Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated August 25, 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. Featured Review

    Itasca Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interning for Gallagher this summer was an amazing experience. The mentorship and support from not only our direct supervisors, but the company's senior leadership was astounding. We were given so many opportunities to shadow producers and get a feel of what it is like to work here on a day-to-day basis. I'm leaving this experience so incredibly grateful for the opportunity, and I expect to accept a full-time offer with the company soon. There is a ton of opportunity for growth, and you can make a lot of money with this company and in this industry.

    Cons

    There is a lack of structure when it comes to your schedule as an intern, depending on which division you are assigned. They gave us a lot of autonomy.


  2. Area Senior Vice President

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful culture encouraging enterpreneurial spirit creating a work/life balance. Growth of company allows for internal career pathing depending on areas of interest and salary desires. Strong intern program intended to build future leaders.

    Cons

    Growing too fast to keep up pace for training on new technology and developing enough strong leaders. Compensation practices are all over the place.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and develop talent at all career levels and role.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Their ethics are outstanding - they treat professional adults the way they should. Training was provided when asked. Yearly bonuses and raises were given to those who deserved them.

    Cons

    Some micromanaging was frustrating. Some Senior Producers were very condescending and had little faith in their team.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing the micromanaging.


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  5. Inter

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone is happy to show up to work in the mornigng

    Cons

    They didn't always have work for me to do, so spent time browsing the interenet


  6. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Environment, Value, Ethical, Opportunity, Sales

    Cons

    Time consuming to the point of exhaustion.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Good company, growing industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Good management at the time. Really valued youthful employees by providing mentorship and guidance.

    Cons

    Sold the position as consulting, but in reality its more sales and brokering.


  8. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, family plans are high.


  9. Entry Level

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing training and learning opportunities. Strong company to work for when entering the industry. Very open to education objectives.

    Cons

    Not always the fastest upward movement. Can be hard to gain new experiences. There is a lot of nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize talent early on and avoid favoritism. Although, overall the company is one of the best places to work. For the most part, they do recognize talent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities abound. I have seen admininstrative assistance promoted to account managers. Branch culture is geared toward success both indivual career pathing and branch sucess.

    Cons

    Not a good fit for everyone but work exploring.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Relaxed Working Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    100% reimbursement for job related educational courses Flexible schedules 35 hour work weeks (full-time) 5% discount to company stock purchases Great company parties Paid time off Business casual dress A/C Office

    Cons

    Very few raises; the company calls them merit increases No bonuses Office gossip is the worst 35 hour work weeks usually end up turning in 45+ Unrealistic expectations Op supervisors are a joke and aren't efficient or productive Very few opportunities for advancement No tuition reimbursement for students Outdated computer systems/software; unreliable server

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees! The effort they give seems to always go unnoticed! Incentive people!



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