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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Itasca Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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Itasca, IL

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Pros
  • flexible hours and work from home (in 27 reviews)

  • Having the option to work remotely for the company is wonderful for work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance, low salary with lower annual increases (in 22 reviews)

  • Some nepotism among upper management (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good Compnay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Work in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Office Work in Itasca, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked at Corporate Office, busy, benefits and salary.

    Cons

    As in any office, people have their own agenda - keep to yourself and take everything with a grain of salt.

    Advice to Management

    Bullying should not be tolerated - no matter how long an individual has been with the company. Many times a female manager took to speaking to my coworkers about how much she disliked me..... truly unprofessional. Speaking to other managers about another employee - I may understand, but my co-workers including a contractor from Robert Half.... just wrong. I only hope that karma comes around to this individual .

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – Digital Marketing Analyst

    Thank you for your comments. We are troubled by the behavior you are reporting. It goes against several of the tenets of the Gallagher Way including “Leaders need followers. How leaders treat ... More


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People within the company were great champions and could rely on the help of others when needed. For the most part it's an open and collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Keep taking away from the employees and unethical conduct occurring. Direct manager was terrible and would gossip about their reports and other leaders within the organization. Elected to share stuff with limited number of people. No room for growth. Travel and cost saving initiatives weren't aligned correctly. Toxic environment. Raises are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Stay close to your senior leadership because good people will go and AJG might want to understand why they are really leaving the organization. Pat and team are strong but the level of leadership below should be evaluated.


  3. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Itasca, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at AJG is great - most people here have been around for 20+ years and spend their entire professional lives here. My role has fairly flexible work hours, and in general, work-from-home seems to be highly accommodated.

    Cons

    For someone living in Chicago, the commute tends to be a hassle as Chicago traffic is notoriously bad.

    Advice to Management

    Since Gallagher's work force tends to be more experienced and starting to get closer to retirement, attracting younger talent may be easier if there were options to work in the city.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Accounting in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits offered were good, considering todays job world. Not much overtime necessary.
    The new exit ramp from the highway makes it easier to get to work.

    Cons

    If your not in the "Crowd" your not going to go anywhere. No casual Friday, no Summer hours, assigned lunch times and management is completely inflexible in regard to allowing you to change your start time or end time to attend an appointment or child's function.

    Advice to Management

    Step into the current century as it will not bend the "Gallagher Way".


  6. "Good work environment but low salaries"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management supported activities that made office environment enjoyable. Contests, birthday lunches, holiday events....

    Cons

    Paid well below industry standard for several positions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Can't work till retirement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The coworkes are vary nice

    Cons

    They have layed off several older and longtime employees over the past few years.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the wealth of knowledge that older employees possess.

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Response

    Dec 8, 2016 – Digital Marketing Analyst

    Thank you for your comments. Gallagher is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. We are proud of the ... More


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Family Atmosphere & Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A sharp group of professionals who will welcome you into the Gallagher family. A results oriented atmosphere that is good for people who are not afraid to carve out their own career path by creating relationships and working hard. A true value for family and that is echoed in their flexible time policies.

    Cons

    The interview process was far too long, but I did get a chance to speak with almost everyone that I would interface with on a daily basis. However, my employer certainly raised an eyebrow when I asked for multiple days off, so this is certainly an area for improvement in terms of attracting new employees. I almost gave up on them, but I am grateful I did not. The organization seems resistant to change but with any sales organization you must keep the "WIIFM?" in mind and sell your ideas appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    Tighten up the interview process and don't be afraid of change.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Intern"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Intern in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate Intern in Itasca, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly supervisors
    Flexibility in work hours
    Open lines of communication

    Cons

    Low Pay for interns in comparison to other companies


  10. "Good summer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Itasca, IL
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Itasca, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are fun, tons of intern exposure to high-level management, well-structured internship, tons of fun networking events.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to make sales targets, competitive insurance landscape, boring work, must constantly impress and cater to clients, outdated corporate culture.

    Advice to Management

    Make Gallagher an exciting place to come to work and allow employees to implement their own ideas. Allow interns more autonomy to make the final projects truly their own.

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Response

    Oct 17, 2016 – Digital Marketing Analyst

    We’re glad that you enjoyed your time as an intern with Gallagher. We use feedback from our interns to help improve our program. Sales is a competitive and client focused career path, which not ... More


  11. "Shocking termination"

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    Former Employee - Business Transformation Manager in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Business Transformation Manager in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent compensation and benefits. They respect their client-facing Resolution Managers.

    Cons

    Too much internal politics.

    Advice to Management

    Institute a Performance Improvement Plan for all employees if you feel that they are underperforming at some point.



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