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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  1.  

    Lots of Hands in the Cookie Jar, but Comfy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    My first real job out of school, was working as a desktop publisher for Marsh in Washington, DC. Temped for over a year waiting on a promise of full-tire hiring, and eventually got to define my position, and grew into a Graphic Designer. An excellent boost for my resume. I loved the atmosphere of the huge company (so many names and faces to learn), the luxury break rooms and the fancy lobby.

    I also enjoyed having a lot of down time with which to mess around on the internet and still get paid!

    Cons

    Priorities were constantly back and forth as there are so many folks in management that tend to clash. My department completely dissolved a few months after I left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on honing a global mission that includes a more cohesive structure concerning internal support teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Pay, Poor Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Policy Review  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Policy Review in Austin, TX

    I worked at Marsh full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    POOR LEADERSHIP IN FINPRO

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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 for 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
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  5.  

    Experience

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

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement in Insurance

    Cons

    too big of a corporate structure

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 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
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 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
  8.  

    Good Firm with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great resources and lots of knowledgeable people. A Who's Who of clients. Very strong and leading with large global/complex accounts. Specialty side of business is awesome with great brokers who really give it their all. Some managers (specialty) are tireless and give their life to the business and their team.

    Cons

    Extremely expense reduction focused. At least annual reductions in staff (sometimes 2x a year)... tend to stay around 70-80 so not published and these are not just low performers... often these are masked as position elimination but they craft a 'new' position and adjust responsibilities to get by. Also, extremely internally focused despite great external efforts of many colleagues moving ahead. Several senior managers are self-preservation experts and promoters, at the expense of others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen without retribution and respect different views, not just people saying what they think you want to hear. Employees are not disposable resources.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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!

  10.  

    Not a meritocracy by any measure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Marsh full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have a subsidised Starbucks
    Some really talented colleagues

    Cons

    An indifferent HR function
    Many jobsworth 'company men'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people who are good at their jobs BEFORE they decide to leave the company AND promote talent ahead of family name, school of education, and time of service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales oriented culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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

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