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Marsh Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Work Life Balance, Great organization (in 34 reviews)

  • It's a great company that encourages career growth, has global opportunities, and good benefits (in 25 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. Helpful (5)

    "Unhappy in a cube"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Working for the largest broker in the world comes with its advantages. There are fun events.

    Cons

    The leadership is not very helpful. I have receieved little no guidance on my career. They offer critism with out guidance or suggestions.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to seek better leaders and train the ones that they have. Times are changing as are employees. Insurance is not the boy's club that it used to be.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "unfair promotions"

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

    I worked at Marsh full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only real pro to this company was the ability to wear what you wanted to work.

    Cons

    Pay was below average, they showed favoritism in all promotions, and hard work was not recognized

    Advice to Management

    hire people who are able to do the job not just because you like them or they are your friends.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Setting and Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    The business covers many risk practices and specialties for insurance coverage and if one gets the right exposure can get significant career benefits

    Cons

    The setting is small as compared to the big name that the organization carries. People work in a cut-throat environment, with little comradery.

    Advice to Management

    The thinking and overall vision of the management needs to be more broader and the colleague interaction at work place needs to be improved rather than people working in silos


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Client Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They offered very good health benefits.

    Cons

    No Training available if you did not have previous experience; No Bonuses or Performance Raises. No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Set personal professional goals for employees; Create a work-life balance should not be treated as a service center with highly educated employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Client Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice new Building. Some colleagues are genuine

    Cons

    People seem nice but most are back stabbers

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes...oh no, you are just like the others. bottom line is like everyone has to think and act like the rest to be liked or wanted. If you are different, you are not wanted.


  7. "Licensing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    Pay that's more than minimum wage or working retail

    Cons

    Outdated computer software and systems, team under staffed, frequent turn over, constantly prioritizing work to meet the most urgent deadlines, training for new hires is inadequate. Attendance rules are strict. Budget only allows for four or five people on a 15 member team to hold above entry level positions.

    Advice to Management

    See cons above.


  8. "Client Exec"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy commutable location and salary was livable

    Cons

    Watch your back at all times there is always someone to throw you under the bus

    Advice to Management

    Management should look at hiring people that have experience with running departments, and not concentrate on MBA grads and ease away from nepotistic tendencies

    Marsh Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – CHRO

    Thank you for your feedback. We strive for a culture of collaboration and mutual respect, and am sorry your experience did not meet these standards


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Woundn't recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be very busy. If you don't have any hobbies, family, friends, or interests outside of work this could be a good fit.

    Cons

    Hectic, chaotic, and disorganized work environment. Disconnected, dysfunctional, and ineffective leadership.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Get Out While You Can"

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

    I worked at Marsh (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Very difficult work environment with oppressive and stifling management. C suite does not care about employees and think you should feel it is a privilege to work for Marsh. No raises, stock options anymore. If a former managing director writes this type of honest review you should think twice about working for Marsh.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at stock price as your only motivation and realize you have ruined what was once the pride and joy of our business. Your greed is overwhelming.


  11. "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.


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