Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
218 Reviews
3.0
218 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. Featured Review

     

    Good things

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Very family oriented company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great management style, family like atmosphere, teamwork inspired

    Cons

    Many family members work here, favoritism can be a problem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Best employer I've had thus far. I can listen to music at my desk. They paid for my licensing expenses.

    Cons

    Getting a raise is hard. Yearly self-performance review you have to write. Provided Health Insurance isn't the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more often, give higher raises and bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Network Operations center analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Operations Analyst in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Network Operations Analyst in Itasca, IL

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible with the hours. There is a lot of knowledge there people are easy to talk to. They really care about your professional growth. Overall there really isn't much to say.

    Cons

    Right hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. People will micromanage you even if you know what you are talking about. They will stand over your shoulder whether you like it or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall management is okay. Try everything you can to keep the people that you have. just continue to be engaged the way you have been.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Old School Feel / New School Techniques

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Itasca, IL

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Friendly employees who are willing to help.
    Pretty good overall benefits for medical, dental and vision.
    Profitable company.

    Cons

    Reporting to multiple managers makes it difficult to finish certain projects.
    Chicago's 94.7 Radio Station plays all day which can be a distraction.
    There are people who talk down about lower level workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go easy on employees just starting out, there is no need to attack them in their first week and interrogate them.
    Develop a solid training curriculum that is already designed and work on expectations sooner than later.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Area Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Area Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    Similar to other brokers with structure and proced ures. Some of the capabilities of a large broker, but not the depth.

    Cons

    Acquisition of too many smaller brokers and agencies. Integration of acquisitions hit or miss. Most of the management are related making advancement tough to impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to integrate the acquisitions into a single company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of freedom, little culture because of branch offices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wellness
    Current Employee - Wellness

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

    Pros

    ability to work from home, freedom to explore interests, a lot of client facing opportunities

    Cons

    No culture because of branch offices, no true career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger culture, more training/leadership opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work, hard place to grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, often challenging subject matter. Great place to start a career in the insurance industry. Love the people, pay, and flexibility.

    Cons

    No formal training, difficult to grow and advance outside of typical insurance and account management skills. Definite good ol' boys culture likely because of industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on retaining business and invest in employees. Great at sales not as good with retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    Great office, great people, supportive of work life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to attain professional growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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