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Guy Carpenter Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  • Back office Senior Management has no clue (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Compliance Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great People. They make work fun by expecting good work from you while giving you credit for the work you have done

    Cons

    I have no cons for them


  6. Helpful (3)

    "The Grinch Stole Christmas"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time

    Pros

    The company I work for is great. I do not have any complaints. I have been here for over 3 years

    Cons

    Honestly, I can not think of anything at the moment. I feel very blessed to work for such a great company

    Advice to Management

    No advice really. Just to keep doing what you are doing. I have learned a lot from all of the leaders I have worked with.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate broker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time

    Pros

    Great people, team environment, great training program

    Cons

    Corporate hierarchy and large size of company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Actuarial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, study plan available

    Cons

    work life balance, sometimes need to work late


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Industry but Corporate Politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great industry to be a part of. Innovative work and smart hard working peers working here.

    Cons

    New CEO, seems very business oriented which in a sense can be good, but doesn't seem to value people as people. Decisions are made very corporate like and I felt like a line item to the business instead of like a person. I did not feel that way with my direct supervisor, or team, however in the eyes of the company I do not feel individuals are valued.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management to look in the mirror and treat every employee like a person rather than a line item


  11. Helpful (1)

    "review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Parking is the only issue.



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