Marsh Reviews

Updated April 22, 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. Ageist

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great colleagues with which to work.

    Cons

    Low pay and low level of appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Reward loyalty

  2. Marsh has a long way to go

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -The people. Many of the people who work in the Austin office take much pride in their work, even though it's rarely recognized by Corporate
    -Good benefits/vacation policy
    -Career growth: if you know what you want and ask for it, opportunities are available. Your career is what you make of it at Marsh
    -Austin leaders are smart, positive and progressive
    -Great place to grow and shape your resume, but not a place for long-term career advancement
    -Large disconnect between local Austin office and Corporate

    Cons

    -Compensation is obscenely low, minimal raises. You know something's wrong when the referral bonus is almost double your R&R bonus
    -Austin office feels like the "bottom of the food chain"
    -Senior corporate leaders
    -Rigid work culture
    -Stagnant growth
    -Low pay is justified by keeping employees "dumbed down" instead of empowering them
    -Salary is non-negotiable
    -It takes a long time for meaningful change to happen

    Advice to Management

    Respect all of your employees by providing fair compensation. If you want to be the best, start by investing your people. Be more progressive.

  3. Helpful (4)

    Still searching for that brass ring.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are knowledgeable and helpful. Opportunity to work with world class clients. Brand recognition is unparalleled in the industry. Pension and 401(k) is rare in corporate America nowadays.

    Cons

    Employee turnover is out of control. It seems every week someone I work with resigns. This is due to increased workload, stagnant salaries and a sense that the company is not sharing its good fortune with the folks who produce it. Worse still is the fact that these positions often go unfilled, which creates a vicious cycle. There's a crop of baby boomers that seem to be counting the days until retirement. Promotions are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Stop living for quarterly earnings. You cannot continue to cut staff and freeze pay and expect that it won't impact performance. At some point people lose incentive and they will either leave for greener pastures or worse, stay and do a lackluster job. Invest in people and technology, and your shareholders will reap the benefit. The current approach of acting like we are still on a recession is short sighted and destroying morale.

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  5. No

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Location was fine. Benefits were ok.

    Cons

    The woman in charge was evil. Colleagues were vicious.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Best department - Surplus Lines

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    Current Employee - Surplus Lines Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Surplus Lines Coordinator in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    If you do work hard JUST enough and are alright with the low pay...you will always have a job there. Benefits and amount of PTO were nice.
    I personally liked my supervisor and was trusted by her. This does not always happen.
    When I left...they were trying to pump up employee morale. It was too late for me.

    Cons

    Somewhat impossible metrics to meet, micromanaged, bonuses nearly impossible, annual raises are not nearly enough ($200 for a whole year?!), pay in general way too low for the responsibility, no where to move up unless you want to be a supervisor (no thanks)

    Advice to Management

    Austin management is unable to do anything for employees without NYC's approval and they don't know the first thing about what goes on in Austin. That gap needs to be closed for the Austin office to advance.

  7. I have worked at this company for 3 years.

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    Current Employee - Marketing & Communications in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing & Communications in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company is stable and there are many opportunities.

    Cons

    The pay is low and raises are ridiculously low.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the lower level workers better.

  8. Excellent company, low pay

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    Current Employee - IMPACT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IMPACT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    big brand name company, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    low pay, movement within the organization is limited

    Advice to Management

    pay more

  9. Helpful (3)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work, but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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