Marsh Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Decent Company with HR Issues

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

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

    Pros

    - Knowledgeable peers - An industry leader - Direct management is strong - Good culture

    Cons

    - HR red tape to get promotion or recognition - Raises are minimal, despite the company having strong years - Senior Worldwide leadership does not have a strong understanding of the 'little man'


  2. Helpful (1)

    Less Talk More Walk

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

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

    Pros

    Marsh really is an insurance industry leader and the employees do a great job on focusing on the clients and risk assessment. The Producers of the company are really second to none and they do an excellent job with all their work.

    Cons

    Being a brokerage firm the benefits and perks are really focused on the sales/ client facing colleagues while pay remains incredibly low for those in administration or support roles. Senior management and policy makers still struggle with connecting thier minds with their hearts.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better pay rates and opportunities for colleagues to grow. Taking on additional job duties/responsibilities should also translate into more pay/benefits. Also, work on connecting the head to the heart. Constantly being cerebral about our work hinders true innovation and excitement.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Traditional, conservative, and defines what a corporate environment is

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace flexibility and true 9-5 work environment which is unique for Fortune 250 companies. Culture is slowly changing and the Company is opening up to ideas, but red tape gets in the way to be efficient. Strong sales culture if you thrive in sales.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not competitive and should reflect beyond cost of living market rates. Non client facing roles do not have growth opportunities and lack any professional development and shows where interests and value of the company lies. Diversity is still an issue and not just in ethnic or gender diversity, but the diversity of experiences and voices. Very much a herd mentality and top down approach company which leaves little room to incentivize or celebrate top talent and fresh ideas. People are extremely nice and mean well, but are often content with status quo and mediocrity.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and encourage employees to be the owner of their careers and accountable.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Exhausting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    MMC is a large company. You may be able to transfer to other offices should you move.

    Cons

    The work load borders ridiculous. The issue is that most of the employees are average at best, whilst a few employees carry the burden. This does not result jn higher pay for harder workers. If you are lucky you'll receive a 3% pay raise. The company rarely changes leaders and managers. This rests in zero innovation and they just keep the same

    Advice to Management

    If you want the cream of the crop, you'll need to pay for it. Stop stressing employees with nonsense and do something about the balance within your offices.


  6. Firm is headed in the right direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Resources and expertise within the firm.

    Cons

    Typical drawbacks of working for an large publically traded company.


  7. LIfe can be good or bad depending which department you are in

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are generally friendly and nice, work is generally interesting, system is yet to be desired, lots of duplicate effort of work done.

    Cons

    Your life can be heaven or hell depending who you worked for. Pay is discretionary determined by your superior, so if you are not on their good side, chances are you won't get a pay raise.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Uncompetitive Pay &Dysfunctional HR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Business/Company Good Work/Life Balance Good Benefits

    Cons

    Poor Management - political & bureaucratic Unable to source / attract / recognize true talent Lack of quality control Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on quality of the work not the scorecard Engage 360 review at larger scale.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Big Girilla/Cheap

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very Professional Organization, Great reputation, room to grow if you are a super producer, must be able to sell

    Cons

    Can be cheap in allocating resources, uses substandard tech, such as blackberry, laptops. Expense policies are a hindrance and confining. Consulting practice of the business has to deal with policies meant for brokers.

    Advice to Management

    Separate the Consulting Practice from the Brokerage Practice in the organization. The revenue flow and effect of policies are different for each type of business. Many opportunities have been lost by the consulting practice because of policies designed for the Brokerage practice. The employees should physically stay in the same place. Look for way to improve technology and not go after the cheapest source. Do an overhaul off the expense reimbursement system so it's more user friendly and the policies are more flexible.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Benefits declining, no room for advancement, overworked client advisors

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Largest insurance broker. Specialized knowledge.

    Cons

    Benefits were once one of the best in the industry but becoming very expensive as of Jan 2015 and with little or no pay raises, pay is actually declining. Parking rates increasing. Huge push for more sales and asked to do more than ever. Client advisors are micromanaged even though they are exempt. Lots of recent turnover. Dinosaur technology.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. Give advisors the help they need to get the job done. Too many manager meetings with no real results. Be truthful, it goes a long way.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great job but very un-sexy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money, not a super high-pressure environment. You can stay there forever. On a bad day, it's like a pretty cool purgatory.

    Cons

    Unsexy, lots of cold calls, insurance industry is not that exciting. My boss looks like a greasy quaalude dealer from Long Island in the 1970s.

    Advice to Management

    Dress better.



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