Marsh Reviews

Updated 18 September, 2014
Updated 18 September, 2014
129 Reviews
2.8
129 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
26 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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh full-time for 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.  

    Overal bad experience due to immediate superior

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    Former Employee - Insurance Assistant  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Insurance Assistant in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Marsh full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most team members were amazing

    Cons

    Several team members with mental health issues seriously intervening in quality of work and human relations made everyday work very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not put team management responsibility in the hands of managers who have no ability or will to properly run a team.

    Encourage independent thinking and reward effort with advancement opportunities.

    Get rid of employees with mental health issues when work is impacted or find ways to encourage them to constructively improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    l spent 26 years and was recently terminated due to restructuring

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Marsh full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Professional firm with unlimited resources and excellant growth potential for young employees willing to learn the Insurance brokerage business. Company is constantly in the restructure mode to become more efficient.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is a culture of nepotism and patronage among senior executives. Compensation has gone to a sales culture which includes a base salary and discretionary bonus structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look in the glass mirror and treat your senior employees with more respect since you will lose your competitve advantage through the loss of intellectual human capital.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Terribly bureaucratic and unwelcoming IT

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Marsh as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is world renowed, and a high profile employer.

    They pay very well, and there are interesting projects happening as they are updating one of their main internal systems.

    There is also probably lot's of management opportunity, just given how many of them exist.

    Cons

    The company structure (at least in IT) is horribly designed. WAY too much bloat and heavy overmanagement prevent employees from getting anything done. Their heavy reliance on off-shore workers does nothing to help with these problems, not too mention introducing many of their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slim down, and let people do some actual work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

    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
  7.  

    good package

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Good compensation overall compare to industrial standard

    Cons

    Management team always change and just reorganized the IT department in Canada

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We had some very good team leaders but quite a few of them are no longer with the company. Miss them a lot.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great job but very un-sexy

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    Current Employee - Producer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good money, not a super high-pressure environment. You can stay there forever. On a bad day, it's like a pretty cool purgatory.

    Cons

    Unsexy, lots of cold calls, insurance industry is not that exciting. My boss looks like a greasy quaalude dealer from Long Island in the 1970s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dress better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Marsh lifer

    Current Employee - Senior Vice President  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    They are loyal and will pay over long term

    Cons

    They only pay over the long term

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good if you're in sales -

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist

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

    Pros

    Coworkers in my group are great in my group. Job stability.

    Cons

    Management is an old boys club. Unless you're a producer, don't expect an increase or bonus (no one seems to know how bonuses are calculated. Very heavy workload, no work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the talent flight. Those who can leave do. When the company keeps reporting record profits, it's hard to justify no increases, and token bonuses. Stop saying our colleagues are our greatest assets...actions speak louder than lip service.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work if you are satisfied with little job growth

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    Current Employee - Developer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Very little room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more incentives, right now there is very little reason to work harder as there is so little growth in pay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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