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Marsh Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
124 Reviews

2.9
124 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good for work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • stress levels are very high affecting work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Account Manager

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

    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

    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.  

    Friendly people, workload issues, disconnect with upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    Enjoy department and direct managers. Good benefits. Challenging and dynamic work. Social atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lots of work, hard to balance while trying to move up. Not much transparency with pay or promotion/career path. Upper management makes lots of process changes that make day to day work harder for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who do the work/ broker the deals/ are in the systems day in and day out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Surety Specialist  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Surety Specialist in Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    Educational benefits, and overall benefits. Career opportunities.

    Cons

    Large company culture and bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all levels of employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Unlimited resources, just not directed correctly.

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

    Pros

    Nice people, flexible schedules allowing for work life balance. Plenty of resources to help with any issues. Continuous efforts to improve the way we do business.

    Cons

    Unable to successfully execute any major initiatives, which while appearing to be good steps forward, take us backwards and gets employees totally frustrated and not wanting to support new projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people, senior people, accountable for failed roll outs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Don't do it

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

    Pros

    The pay was good and vacation days were standard.

    Cons

    Management is awful, people running around with a VP status that really just proves you stuck it out for too long at this company. Everything is based on tenure, not how hard you worked or much you accomplished. Disapointing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Was primarily an excellent experience, but company is changing how it does business.

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and clients who are true experts in their field and an honor to work with.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is lacking. Morale is being affected.

  9.  

    Great people; lackluster pay

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

    Pros

    I think the people at Marsh are great. It's generally a good environment where people work hard but have a sense of humor and are socially fun.

    Cons

    The salaries seem average at best. Definitely not known to be high payers. Try to get in at a high salary because even the merit raises are weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your top rated employees better pay. The recognition in this area is poor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Many fine, talented people that are frustrated by lack of leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    Resources, talent, bench strength, market leverage, collaborative

    Cons

    Too many initiatives that never get completed. Basic accounting, invoicing and reporting is below par

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible and you will feel like you're accomplishing nothing daily

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

    Pros

    There really are none, discounted food? If you get lucky, your manager may actually want to train you. Good de minimis fringes

    Cons

    Company does nothing right, low pay and no responsibility, oftentimes you will find employees just sitting around chatting doing nothing because they have nothing to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to trust and compensate your employees, stop making managers managers because they know the CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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