Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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A lot of opportunity for young professionals

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter
Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter

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

Pros

I have worked at the company for more than 5 years now and there is a lot of opportunity for advancement and career growth. Young talent are fastracked through the EDGE program with your peers. Benefits are decent compared to other competitors. My direct management is encouraging and gets the whole work-life balance deal. If you work hard and do what's right, you'll be given opportunities to move up within the company.

Cons

Only 10 vacation days and 3 floating days to start. Needs to be 15 +3 but that's something you could negotiate if you really wanted.

Office culture is a little stale at times and it's a full time desk job for me. Pay was a little on the low side with competitors.

One big turn off is the company pumps itself up all the time and it's a bunch of hullabaloo if you ask me. Yes, it's a growing and diverse company but they make a big deal about yearly growth and it's really externally through acquisitions and not organic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make it a fun place to work. Offices that don't see. Liens every day should be casual. Celebrate birthdays and events as a group. Provide small rewards for extra work...create a fun incentive program for your people ($50 gift card for top producers each month, etc.)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    As an intern, you are able to experience the daily routines of the Producers and learn the basics of the commercial insurance industry. The employees at the office you intern take care of you as much as possible and the pay is very competitive in terms of Internships. Meet other interns from around the country.

    Cons

    Most of the Producers do not have enough time to spend with the Interns on a daily basis, so you are stuck with "busy work". People outside your immediate office are not the greatest. It is a difficult business to be successful in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company undermined by inept local branch management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great brand, market leverage, name recognition and resources

    Cons

    Old boys club. If you are a middle aged white man you will never, ever be fired. Doesn't matter how poorly he's performed. Insufficient accountability of poor performers. Generally their work load is reduced but pay remains the same. Revenue generated by top performers underwrites low performers existence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your workforce should be as diverse as your client base. A predominantly middle aged white male leadership team sends the wrong message. Visit the local offices, listen to the top performers and affect change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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