Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Great Company but glass ceiling

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Executive in Itasca, IL
Current Employee - Account Executive in Itasca, IL

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

Pros

Benefits are great and the company values are sold. The history of AJG stands out amongst other brokerage firms. There are many specialized niches within AJG that allow you to become an industry expert. Great internship program.

Cons

No recognition of success from managers
Getting a raise is difficult; even with a consistent sales record
There is no encouragement to find employment opportunities within company which leads to high turnover.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate and recognize the younger account executives when they perform. That's your future. AJG spends a lot of money on developing talent but I feel like the majority leave after a few years and go to other companies that provide a more promising future.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Needs improvement

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

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

    Pros

    Good people and culture at the local office

    Cons

    Management in the local office was unskilled and provided no real leadership or responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training and experience to management.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Probably above average for large US broker/consultants

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

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities exist for self-starters. Don't wait for management or anyone else show your career path. If you go to work there, take time to learn how the company operates, really before starting out on your own career path. The extent to which you succeed will be largely based on your ability to see a need and fill it, while doing what is expected of you. The company is large, geographically dispersed and it's regions are led by very different people. In many ways, your success will depend on your location and the division. Definitely not a place to be nurtured.

    Cons

    Overall, the cons of this organization really depend on your division and your location. Being the right gender doesn't hurt either. The biggest con is the lack of management accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your bubble and start finding out what's really going on in some areas of the company, significant areas. Every once in a while acknowledge the flaws and what the company is doing to address them. No companies perfect, and trying to pretend that you are only makes the employees skeptical about what they're being told.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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