Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
209 Reviews
2.9
209 Reviews
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some areas offer remote work from home opportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • Good Environment, Best Work Life Balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Some areas of the company do not have a good work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • No personal growth, very low pay increases unless your one of the chosen few (the pets they are called there) (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good things

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    Current Employee - IT Technical Support in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - IT Technical Support in Itasca, IL

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    Great benefits, large company, good future.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Reputable company with an entrepreneurial culture.

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    Former Employee - Account Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    Good benefits package including 401(k) and company match. Flexible work hours, reliable leadership, and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Training wasn't formal at all. It was a learn as you go environment that made me feel like I wasn't learning what I needed to learn in order to make a substantial impact. They have a 5 year graded vesting schedule for any of the 401(k) company match. I would be more enticed to stay if they had a 3 year cliff vesting schedule. The work environment can be a very "stuffy" in a way where people are too professional and straight laced. Feels as if most of the people who work there are putting up a facade, instead of just being themselves. This may be a symptom of the office politics and one-upmanship culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide comprehensive and formal training. Also, the culture is overly conservative and professional. It's as if people are trying to conform to a mold instead of being themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, not long hours

    Cons

    insurance can be dull and repetitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Still very new-positive so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities appear to be opening-many older employees retiring. Lots of resources to aid work. Very friendly people, pay is ok and benefits are good. Growing very fast

    Cons

    Many employees leaving due to retirement and quitting due to change from acquisition of local agency. Seems mostly due to changes and standards of larger company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Inter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back office environment
    The majority of the current employees want to help you succeed
    The goal is to hire you after
    Competitive pay for interns

    Cons

    Often didn't have any work to do
    Majority of the employees are much older

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Client service account manager.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate structure, with many resources.

    Cons

    17,000 employees could just be a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have resources and contingency plans easily accessible and available for career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Big Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of shared resources with other offices around the country

    Cons

    Heavy Sales Emphasis - greater emphasis on sales than retention. Don't invest in tools for clients due to E&O concerns purportedly. Few growth opportunities unless you are a producer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten out management. Empower account executives and underwriting to co-consult, reward for retention and new business, develop meaningful tools for clients (online enrollment, etc)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good to employees. Growth potential.

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    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Larkspur, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Larkspur, CA

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy and room to learn new things that apply to your field.

    Cons

    Performance reviews do not mean a raise in salary is guaranteed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outside learning would be beneficial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    RUN

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    Former Employee - Claims Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Claims Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits were typical within the insurance industry.

    Cons

    Management, no room for advancement, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Glass ceiling - Can be a great place to work but treatment can be inconsistent.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Many great individuals as colleagues, interesting work, decent benefits, stock purchase opportunity, growth focus, diversified business

    Cons

    Old boys' network; very tight and almost always late on salary increases, if any; no synergy between regions; nepotism that is unwarranted - incompetence tolerated from "family" members - but not others, producer comp not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and keep valuable employees, address inconsistencies, create synergies, address compensation timely and pay competitively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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