Marsh

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Marsh Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
145 Reviews
3.1
145 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice people, flexible schedules allowing for work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments (in 11 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 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Management Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Risk Management Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning experience.
    Great exposure to various industries/companies
    Solid foundation in everything risk.

    Cons

    Poor management
    Poor remuneration
    Lack of incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach to clients!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Managers Bogged down by Corporate Bureaucracy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Broker
    Former Employee - Insurance Broker

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -some great managers
    -potential to move up
    -decent entry-level salaries
    -excellent education opportunities (RIBO, CAIB etc. and lunch and learn courses)

    Cons

    -extremely inflexible schedule
    -difficult to suggest changes/improvements
    -lets go long-time, committed and outstanding employees simply based on salary (the department needs extra money, so they let someone go without warning)
    -many disgruntled long-time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell out your assets (great long-time employees) for the new kid on the block just to save a few bucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never again

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

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Large and recognized firm within the insurance industry. Pay is decent. Benefits are good. Time off is pretty good also.

    Cons

    Horrible co-workers. Everyone is a vice president and thinks they are important and too busy to do anything. SVPs and MDs don't want to do anything either. Everyone has the attitude that they are more important than the next person, even the admins. HR is non-existent and useless but that's pretty much any company. People with bad attitudes get rewarded because their manager's have even worse attitudes. Vicious cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know they have been working on the boys club mentality for a while but clearly nothing there has changed and it continues to be the boys club with a woman and minority thrown in for good measure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Very interesting company with loads of opportunities for people willing to take them onboard. Plus very flexible and stimulating environment

    Cons

    Management needs to do his homework. Plus hr department can be absent sometimes. Facilities and IT system not the best of the lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder on motivating your stuff. Sending emails or making surveys is not really the best way to share you vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Integrity is not of the words I would describe Marsh - lacks serious true leadership....

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    There once was a time where it was fun working at Marsh, people were respected, career path was clear and results from an IT delivery perspective were recognized.

    Cons

    It has become a cost savings environment. IT is not seen as competitive advantage - more as a necessary evil to keep up with Aon, Willis, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT leadership is POOR! No one respects the existing leadership under Williams - make the necessary changes and bring back the fun!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good in the early years and not so much in the later years

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Great Benefit package
    Very good work life balance
    exceptional people/co-workers

    Cons

    Compensation is inadequate
    promotions were not treated the same. Different in Iowa then elsewhere,
    Management inconsistant
    Reporting structure was not aligned properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better reporting structure.
    Look very closely into the performances in Iowa

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work.... temporarily

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Decent starting pay and good benefits. Decent flexibility of work/personal schedules. Professional atmosphere. Good access to social work related events, free drinks after work, dinners, lunches, etc.

    Cons

    Great place to work but jumping ship is the only way to advance your career professionally. Pay structure is set up to minimize costs not reward people or keep them around long term. They can attract you with a high salary but don't expect more than 2-3% annual raises. Training is NON EXISTENT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get that your job is to maximize shareholder value but a little more dedication to employee satisfaction would yield better results than the costs associated with turnover.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Used to be good company...has just gone down hill.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    - not much to say

    Cons

    - New management looks for ways to hire their friends from outside, than to promote from within.
    - Management would rather hire individuals who commute from Massachusetts (and they pay for their expenses) than to hire qualified individuals in the NY metro area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Generally agreable but my qualities have not been recognized.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Employment conditions, insurance, flexibility and the opportunity to learn and progress within the company. The working environment can be relaxed and friendly.

    Cons

    Pecking order, treated badly by other employees, no cohesive happy working environment.
    Outright lies regarding opportunities that are available for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to create a happy environment to employees. Efforts in this direction are currently being taken based on voluntary payments by employees. Managment should see this as an investment they should make.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Marsh is ok

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

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    If you're looking for a stable steady job, you've found the right company.

    Cons

    This could become very boring

    Approves of CEO

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