Marsh Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Nice people, flexible schedules allowing for work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments (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. Great Pharmacists as my leaders

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Carmel, IN

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

    Pros

    Pharmacist encourages work-life balance and have a very positive attitude.
    Takes the time to interact with each patient.

    Cons

    Hour change does not work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Long time worker leaning loyalty is only one way at Marsh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with although many of the best and brightest have had enough and starting to leave

    Cons

    Management boast of 19 quarters of continue growth but forget to mention it was accomplished with no growth in employees salaries. Much of corporate american struggle with meaningful raise these days but Marsh is the only one I know of that does not even give raises to people they promote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can force rank everyone a three, give people extra responsibilities and even promotions without compensating them for the work they do. The good ones are starting to leave and you need to wake up before it is to late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Great Team Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Marsh offers clients many resources to meet their clients Insurance and Risk Management needs. Not many Insurance Firms can offer the same products

    Cons

    Marsh is a worldwide company which can result in challenges to get the most simple task completed in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your teams not just hear, listen. Those individuals are "in the trenches" doing the actual day to day tasks and offer invaluable insight and ideas to processes, policies and procedures. Show the colleagues they are appreciated. Budgets are huge in a company this large, but offering at least a Holiday or Year end party would be nice. Consider a picnic and allow the employees to bring their family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good place to work, but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Highly collaborative work environment and offers opportunity to challenge yourself with work related projects beyond your station.

    Cons

    Seems more willing to seek out new talent at competitive salaries than it does in retaining it's current employees with highly competitive compensation. Management structure is an inverted pyramid; lots of management and not enough staff to support work loads. A large organization that is often slow or resisted to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your loyal long term employees; retaining your talent will cost less in the long term than it will to hire and train new employees. Actually act on the findings of engagement surveys rather than pay lip service to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Park Ridge, IL

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

    Pros

    Company culture is professional and workers are treated with respect.

    Cons

    Its hard to find anything special to criticize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the same attitude to your employees as always. You treat employees as assets, not liabilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    The employees are great and work really hard.

    Cons

    Senior management lets it be known that they don't care about the lower level employees through low pay and no promotions. Moral is at an all time low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your employees are trying to tell you and improve pay and moral and they will work harder and be happier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good placeholder job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Good benefits. Socially conscious.

    Cons

    Non-competitive salary. Company offers no incentive for excellence or professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The referral bonus is 3x as large as the performance bonus. Try to focus on retaining exceptional employees, as opposed to hiring new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Marsh USA Inc.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Loyal, Team-Centric Approach, Multi-lines of coverage, great technical expertise

    Cons

    Siloed structure, minimal on-boarding, comp is only OK

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company, bad comp

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Great Work/Life balance
    Excellent training
    Relocation options

    Cons

    Compensation is the weak link of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are aware that your compensation is not working. Talent is leaving you. That will cost you more in the long term. You are training employees for the competition.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Worn Out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Client Representative
    Current Employee - Senior Client Representative

    I have been working at Marsh (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of really great people and no other broker has the caliber of people that Marsh does.

    Cons

    I've been with Marsh for 25+ years. They have cut the staff to the bare minimum and the remaining employees have absorbed their work. Now they don't allow overtime any more so it's impossible to get the job done even though they expect it to get done. Bonus pools are set up for upper management only, so the worker bees aren't eligible. Annual raises, if you're lucky enough to get one, are between 1 and 3%, even though we are constantly being told how great the company is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many good years, so share the wealth with the worker bees in the trenches for a change instead of just giving to the top tier management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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