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Marsh Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 121 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

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Peter Zaffino

(23 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

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


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

  • You are just a number - if someone leaves company, common to hear 'the Marsh juggernaut carries on'(in 3 reviews)

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    Account Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overal bad experience due to immediate superior

    Insurance Assistant (Former Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsMost team members were amazing

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    l spent 26 years and was recently terminated due to restructuring

    Senior Vice President (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsProfessional 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.

    ConsUnfortunately 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 Senior Managementlook 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terribly bureaucratic and unwelcoming IT

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementSlim down, and let people do some actual work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Generally agreable but my qualities have not been recognized.

    Technical Assistant (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good package

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsGood compensation overall compare to industrial standard

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

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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    Great people; lackluster pay

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsI 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementGive your top rated employees better pay. The recognition in this area is poor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosit was a great learning experience

    Consthey do not pay for performance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Senior Vice President (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsResources, talent, bench strength, market leverage, collaborative

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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