Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
205 Reviews
2.8
205 Reviews
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some areas offer remote work from home opportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • Good Environment, Best Work Life Balance (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glass ceiling - Can be a great place to work but treatment can be inconsistent.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Many great individuals as colleagues, interesting work, decent benefits, stock purchase opportunity, growth focus, diversified business

    Cons

    Old boys' network; very tight and almost always late on salary increases, if any; no synergy between regions; nepotism that is unwarranted - incompetence tolerated from "family" members - but not others, producer comp not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and keep valuable employees, address inconsistencies, create synergies, address compensation timely and pay competitively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Producer in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Insurance Producer in Short Hills, NJ

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and nice pace to work

    Cons

    Salary range is low for industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hmm.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture use to be friendly.

    Cons

    Culture is driven by corporate mandates rather than talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a point of getting better acquainted with your 'team'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work when older

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Itasca, IL

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, lots to learn, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Insurance can be boring and difficult to pick up on. The business is mostly male dominated which can be discouraging. Low Pay for entry-level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor use of resources due to constant acquisitions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Producer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great earnings potential. Autonomous branch operations. Flexibility. Exposure to a great deal of high level risk management strategies.

    Cons

    Fragmented culture. Constant acquisitions by Corporate. Lack of resources provided to branch. No clear direction by management. Bottom line driven. Constant training of tech resources that do little to improve product or customer relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhere to the philosophy of putting your people first, not your profits. Develop an "acquisition game plan" in regards to expectations, training, and how to access AJG's global resources. Develop a centralized marketing hub or regional marketing position to assist in account placement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    AJG can be a good company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The reasons to work there: a large company with tons of helpful resources, each branch office maintains it's own cultural identity.

    Cons

    Cons: San Francisco location is not in the financial district, its hard to get too. Little or no reward for hard work and dedication. Management suffers from lack of management training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though AJG is a sales organization, it behooves management to recognize the hard work and dedication of the non sales team.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical of a large company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were okay

    Cons

    Too much micro managing which us demeaning.

  9.  

    Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    As an intern, you are able to experience the daily routines of the Producers and learn the basics of the commercial insurance industry. The employees at the office you intern take care of you as much as possible and the pay is very competitive in terms of Internships. Meet other interns from around the country.

    Cons

    Most of the Producers do not have enough time to spend with the Interns on a daily basis, so you are stuck with "busy work". People outside your immediate office are not the greatest. It is a difficult business to be successful in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company undermined by inept local branch management

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brand, market leverage, name recognition and resources

    Cons

    Old boys club. If you are a middle aged white man you will never, ever be fired. Doesn't matter how poorly he's performed. Insufficient accountability of poor performers. Generally their work load is reduced but pay remains the same. Revenue generated by top performers underwrites low performers existence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your workforce should be as diverse as your client base. A predominantly middle aged white male leadership team sends the wrong message. Visit the local offices, listen to the top performers and affect change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A mixed bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some branches have shorter hours or better perks, but it is strictly on branch by branch basis. A large company with potential to move to another branch if you are moving your family.

    Cons

    There are too many managers, especially at the regional level and up, who are not as competent as they should be, and they tend to hold the company back. Computer systems are extremely poor, slow, and antiquated. They keep a computer software working long past useful life. There seems to be no accountability; and people who do not work are not made to do so. Especially if they are in a protected class. This causes much additional work for the rest. They made a lot of effort this year to say they would attempt to properly compensate their top performers, but top performers weren't getting raises either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is too much emphasis on acquiring revenue; rather than growing revenue from within or by managing current business effectively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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