Marsh Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
125 Reviews

2.8
125 Reviews
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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.  

    Unlimited resources, just not directed correctly.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  2.  

    Great people; lackluster pay

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company

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

    I worked at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    it was a great learning experience

    Cons

    they do not pay for performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Lots of Hands in the Cookie Jar, but Comfy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Marsh full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My first real job out of school, was working as a desktop publisher for Marsh in Washington, DC. Temped for over a year waiting on a promise of full-tire hiring, and eventually got to define my position, and grew into a Graphic Designer. An excellent boost for my resume. I loved the atmosphere of the huge company (so many names and faces to learn), the luxury break rooms and the fancy lobby.

    I also enjoyed having a lot of down time with which to mess around on the internet and still get paid!

    Cons

    Priorities were constantly back and forth as there are so many folks in management that tend to clash. My department completely dissolved a few months after I left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on honing a global mission that includes a more cohesive structure concerning internal support teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Challenging, best minds in the business, flexible, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    need to satisfy wall street = lots of internal reporting and management

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional but short sighted.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Advisor  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Great resources and very able work force/talent.

    Cons

    Short sighted, stagnant growth, old school technology and methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to start gutting the old ways.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great environment, great people

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

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, there is a lot of room for advancement, many young employees, ability to work with fortune 500 clients

    Cons

    insurance can sometimes be a little dry, workflow at different times of the year can be very inconsistent. Many highs and low in terms of amount of work on ones plate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused, try to utilize internal network to the fullest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good and getting better

    • 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

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Very smart colleagues that are easy to get along with
    -A lot of room to grow and move around the company
    -Decent benefits (and improving)
    -Management seems to reach out more to employees and values feedback
    -Very good for work life balance
    -Lots of company sponsored volunteer opportunities

    Cons

    -Compensation could be much better
    -Very rigid and formal culture
    -Could do better at retaining young talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider investing more on training for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great employer to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Delhi, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Delhi, NY

    I worked at Marsh full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom to work is a great asset. I would love to go back if they improve the compensation policy. One place where age is not a criterion for responsibility.

    Cons

    Whimsical, very driven by one person's whim, more than merit, fitmant is regarded and awareded. Boot lickers tend to get better deals here too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professionalism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marsh

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

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes in Senior leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the colleagues that are client facing and have the day to day contact. They are the ones keeping those clients at Marsh.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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