Marsh Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Great Company Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

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

    Pros

    MMA subsidiary maintains a great company culture through clients, colleagues and community. It is a dynamic and fun place to work.

    Cons

    Some principals have become dis-engaged since the sale of the company.


  2. Big company with lots of different paths

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

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

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

    Pros

    Many different types of opportunities and career paths to choose from. Growth potential is there if your willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    Large work loads on a per person basis and expectancy keeps increasing. As with any large company change is hard to come by.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Not nimble

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

    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

    The people are great. It's a very collaborative atmosphere. There is a lot of opportunity and mobility up and laterally is achievable.

    Cons

    Senior management has no clue what is going on. That, or they don't care about the colleagues. They need to start listening to colleagues who tell them the truth that they don't want to hear.

    Advice to Management

    Another review put it well, stop living for quarterly results. The company is going to start going down the tubes when the good people that make it great continue to leave.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Overworked and underpaid.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Get the opportunity to work with very smart people Great benefits Room for growth

    Cons

    Pay is less than our competitors. I had a lot of colleagues leave for other brokers or carriers for singificant higher pay. Overworked, management does not stick with company restructures and initiatives. Too many changes.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate staff fairly and not just when they give in their resignation.


  6. Helpful (10)

    Still searching for that brass ring.

    • 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 (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are knowledgeable and helpful. Opportunity to work with world class clients. Brand recognition is unparalleled in the industry. Pension and 401(k) is rare in corporate America nowadays.

    Cons

    Employee turnover is out of control. It seems every week someone I work with resigns. This is due to increased workload, stagnant salaries and a sense that the company is not sharing its good fortune with the folks who produce it. Worse still is the fact that these positions often go unfilled, which creates a vicious cycle. There's a crop of baby boomers that seem to be counting the days until retirement. Promotions are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Stop living for quarterly earnings. You cannot continue to cut staff and freeze pay and expect that it won't impact performance. At some point people lose incentive and they will either leave for greener pastures or worse, stay and do a lackluster job. Invest in people and technology, and your shareholders will reap the benefit. The current approach of acting like we are still on a recession is short sighted and destroying morale.


  7. Lack of direction.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources L&D in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources L&D in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh

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

    Pros

    Nice people, descent technology, excellent global presence.

    Cons

    leadership is far removed from the day to day. Directions change without explanations or a plan. Poor change management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Collaborate. Listen. Lead.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Marsh has a long way to go

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

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

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

    Pros

    -The people. Many of the people who work in the Austin office take much pride in their work, even though it's rarely recognized by Corporate -Good benefits/vacation policy -Career growth: if you know what you want and ask for it, opportunities are available. Your career is what you make of it at Marsh -Austin leaders are smart, positive and progressive -Great place to grow and shape your resume, but not a place for long-term career advancement -Large disconnect between local Austin office and Corporate

    Cons

    -Compensation is obscenely low, minimal raises. You know something's wrong when the referral bonus is almost double your R&R bonus -Austin office feels like the "bottom of the food chain" -Senior corporate leaders -Rigid work culture -Stagnant growth -Low pay is justified by keeping employees "dumbed down" instead of empowering them -Salary is non-negotiable -It takes a long time for meaningful change to happen

    Advice to Management

    Respect all of your employees by providing fair compensation. If you want to be the best, start by investing your people. Be more progressive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Best department - Surplus Lines

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Surplus Lines Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Surplus Lines Coordinator in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    If you do work hard JUST enough and are alright with the low pay...you will always have a job there. Benefits and amount of PTO were nice. I personally liked my supervisor and was trusted by her. This does not always happen. When I left...they were trying to pump up employee morale. It was too late for me.

    Cons

    Somewhat impossible metrics to meet, micromanaged, bonuses nearly impossible, annual raises are not nearly enough ($200 for a whole year?!), pay in general way too low for the responsibility, no where to move up unless you want to be a supervisor (no thanks)

    Advice to Management

    Austin management is unable to do anything for employees without NYC's approval and they don't know the first thing about what goes on in Austin. That gap needs to be closed for the Austin office to advance.


  10. Worst Company I have worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Surplus Line Coordinator and Helpdesk in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Surplus Line Coordinator and Helpdesk in Austin, TX

    I worked 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

    Benefits were marginal for a major insurance brokerage

    Cons

    Limited growth potential and absolutely no company loyalty while expecting employee to go above and beyond.


  11. Excellent company, low pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IMPACT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IMPACT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    big brand name company, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    low pay, movement within the organization is limited

    Advice to Management

    pay more



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