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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Pros
  • There are opportunities to work from home (in 29 reviews)

  • Having the option to work remotely for the company is wonderful for work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance, low salary with lower annual increases (in 25 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance for women, and are paid MUCH less than male counterparts (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Exceeds Expectations!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Publicly traded company with an appreciation that employees are their most valuable asset
    Work environment reflects family values with The Gallagher Way tenets well displayed and embraced by the leadership team
    Talented employees that are really smart and eager to help you learn
    Bright and inviting Gathering Room with fresh coffee, cappuccino or espresso all day long! And they even provide almond milk which makes me smile. Fresh fruit and unlimited filtered water.
    Various employee engagement events

    Cons

    Honestly I can't think of any. While I may still be in my honeymoon period I am very aware that there are frustrations when you have a more detailed work process. I accept that and prefer to work in a corporate environment that reflects solid business reasons to support their high standards and benchmarks.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for hiring new talent! I am sure there are more talented people in the marketplace who would welcome the opportunity to be a part of the Gallagher team. The progressive nature of the company makes AJG an exciting place to work. Never stop striving for improvement!

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Response

    Jun 9, 2017 – Digital Marketing Analyst

    We definitely agree with you that our employees are talented and helpful. We’re happy that you found your way to us and are having a great experience. What you shared goes to the heart of The... More


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Accountant in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    AJG seems like a fantastic company to work for, with a good employee philosophy. I met (virtually) some fantastic people who I really enjoyed working with. Since they build their business through acquisitions and mergers, it's nice that they offer such a generous severance package for positions eliminated at the branch level. They took good care of me.

    Cons

    They come into a potential acquisition with catch phrases like 'Everyone's on the bus' and 'Do no harm'. The reality is they don't need accounting or HR staff at the branch level. To 'stay on the bus', I would have had to accept a receptionist/support position, having been the company's controller.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more honestly with acquired staff, and don't keep telling them that nothing changes. In my office, my co-workers felt they were being treated as stupid and with dishonesty throughout the whole merger process. A more honest approach would have made for much better employee morale.

  3. "Great company with room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth internally
    Professional atmosphere

    Cons

    Raises are hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    Na


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Resolution Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    The location is in a great area

    Cons

    Management plays favoritism, not knowledgeable management. No training system in place.


  5. "Great Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people in the market
    Amazing culture
    treat people with tremendous respect and appreciation

    Cons

    flip side is there are alot of people who have been there a long time and only know one way to do things. to their credit they are somewhat open minded but slow to change

    Advice to Management

    keep the investment in people, and culture. bringing in new blood via the intern program is a great way to continue to build momentum and energy


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Decent pay - they do not treat people well though"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company can pay its producers competitively. The key word here is can.

    Cons

    Local Management is very hit or miss. They waste peoples valuable time and then expect the world from them. If you're not one of the boys they will go out of their way to make your life more difficult. I felt like I was back in high school playing with the cool kids again. Some of the client service people are great hard working individuals but most of them appear to be burnt out and hate their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    This is advice for whomever is in New York City or Rolling Meadows. You need to do something about this office if you want your investment to survive because almost everyone is looking for a new job. People are sick of being told that it is not like this anywhere else in the company.


  7. "Claims"

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    Current Employee - Lead Resolution Manager
    Current Employee - Lead Resolution Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Carrier group provides excellent management and treats employees well

    Cons

    There is no bonus structure

  8. "Big company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Big office, cafeteria, security, new office, next to mall.

    Cons

    Time consuming processes, slow operating system.

    Advice to Management

    Don't focus on offshore performance.


  9. "Great Company - Public company that feels family run"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, strong performance, solid benefits.

    Cons

    Very focused on sales, so supporting roles struggle for adequate recognition.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Resolution Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful Management with an open door policy. Great training for college graduates ~ good stepping stone for a position right out of college.

    Cons

    Once trained and in the position for about a year you are thrust into a pretty heavy workload. Not impossible but expect to work a lot of overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Try easing newly hired college graduates into position and full caseload a bit more gradually.


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