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Loved working at Guy Carpenter

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time for more than a year

Pros

I enjoyed working with professionals that believed in cooperation. Egos were in checked and a real sense of fairness was promoted. Training was offered and everyone was allowed to explore their potential.

Cons

Benefits were not fully acquired until you worked there 30 days. I was not happy not having coverage when I started working at Guy Carpenter.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A shorter period for benefit coverage for new employees will make the transition easier.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Wheres all the Talent Gone?

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    Former Employee - Managing Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large, visible franchise that always looks good on a resume

    Cons

    A very tiny minority are served by a large dis-enfranchised employee base. Its all about moving quickly enough to avoid responsibility. No sense of support or creative thinking. Move quickly enough or re-organize and no one can be held accountable. Getting by on historical, innovative view of Guy Carp, not the reality that over the past 10 years its become a slow growth, bureaucracy who size has caused it fall over on itself. Just look at the number of Vice Chairman or Heads of this or that, its nuts. The Best young and middle level talent doesn't remain for more than 2-3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to think longer than the next market cycle or bonus period. The platform is there because of those who preceded you and that seems to have been forgotten. Ace, Xl, BRMA, claims made policies were all products of some very thoughtful, creative problem solving at Carpenter. Find a way to get that back, the answer isn't reorganization or realignment or the next earnings call. Near term investment in the best and the brightest who challenge the status quo will pay huge dividends internally and externally. As a recent departure the number of inquires from existing Guy Carp employees about a position is staggering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    not awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guy Carpenter

    Pros

    good corporate salary, some good people

    Cons

    nepitism, some very bad apples (dishonest, incompetent etc) at all levels and all departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency about business strategy would be welcome. Once we hired someone away from their previous job, only to fire them 3 months later because of a reduction in workforce. It would have been far more respectful to have a hiring freeze prior to layoffs.

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