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Marsh Reviews

Updated March 28, 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. "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


  2. 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.


  3. "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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Oppressive"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent reputation, diversity is a priority, very intelligent c suite.

    Cons

    Terrible salary structure with minimal increases year after year. High stress environment.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the employee surveys you conduct. The impression is that you go through the motions in order to appear to care when in fact people are very disgruntled.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Client Advisor Manager-Private Client Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment, very automated, great systems.

    Cons

    SALES, SALES, SALES.....If you enjoy sales, then this is the position for you. 98% of your time will be spent chasing sales quotas. This organization states that they are an Insurance Brokerage Firm that is focused on providing coverage and service. Once hired you will realize that you will be required to pound the concrete to sell insurance policies. Very little emphasis is placed on Insurance Coverage, Underwriting, etc. If you fail to meet you sales quotas, they will quickly begin the process of getting rid of you. If you don't like selling insurance, stay far away from this company and this position. This is not a stable opportunity given the constant sales quotas that increase every year.

    Advice to Management

    Change your titles to Sales Managers. Seek and hire people who enjoy knocking on doors to sell insurance. Do not waste your time hiring people who are real insurance professionals.


  7. "AVP / Broker"

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

    Pros

    Market leverage, flexible hours, good PTO

    Cons

    Poor pay, hiring freeze, incompetent staff, incompetent management

    Advice to Management

    Cut dead weight


  8. "Broker Beware"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Industry leader. Global organization. Vacation and benefits.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Long hours. Leadership is lacking and does not see the big picture. Micromanagement. Little flexibility. Salary increase and bonus are negligible.


  9. 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.


  10. "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good people.

    Cons

    Large organization. Too many layers.


  11. "Client Representative"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work times. They're very understanding of doctor appointments, etc.
    Casual dress, only need to be in business casual when a higher up or insurance carrier are coming to the office.
    Very good PTO and sick time policy. Ability to select which High Deductible benefits plan you want

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Sweep a lot of things under the rug instead of listening to the employees
    Overworked for the amount they pay, can be difficult to have work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Stop making excuses and start listening to the staff. They're the ones doing to the work on a daily basis.



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