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Updated April 23, 2018
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Gallagher Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Pros
  • With certain positions the ability to work from home when needed (in 39 reviews)

  • They take work life balance seriously and still push for excellence (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • less salary, no work life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance for women, and are paid MUCH less than male counterparts (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Gallagher provides multitudes of opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at Gallagher is one of the best in the country, which is one of the reasons we merged our organization with them. The opportunities to grow and become better at what we do are available to everyone. There is also great flexibility in work-life balance. Management is supportive and provides coaching and mentoring.

    Cons

    As an extension of a larger office on the other side of the state, sometimes it feels like we're left out of things. Though that's only due to geographical distances.

    Advice to Management

    Small and Mid-Sized Market offices feel more exposed to competition than that of larger markets, and need to feel supported more during transitions after an acquisition. They chose to merge with Gallagher because of the capabilities and culture, but sometimes they don't quite understand all of the capabilities that come with being part of the Gallagher family.

    Gallagher Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Digital Marketing Analyst

    We’re happy that you are finding your experience with Gallagher to be a positive one. When Gallagher acquires a business, we want to tailor the merger to the individual business and work to meet... More


  2. "Cl;ient Service Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSS in New York, NY
    Current Employee - CSS in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth within the company
    Gallagher People

    Cons

    Travel

    Benefits could be better and less expensive

    Advice to Management

    Listen to opinions of passionate employees

  3. "Lots of Promise"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great opportunity, great culture, friendly

    Cons

    lots of hours, can be stressful


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Be Prepared for A LOT of STRESS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Service Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Claims Service Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities (knowledge, experience, ATTITUDE); Great Team Leaders/Members; You get your own cubicle; You never run out of work to do.

    Cons

    ALWAYS busy; Fast-paced; high stress; Never ending work load; No official training courses; fishbowl environment. If you're not good at handling constant stress and get irritated easily, this is not the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to Corporate about filling up the rest of the cubicles to help even out everyone's workloads.


  5. "Good Company, weak middle management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Team Lead in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Claims Team Lead in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Executives really care about business development and give their employee's the ability to develop. While programs have been slow to roll out, the company is going in the right direction.

    Cons

    Compensation is low compared to competitors, Middle Managment has little oversite from Execs, which means everyone's experience at the company will vary wildly based on what quality of Manager you have.

    Advice to Management

    GB is going in the right direction and I appreciate that you've started to focus on training managers. Make sure you don't overlook training the Branch Managers though, as this is a major weak link in the GB management chain.


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, office culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Benefits could be better


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Producer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - P&C Producer in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - P&C Producer in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gallagher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job flexibility, and semi-competitive salary.

    Cons

    This place is a revolving door. It is a great example of a company that over promises things to its employees, and does not deliver. The leadership was not great either. I am not a disgruntled former employee, I would just rather save someone from spending a year or two with this company that they will never get back.

    Advice to Management

    Deliver on your promises. Focus on creating a culture where people will want to come and work together towards a common goal.

  8. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent culture
    - Corporate office has nice amenities and a great location
    - The people are friendly and willing to answer questions
    - Someone ALWAYS has an answer
    - Very ethical environment, it makes you want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    - Benefits could be better
    - Better wellbeing packages, such as free gym memberships (to other gyms)
    - Better communication

    Advice to Management

    - Loop more employees into upcoming changes so they can prepare themselves.
    - Offer more events where the employees can interact with different parts of the business to have some internal networking opportunities.


  9. "Great team great pay great perks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time

    Pros

    Great team great pay great perks

    Cons

    The Health insurance is pricey


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, ok work life balance, if you work right, it can be beneficial

    Cons

    No growth, come as being racist “it’s the other team’s fault (people are non Americans)”, can’t suggest any improvement, your name can’t be on any documents you create “the whole
    Team is part of the doc even though you created”, you bring up a point, you work in it(as if it’s our fault that we found a fault), no communication betweeen management and employee or between supervisors, if work is done by other team, no way to know the overview of what’s done (no knowledge of the work, just what you do),same thing you do every day, do only what’s documented, needs be redefined based on the industry standard, otherwise it seems like 1st grade work

    Advice to Management

    Manager knows probably 20%, 80% he doesn’t know the work and how it’s done, training classes to learn HP NonStop System,

    Gallagher Response

    Mar 22, 2018 – Digital Marketing Analyst

    Thank you for sharing your experience. What you are reporting is troubling. This does not align with the Gallagher Way tenets – specifically on respect and a culture of inclusion. We take these... More


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