Marsh Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
126 Reviews

2.8
126 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good for work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • stress levels are very high affecting work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management was changed without warning and layoffs came out of the blue (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A year passed

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Benefits are over the top, such as health insurance, PTO, etc

    Cons

    You feel like you are just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve middle management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked very hard

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    Current Employee - Client Representative II  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Representative II in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Proper benefits for employees at Marsh

    Cons

    Never really felt appreciated. Work done was overlooked and no real promotion of employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to grow from inside.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

    I worked at Marsh

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA

    I worked at Marsh

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A lot of micromanagement regardless of seniority, experience or skillsett

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Compensation is very good for colleagues with good skills and proven track record

    Cons

    Micromanagement of management team. Lacking in empowerment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to better empower colleagues with skill set and experience

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Stable industry
    Work is easy

    Cons

    Insurance can be boring
    Limited sense of importance/fulfillment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits package could be improved

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work.... temporarily

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    Current Employee - Client Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marsh

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    terrible

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    The people that work locally

    Cons

    Bad management, outsourcing, no rasies in the last 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what got Marsh to where it was 2007

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fumbling through the dark

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    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Steady paying job.
    Opportunity for advancement in a large global company.

    Cons

    Lack of information provided to complete daily job functions.
    No insurance training yet am responsible for a vast array of insurance related knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more and fire the losers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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