Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL

I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Great supporting cast, Above average pay, Great hospitality, Numerous areas for growth and development, Hands on experience, Never sitting at a desk bored/doing nothing

Cons

You have to work in all areas, regardless if you're interested or not

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Prepare to work long hours for lower industry pay and little recognition.

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people that are in the same boat and most are willing to help you however they can.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, very little appreciation for what is expected of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and show appreciation for the employees that go the extra mile day in and day out. A raise more than every three or four years, a little something at Christmas, acknowledgement.

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

    Great work life balance, but not a place for innovation

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Developer in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Senior IT Developer in Itasca, IL

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

    Pros

    -I was fortunate to have an amazing manager that gets it (need for processes, empowers employees, doing the right thing, not overloading employees).
    -There is plenty of work and opportunity to wear many hats.
    -Hours are very reasonable. Work from home Fridays.

    Cons

    -The business is a stale environment. Innovation is stifled and not an exciting place to be.

    -Fundamental issues with senior leadership team's view of technology. Historically, the company spends only 30% compared to what companies of comparable size spend in IT. The new CIO of AJG indicated that the senior leadership team see's their industry as a "relationship" business and does not see how technology can be their competitive edge "yet". Good news is that the CIO has an action plan and made it his goal to convince the senior leadership team to invest more in IT and use it as a competitive advantage. There are signs of improvement. The company has hired a lot of new smart people over the last year to assess the industry and create a Roadmap for IT. However, was surprised that this wasn't already in place since the company has been around for 50 years..

    -The lack of understanding Account managers have of how clients can benefit from analytics and how to proactively foresee their clients need results in non-innovative requirements and dull BI development.

    -The underinvestment in IT has resulted in the company running sort of between a startup and a semi-mature company. Very limited IT governance processes, no enterprise architecture group, no architecture reviews or standards for infrastructure. No processes in the group I was in, but have implemented standards and processes since then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -There is a lot of value technology can bring you. Maximize this potential.
    -Develop a client management strategy where you are a strategic partner, not just order takers.
    -Hire new account managers and/or train the account managers to be a strategic partner, not just an order taker.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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