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Marsh San Francisco Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Work Life Balance, Great organization (in 34 reviews)

  • Solid upper management with a fantastic work environment (in 26 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. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere/ company culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Pay could be better/ higher


  2. "Good place to work at the beginning or end of your career."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Broker in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Insurance Broker in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    MMC is a large multinational corporation with offices in most major cities so this job can take you anywhere in the world!

    Cons

    Can be difficult to climb the ladder quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Stay competitive (salary, benefits, etc)

  3. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great people, learned a lot, highly professional organization
    There's a benefit to working for a large organization, great support, but working within small teams at Marsh allows for more specialization

    Cons

    Pace was slow at times
    A lot of bureaucracy that can come with the territory at a large organization
    Compensation was ok

    Advice to Management

    Things are greatly improved since all the legal issues, keep up the good work, remain focused on customers, employees and shareholders.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, good opportunities for growth, room for learning

    Cons

    Not great work-life balance, hours can be long, hard to be noticed

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee complaints about work load


  5. "Good people. Stable and good overall place."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are good people and generally a good sense of community. Overall a lot opportunity for movement and learning.

    Cons

    Tides in management change often. You have identify good mentors and the right people to work with on your own (but you have the flexibility to do so).

    Advice to Management

    To be more conscious of the people that support the business. Without a good foundation, it's hard to get things done quickly and right the first time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "inside look"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, history and talent.

    Cons

    Leadership fixated on share price. They are not equipped to manage the ship.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people you have before it is too late.


  7. "marsh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people that are there are like family and always will be

    Cons

    They don't pay their employees well until they are ready to walk out the door

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees before you lose everyone

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Was a great place to work, but went downhill fast..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pension is great to have. Great employees to work with. Active in the community. Lives on brand name. Great PTO.

    Cons

    Little salary increases because of stagnant growth the past 5+ years due to poor management. Outdated variable compensation plan = little incentive to work harder. No sales team but pushes client advisors to grow revenue and be pro active to service clients. Clients no longer receive service they deserve. Overworked client advisors =low morale and loss of employees. Even the coffee sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Let experienced client advisors work and service clients without micromanaging them with constant internal workflows and meetings. Change the variable compensation plan. The culture should be one of doing the job freely without the feeling of working in a totalitarian state. Revenue will grow when the constant employee turn over stops.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Make sure you negotiate your pay before coming to work here!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company name in the industry.

    Cons

    marsh does not pay well.

    Advice to Management

    offer some sort of career growth plan


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