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Marsh Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
124 Reviews

2.9
124 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
24 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.  

    Friendly people, workload issues, disconnect with upper management

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

    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
  2.  

    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

    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.

  3.  

    Gun shy

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Constant change, ever shifting priorities, lack of transparency from Leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change for the sake of change is not good. New hires with three year commitments do not benefit the long term health of the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    fair place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    benefits time off hours

    Cons

    change of leadership regularly.

  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Representative II  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Representative II in Houston, TX

    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
  8.  

    Experience

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement in Insurance

    Cons

    too big of a corporate structure

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good to learn the business...but don't stay for the pay.

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on large accounts

    Cons

    You are a widget in the great machine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on client, not internal structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales oriented culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Advisor  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    team environment; benefits; expertise in industry

    Cons

    constant changes to corporate structure and upper management; outdated technology; overly burdensome internal processes; no pay raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intensive focus on sales will hurt retention of current clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great people, large matrixed organization, lots of politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    Pros

    great people, large company means lots of resources, great mentors, opportunity for advancement, largest broker in industry, exposure to lots in the industry

    Cons

    rate race, little loyalty from management, devotion to cutting costs has resulted in workers doing more with less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees for hard work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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