Marsh Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Benefits good, workload is extreme

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

    I have been working at Marsh full-time

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, though the employee contribution has increased dramatically. Lots of online learning resources, but you'll never have time to use them.

    Cons

    Running too lean for too long, EVERYTHING is driven by increasing shareholder value. Managers not permitted to hire to fill vacant positions, which increases workload for everyone else, no time for planning, just reacting to stay afloat. Mgmt plays games with incentives so people think they are qualified and then another office's bad numbers are combined with ours to drag ours down at review time. I/T makes decisions in a vacuum, spending boatloads of money on inefficient and clumsy technology.

    Advice to Management

    You are pushing good people out the door by overloading them and limiting their ability to do their jobs. You hire people who are experts in their fields, and bury them in administrative work, most of it internal compliance, so they are unable to focus on client needs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great people, few opportunities for career advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Alexandria, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Great peers, the opportunity to work with great managers

    Cons

    Very little control over your career, low pay and very few opportunities to improve pay. While there are some great managers there are many more bad managers who do no succession planning or career development.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on the IGNITE principals in terms of talent.


  3. Helpful (1)

    You won't regret working here.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Marsh full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Comradery. Great benefits with 401k, pension, commuter savings, and better than average maternity/paternity leave. It is a larger company so there is a greater wealth of knowledge and tools available to you and your clients. Company encourages volunteering and philanthropy.

    Cons

    Larger employer with the requisite "red tape" for many business process. Salary is below average for the Silicon Valley/Bay Area.

    Advice to Management

    Stream line processes. Adjust salaries to be more competitve with the area.


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  5. Assistant Vice President

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Marsh (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits and collaboration among employees

    Cons

    Pay, bonus, hours and workload


  6. Certificate Specialist

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

    I worked at Marsh full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge company. We'll run from a business stand point. Growing global company with areas in every field of business. Large network of successful subsidiaries.

    Cons

    It has been a while so things may have changed. Little opportunity for growth and advancement during my time. Only direction was for management.

    Advice to Management

    There is not much advice to be given as management was aware of most issues. There was a lot of focus on current job and not enough focus on potential career opportunities.


  7. Corporate America

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best in class brokerage. Work life balance with minimal performance expectations. Plenty of resources. Top talent at top but weak talent in support roles.

    Cons

    Sales focus that has turned attention from employee growth and development to production. Comp structure focused on production and incentives not well aligned

    Advice to Management

    Add staff


  8. Excellent company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Private Client Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Private Client Advisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance great. Flexible. Wonderful benefits. Coworkers very friendly and accommodating. Family atmosphere.

    Cons

    None. I do not see any as of yet. It's a 9-5 job but you take emotions home with you


  9. Client adviser

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

    I have been working at Marsh

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees that are willing to help you in any way the can to get the job done. Easy access to office

    Cons

    Not enough investment in the people. No matter how hard you try it does not seem like the moves being made on the corporate level is for the employees.


  10. Great company but line management more focused on clock than goals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Catastrophe Modeler Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Catastrophe Modeler Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is great to work for, socially responsible.

    Cons

    Individual departments vary. So much potential but internal silos and fee arrangements sometimes prevent the right clients from getting the right service. Spreading the NYC staff out regionally would help.

    Advice to Management

    The ancillary services targeted to a client should be determined more centrally. Otherwise the client with squeaky broker gets disproportionate service and the client who needs specialist solutions is not even aware.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Don

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Lead in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Lead in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Marsh

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

    Pros

    don't see any pros working at Marsh

    Cons

    Heavy workload Keep monitoring at the microest level No work life balance at all No flexibility in terms of remote work Leaders are also into microest level management

    Advice to Management

    Impove workstyle before people start jumping out of Marsh



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