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Helpful (4)

"Great Company but glass ceiling"

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

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

Pros

Benefits are great and the company values are sold. The history of AJG stands out amongst other brokerage firms. There are many specialized niches within AJG that allow you to become an industry expert. Great internship program.

Cons

No recognition of success from managers
Getting a raise is difficult; even with a consistent sales record
There is no encouragement to find employment opportunities within company which leads to high turnover.

Advice to Management

Communicate and recognize the younger account executives when they perform. That's your future. AJG spends a lot of money on developing talent but I feel like the majority leave after a few years and go to other companies that provide a more promising future.

Other Employee Reviews for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Very Collaborative Firm, Too Many Acquisitions, Too Many Amateur Managers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Marlton, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Marlton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people abound in this company. Everyone is trying to find someone to solve their problem. You have 2 ways to get fed, be related to the Gallagher Clan in some way, or be part of a practice group. Happy I left this place behind.

    Cons

    Acquisitions, acquisitions, acquisitions...dilutes the flavor of the company. I started working at Gallagher, but ended up working for another firm (because of an acquisition) that I would NEVER have worked for. Gallagher does not care about employees because they are always saying they made a ton of money, but they never have money for raises. Cheap, go figure. Firm promotes 'Most Ethical Company' Status, but that is a cover for all the shady politicking that goes on at this firm. Local management are wimps. Regional management stays behind the curtain and plays chess master with employees. Plays fast and loose for a public company. Benefits are sub-par for a firm of this size. Cheap, cheap cheap company....yet they make soooo much money. They talk culture, but its snow. Wall Street first....employees last.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is making too much money to take advice.


  2. "A family owned company that has grown too quickly for management to handle."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally good atmosphere, managers prefer to leave you alone as long as there are no complaints.

    Cons

    No pay raises for over five years, yet they were always on a buying spree to grow the company. Training is nonexistent. Very little feedback to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay some attention to your customers instead of your acquisition targets.

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