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Guy Carpenter Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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  • This is unprofessional behavior especially at the senior management level (in 5 reviews)

  • Work life balance can be challenging (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good company - learned a lot"

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amicable culture among co-workers. Nice office.

    Cons

    Large company that can not be as nimble as smaller competitors.


  2. "Avoid CSS department"

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    Former Employee - XOL Technician
    Former Employee - XOL Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Everything else. No room to move up or out. Management in Hoboken office is subpar. The other departments seem great, but there’s no money to be made. Moving up seems impossible. Constant feeling of being trapped

  3. "Senior Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thirty nine years handling Asia reinsurance business. Many strong contacts in Japan, South Korea, China, UK, and U.S.

    Cons

    More passive than some

    Advice to Management

    Can work across many cultures and ahes


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be great place to work"

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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 Guy Carpenter full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful new smart office design

    Cons

    That makes you feel like a 3rd world call center

    Advice to Management

    Stop crying that we all must sacrifice, as senior management is not


  5. "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great program for anyone new to reinsurance

    Cons

    Would be great if we would work with full time employee all alone with real case


  6. "6-month Position at Guy Carpenter"

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

    I worked at Guy Carpenter part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone at the company was friendly. The compensation was competitive.

    Cons

    Was not always given an adequate amount of work to finish the day. Very stiff, corporate environment.


  7. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time

    Pros

    good pay, not much else

    Cons

    long hours, poor management, micro managers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "General Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time

    Pros

    Training offered for Junior Brokers.

    Cons

    Company management has changed hands several times and has lowered employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Do not forget to appreciate your employees and show them you value them.


  9. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary / Compensation on the upper range for similar brokers
    Local and Corporate Management are Progressive and Decent to Work for.
    Good Work Environment including Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Not a lot of down side that I can think of. GC continues to have success in growing its business, esp. in relationship to competitors in a difficult environment with plenty of headwinds.

    Advice to Management

    GC continues to be one of the leading reinsurance brokers in the property and casualty insurance space. They seem to be able to continue to grow their business despite a difficult environment, therefore advice is to continue forward and make incremental improvements as necessary.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "The Grinch Stole Christmas"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the most professional and best organizations in the world...until now

    Cons

    Layoffs...convoluted heirarchy system...cliquish...and to top it all off - No Christmas party! Is this is how we keep the morale of hardworking carpenters?

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up...offer bonuses/incentives to everyone who deserves it from the ones cleaning the sink to the ones cleaning up spreadsheets. A gift card for a dinner for two doesn't cut through the budget of a company this size.


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