Marsh Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
126 Reviews

2.8
126 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    work with a group of friendly co-workers

    Cons

    job security is always behind one's mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obsession in cost cutting will ultimately have an adverse effect on company's performance. Having satisfied employees is equally important as pleasing stock holders.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked very hard

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

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Proper benefits for employees at Marsh

    Cons

    Never really felt appreciated. Work done was overlooked and no real promotion of employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to grow from inside.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A lot of micromanagement regardless of seniority, experience or skillsett

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Compensation is very good for colleagues with good skills and proven track record

    Cons

    Micromanagement of management team. Lacking in empowerment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to better empower colleagues with skill set and experience

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Okay

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

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Stable industry
    Work is easy

    Cons

    Insurance can be boring
    Limited sense of importance/fulfillment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits package could be improved

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work.... temporarily

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Decent starting pay and good benefits. Decent flexibility of work/personal schedules. Professional atmosphere. Good access to social work related events, free drinks after work, dinners, lunches, etc.

    Cons

    Great place to work but jumping ship is the only way to advance your career professionally. Pay structure is set up to minimize costs not reward people or keep them around long term. They can attract you with a high salary but don't expect more than 2-3% annual raises. Training is NON EXISTENT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get that your job is to maximize shareholder value but a little more dedication to employee satisfaction would yield better results than the costs associated with turnover.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fumbling through the dark

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Steady paying job.
    Opportunity for advancement in a large global company.

    Cons

    Lack of information provided to complete daily job functions.
    No insurance training yet am responsible for a vast array of insurance related knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more and fire the losers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    The company is a great place to work and results are recognized and rewarded. The firm has a promising future and after several less than successful year is back on the right track.

    Cons

    It's a difficult culture to break into if you're new to the industry.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fire Drill!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Attitude of new entry level and mid-level hires. Solid benefit package and reasonable pay range for non-internal promotions.

    Good opportunities for advancement within the overall financial systems team and systems implementation team.

    Cons

    Internally promoted colleagues are typically compensated 20-25% below market and recent (2009/10) internal promotions have little to no increase in compensation package.

    Compensation and career path/advancement poorly defined and not communicated by HR or senior management.

    Poor financial systems implementation which effects all aspects of middle and back office activities (finance/accounting). Including general unwillingness to adopt new financial system features (and results in lost efficiency and productivity).

    Redundant request from management, poor communication from senior management but also within smaller (10-20) teams, and severe lack of time management skills/organization on nearly all parties in finance. Resulting in unnecessary fire drills and long hours.

    General attitude of senior management in finance division needs to progress. Work is typically their life not a part of their life. No true understanding of work/life balance. Many senior executives in back office (stress BACK OFFICE) finance bring work home with them on the weekends for no apparent reason other than love of their jobs and dislike of their families/friends/personal lives (perhaps that is too far, but I am trying to get a point across)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly use the financial system you paid millions for! Really adopt it. It will make your work life easier!

    Define what career advancement with Marsh means and the appropriate steps colleagues need to take to move forward in the company (both in levels of responsibility and compensation)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    High change, there is opportunity, but you have to seek it out.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Opportunity to come in and learn insurance industry.

    Cons

    So much change in the past 5 years that it appears the strategic vision continues to change.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Make sure you negotiate your pay before coming to work here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    The company name in the industry.

    Cons

    marsh does not pay well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer some sort of career growth plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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