Marsh Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
127 Reviews
2.8
127 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
25 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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  2.  

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

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    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
  3.  

    Great place to work.... temporarily

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    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
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  5.  

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

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    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
  6.  

    Generally agreable but my qualities have not been recognized.

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    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
  7.  

    Marsh is ok

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    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
  8.  

    There's lots of potential.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Great resources, some very talented people, exposure to great clients. Brand name in the industry and the opportunity to work on significant projects.

    Cons

    A 9 to 5 culture, lots of legacy employees, very disparate levels of talent, there certainly isn't a "do what it takes" attitude. No compensation transparency, the organization is almost too big.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus. Rather than have 15 initiatives that start with a loud bang and fizzle off 5 months later, start with 5 good ones that get completed.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great until you fall from Grace

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Great benefits, Fair compensation, Ample time off, Tuition reimbursement with bonuses upon completion, Core and bank holidays off, Good training program in place

    Cons

    Overlook the extra duties a person does especially around review time, promotions and raises seem to be based on relationship with mangers as opposed to performance. Some mangers set standards for employees that they do not adhere to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all divisions the same.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fire Drill!!!!

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Attitude of new entry level and mid-level hires. Solid benefit package and reasonable pay range for non-internal promotions.

    Good opportunities for advancement within the overall financial systems team and systems implementation team.

    Cons

    Internally promoted colleagues are typically compensated 20-25% below market and recent (2009/10) internal promotions have little to no increase in compensation package.

    Compensation and career path/advancement poorly defined and not communicated by HR or senior management.

    Poor financial systems implementation which effects all aspects of middle and back office activities (finance/accounting). Including general unwillingness to adopt new financial system features (and results in lost efficiency and productivity).

    Redundant request from management, poor communication from senior management but also within smaller (10-20) teams, and severe lack of time management skills/organization on nearly all parties in finance. Resulting in unnecessary fire drills and long hours.

    General attitude of senior management in finance division needs to progress. Work is typically their life not a part of their life. No true understanding of work/life balance. Many senior executives in back office (stress BACK OFFICE) finance bring work home with them on the weekends for no apparent reason other than love of their jobs and dislike of their families/friends/personal lives (perhaps that is too far, but I am trying to get a point across)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly use the financial system you paid millions for! Really adopt it. It will make your work life easier!

    Define what career advancement with Marsh means and the appropriate steps colleagues need to take to move forward in the company (both in levels of responsibility and compensation)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    High change, there is opportunity, but you have to seek it out.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Opportunity to come in and learn insurance industry.

    Cons

    So much change in the past 5 years that it appears the strategic vision continues to change.

    Approves of CEO

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