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    Understaffed, overworked

    Account Representative (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsTime flexibility, close to food places

    ConsPoor management, unethical behavior/manner, unhelpful

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees and take steps to make work a better environment

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

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    Beware

    Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsWorldwide insurance services and offices

    ConsInduce you with an attractive package and then terminate without any notice. Outsources their service center to India. Terrible customer service and more interested in revenue than clients

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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