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Marsh Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Work Life Balance, Great organization (in 31 reviews)

  • Stable work environment, best in class service (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • You are expected to work "professional hours" so no real work life balance (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. "really. don't work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it seems hard to get fired unless you do something really horrible.

    Cons

    minuscule raises. extremely few opportunities for advancement. more red tape and bureaucracy than the US government. rigid process is the focus rather than getting things done.
    this company does not care about its employees AT ALL

    Advice to Management

    there's too much to say. if i felt like anyone actually cared to listen and would do anything about it, i would make an effort to help improve things. but that's less likely than flying pigs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Working for Marsh USA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Surplus Lines Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Surplus Lines Coordinator in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Professional international company; great benefits (they are insurance brokers)

    Cons

    No room to grow in Austin unit. Pay not great for the amount of work and type of work we were asked to do. No big on happy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize employees by giving little perks that make employees value the job through these means when pay increases do not happen.


  3. "Top Brokerage to Learn from, but the pay could be better"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great exposure to the insurance industry as a whole
    -Smart colleagues, good mentorship opportunities
    -Older population, upside potential for younger employees
    -Exposure to multinational corporations
    -Great training ground

    Cons

    -You do not increase your pay without moving back and for between insurance brokers and/or underwriters
    -Management within each department does not have the ability to pay their younger employees at a market rate
    -Pay structure and promotion structure is very regimented (i.e. as an entry level associate, you cannot be promoted to an assistance vice president until you work at the company for X number of years). All of this seems to be dictated to each department from executive management

    Advice to Management

    -Give each department the freedom to run their groups as they see fit
    -Support your younger workforce - they should not have to leave the company to get adequate pay


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  5. "Placement Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great amount of resources and good culture

    Cons

    No cons enjoy the company

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Analytics Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    - great oversight over the work the team outputs
    - with proven skills, you have the opportunity to client face

    Cons

    - very hierarchical structure creating some difficulty when looking for collaboration


  7. "Senior Placement Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, creative, innovative, and forward thinking.

    Cons

    Rewards Bad Behavior, lacks clear accountability

    Advice to Management

    Listen with open ears to your employees


  8. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    This company has great people

    Cons

    There are no negative aspects.


  9. "Process Expert"

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

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities, great enviornment, upper management and team.

    Cons

    None .. overall good place to work. Easy to get along with people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Reality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Largest broker in the industry..

    Cons

    Benefits reduced every year and becoming more expensive. Pension plan cut by end of the year. Raises are non-existent. Marsh is losing many talented people. Stressful environment with unrealistic goals. Lots of office politics where only the favorites benefit. No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate truthfully with all employees. Don't give out phony titles. Take care of the people who are taking care of your clients. Put the right people in the right positions.


  11. "okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it had very good pay

    Cons

    not enough hours to work

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible



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