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"My experience has been fulfilling"

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Current Employee - Account Executive in Itasca, IL
Current Employee - Account Executive in Itasca, IL
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Approves of CEO

Pros

There is a large room for advancement

Cons

Inter office competition can become hostile

Other Employee Reviews for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

  1. "Very positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in everyday

    Cons

    Big company enviornment is sometimes difficult


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Good place to learn, dead stop for growth."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Representative in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Representative in White Plains, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility in terms of what you want exposure to. You can work on a number of different types of insurance lines without any problem from the company structure (unlike the Aons and Marshs that only allow you to have exposure to just 1 line of business). You can really learn a lot and expand your knowledge here.

    Cons

    If you're looking to build a technical career during the launch phase (1-4 years), this place is not a good start. Very limiting on your growth potential. The company structure is too defragmented by offices and as a result is a counter-incentive to working with each other across offices or regions, in effect limiting your growth opportunities, exposure, and recognitions to just your office. For a global brokerage, you're still getting the same experience you could get at a localized single office brokerage, but with nationwide corporate protocols that further restrain your role.

    No payscale with constraining by-office budgeting will limit you from getting any sort of raise to once every 5 years. Consistently excellent performance has merited a raise for some as "early" as once every 3 years. Only decent growth potential are for the producers. Company culture is not keen on promoting from within and believes that technical roles and expertise can always be found from hiring externally, and it does help keep employee costs down.

    Also very easy to get complacent and lost within the beat of your office, and I've witnessed this keep some stuck in their role for 10-20 years without really growing much at all.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the business model, office structure, budgeting structures. Find a new way to operate that will be enabling for office-to-office, region-to-region interaction. Think "virtual" teams. Offer pay-scales or a career track to entry level employees to make them feel like they are growing somewhere. Especially with Gen Y, very likely to move after 2 years. It's hard to grow talent from bottom up and expect them to stay in the company for 20-30 years, traditional methods are not efficient anymore.


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