Marsh Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
125 Reviews

2.8
125 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good for work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • stress levels are very high affecting work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management was changed without warning and layoffs came out of the blue (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work if you are satisfied with little job growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Very little room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more incentives, right now there is very little reason to work harder as there is so little growth in pay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Friendly people, workload issues, disconnect with upper management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Enjoy department and direct managers. Good benefits. Challenging and dynamic work. Social atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lots of work, hard to balance while trying to move up. Not much transparency with pay or promotion/career path. Upper management makes lots of process changes that make day to day work harder for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who do the work/ broker the deals/ are in the systems day in and day out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Surety Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Surety Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    Educational benefits, and overall benefits. Career opportunities.

    Cons

    Large company culture and bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all levels of employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Unlimited resources, just not directed correctly.

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

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice people, flexible schedules allowing for work life balance. Plenty of resources to help with any issues. Continuous efforts to improve the way we do business.

    Cons

    Unable to successfully execute any major initiatives, which while appearing to be good steps forward, take us backwards and gets employees totally frustrated and not wanting to support new projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people, senior people, accountable for failed roll outs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Was primarily an excellent experience, but company is changing how it does business.

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

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues and clients who are true experts in their field and an honor to work with.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is lacking. Morale is being affected.

  7.  

    Great people; lackluster pay

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

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I think the people at Marsh are great. It's generally a good environment where people work hard but have a sense of humor and are socially fun.

    Cons

    The salaries seem average at best. Definitely not known to be high payers. Try to get in at a high salary because even the merit raises are weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your top rated employees better pay. The recognition in this area is poor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Many fine, talented people that are frustrated by lack of leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Resources, talent, bench strength, market leverage, collaborative

    Cons

    Too many initiatives that never get completed. Basic accounting, invoicing and reporting is below par

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible and you will feel like you're accomplishing nothing daily

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

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    There really are none, discounted food? If you get lucky, your manager may actually want to train you. Good de minimis fringes

    Cons

    Company does nothing right, low pay and no responsibility, oftentimes you will find employees just sitting around chatting doing nothing because they have nothing to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to trust and compensate your employees, stop making managers managers because they know the CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    fair place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits time off hours

    Cons

    change of leadership regularly.

  11.  

    In the beginning of my career at Marsh - Enjoyable job and nice people at Marsh.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Representative II  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Representative II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits and pay. Many holidays. Working with large accounts and good people.

    Cons

    Poor Management and lots of favoritism. You are a just a number at Marsh as no job security. They lay off good employees and keep others for no good reason. I worked hard and received great reviews and praise but got laid off with other people. I thought my job was secure and was shocked about getting the axe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your most valuable asset - Your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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