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Marsh Reviews

Updated 3 March, 2015
Updated 3 March, 2015
96 Reviews
3.1
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice people, flexible schedules allowing for work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Very heavy workload, no work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management was changed without warning and layoffs came out of the blue (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great resources, very talented people, exposure to great clients. Brand name in the industry and the opportunity to work on significant projects.

    Cons

    A 9 to 5 culture, lots of legacy employees, very disparate levels of talent. No compensation transparency, the office is too small for personal growth

    Recommends
  2.  

    Generally agreable but my qualities have not been recognized.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Employment conditions, insurance, flexibility and the opportunity to learn and progress within the company. The working environment can be relaxed and friendly.

    Cons

    Pecking order, treated badly by other employees, no cohesive happy working environment.
    Outright lies regarding opportunities that are available for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to create a happy environment to employees. Efforts in this direction are currently being taken based on voluntary payments by employees. Managment should see this as an investment they should make.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great Team Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Marsh offers clients many resources to meet their clients Insurance and Risk Management needs. Not many Insurance Firms can offer the same products

    Cons

    Marsh is a worldwide company which can result in challenges to get the most simple task completed in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your teams not just hear, listen. Those individuals are "in the trenches" doing the actual day to day tasks and offer invaluable insight and ideas to processes, policies and procedures. Show the colleagues they are appreciated. Budgets are huge in a company this large, but offering at least a Holiday or Year end party would be nice. Consider a picnic and allow the employees to bring their family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good placeholder job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Good benefits. Socially conscious.

    Cons

    Non-competitive salary. Company offers no incentive for excellence or professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The referral bonus is 3x as large as the performance bonus. Try to focus on retaining exceptional employees, as opposed to hiring new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Marsh USA Inc.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loyal, Team-Centric Approach, Multi-lines of coverage, great technical expertise

    Cons

    Siloed structure, minimal on-boarding, comp is only OK

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great company, bad comp

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

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Great Work/Life balance
    Excellent training
    Relocation options

    Cons

    Compensation is the weak link of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are aware that your compensation is not working. Talent is leaving you. That will cost you more in the long term. You are training employees for the competition.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worn Out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Client Representative
    Current Employee - Senior Client Representative

    I have been working at Marsh (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of really great people and no other broker has the caliber of people that Marsh does.

    Cons

    I've been with Marsh for 25+ years. They have cut the staff to the bare minimum and the remaining employees have absorbed their work. Now they don't allow overtime any more so it's impossible to get the job done even though they expect it to get done. Bonus pools are set up for upper management only, so the worker bees aren't eligible. Annual raises, if you're lucky enough to get one, are between 1 and 3%, even though we are constantly being told how great the company is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many good years, so share the wealth with the worker bees in the trenches for a change instead of just giving to the top tier management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Company with HR Issues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Knowledgeable peers
    - An industry leader
    - Direct management is strong
    - Good culture

    Cons

    - HR red tape to get promotion or recognition
    - Raises are minimal, despite the company having strong years
    - Senior Worldwide leadership does not have a strong understanding of the 'little man'

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Less Talk More Walk

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

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Marsh really is an insurance industry leader and the employees do a great job on focusing on the clients and risk assessment. The Producers of the company are really second to none and they do an excellent job with all their work.

    Cons

    Being a brokerage firm the benefits and perks are really focused on the sales/ client facing colleagues while pay remains incredibly low for those in administration or support roles. Senior management and policy makers still struggle with connecting thier minds with their hearts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better pay rates and opportunities for colleagues to grow. Taking on additional job duties/responsibilities should also translate into more pay/benefits. Also, work on connecting the head to the heart. Constantly being cerebral about our work hinders true innovation and excitement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Traditional, conservative, and defines what a corporate environment is

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

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

    Pros

    Great workplace flexibility and true 9-5 work environment which is unique for Fortune 250 companies. Culture is slowly changing and the Company is opening up to ideas, but red tape gets in the way to be efficient. Strong sales culture if you thrive in sales.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not competitive and should reflect beyond cost of living market rates.
    Non client facing roles do not have growth opportunities and lack any professional development and shows where interests and value of the company lies.
    Diversity is still an issue and not just in ethnic or gender diversity, but the diversity of experiences and voices. Very much a herd mentality and top down approach company which leaves little room to incentivize or celebrate top talent and fresh ideas.
    People are extremely nice and mean well, but are often content with status quo and mediocrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example and encourage employees to be the owner of their careers and accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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