Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated 14 December, 2014
Updated 14 December, 2014
204 Reviews
2.8
204 Reviews
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some areas offer remote work from home opportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • Good Environment, Best Work Life Balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Some areas of the company do not have a good work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • No personal growth, very low pay increases unless your one of the chosen few (the pets they are called there) (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good to employees. Growth potential.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Larkspur, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Larkspur, CA (US)

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy and room to learn new things that apply to your field.

    Cons

    Performance reviews do not mean a raise in salary is guaranteed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outside learning would be beneficial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glass ceiling - Can be a great place to work but treatment can be inconsistent.

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

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many great individuals as colleagues, interesting work, decent benefits, stock purchase opportunity, growth focus, diversified business

    Cons

    Old boys' network; very tight and almost always late on salary increases, if any; no synergy between regions; nepotism that is unwarranted - incompetence tolerated from "family" members - but not others, producer comp not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and keep valuable employees, address inconsistencies, create synergies, address compensation timely and pay competitively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company for Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pune (India)

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    good company for analysts to work for

    Cons

    management needs to decide what they want

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    RUN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Claims Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    The benefits were typical within the insurance industry.

    Cons

    Management, no room for advancement, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many systems, no local management, performance based pay is a lie

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

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    People
    Professional Standards
    Clients
    Benefits

    Cons

    The job role you start in you will be stuck in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Link performance with pay

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nepotism encourages

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    Ethics important, friendly, decentralized, open about goals

    Cons

    Women stuck in nowhere jobs. No career paths for many positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up to the torrent of women leaving

  8.  

    Summer Internship Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern
    Current Employee - Summer Intern

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are very dedicated to their internship program and invest a lot in interns with hopes that they will start a career at Gallagher. First and second year interns have a chance to travel to the home office in Itasca, just outside of Chicago. I actually had the chance to meet executive officers and even the CEO of an international company. There was a lot of hands on learning and group oriented work during the internship

    Cons

    The second summer that I interned there, there was some repetitive work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe create a more specified track for interns that come back for a second summer to eliminate the repetition

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Producer in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Insurance Producer in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and nice pace to work

    Cons

    Salary range is low for industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work when older

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Itasca, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Itasca, IL (US)

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, lots to learn, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Insurance can be boring and difficult to pick up on. The business is mostly male dominated which can be discouraging. Low Pay for entry-level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do NOT accept temp-to-hire opportunities with Gallagher!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Itasca, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Itasca, IL (US)

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly employees, and beautiful building. The company itself seems like it's going places, and knows its way around the insurance industry.

    Cons

    We (myself and a group of 5 other people) were hired through Accountemps to join their accounts payable team. It was explained to us that we were to be temporary employees during the training process, and then were supposed to be hired on as full employees of AJG following completion of training. The training process is very hands-off as far as the managers' perspective is. We were given a few seminars on the basics of the accounting software, then handed obscure assignments to do during the day based on what we were shown earlier. The individual training us, Yolanda Thomas, pretty well refused to answer questions regarding how to do certain things within the system. The other AP department managers seemed equally disengaged from helping us trainees learn how things were done properly. I managed to get my assignments done on time, somehow... It really just seemed like they didn't care whether we actually learned anything, or how we were progressing. Fast forward 2 weeks since my group started training, my accountemps recruiter calls me up to tell me that we'd all been terminated. Not a single word of feedback or warning from the AP department managers at Gallagher, they just emailed accountemps to say they were aborting the class out of nowhere. Apparently this is a running theme with Gallagher's accounts payable department, they will take on a whole bunch of temps to train, and then fire most (if not all) the trainees out of nowhere in one fell swoop with ZERO warning or feedback throughout the process. It was wonderful waking up at 7:30AM only to get a call from accountemps saying there was no need for me to report to work, it's pretty cowardly and unethical in my own opinion, but Gallagher obviously has their own way of doing things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep bringing on people if you don't have the capacity to train them. Don't appoint managers who are extremely busy with other stuff as the lead trainer, use someone who can actually watch over the trainees and answer their questions. Bringing on 7 people only to keep a couple of them (or even sometimes none of them) is entirely unethical and wastes everyone's time and money, especially when NO feedback is ever given to the students on how they're doing throughout the training process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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