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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated April 29, 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 27 reviews)

  • Having the option to work remotely for the company is wonderful for work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance, low salary with lower annual increases (in 23 reviews)

  • Some nepotism among upper management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Dedicated Staff"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company for almost a year. This is my 3rd career and it is quite refreshing to land here. The company is passionate about both client and employee success. After working 2 career jobs in the service industry, this group lives up to the hype of delivering on promises. The company is great and the local Austin office is chocked full of tenure and expertise. Even more impressive is the never-ending willingness of people sharing, teaching, mentoring and supporting one another and the clients.

    A well-oiled machine, specifically in the Austin, Tx office.

    Cons

    traffic to the office is a little tough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Response

    Jan 26, 2017 – Digital Marketing Analyst

    We’re glad that you found your way to Gallagher and you’re having such a positive experience. Our employees’ willingness to mentor and share their knowledge demonstrates Gallagher Way Tenet #4: We ... More


  2. "Account Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay and good coworkers

    Cons

    Sales pros are made managers which is a different skill set


  3. "Don't bother applying"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and coworkers treat you like family

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid without any bonus or raises

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying about the opportunity to advance


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  5. "Account specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very laid back environment, a lot to learn but also a lot of opportunities there

    Cons

    Benefits not so good

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Gallagher Way - don't buy into it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have 25 virtues that they claim to believe in

    Cons

    The leaders don't walk the talk of the Gallagher Way. Only those that have been with AJG a long time are rewarded, promoted and paid well. Gallagher is good at acquiring small mom and pop broker firms but has no clue how to grow revenue on their own. There is no admin support and no strategic vision. Plus, the company is beyond cheap - counting pennies instead of investing in their people.

    Advice to Management

    It is time for non-Gallagher family members and outsiders to run the company. Just because a leader has been with the company for 15 plus years doesn't mean they are capable and credible. Also it wouldn't hurt to reward those employees that do the work (account managers, junior staff). Most Producers have no idea how to "produce" but they do know how to take advantage of the Gallagher Way and the legacy system.


  7. "WORST PLACE I HAVE EVER WORKED AT."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    in All the years I have worked here I still am unable to find a pro-

    Cons

    Far too much work without thanks.
    Un-realistic targets.
    Terrible management only interested in feathering their own nests or looking good to high ups.
    Many many years without pay rises or bonus - due to company not reaching targets, yet other teams and directors bonuses still being paid out.
    Promotion is only for the brown noses and back stabbers, doesn't matter if you cant do the job or are far too young.
    Massive them and us culture, which leads to no team bonding.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your staff like dirt.
    Try looking up what 'family values' really means.
    Stop quoting the Gallagher way, its pathetic and meaningless.


  8. "Less pressure, needs to be more people centric, transparent about policies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, less pressure, work life balance, good policies on maternity, flexible shifts, weekends off

    Cons

    No defined KRA's for all teams yet expected to perform and are rated on parameters not agreed and discussed at the beginning of the year, promotions not transparent, favouritism, senior managers nepotism, salaries have high difference irrespective of same tenure.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparant about ratings and promotions, HR not tough enough to stand up to Operations - get a strong HR leader to take the company to greater heights ,Leaders need to be more people centric than just talk about it as a culture. Vishal Jain is a great leader, Need more leaders at his caliber who can help direct the companies future and growth


  9. "Would recommend but has drawbacks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, job is not overly difficult, starting salary is pretty decent, most of the people are very friendly and helpful. There are opportunities to work from home. They have great values and try to make GB feel like a family.

    Cons

    Some managers are very micromanaging and try to find ways to bring you down instead of build you up, because they are insecure themselves. It makes you feel like you arent trusted to do your job. They expect you to adapt to being so busy there isnt enough time in the day to do your job. The health insurance gets worse every year and raises are becoming almost non existent, even if you exceed expectations year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Don't brag about record sales and how much profit we are making when the employees have trouble getting raises and have a $3000 deductible on their insurance plan. That just makes GB seem greedy and like they dont appreciate their employees. Some managers need to go through leadership training before they become managers. Employees who are allowed to be creative and trusted usually are happier and more productive. When an employee has an idea, the manager shouldnt get it in their head the employee is trying to take their job.


  10. "Account Representative"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Braintree, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Braintree, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well regarded, professional - focused on client satisfaction. Focused on professional development of staff.

    Cons

    Difficult to have much in the way of work/life balance.


  11. "Good place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Process Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work place environment.
    Friendly management.
    Good place for fresher.

    Cons

    Less recognition.
    should increase compensation.
    Some times the work is hectic.

    Advice to Management

    Doing good job! Just try to increase monetary benefits.


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