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Marsh Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Work Life Balance, Great organization (in 30 reviews)

  • Great people, good benefits, flexible (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • There is absolutely no work life balance (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. "Marsh - Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Commute, Work - life balance

    Cons

    Salary not competitive
    limited Professional growth

    Advice to Management

    Missing long term vision


  2. "Check the fine print..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation time is great for the Undergrad entry level program.
    Very much a 9-5:30 job.
    Client interaction early.
    Exposure to many different industries.
    Would be a great starting point if you plan to remain in the insurance industry.

    Cons

    Training is terrible, there are no hard technical skills learned on the job that are transferable outside of the insurance industry.
    A lot of busy work, no actual skills training.
    The program itself and your development greatly depends on your direct supervisor. Not all are even decent at teaching or developing others.
    As mentioned in other reviews - promotions, schedule accommodations, expense accounts, Amex cards -are dependent on who you know and how much they like you.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to retain, challenge and promote youth with potential.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, independence, reputation, opportunity, and integrity.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, leadership and resources. Little collaboration between business units.

    Advice to Management

    Assume a leadership position, don't just verbalize the role.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Volatile"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off. Excellent work/life balance. They prefer you not to work overtime if you are a non-exempt employee.

    Cons

    No career trajectory. Lack of recognition. Promotions not based on achievement. Those who deserve promotions do not get it because only a certain number of people per department can get it a year. Getting promoted from Risk Analyst is a pay cut because you go from non-exempt to exempt and are therefore ineligible for overtime. Too many team leaders that serve no purpose. Unfair treatment between those with and without children. No training. Risk Analyst formal training program is non-existent. This spring, there was a huge mass exodus of young people leaving for competitors or going back to school. Pay is okay for a starting salary but salaries are frozen and bonuses are minimal. Brokers hoard their accounts and are unwilling to give opportunities to young people because they need a minimum amount of revenue tied to their names. No opportunities to move to other departments. Stuck where you are!

    Advice to Management

    Need more training. Morale is HORRIBLE. Going from business casual to business professional while many people lost their offices going to cubicles, salaries are frozen, employees have to start paying for parking. It is kicking people while they are down. The lack of career trajectory is driving your young people away.


  6. "High change, there is opportunity, but you have to seek it out."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to come in and learn insurance industry.

    Cons

    So much change in the past 5 years that it appears the strategic vision continues to change.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fire Drill!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Attitude of new entry level and mid-level hires. Solid benefit package and reasonable pay range for non-internal promotions.

    Good opportunities for advancement within the overall financial systems team and systems implementation team.

    Cons

    Internally promoted colleagues are typically compensated 20-25% below market and recent (2009/10) internal promotions have little to no increase in compensation package.

    Compensation and career path/advancement poorly defined and not communicated by HR or senior management.

    Poor financial systems implementation which effects all aspects of middle and back office activities (finance/accounting). Including general unwillingness to adopt new financial system features (and results in lost efficiency and productivity).

    Redundant request from management, poor communication from senior management but also within smaller (10-20) teams, and severe lack of time management skills/organization on nearly all parties in finance. Resulting in unnecessary fire drills and long hours.

    General attitude of senior management in finance division needs to progress. Work is typically their life not a part of their life. No true understanding of work/life balance. Many senior executives in back office (stress BACK OFFICE) finance bring work home with them on the weekends for no apparent reason other than love of their jobs and dislike of their families/friends/personal lives (perhaps that is too far, but I am trying to get a point across)

    Advice to Management

    Truly use the financial system you paid millions for! Really adopt it. It will make your work life easier!

    Define what career advancement with Marsh means and the appropriate steps colleagues need to take to move forward in the company (both in levels of responsibility and compensation)


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great until you fall from Grace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dearborn, MI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, Fair compensation, Ample time off, Tuition reimbursement with bonuses upon completion, Core and bank holidays off, Good training program in place

    Cons

    Overlook the extra duties a person does especially around review time, promotions and raises seem to be based on relationship with mangers as opposed to performance. Some mangers set standards for employees that they do not adhere to.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all divisions the same.


  9. "Marsh is ok"

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

    Pros

    If you're looking for a stable steady job, you've found the right company.

    Cons

    This could become very boring


  10. "Used to be good company...has just gone down hill."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - not much to say

    Cons

    - New management looks for ways to hire their friends from outside, than to promote from within.
    - Management would rather hire individuals who commute from Massachusetts (and they pay for their expenses) than to hire qualified individuals in the NY metro area.


  11. "Great place to work.... temporarily"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent starting pay and good benefits. Decent flexibility of work/personal schedules. Professional atmosphere. Good access to social work related events, free drinks after work, dinners, lunches, etc.

    Cons

    Great place to work but jumping ship is the only way to advance your career professionally. Pay structure is set up to minimize costs not reward people or keep them around long term. They can attract you with a high salary but don't expect more than 2-3% annual raises. Training is NON EXISTENT.

    Advice to Management

    I get that your job is to maximize shareholder value but a little more dedication to employee satisfaction would yield better results than the costs associated with turnover.



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