Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. Steady growth, great coworkers, but not poised for the future...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compared to other brokerage houses such as Willis, Lockton, USI, HUB etc, Gallagher probably has the best culture: relaxed environment, better staffed and understanding supervisors. Furthermore, Gallagher has a larger market share and thus, has greater recognition.

    Gallagher has dedicated resources such as Actuarial services, Underwriting department, Survey tools etc. These can be help the account management teams with their periodic deliverables.

    In my experience, Gallagher looks to employ new talent and then groom them for higher positions in the Account management ladder. This is relatively rare in the other competitors where the staff is often just an amalgamation of bodies to throw work at.

    Cons

    Gallagher is severely lacking in innovation: Internal benchmarking tools are few and far in-between. There is a dire need to develop internal resources that can help drive discussion with clients and prospects.

    Advice to Management

    Create internal resources like Towers Watson, Milliman and Mercer have or you will soon find yourself losing the larger clients to these competitors.

    Abandon SalesForce, it is just a hole in the ground that you are filling with money.


  2. Account Manager

    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and bright future

    Cons

    Knowledge transfer for new trainees


  3. Claims Trainee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    Great company. Great learning opportunity, hands on experience

    Cons

    Depends on what client you are assigned to. Huge work load. Little pay


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  5. Great Internship.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had an internship with the St. Louis branch of Gallagher. I love the job and everyone in the office, it's demanding but at the same time incredibly rewarding. You are treated as a well equipped asset, not a coffee serving machine.

    Cons

    Depending on what office you get hired at the internship varies greatly. Some offices have an incredibly well structured program and others have basically nothing.


  6. Intern

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

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

    Pros

    It was a good overall experience.

    Cons

    At times there was not much work to do.


  7. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Liability Adjuster
    Current Employee - Liability Adjuster

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

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

    Pros

    The co-workers are very easy to work with.

    Cons

    The job itself can be very stressful


  8. Helpful (1)

    Salary

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are great and make the job

    Cons

    People are not compensated the same.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Producer

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

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some offices are better than others, good work life balance. Have a great intern program. One of the top companies within the industry.

    Cons

    Some offices are too stuck in old ways of doing business i.e. cold calling instead of paying to attend networking events.


  10. A comfortable company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Adjuster in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Adjuster in Itasca, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, decent pay, friendly coworkers, good location, very comfortable working conditions

    Cons

    Minimal increase in pay. Limited opportunity for growth, seems like a 2nd tier organization, they are a little behind on all trends or larger companies in the same industry

    Advice to Management

    Give raises and encourage growth within the company


  11. Helpful (2)

    Small company, good overall experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    +You know everyone
    +Very flexible on hours and vacations
    +ESOP
    +Casual/Business Casual attire EVERYDAY

    Cons

    -You know everyone
    -Tends to get loud if you work in the office
    -Lower than average salary
    -High cost of health insurance

    Advice to Management

    Pay for talent, corners were known to have been cut in certain hires.



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