Marsh Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
132 Reviews
3.0
132 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice people, flexible schedules allowing for work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments (in 10 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 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 (more than an 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
  2.  

    POOR LEADERSHIP IN FINPRO

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    • Senior Management
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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 (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
  3.  

    Good to learn the business...but don't stay for the pay.

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    • Senior Management
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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on large accounts

    Cons

    You are a widget in the great machine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on client, not internal structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the company it once was

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation time, okay benefits

    Cons

    No raises, detached management attitude

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

    FINPRO

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Great management, tools and process flow. Ability to learn a great deal. Supportive mangers etc.

    Cons

    If talent is your biggest assets, why not invest in them? Lack of raises, bonuses and adjustments for promotions shows managements mentality only higher ups get taken care of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your intellectual capital. Show you care for employees, cause right now you don't!

  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Challenging, best minds in the business, flexible, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    need to satisfy wall street = lots of internal reporting and management

  8.  

    Sales oriented culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    team environment; benefits; expertise in industry

    Cons

    constant changes to corporate structure and upper management; outdated technology; overly burdensome internal processes; no pay raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intensive focus on sales will hurt retention of current clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional but short sighted.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Great resources and very able work force/talent.

    Cons

    Short sighted, stagnant growth, old school technology and methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to start gutting the old ways.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, large matrixed organization, lots of politics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people, large company means lots of resources, great mentors, opportunity for advancement, largest broker in industry, exposure to lots in the industry

    Cons

    rate race, little loyalty from management, devotion to cutting costs has resulted in workers doing more with less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees for hard work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely NO raises given in this company for years. Employees at all levels are treated as disposable.

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

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Midtown location of the NYC headquarter office. Name recognition of this large international company in the brokerage industry.

    Cons

    No raises. Low (if any) bonuses. No room for career advancement. Terrible management and abysmal leadership especially in FINPRO. Employee morale and motivation are extremely low. Diversity is dismal. Marsh has many corporate initiatives and programs in place but it is all just "form over substance" and a means to check the box from a compliance standpoint. Upper Management is an exclusively white old boys (and girls) club, consisting for the most part of people who are far from brilliant but who have mastered the game of politics. No one in management has a shred of humanity, empathy or compassion. Nor is anyone interested in cultivating the large numbers of under-utilized and under-appreciated talent in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY your people. Give them raises. Give them Bonuses. Make them feel valued rather than disposable.

    Start valuing the people who work hard and work well, rather than the ones who play politics.

    Place people who know how to manage in managerial positions and provide ongoing training for managers. Instead of wasting time and resources on bi-annual reviews that are merely form over substance, engage in 360 reviews and be open to constructive criticism from employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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