Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
206 Reviews
2.9
206 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nepotism encourages

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    Ethics important, friendly, decentralized, open about goals

    Cons

    Women stuck in nowhere jobs. No career paths for many positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up to the torrent of women leaving

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many systems, no local management, performance based pay is a lie

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    People
    Professional Standards
    Clients
    Benefits

    Cons

    The job role you start in you will be stuck in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Link performance with pay

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    They are all about the shareholders and Nepotistic Select

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    civic. - minded, ethical. Decent work - life balance

    Cons

    No training, little job security, no career path, no pension, poor 401K (annual contribution 12/31, sucks!), subpar income opportunity, poor management, everthing is about the shareholder and the nepotistic select . They'll present an attractive carrot to attract you and then change the game !'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits and compensation not competitive with competition. Poor support demonstrated my retention. Poor sales management. Excessive and unfair nepotism. obvious extreamist focus of the shareholder over the treatment of the employee effectives moral. Corporate greed is obvious

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Insurance Producer in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Insurance Producer in Short Hills, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and nice pace to work

    Cons

    Salary range is low for industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hmm.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Culture use to be friendly.

    Cons

    Culture is driven by corporate mandates rather than talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a point of getting better acquainted with your 'team'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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