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Marsh Reviews

Updated January 11, 2015
Updated January 11, 2015
150 Reviews
3.0
150 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
38 Ratings

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.  

    Generally agreable but my qualities have not been recognized.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Marsh

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Marsh is ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This could become very boring

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great until you fall from Grace

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Great benefits, Fair compensation, Ample time off, Tuition reimbursement with bonuses upon completion, Core and bank holidays off, Good training program in place

    Cons

    Overlook the extra duties a person does especially around review time, promotions and raises seem to be based on relationship with mangers as opposed to performance. Some mangers set standards for employees that they do not adhere to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all divisions the same.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fire Drill!!!!

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

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Attitude of new entry level and mid-level hires. Solid benefit package and reasonable pay range for non-internal promotions.

    Good opportunities for advancement within the overall financial systems team and systems implementation team.

    Cons

    Internally promoted colleagues are typically compensated 20-25% below market and recent (2009/10) internal promotions have little to no increase in compensation package.

    Compensation and career path/advancement poorly defined and not communicated by HR or senior management.

    Poor financial systems implementation which effects all aspects of middle and back office activities (finance/accounting). Including general unwillingness to adopt new financial system features (and results in lost efficiency and productivity).

    Redundant request from management, poor communication from senior management but also within smaller (10-20) teams, and severe lack of time management skills/organization on nearly all parties in finance. Resulting in unnecessary fire drills and long hours.

    General attitude of senior management in finance division needs to progress. Work is typically their life not a part of their life. No true understanding of work/life balance. Many senior executives in back office (stress BACK OFFICE) finance bring work home with them on the weekends for no apparent reason other than love of their jobs and dislike of their families/friends/personal lives (perhaps that is too far, but I am trying to get a point across)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly use the financial system you paid millions for! Really adopt it. It will make your work life easier!

    Define what career advancement with Marsh means and the appropriate steps colleagues need to take to move forward in the company (both in levels of responsibility and compensation)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    High change, there is opportunity, but you have to seek it out.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Opportunity to come in and learn insurance industry.

    Cons

    So much change in the past 5 years that it appears the strategic vision continues to change.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Political and backstabbing environment; lacks direction or strategic thought

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice-President in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice-President in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Location and size allows leverage for deals with underwriters

    Cons

    Politics affects and permeates the organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance morale and staff motivation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Volatile

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off. Excellent work/life balance. They prefer you not to work overtime if you are a non-exempt employee.

    Cons

    No career trajectory. Lack of recognition. Promotions not based on achievement. Those who deserve promotions do not get it because only a certain number of people per department can get it a year. Getting promoted from Risk Analyst is a pay cut because you go from non-exempt to exempt and are therefore ineligible for overtime. Too many team leaders that serve no purpose. Unfair treatment between those with and without children. No training. Risk Analyst formal training program is non-existent. This spring, there was a huge mass exodus of young people leaving for competitors or going back to school. Pay is okay for a starting salary but salaries are frozen and bonuses are minimal. Brokers hoard their accounts and are unwilling to give opportunities to young people because they need a minimum amount of revenue tied to their names. No opportunities to move to other departments. Stuck where you are!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more training. Morale is HORRIBLE. Going from business casual to business professional while many people lost their offices going to cubicles, salaries are frozen, employees have to start paying for parking. It is kicking people while they are down. The lack of career trajectory is driving your young people away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very large company that is far behind the curve in employee recognition but has strong points

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Representative II
    Current Employee - Client Representative II

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Collaborative team environment with supportive coworkers and managers. Solid industry and job security. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Very poor in employee recognition and advancement. Uses overall economy as excuse to underpay talented employees even though profit margin has significantly increased in the last few years. Overall poor support from top leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making empty promises and promote and pay your talent. Not just me complaining, I have seen three promotions in my office in the last three years, including ZERO this last cycle. I fear you will find yourselves in a tough position a few years down the road when you realize you forgot to focus on retaining young talent.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere..

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Compensation, independence, reputation, opportunity, and integrity.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, leadership and resources. Little collaboration between business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assume a leadership position, don't just verbalize the role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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