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Marsh Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
139 Reviews
3.1
139 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice people, flexible schedules allowing for work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments (in 10 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.  

    Good place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Good group of people and good knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Have to be 'team player' and act overly enthusiastic about everything to be considered for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chillax.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Marsh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Consultant in Bogota, Cundinamarca (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Risk Consultant in Bogota, Cundinamarca (Colombia)

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    - Hours aren't bad
    - Entrepreneurial spirt
    - Opportunity to travel
    - Fair compensation

    Cons

    - Poor middle management
    - Low morale
    - Inefficient project management
    - Little training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Spend more time/resources on training
    - Establish better system for project distribution
    - Communicate feedback better

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    feedback

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Senior leadership are accessible to colleagues

    Cons

    Slow to change and some colleagues are stuck in the past

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold leadership accountable

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good package

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Good compensation overall compare to industrial standard

    Cons

    Management team always change and just reorganized the IT department in Canada

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We had some very good team leaders but quite a few of them are no longer with the company. Miss them a lot.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Marsh Insurance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative (Auto/Home) in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative (Auto/Home) in Urbandale, IA

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    I thought management did a good job of being available to answer questions or concerns. There were regular reviews with a direct supervisor who would give positive encouragement as well areas to improve upon.

    Cons

    Working in a call center can be very stressful. Also, it is harder to advance within the company than management leads on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide us with even more resources in regard to how we can advance within the company. Strongly considering hiring within the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Good benefits, good hours, top-notch clients

    Cons

    Pay is fair. Upper management needs to focus on core broking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on core broking and stop trying to cross-sell Mercer, Kroll, OW, etc

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at Marsh

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

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    If you are well-liked, you will do well at this company. Bit of an "old boys club" mentality sometimes which can be a bit tiring, but progress is definitely being made away from this.

    Cons

    fairly competitive environment, which can be very motivating, but you tend to have colleagues who are only looking out for their best interest, so there is a lack of information sharing sometimes. Also, you must be self-motivated to work here as direct supervison is not found - on that same note, micro-managers need not apply!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that diversity and progression are already on your radar as important issues to develop - keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Uncompetitive Pay &Dysfunctional HR

    • 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 (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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Girilla/Cheap

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Associate Placement Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Placement Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Placement Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunities for continued education and movement within the firm if you are proactive, and many wonderful people/resources

    Cons

    Corporate environment, and your actual work gets lost in the amount of protocols to follow, constantly changing systems/programs, pay increases are tough to get, culture can be less than inspiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate peer reviews and skip reviews where colleagues get to provide feedback to their manager's manager. This will retain employees and curb poor management practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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