Marsh Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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  1. Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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

  2. Generally agreable but my qualities have not been recognized.

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    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Marsh

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Best department - Surplus Lines

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    Current Employee - Surplus Lines Coordinator in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Surplus Lines Coordinator in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    If you do work hard JUST enough and are alright with the low pay...you will always have a job there. Benefits and amount of PTO were nice.
    I personally liked my supervisor and was trusted by her. This does not always happen.
    When I left...they were trying to pump up employee morale. It was too late for me.

    Cons

    Somewhat impossible metrics to meet, micromanaged, bonuses nearly impossible, annual raises are not nearly enough ($200 for a whole year?!), pay in general way too low for the responsibility, no where to move up unless you want to be a supervisor (no thanks)

    Advice to Management

    Austin management is unable to do anything for employees without NYC's approval and they don't know the first thing about what goes on in Austin. That gap needs to be closed for the Austin office to advance.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Still searching for that brass ring.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are knowledgeable and helpful. Opportunity to work with world class clients. Brand recognition is unparalleled in the industry. Pension and 401(k) is rare in corporate America nowadays.

    Cons

    Employee turnover is out of control. It seems every week someone I work with resigns. This is due to increased workload, stagnant salaries and a sense that the company is not sharing its good fortune with the folks who produce it. Worse still is the fact that these positions often go unfilled, which creates a vicious cycle. There's a crop of baby boomers that seem to be counting the days until retirement. Promotions are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Stop living for quarterly earnings. You cannot continue to cut staff and freeze pay and expect that it won't impact performance. At some point people lose incentive and they will either leave for greener pastures or worse, stay and do a lackluster job. Invest in people and technology, and your shareholders will reap the benefit. The current approach of acting like we are still on a recession is short sighted and destroying morale.

  6. I have worked at this company for 3 years.

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    Current Employee - Marketing & Communications in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing & Communications in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company is stable and there are many opportunities.

    Cons

    The pay is low and raises are ridiculously low.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the lower level workers better.

  7. Excellent company, low pay

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    Current Employee - IMPACT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - IMPACT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    big brand name company, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    low pay, movement within the organization is limited

    Advice to Management

    pay more

  8. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work, but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly collaborative work environment and offers opportunity to challenge yourself with work related projects beyond your station.

    Cons

    Seems more willing to seek out new talent at competitive salaries than it does in retaining it's current employees with highly competitive compensation. Management structure is an inverted pyramid; lots of management and not enough staff to support work loads. A large organization that is often slow or resisted to change.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your loyal long term employees; retaining your talent will cost less in the long term than it will to hire and train new employees. Actually act on the findings of engagement surveys rather than pay lip service to it.

  9. No

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Location was fine. Benefits were ok.

    Cons

    The woman in charge was evil. Colleagues were vicious.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Long time worker leaning loyalty is only one way at Marsh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with although many of the best and brightest have had enough and starting to leave

    Cons

    Management boast of 19 quarters of continue growth but forget to mention it was accomplished with no growth in employees salaries. Much of corporate american struggle with meaningful raise these days but Marsh is the only one I know of that does not even give raises to people they promote.

    Advice to Management

    You can force rank everyone a three, give people extra responsibilities and even promotions without compensating them for the work they do. The good ones are starting to leave and you need to wake up before it is to late.

  11. Great Pharmacists as my leaders

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Carmel, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Carmel, IN (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pharmacist encourages work-life balance and have a very positive attitude.
    Takes the time to interact with each patient.

    Cons

    Hour change does not work

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