Marsh

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Marsh Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 120 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

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Peter Zaffino

(23 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good for work life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management was changed without warning and layoffs came out of the blue(in 6 reviews)

  • You are just a number - if someone leaves company, common to hear 'the Marsh juggernaut carries on'(in 3 reviews)

120 Employee Reviews
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    1 person found this helpful  

    A good group of specialists and a pleasant working environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSafe job, international company, smart people

    ConsWork overload, not a very big brand and not for the very ambitious

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in growing the company reputation and brand awareness

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Great atmosphere, great people, good work.

    Certificate Specialist (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsThis a great, well-established company. Good people work here and the benefits are great and the time off is generous.

    ConsThe pay could be a little better, but it's more than do-able.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy office supports offices around the country, and some other offices' co-workers could be better with communication.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company if you don't stay too long

    Vice President (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPays well, excellent benefits, some odd management decisions

    Consfuture strategy somewhat unclear to staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting, busy...great co-workers and leadership

    Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)

    ProsExciting, busy...great co-workers and leadership

    ConsOvertime is not an option in some locations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place for those interested in having a career in insurance or risk management

    ConsOpportunities for growth can be limited - depending on role.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Worked very hard

    Client Representative II (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsProper benefits for employees at Marsh

    ConsNever really felt appreciated. Work done was overlooked and no real promotion of employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook to grow from inside.

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    Okay

    Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat work/life balance
    Stable industry
    Work is easy

    ConsInsurance can be boring
    Limited sense of importance/fulfillment

    Advice to Senior ManagementBenefits package could be improved

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    good, straightforward job, but industry is not going that well

    Client Executive (Former Employee) Istanbul (Turkey)

    Prosless stressful than underwriting
    a lot better reputation and corporate than other brokers
    good communication within the company

    Consyou are paid min. 30-40% less than underwriters
    mid level management has been working there since forever
    once you get crossed with management, you shouldn't expect a bright career progress anymore

    Advice to Senior Managementtoo high turn over in the new generation,
    marsh needs to pamper the new generation talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience

    Intern (Former Employee) Urbandale, IA

    ProsThe people are extremely nice, and it's a nice work environment. Everyone was very helpful and answered all my questions.

    ConsIt's a complex company, and as an intern, I didn't go through a formal training process. It was difficult to understand why I was doing some of the work I was doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Competitive

    (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat minds, great clients to work with and learn from, access to resources is great, global company and reach for learning and more, great sister companies and global brand.
    Industry practices are full of information and you can access a resource pretty easily.

    ConsDo more with less - this is common in most large corporations.
    Ask for feedback. Sometimes it is not given.
    Set expectations with management.
    Very traditional management in many respects, and heads are sometimes bigger than the doorway - important to learn how to work with some people

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement can be more effective in reducing the number of broadcasts and targeting them to the right people. They should increase some broadcasts and increase their level of communication about important changes in the company. Also, take the time to listen to your people and work with them to develop a career path - this is lost.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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