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Marsh Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
145 Reviews
3.1
145 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
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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.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Intern in Urbandale, IA

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    The people are extremely nice, and it's a nice work environment. Everyone was very helpful and answered all my questions.

    Cons

    It's a complex company, and as an intern, I didn't go through a formal training process. It was difficult to understand why I was doing some of the work I was doing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Competitive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Great minds, great clients to work with and learn from, access to resources is great, global company and reach for learning and more, great sister companies and global brand.
    Industry practices are full of information and you can access a resource pretty easily.

    Cons

    Do more with less - this is common in most large corporations.
    Ask for feedback. Sometimes it is not given.
    Set expectations with management.
    Very traditional management in many respects, and heads are sometimes bigger than the doorway - important to learn how to work with some people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can be more effective in reducing the number of broadcasts and targeting them to the right people. They should increase some broadcasts and increase their level of communication about important changes in the company. Also, take the time to listen to your people and work with them to develop a career path - this is lost.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good

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

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    The company is a great place to work and results are recognized and rewarded. The firm has a promising future and after several less than successful year is back on the right track.

    Cons

    It's a difficult culture to break into if you're new to the industry.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to be

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    • 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
  6.  

    Marsh

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    • 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
  7.  

    feedback

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    • Senior Management
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    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
  8.  

    good package

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    • 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
  9.  

    Marsh Insurance

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    • 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
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    • 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
  11.  

    Working at Marsh

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    • 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

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