Marsh
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Updated May 6, 2014
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Peter Zaffino

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41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good to learn the business...but don't stay for the pay.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsOpportunity to work on large accounts

    ConsYou are a widget in the great machine

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on client, not internal structure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Corrupted by outsourcing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWork Day start at 10 ends at 5

    ConsBusiness side outstanding.
    Company IT outsource all development and support.
    Outsourcing fail on epic scale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit or clean the house

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    POOR LEADERSHIP IN FINPRO

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments.

    ConsFINPRO leadership is detached and focused on "managing up" and taking care of their friends, rather than those colleagues that actually do the work. Performance reviews and bonuses are determined by a "beauty contest" under the corporate guise of "curve ranking", which does nothing but serves the purpose of leadership that punishes and retaliates against dissenters. I agree with the other commenter who noted that Marsh lies about giving raises. They do not…unless, of course, you are well-connected, OR you complain and they want to use you until they can find someone else to replace you!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice The Greater Good, and especially the Integrity portion of IGNITE!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the company it once was

    Assistant Vice President (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood vacation time, okay benefits

    ConsNo raises, detached management attitude

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, large matrixed organization, lots of politics

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgreat people, large company means lots of resources, great mentors, opportunity for advancement, largest broker in industry, exposure to lots in the industry

    Consrate race, little loyalty from management, devotion to cutting costs has resulted in workers doing more with less

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward employees for hard work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Absolutely NO raises given in this company for years. Employees at all levels are treated as disposable.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMidtown location of the NYC headquarter office. Name recognition of this large international company in the brokerage industry.

    ConsNo raises. Low (if any) bonuses. No room for career advancement. Terrible management and abysmal leadership especially in FINPRO. Employee morale and motivation are extremely low. Diversity is dismal. Marsh has many corporate initiatives and programs in place but it is all just "form over substance" and a means to check the box from a compliance standpoint. Upper Management is an exclusively white old boys (and girls) club, consisting for the most part of people who are far from brilliant but who have mastered the game of politics. No one in management has a shred of humanity, empathy or compassion. Nor is anyone interested in cultivating the large numbers of under-utilized and under-appreciated talent in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPAY your people. Give them raises. Give them Bonuses. Make them feel valued rather than disposable.

    Start valuing the people who work hard and work well, rather than the ones who play politics.

    Place people who know how to manage in managerial positions and provide ongoing training for managers. Instead of wasting time and resources on bi-annual reviews that are merely form over substance, engage in 360 reviews and be open to constructive criticism from employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Vice President (Former Employee)
    Hoboken, NJ

    ProsNothing that can invite the top talent but good for pedestrian and mediocre talent. The place can really become nice to work if the current top management is fired and new set of leadership is brought that has hands on knowledge and are technical and also respect the IT resources.

    ConsVery weak IT management, no vision, top management laced with insecurity, mantra applied "award the mediocrity and suppress the meritocracy", filled with "yes sir" culture. Highly disorganized with the leaders having no clue how to run and IT organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the top IT management and flatten the organization of hierarchy. Top management pay and bonus should be directly linked to the performance and they should be held responsible

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great environment, great people

    Client Representative (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat benefits, there is a lot of room for advancement, many young employees, ability to work with fortune 500 clients

    Consinsurance can sometimes be a little dry, workflow at different times of the year can be very inconsistent. Many highs and low in terms of amount of work on ones plate

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused, try to utilize internal network to the fullest

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

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    Good and getting better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros-Very smart colleagues that are easy to get along with
    -A lot of room to grow and move around the company
    -Decent benefits (and improving)
    -Management seems to reach out more to employees and values feedback
    -Very good for work life balance
    -Lots of company sponsored volunteer opportunities

    Cons-Compensation could be much better
    -Very rigid and formal culture
    -Could do better at retaining young talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider investing more on training for employees

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

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    Excellent People

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros1. Excellent, professional colleagues
    2. Reinvigorated leadership
    3. Focus on client service and growth
    4. Increasingly inclusive and seriously promote diversity (ethnic, perspectives, etc)

    Cons1. Internal politics can be challenging
    2. Below industry compensation

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out among the rank and file to understand their reality

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

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