Marsh Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
128 Reviews
2.8
128 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good for work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • stress levels are very high affecting work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Resources, talent, bench strength, market leverage, collaborative

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Gun shy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director

    I worked at Marsh full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible and you will feel like you're accomplishing nothing daily

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    There really are none, discounted food? If you get lucky, your manager may actually want to train you. Good de minimis fringes

    Cons

    Company does nothing right, low pay and no responsibility, oftentimes you will find employees just sitting around chatting doing nothing because they have nothing to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to trust and compensate your employees, stop making managers managers because they know the CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    fair place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits time off hours

    Cons

    change of leadership regularly.

  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Representative II  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Representative II in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your most valuable asset - Your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of Hands in the Cookie Jar, but Comfy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Marsh full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My 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!

    Cons

    Priorities 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 ManagementAdvice

    Work on honing a global mission that includes a more cohesive structure concerning internal support teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Corrupted by outsourcing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work Day start at 10 ends at 5

    Cons

    Business side outstanding.
    Company IT outsource all development and support.
    Outsourcing fail on epic scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit or clean the house

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement in Insurance

    Cons

    too big of a corporate structure

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Pay, Poor Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Policy Review  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Policy Review in Austin, TX

    I worked at Marsh full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Establish a proven system of QA and foster communication between departments as well as with clients and client teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    POOR LEADERSHIP IN FINPRO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments.

    Cons

    FINPRO 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 ManagementAdvice

    Practice The Greater Good, and especially the Integrity portion of IGNITE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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