Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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  1. Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The people are very nice for the most part.

    Cons

    Workload per individual is extremely heavy. The processes and workflows are cumbersome and very time consuming.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Not Employee Friendly

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in DFW, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The majority of the peons that I worked with were good people. They were hard workers that put in more than 40 hours a week for meagre pay. The majority of these however were older folks that just wanted to survive until retirement. The benefits were adequate. The actual job was interesting.

    Cons

    Management was not people friendly. They would gladly throw an employee under the bus to protect themselves and the pay and raises were pathetic. The company was more interested in protecting itself than caring for its capital: the employee. A friend was going to work for them. I advised this person of what to expect and this person lasted all of 6 weeks before leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Start considering employees as an asset instead of a disposable item. The knowledge that you throw away can not be replaced easily. If you treat people well you may actually get some loyalty in return.

  3. Helpful (1)

    It's a Little Different

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Itasca, IL

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growing like the dickens.
    Peers were great to work with.

    Cons

    I'm sure it depends on the department one works in.
    Salary is way less than industry average for position\time in position.
    Trying to get by on the cheap in IT salary-wise, for keeping an old system afloat.

    Advice to Management

    Except for a few good guys, 70's style management. No-one sees the boss or the boss's boss etc....
    How about relying less on email and going back to "Management By Walking Around" ?
    Being a self-starter with minimum supervision is not the same as no direction.
    CIO is semi-clueless. Tone deaf with a tin ear.
    Don't fall too much In love with Indian off-shore resources.
    Start looking to the Philippines to save even more money.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Caveat Emptor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office. Good location. Friendly and committed staff.

    Cons

    Only thing that counts is new business, not profitability or client satisfaction. No raise is 6 years despite above average performance reviews. Terrible and impersonal online performance review system. Employee morale low priority as witness by millions spent on "Power of Gallagher" obscene extravaganza. Salesmen get all the perks and support staff that makes things happen get little of nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Beware: the economy is changing and you will (finally) have to pay attention to your employees, compensate them equitably and treat them with respect rather than cogs in the wheel.

  6. Not the best experience

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Intern conference in Chicago was a good experience
    - Good way to look at the insurance industry from the brokerage perspective
    - I got to meet Pat Gallagher (CEO) at the intern conference. He is a very interesting person who had great advice and who I believe truly wants the best for his employees.

    Cons

    I think my cons have to do more with the insurance industry/culture itself than Gallagher specifically. The industry seems to foster a certain culture of that I can't really put my finger on.. the only thing I can think to say is that there seems to be a lot of snootiness and unhappiness.

    There were a few times coworkers would take me out to lunch and openly trash the company/management etc in front of me - and I was an intern! It was just a weird environment.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Gossip/Nepotism

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Miramar, FL

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    Generally friendly people in the office. Okay health benefits. Nice area. Stable environment.

    Cons

    Low salary, gossip, nepotism, and two face co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Certain branch managers are quite informal and moody.

  8. Area Vice President

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    Former Employee - Area Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Area Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Similar to other brokers with structure and proced ures. Some of the capabilities of a large broker, but not the depth.

    Cons

    Acquisition of too many smaller brokers and agencies. Integration of acquisitions hit or miss. Most of the management are related making advancement tough to impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Need to integrate the acquisitions into a single company.

  9. Lots of freedom, little culture because of branch offices

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    Current Employee - Wellness
    Current Employee - Wellness

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ability to work from home, freedom to explore interests, a lot of client facing opportunities

    Cons

    No culture because of branch offices, no true career path

    Advice to Management

    Stronger culture, more training/leadership opportunities

  10. Helpful (2)

    RUN

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    Former Employee - Claims Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Claims Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were typical within the insurance industry.

    Cons

    Management, no room for advancement, etc.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Too many systems, no local management, performance based pay is a lie

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People
    Professional Standards
    Clients
    Benefits

    Cons

    The job role you start in you will be stuck in.

    Advice to Management

    Link performance with pay

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