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Marsh Reviews

Updated October 20, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Learning environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have great training and resources.

    Cons

    Work very

    You work harder if female producer. Male counter part given accounts. Females hunt and skin their own. Old boys network environment.

    Advice to Management

    When senior managers have been notified of past discriminations on other senior mangers they should terminate the problem rather that promote the problem and move it into other division.


  2. "Good Benefits little room to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Ability to Learn Markets Well, Build Relationships with Marsh Colleagues through the United States,

    Cons

    Heavy Work Load, Micro Management, Little Room to Grow within the office

  3. "Great company but few tweaks needed here and there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance, Great organization

    Cons

    No clear direct career path. Felt like a needle in a haystack sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity in sales. Clearer career path for employees.


  4. "Nice place, but it could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trainee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very big company and immediate client exposure for junior people. Managers always listen to new ideas.

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy: it's definitely not a dynamic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Less politcs, more innovation.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Run Away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the complex work processing certificates of insurance and working with my teammates. Gained knowledge of corporate insurance policies and terminology that will be useful in my future job searches. Extensive paid training.

    Cons

    Upper management is condescending toward the certificate processors and those lowest on the totem pole. There was a hiring, salary and promotion freeze for the entire 2 years I worked there. They also did away with the bonus program, which many high producing employees relied on to survive. This company expects you to go above and beyond, but refuses to fairly compensate you for it despite being the largest global insurance brokerage firm. Considering the obscene amount of revenue they take in and how much the CEO and shareholders make, they know they can afford to pay their workers more, but openly pretend like they are totally busted broke, all while sending upper management on tons of "business trips" (which are actually just a few hours of work with the rest of the days really just being a free paid vacation with a per diem) to different states. On top of this, they refuse to handle allegations of sexual harassment. A male coworker was known to have grossly sexually harassed MANY female employees, many who had objective evidence to prove their allegations, and the HR department refused to do anything about it. Instead of protecting the women in their office, they allowed a sexual predator to remain on the payroll and force the female coworkers to work alongside him. I, and other coworkers, were described as "combative" when we raised concerns about compensation in all colleague meetings. If management refuses to cooperate with their employees with regard to negotiating a fair wage, they shouldn't be in business.

    Advice to Management

    PAY YOUR WORKERS FAIRLY.


  6. "I'm Happy"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    I used to work for a company that treated their employees bad and had horrible benefits so coming to Marsh was a breath of fresh air.

    Industry Leader
    No micromanagement
    Flexible Schedule
    Good Starting Salary
    Excellent Benefits
    Wonderful Management
    Talented Colleagues
    Manageable Workload

    Cons

    I wish professional development opportunities were centralized and offered by webinars to all employees. If you work for a bigger office such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, this is not a problem as they have activities going on regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but please consider doing "little things" to boost morale.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Loss Prevention Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good financial compensation, allows tele-commuting, fast expense reimbursement.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, Upper management gets all the bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Pay lower management and support a "living wage" at the minimum.

  8. "Fair Company with Competitive Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay, excellent work environment, easy to pick up on work, great benefits

    Cons

    Stagnating pay, short advancement ladder


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Dull But Consistent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Friendly coworkers
    -So much free food
    -Flexible schedule
    -Once fully trained, workload is not too difficult

    Cons

    -Repetitive, unfulfilling work
    -Sitting in call-center environment
    -Feeling like life is supposed to have more meaning
    - Sometimes have to read through long contracts despite not making even $15 an hour

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to meet $15 an hour minimum. Give your employees the option to work from home.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "really. don't work here"

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    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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