Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 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.  

    Wonderful employer

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

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

    Pros

    The pros outweigh the cons of working at AJ Gallagher. The people are wonderful and the best part of working there.

    Cons

    Compensation in my role is lower than average and the workload high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus internally on employees and their wellbeing and that will take care of the clients and stockholders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tremendous potential, poor execution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good resources, particularly ACA updates and support. Good Co-workers and corporate resource team.

    Cons

    Leadership can be weak and dysfunctional. No consistency in how office is managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that growth through acquisitions can create challenges in leadership when former business owner is responsible for the branch. An entrepreneur is not a good fit to run the day to day operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long time employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule central location, close to freeway

    Cons

    agism; sexism; snobby. You won't get a promotion or raise unless you are under 30 or come from wealth & belong to a country club. Look at the pictures online, they are all young. There is no training except for the half dozen systems. Don't apply unless you want to be a data processor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to being a customer service organization not a paper service organization. Recognize the value that experience brings to the bottom line. Train the managers and have them be just managers, not insurance agents too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor use of resources due to constant acquisitions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Producer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great earnings potential. Autonomous branch operations. Flexibility. Exposure to a great deal of high level risk management strategies.

    Cons

    Fragmented culture. Constant acquisitions by Corporate. Lack of resources provided to branch. No clear direction by management. Bottom line driven. Constant training of tech resources that do little to improve product or customer relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhere to the philosophy of putting your people first, not your profits. Develop an "acquisition game plan" in regards to expectations, training, and how to access AJG's global resources. Develop a centralized marketing hub or regional marketing position to assist in account placement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    sales intern

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    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    friendly, always willing to help, professional, meaningful assignments

    Cons

    none, was very pleased with summer internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    AJG can be a good company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The reasons to work there: a large company with tons of helpful resources, each branch office maintains it's own cultural identity.

    Cons

    Cons: San Francisco location is not in the financial district, its hard to get too. Little or no reward for hard work and dedication. Management suffers from lack of management training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though AJG is a sales organization, it behooves management to recognize the hard work and dedication of the non sales team.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great insight into the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brokerage Services Intern in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Brokerage Services Intern in Itasca, IL

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

    Pros

    a lot of industry growth

    Cons

    Difficult to break into sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical of a large company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were okay

    Cons

    Too much micro managing which us demeaning.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people ... Need more inspired leaders

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Have a chance to make an impact

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't spend enough energy leveraging and developing talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more, talk less

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok, but not great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Little education in insurance field

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