Marsh Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
129 Reviews
2.8
129 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
26 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.  

    Not the company it once was

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh full-time for 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
  2.  

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

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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 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
  3. 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!

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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    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

  6.  

    Sales oriented culture

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    Current Employee - Client Advisor  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional but short sighted.

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    Current Employee - Client Advisor  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vice President - GIT

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Hoboken, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nothing that can invite the top talent but good for pedestrian and mediocre talent. The place can really become nice to work if the current top management is fired and new set of leadership is brought that has hands on knowledge and are technical and also respect the IT resources.

    Cons

    Very weak IT management, no vision, top management laced with insecurity, mantra applied "award the mediocrity and suppress the meritocracy", filled with "yes sir" culture. Highly disorganized with the leaders having no clue how to run and IT organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the top IT management and flatten the organization of hierarchy. Top management pay and bonus should be directly linked to the performance and they should be held responsible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, large matrixed organization, lots of politics

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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 for 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
  10. 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh full-time for 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    This place will suck your soul out.

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    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Some of the brokers were very helpful and I did learn a fair bit. Benefits were decent, vacation time was plentiful.

    Cons

    It was impossible to get a day off. My supervisor was unwilling to let me get one morning off to buy a house, but took two weeks off to go to Europe after half of our team quit. Often, he would swing by my desk before he left on for the weekend and pressure me to work weekends (just like the manager in "Office Space"). Training is terrible, and because the workload is so heavy new employees are given trial by fire. No one is happy at Marsh in Austin, and the work environment is miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some appreciation for the little guys, create a real training program and put a bit of thought into who you promote as a supervisor or team lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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