Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Pros
  • Some areas offer remote work from home opportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • My direct management is encouraging and gets the whole work-life balance deal (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. Steady growth, great coworkers, but not poised for the future...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compared to other brokerage houses such as Willis, Lockton, USI, HUB etc, Gallagher probably has the best culture: relaxed environment, better staffed and understanding supervisors. Furthermore, Gallagher has a larger market share and thus, has greater recognition.

    Gallagher has dedicated resources such as Actuarial services, Underwriting department, Survey tools etc. These can be help the account management teams with their periodic deliverables.

    In my experience, Gallagher looks to employ new talent and then groom them for higher positions in the Account management ladder. This is relatively rare in the other competitors where the staff is often just an amalgamation of bodies to throw work at.

    Cons

    Gallagher is severely lacking in innovation: Internal benchmarking tools are few and far in-between. There is a dire need to develop internal resources that can help drive discussion with clients and prospects.

    Advice to Management

    Create internal resources like Towers Watson, Milliman and Mercer have or you will soon find yourself losing the larger clients to these competitors.

    Abandon SalesForce, it is just a hole in the ground that you are filling with money.


  2. Great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, family plans are high.


  3. Entry Level

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing training and learning opportunities.
    Strong company to work for when entering the industry.
    Very open to education objectives.

    Cons

    Not always the fastest upward movement.
    Can be hard to gain new experiences.
    There is a lot of nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize talent early on and avoid favoritism. Although, overall the company is one of the best places to work. For the most part, they do recognize talent.


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  5. Claims Trainee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    Great company. Great learning opportunity, hands on experience

    Cons

    Depends on what client you are assigned to. Huge work load. Little pay


  6. Great Internship.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had an internship with the St. Louis branch of Gallagher. I love the job and everyone in the office, it's demanding but at the same time incredibly rewarding. You are treated as a well equipped asset, not a coffee serving machine.

    Cons

    Depending on what office you get hired at the internship varies greatly. Some offices have an incredibly well structured program and others have basically nothing.


  7. Intern

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

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

    Pros

    It was a good overall experience.

    Cons

    At times there was not much work to do.


  8. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Liability Adjuster
    Current Employee - Liability Adjuster

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The co-workers are very easy to work with.

    Cons

    The job itself can be very stressful


  9. Life as an adjuster.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Adjuster in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Adjuster in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When I was hired at GB the salary was very competitive. The office management we had was good and very concerned about the case loads each adjuster had.

    Cons

    When I left GB there was new office management, gone were the care and concerns about office morale, adjuster case loads and at no time in all my years at GB did I get a raise, in fact, no one received a raise for 4 years straight! But the company had money for aquisitions!

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your adjusters! Get company management to provide decent salaries and manageable case loads! Hire team managers who care about their teams.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Salary

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are great and make the job

    Cons

    People are not compensated the same.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities abound. I have seen admininstrative assistance promoted to account managers. Branch culture is geared toward success both indivual career pathing and branch sucess.

    Cons

    Not a good fit for everyone but work exploring.



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