Marsh Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Managers Bogged down by Corporate Bureaucracy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Broker
    Former Employee - Insurance Broker

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -some great managers
    -potential to move up
    -decent entry-level salaries
    -excellent education opportunities (RIBO, CAIB etc. and lunch and learn courses)

    Cons

    -extremely inflexible schedule
    -difficult to suggest changes/improvements
    -lets go long-time, committed and outstanding employees simply based on salary (the department needs extra money, so they let someone go without warning)
    -many disgruntled long-time employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell out your assets (great long-time employees) for the new kid on the block just to save a few bucks.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Never again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large and recognized firm within the insurance industry. Pay is decent. Benefits are good. Time off is pretty good also.

    Cons

    Horrible co-workers. Everyone is a vice president and thinks they are important and too busy to do anything. SVPs and MDs don't want to do anything either. Everyone has the attitude that they are more important than the next person, even the admins. HR is non-existent and useless but that's pretty much any company. People with bad attitudes get rewarded because their manager's have even worse attitudes. Vicious cycle.

    Advice to Management

    I know they have been working on the boys club mentality for a while but clearly nothing there has changed and it continues to be the boys club with a woman and minority thrown in for good measure.

  3. Excellent workplace

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    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very interesting company with loads of opportunities for people willing to take them onboard. Plus very flexible and stimulating environment

    Cons

    Management needs to do his homework. Plus hr department can be absent sometimes. Facilities and IT system not the best of the lot

    Advice to Management

    Work harder on motivating your stuff. Sending emails or making surveys is not really the best way to share you vision

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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

    I worked at Marsh

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    IT leadership is POOR! No one respects the existing leadership under Williams - make the necessary changes and bring back the fun!

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA

    I worked at Marsh

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Create a better reporting structure.
    Look very closely into the performances in Iowa

  7. Great place to work.... temporarily

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marsh

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  9. Generally agreable but my qualities have not been recognized.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Marsh

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Marsh is ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're looking for a stable steady job, you've found the right company.

    Cons

    This could become very boring

  11. There's lots of potential.....

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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