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"Great Company but glass ceiling"

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  • Senior Management
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 Gallagher 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 Gallagher

  1. Helpful (8)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Gallagher 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. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good place to start your career

    Cons

    slow at getting things processed

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