Marsh Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
130 Reviews
3.0
130 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
27 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 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Too much red tape

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    Good people wanting to do the right thing, but the lawyers took control after Spitzer and it was impossible to get anything done. Good pay, pay for performance.

    Cons

    Way too much red tape and legal nonsense. Lots of large company bureaucratic crap. Little too arrogant about being Marsh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the workers work. Provide more incentives to cross sell between departments. Call fewer meetings and find tools to help with prospecting and selling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good if you're in sales -

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers in my group are great in my group. Job stability.

    Cons

    Management is an old boys club. Unless you're a producer, don't expect an increase or bonus (no one seems to know how bonuses are calculated. Very heavy workload, no work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the talent flight. Those who can leave do. When the company keeps reporting record profits, it's hard to justify no increases, and token bonuses. Stop saying our colleagues are our greatest assets...actions speak louder than lip service.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work if you are satisfied with little job growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Very little room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more incentives, right now there is very little reason to work harder as there is so little growth in pay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly people, workload issues, disconnect with upper management

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoy department and direct managers. Good benefits. Challenging and dynamic work. Social atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lots of work, hard to balance while trying to move up. Not much transparency with pay or promotion/career path. Upper management makes lots of process changes that make day to day work harder for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who do the work/ broker the deals/ are in the systems day in and day out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Was primarily an excellent experience, but company is changing how it does business.

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and clients who are true experts in their field and an honor to work with.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is lacking. Morale is being affected.

  9.  

    Account Manager

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great resources, 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. No compensation transparency, the office is too small for personal growth

    Recommends
  10.  

    Many fine, talented people that are frustrated by lack of leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Resources, talent, bench strength, market leverage, collaborative

    Cons

    Too many initiatives that never get completed. Basic accounting, invoicing and reporting is below par

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Gun shy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Constant change, ever shifting priorities, lack of transparency from Leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change for the sake of change is not good. New hires with three year commitments do not benefit the long term health of the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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