Marsh Reviews

Updated 27 October, 2014
Updated 27 October, 2014
134 Reviews
3.0
134 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
30 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice people, flexible schedules allowing for work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Very heavy workload, no work life balance (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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)

    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
  3.  

    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 (more than an 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
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    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 (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
  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Marsh as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Excellent workplace
    -Great learning experience
    -Training programs are excellent

    Cons

    -Retention issues
    -Salaries possibly within company not as high as others

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Pleasant experience overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great pay.

    Cons

    High turnover rate at Senior Management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value talented and loyal employees. No room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant exposure for employees and great employee policies. Best pay master in industry and treats employees ethically. Perks and benefits galore.

    Cons

    None I can think of...

    The only con may be the extreme aggresion shown at certain times by certain employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Associate Placement Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Placement Specialist in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Placement Specialist in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunities for continued education and movement within the firm if you are proactive, and many wonderful people/resources

    Cons

    Corporate environment, and your actual work gets lost in the amount of protocols to follow, constantly changing systems/programs, pay increases are tough to get, culture can be less than inspiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate peer reviews and skip reviews where colleagues get to provide feedback to their manager's manager. This will retain employees and curb poor management practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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