Marsh Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Marsh CEO Peter Zaffino
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Pros
  • Nice people, flexible schedules allowing for work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good people to work with (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Very heavy workload, no work life balance (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Insurance Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    A good environment for learning all about the Insurance Industry. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable and willing to help.

    Cons

    The pay is not as high as some of its competitors. A lot of employees leave for advances in pay.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice is to look into more competitive salaries. Keep doing what you are doing!


  2. Great People, Lousy Opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist III in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist III in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Engagement in the Colleague base is great. Everyone really cares about you and what you contribute to the team. Benefits are fairly good, and the work is done well.

    Cons

    They promote the wrong people to leadership and don't seem to value loyalty very much. attrition is very high because at the moment they are over working those employees who are there and it's taking 3-4 months to promote or even do a lateral transfer.

    Advice to Management

    For Senior Management - Speed up the job approval process, people can't wait for advancement forever. You are losing the good people because your dragging your feet to promote them. Also, the hiring freezes are killing your bottom line. Financials are falling because no department is fully staffed and you are overworking the good people.


  3. Vice President

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and extremely interesting work

    Cons

    Slow decision making and archaic program management


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  5. Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get the opportunity to work with a number of different direct insurers which is a fantastic learning experience. Great relationship with coworkers.

    Cons

    Constant emphasis on the bottom line, the message from upper management is "grow, grow, grow". Much of the growth has come through acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    There isn't always recognition as to who does what for work. In the past, there has been very little objective measurement of work output. This has allowed some people to coast by with others picking of the slack. The concern is that certain employees are being overworked, they will become burned out and leave the company.


  6. Operations Analyst

    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist II/Operations Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist II/Operations Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good job for a back office processing type of person.

    Cons

    not a lot of growth potential right now.


  7. Good people. Stable and good overall place.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are good people and generally a good sense of community. Overall a lot opportunity for movement and learning.

    Cons

    Tides in management change often. You have identify good mentors and the right people to work with on your own (but you have the flexibility to do so).

    Advice to Management

    To be more conscious of the people that support the business. Without a good foundation, it's hard to get things done quickly and right the first time.


  8. Working at Marsh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Lacks modern tools and technolgy. Low salaries.


  9. inside look

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, history and talent.

    Cons

    Leadership fixated on share price. They are not equipped to manage the ship.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people you have before it is too late.


  10. Poor Management

    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Zionsville, IN
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Zionsville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    there werent that many pros working there. it was just a job for me and didnt really enjoy it.

    Cons

    The managers didn't care about their employees. they wouldnt help you out if you needed it they would just say figure it out or find someone else.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to your employees needs. the happier the employees the better customer service.


  11. Customer service

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Various job openings and good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor communication, pay is low compare to easier jobs in this city.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge people for their dedication, hard work, dependability and reward them accordingly



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