Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
2.8 of 5 150 reviews
www.ajg.com Itasca, IL 5000+ Employees

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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2.8 150 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.

J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.

(58 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Some people can work from home, but you have to be a management favorite"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Good Environment, Best Work Life Balance"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "No work life balance too much focus on quantity and not quality of work"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Outdated computer systems; constantly freezing or shutting down"
    in 6 reviews
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Not good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

ProsHealth Insurance, Flexible Spending Account

ConsLack of good management, no structure, unorganized

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nepotism at its finest

Producer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHard to think of any

ConsNot sure how a publicly traded company could have so much nepotism. Only way to get anywhere here is if your last name starts with a G and ends with an R. You do have a chance if your a cousin, but if your reading this and looking for advice, your probably not a Family member. Intern program is a joke, more of the same nepotism. One of these days Wall Street will figure this out. Perhaps then something will change. Good employees are leaving rapidly and morale is at an all time low. Ask them they did an employee survey that shows those results. The Gallagher way they talk about is not the document they claim. The Gallagher way is to take advantage of good hard working employees and reward the family with big pay while they do nothing.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work in hiring and promoting family. Before long only family will work for the company and nothing will get done. Start hiring and promoting qualified employees and the company might grow into the national company it could be.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I enjoyed working with a team of great claims specialist.

Claims Assistant (Former Employee)
Farmington, CT

I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt was always a pleasure helping customers over the phone in a timely and professional manner.

ConsNot able to reimbursed claimants on time for their loss time from work due to the processing of the medical record.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better computer system to obtain all necessary injury information for claims processing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Benefit

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

ProsFlexible with time, friendly Co workers, only 7 hour a day required work schedule.

ConsNo bonuses. Lowest paid company in the insurance industry, knowing someone in hire ranks guarantees your job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good people and good company, poor industry

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as an intern

ProsThe people are excellent. Everyone there is willing to help. In the Los Angeles Office you are slowly worked into the producer role, allowing you to learn the business over a number of years.

ConsThe insurance industry is not super stimulating and the industry as a whole is very complacent. Very few, if any, MBAs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Really terrible....

Project Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThey work 7 hour days but even that seems like an eternity

ConsTerrible overall IT and PMO management

Advice to Senior ManagementWhat good would it do. They know it all.

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Frustrating

Wc Supervisor (Former Employee)

I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time for less than a year

ProsNone really nothing to say

ConsNo work life balance too much focus on quantity and not quality of work

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Arthur J. Gallagher Summer Internship Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Pros- Access to upper level management
- On-the-job learning experience
- Access to client meetings
- Weekly presentations to management and other interns

Cons- Cold-calling
- Doesn't seem like a great job starting out of college

Advice to Senior ManagementWork to incorporate 1st year full-time employees in the consultative sales process, to attract other young people to work for the company.

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Great experience

Associate Consultant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time for more than a year

ProsCulture, values, people, benefits, learning experience

ConsCompensation, work/life balance, location (Chicago suburb),

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Was the best place I ever worked

Various (Former Employee)
Bellevue, WA

I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe People in the Bellevue Office were like family. I worked for 12 years, if I had not gotten sick I would still be there. N.Petry is one of the best women I ever worked for

ConsI do not have any

Advice to Senior ManagementSome of management should understand life circumstances a little better, and that there are somethings that are out of a person's hands.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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