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Marsh Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
160 Reviews
3.0
160 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good placeholder job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great Team Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    It was a job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    flexible hours, not much else

    Cons

    rude customers, sexist manager, only one that worked

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, bad comp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worn Out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Marsh USA Inc.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Company with HR Issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Knowledgeable peers
    - An industry leader
    - Direct management is strong
    - Good culture

    Cons

    - HR red tape to get promotion or recognition
    - Raises are minimal, despite the company having strong years
    - Senior Worldwide leadership does not have a strong understanding of the 'little man'

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented colleagues that are not valued by management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Global collaboration
    - Good benefits
    - Work life balance
    - Exciting global projects
    - Smart and helpful people to work with

    Cons

    - Constant change in leadership
    - Bonus and promotion structure are not properly defined and perhaps non existent
    - Salary is below market
    - Management does not value their employees or show any appreciation
    - Need to provide more opportunities for employees...no career growth
    - Lack of diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to value their employees and provide sound career development for their top performers.
    Create career paths for your employees
    Bonus and promotions are needed, improve compensation policy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work short term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    high quality people good place to learn the business.

    Cons

    They give you extra responsibility and promotions if you work hard but no extra pay to go with it.. Only company I know of that promotes people without giving them a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of you employees you have some good ones, don't take the good ones for granted. Come up with a fair pay system based on something other than what you negotiate when you start followed by poor or no raises afterword no matter how good you do or how much extra you take on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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