Guy Carpenter

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Guy Carpenter Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
40 Reviews
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40 Reviews
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  1.  

    wonderful

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    large company with many opportunities, good benefits, good center city location (Phila), nice co-workers

    Cons

    changing management so you have to be flexible and keep an open mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't forget to ask/include the person in the trenches

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Misshapen Organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Others have complained about low pay but if you are talented you will get a nice increase on your way in. There are plenty of reasonable hard-working people in the company.

    Cons

    There are many. Someone else made this comment but it's not beneficial to be in any group other than broking. Some seriously brazen personalities who lack the ability to treat people with respect. The office environment could use a serious morale boost as well. Reporting increases in revenues and earnings without any appreciable change in culture or bonus potential doesn't help anyone.

    Finally, dead weight -- there is lots of it. Tons of folks near the top who seemingly do little of anything and plenty in the trenches who lead to huge fixed costs without a blip of productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Global Reinsurance Firm

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

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time

    Pros

    Numerous opportunities, and large organization

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An ok place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Strong networking possibilities. Company promotes an atmosphere of continuous leaning

    Cons

    Not great compensation compared to other similar companies. If you don't fit in exactly with the companies culture and values you won't go far.

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

    Loved working at Guy Carpenter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    Wheres all the Talent Gone?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time (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
  8.  

    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.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a good company in the past

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension. Coworkers were friendly and pleasant to work with. I constantly learned all the time and have enjoyed my time. I was able to work independently and had lots of opportunity

    Cons

    There have been management changes which has lead it to be a little more stiff. They have focused more on reports that do not measure half of what I do. Because of this they overlook people for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop destroying the IT support with the outsourcing to India. Management is clueless and saving money is their only goal, no matter what the outcome.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Technical Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    No room for advancement, unless you are a broker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create pathways for advancement for all of your employees

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

    Overall Decent

    Current Employee - Senior Reinsurance Xol Technician in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Reinsurance Xol Technician in Edina, MN

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I truly get paid well for what I do and the benefits are great. I constantly learn all the time and have enjoyed my time. I am able to work independently and have had lots of opportunity

    Cons

    There have been management changes which has lead it to be a little more stiff. They have focused more on reports that do not measure half of what I do. Because of this they overlook people for promotion.

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