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Marsh Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Work Life Balance, Great organization (in 34 reviews)

  • Solid upper management with a fantastic work environment (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • You are expected to work "professional hours" so no real work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Upper management is forgetting about the employees- cutting back everywhere (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Positive!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TRAC Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - TRAC Associate in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, relaxed firm, hands-on learning, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Have been working less than a year, none to date


  2. "Client Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Workload, management styles, too many systems

  3. "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Kalispell, MT
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Kalispell, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great company that encourages career growth, has global opportunities, and good benefits. I enjoy my position and I am proud to be a part of a global company that supports my career and personal goals as well as my family.

    Cons

    It is a very large company that can be a bit cumbersome to navigate at times but there is always a highly skilled colleague who is friendly and willing to assist. I honestly, have not encountered even one con since my small, local company was acquired by Marsh. I would recommend anyone who has an interest or experience in the financial or insurance market to seriously consider Marsh as a long-term career opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the opportunity!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "TRAC Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TRAC Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - TRAC Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're an established middle management level professional, a senior executive, or a graduate of the TRAC program, the salary is competitive.

    Direct access to the most experienced senior leadership in the insurance industry.

    The opportunity to build a new book of business.

    Once you've been there for a while, possibly the opportunity to relocate with the company to a different office location.

    Cons

    The Los Angeles office in particular is run by a bunch of penny pinchers. The chairs they provide you are an absolute joke. My high school had more new and comfortable chairs. They also expect you to work with just 1 monitor. I actually had to provide an explanation as to why I needed another monitor. As absolute travesty. Lots of the brokers are also very pretentious. They will flat out ignore you if you aren't part of their "group".


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Left a sour taste! Would never recommend this place of employment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for fresh out of college students who do not want a work life balance. A great way to meet a new network of people. Quality may not be so much desirable.

    Cons

    You are just a number. The management does not "care" about you as a person or your individual growth. No time for mentoring. High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Take a personal interest in employees and the value they add. You might see less turnover.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work place. Good starting salary.

    Cons

    Marsh corporate does not care about their employees. Lousy raises and bonus


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Learning environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have great training and resources.

    Cons

    Work very

    You work harder if female producer. Male counter part given accounts. Females hunt and skin their own. Old boys network environment.

    Advice to Management

    When senior managers have been notified of past discriminations on other senior mangers they should terminate the problem rather that promote the problem and move it into other division.

  8. "Nice place, but it could be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trainee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very big company and immediate client exposure for junior people. Managers always listen to new ideas.

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy: it's definitely not a dynamic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Less politcs, more innovation.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Run Away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the complex work processing certificates of insurance and working with my teammates. Gained knowledge of corporate insurance policies and terminology that will be useful in my future job searches. Extensive paid training.

    Cons

    Upper management is condescending toward the certificate processors and those lowest on the totem pole. There was a hiring, salary and promotion freeze for the entire 2 years I worked there. They also did away with the bonus program, which many high producing employees relied on to survive. This company expects you to go above and beyond, but refuses to fairly compensate you for it despite being the largest global insurance brokerage firm. Considering the obscene amount of revenue they take in and how much the CEO and shareholders make, they know they can afford to pay their workers more, but openly pretend like they are totally busted broke, all while sending upper management on tons of "business trips" (which are actually just a few hours of work with the rest of the days really just being a free paid vacation with a per diem) to different states. On top of this, they refuse to handle allegations of sexual harassment. A male coworker was known to have grossly sexually harassed MANY female employees, many who had objective evidence to prove their allegations, and the HR department refused to do anything about it. Instead of protecting the women in their office, they allowed a sexual predator to remain on the payroll and force the female coworkers to work alongside him. I, and other coworkers, were described as "combative" when we raised concerns about compensation in all colleague meetings. If management refuses to cooperate with their employees with regard to negotiating a fair wage, they shouldn't be in business.

    Advice to Management

    PAY YOUR WORKERS FAIRLY.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Loss Prevention Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good financial compensation, allows tele-commuting, fast expense reimbursement.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, Upper management gets all the bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Pay lower management and support a "living wage" at the minimum.


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