Marsh Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    No respect

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    N O T H I N G

    Cons

    CIO, Program Manager, IT operation lead, team leaders (except idiots) all resigned.

    One day, 7 people were called into a meeting room and terminated by being given 10 mins to pack things and asked to leave the premises.

    They think people are numbers and figures to be disposed/recycled by replacing with the cheap off-shore. Their aim is not to build the foundation by integrating people, but make the quarterly number look good by sacking people and cutting expenses. There are in the game of cost cutting by sacrificing people. They will see the result in 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopeless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    An Insurance Hoax- Dearborn, Michigan

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    - Free Gym Facility Onsite
    - decent pto
    -small location

    Cons

    unfriendly co-workers
    expensive heath insurance
    there are fifteen internet applications that you need to gain proficiency in. These are insurance carrier sites and internal employee sites. the salary is low under 35k and low morale. to top it off, there is a weird balance of high turnover and bitter old timers who dont like new hires. it was very disheartening. advancement opportunities were few and far between. i quit after less than six months

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Terribly bureaucratic and unwelcoming IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Marsh as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is world renowed, and a high profile employer.

    They pay very well, and there are interesting projects happening as they are updating one of their main internal systems.

    There is also probably lot's of management opportunity, just given how many of them exist.

    Cons

    The company structure (at least in IT) is horribly designed. WAY too much bloat and heavy overmanagement prevent employees from getting anything done. Their heavy reliance on off-shore workers does nothing to help with these problems, not too mention introducing many of their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slim down, and let people do some actual work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. A year passed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Benefits are over the top, such as health insurance, PTO, etc

    Cons

    You feel like you are just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve middle management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Immature & Irresponsible

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    The chance to handle broad range of works give opportunities to grow if you are willing to invest time and work longer. The chance comes because Marsh put workloads of more than one person can handle so that to reduce the headcounts and expenses.

    Cons

    Marsh has no interest in knowledge transfer, improve employee, treat colleagues fairly. Good people have left and bad remain, then keep hiring wrong people. Classic pattern for an organization to collapse. There is no sense of responsibility and ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No hope for improvement. Needs to hit the bottom to realize the reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    The people that work locally

    Cons

    Bad management, outsourcing, no rasies in the last 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what got Marsh to where it was 2007

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Fumbling through the dark

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Steady paying job.
    Opportunity for advancement in a large global company.

    Cons

    Lack of information provided to complete daily job functions.
    No insurance training yet am responsible for a vast array of insurance related knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more and fire the losers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    A Tough Climb to the Top

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Marsh was a place where you can create your own work schedule, you aren't micro managed and there is a certain amount of trust placed in you to do your job and do it correctly. Time-off was never an issue (if fact full time exempt employees get 3 weeks vacation and 2 weeks sick time, plus 2 personal and 2-3 floating holidays!)

    Cons

    There is no clear career path! There are hundreds of Assistant VP's and VP's, however, there is no clear reason why these people are promoted on a yearly basis. It is a very political atmosphere with who you know dominating who will get promoted versus hard and exceptional work getting you to the next place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward performance, recognize your talent within rather than play the political games. Show us how to move forward and what we need to accomplish in order to do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Long time worker leaning loyalty is only one way at Marsh

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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 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
  11. Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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