Marsh
2.9 of 5 116 reviews
usa.marsh.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Marsh Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2014
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2.9 116 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

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Peter Zaffino

(20 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Very good for work life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments"
    in 8 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
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    Solid Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosit was a great learning experience

    Consthey do not pay for performance

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

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    Many fine, talented people that are frustrated by lack of leadership

    Senior Vice President (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsResources, talent, bench strength, market leverage, collaborative

    ConsToo many initiatives that never get completed. Basic accounting, invoicing and reporting is below par

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Gun shy

    Managing Director (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, good people to work with.

    ConsConstant change, ever shifting priorities, lack of transparency from Leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange for the sake of change is not good. New hires with three year commitments do not benefit the long term health of the firm.

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

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    fair place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits time off hours

    Conschange of leadership regularly.

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    In the beginning of my career at Marsh - Enjoyable job and nice people at Marsh.

    Client Representative II (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat Benefits and pay. Many holidays. Working with large accounts and good people.

    ConsPoor Management and lots of favoritism. You are a just a number at Marsh as no job security. They lay off good employees and keep others for no good reason. I worked hard and received great reviews and praise but got laid off with other people. I thought my job was secure and was shocked about getting the axe.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to your most valuable asset - Your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of Hands in the Cookie Jar, but Comfy

    Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsMy first real job out of school, was working as a desktop publisher for Marsh in Washington, DC. Temped for over a year waiting on a promise of full-tire hiring, and eventually got to define my position, and grew into a Graphic Designer. An excellent boost for my resume. I loved the atmosphere of the huge company (so many names and faces to learn), the luxury break rooms and the fancy lobby.

    I also enjoyed having a lot of down time with which to mess around on the internet and still get paid!

    ConsPriorities were constantly back and forth as there are so many folks in management that tend to clash. My department completely dissolved a few months after I left the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on honing a global mission that includes a more cohesive structure concerning internal support teams.

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

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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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    Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany opportunities for advancement in Insurance

    Constoo big of a corporate structure

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    Good Pay, Poor Management

    Policy Review (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsThe pay and benefits package was great. It was definitely worth the time, energy, and work requested. The building and location were excellent. The work was challenging while not being overly stressful.

    ConsManagement could not seem to get there act together between the old hubs and new hubs. Constant discord, changing of policies/practices and quality standards. Upper management was changed without warning and layoffs came out of the blue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish a proven system of QA and foster communication between departments as well as with clients and client teams.

    No, I would not 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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