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Marsh Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Work Life Balance, Great organization (in 35 reviews)

  • It's a great company that encourages career growth, has global opportunities, and good benefits (in 29 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. "It was a job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, not much else

    Cons

    rude customers, sexist manager, only one that worked


  2. "No"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Location was fine. Benefits were ok.

    Cons

    The woman in charge was evil. Colleagues were vicious.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Worst Company I have worked for"

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    Former Employee - Surplus Line Coordinator and Helpdesk in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Surplus Line Coordinator and Helpdesk in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were marginal for a major insurance brokerage

    Cons

    Limited growth potential and absolutely no company loyalty while expecting employee to go above and beyond.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Don"

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    Current Employee - IT Lead in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Lead in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    don't see any pros working at Marsh

    Cons

    Heavy workload
    Keep monitoring at the microest level
    No work life balance at all
    No flexibility in terms of remote work
    Leaders are also into microest level management

    Advice to Management

    Impove workstyle before people start jumping out of Marsh


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The worst and most disjointed organization I have ever come across!"

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

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

    Pros

    In all honesty, absolutely nothing... except the location in NY is good.

    Cons

    Where do I start?! There are a lot of Managers who do not know how to be a leader of people, not enough true and competent "Leaders." Hierarchical, an insurance organization with loads of politics. Lots of favoritism, unfairness and bullying. XX department is lacking in qualified and competent XX professionals, which can also be seen by the high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Provide greater career opportunities. To gain competitive advantage, re-assess Senior leaders' competence.


  6. Helpful (2)

    ""Imploding" is the description currently used most"

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

    I worked at Marsh full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large global company which previously was a great place to learn.

    Cons

    Local office and regional leadership can be lacking. Reduction in staffing (resignations) means little work life balance and poor client service. New hires have been very limited for the past 18 months.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at leadership and reasons for resignations. The current staffing level is not sustainable for colleagues or client service.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible management - No opportunity for Advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people; a lot of access to specialized information

    Cons

    If you don't fit into the Marsh mold, you will not be promoted. Marsh values sales people solely and will not promote those that work really hard for current clients. Environment is extremely political, so people that play that game will get ahead before anyone else has a chance. Also, local management is completely impotent. Decisions are made in NY, so if you do not have visibility there you will be overlooked. If you are a chosen employee, you are golden; if you're not, you will not advance at Marsh. The pay is abysmal so be sure you start at a level that you are comfortable with for the foreseeable future because Marsh has not given raises in years (with the exception of the top sales colleagues).

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the colleagues that service your clients - client retention is just as important as growth. Value all personality types, not just those that are aggressive extroverts. Make an effort to invest in your employees' individual career development and reward your employees for hard work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Casualty broker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Room to grow, quick to promote

    Cons

    not much structure or definition in jobs. Many inexperienced people in Houston office


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Can only get successful with connections"

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

    Pros

    Company itself has or had good reputation. Valuable resources were available throughout company. Knowledge can develop within shortest time as Marsh likes to employ "la creme de la creme" employees.

    Cons

    Too many changes. If you do good work, it is very unlikely that it gets recognized or rewarded. Very unhappy surrounding. Chances for promotion or growth with the company are small, and only to happen when you have connections.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and reward/motivate them!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "No no no"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    None at all please don't do it why would you do it

    Cons

    Horrible people smelly kitchen worst years of my life


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