Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated July 1, 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. Good company, growing industry

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    • 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. full-time

    Pros

    Good management at the time. Really valued youthful employees by providing mentorship and guidance.

    Cons

    Sold the position as consulting, but in reality its more sales and brokering.


  2. Account Manager

    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture and bright future

    Cons

    Knowledge transfer for new trainees


  3. 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.


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  5. 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.


  6. Entry Level

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    • 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.


  7. 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


  8. Great Internship.

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    • 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.


  9. 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.


  10. Gallagher Bassett Finance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Itasca, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There were a lot of great employees. A majority of the people that I worked with were pleasant and enjoyable to talk to. You could always strike a conversation and spend time getting to know new people.

    Nobody seems to track your browsing history, so if you look like you're working, you can just screw around all day reading articles and watching cat videos. as long as no-one can see your screen, you're good.

    Cons

    Just about everything else...
    Technology is way outdated.
    Upper management could care less about finance personnel. The general mentality is "Make it work for our client, regardless of how manual the process."
    No fixed yearly raise, you have to fight for it.
    No internal career growth. I spent more than a year there, and saw 5 manager positions get filled from external hiring.
    No bonus for finance people, which makes it that much harder to process all the bonuses for the sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. There is much talent on the working floor. Stop hiring from CNA.
    Don't be stingy with pay. You can't tell the team that finance was under budget by a mil and then not increase pay....


  11. 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



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