Marsh
2.9 of 5 109 reviews
usa.marsh.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Marsh Reviews

Updated Mar 02, 2014
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2.9 109 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

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Peter Zaffino

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48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Ability to see the big picture, knowledge, management and expertise

Vice President (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than a year

ProsWork Life Balance, Management, Expertise (best in industry), Specialized Teams, Great outside opinion among peers

ConsNone that I can think of at the moment. They represent everything I have sought for in a company.

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

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No respect

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsN O T H I N G

ConsCIO, Program Manager, IT operation lead, team leaders (except idiots) all resigned.

One day, 7 people were called into a meeting room and terminated by being given 10 mins to pack things and asked to leave the premises.

They think people are numbers and figures to be disposed/recycled by replacing with the cheap off-shore. Their aim is not to build the foundation by integrating people, but make the quarterly number look good by sacking people and cutting expenses. There are in the game of cost cutting by sacrificing people. They will see the result in 3 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementHopeless.

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

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Immature & Irresponsible

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at Marsh

ProsThe chance to handle broad range of works give opportunities to grow if you are willing to invest time and work longer. The chance comes because Marsh put workloads of more than one person can handle so that to reduce the headcounts and expenses.

ConsMarsh has no interest in knowledge transfer, improve employee, treat colleagues fairly. Good people have left and bad remain, then keep hiring wrong people. Classic pattern for an organization to collapse. There is no sense of responsibility and ethics.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo hope for improvement. Needs to hit the bottom to realize the reality.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at Marsh

ProsMany opportunities for advancement in Insurance

Constoo big of a corporate structure

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POOR LEADERSHIP IN FINPRO

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGood benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments.

ConsFINPRO leadership is detached and focused on "managing up" and taking care of their friends, rather than those colleagues that actually do the work. Performance reviews and bonuses are determined by a "beauty contest" under the corporate guise of "curve ranking", which does nothing but serves the purpose of leadership that punishes and retaliates against dissenters. I agree with the other commenter who noted that Marsh lies about giving raises. They do not…unless, of course, you are well-connected, OR you complain and they want to use you until they can find someone else to replace you!

Advice to Senior ManagementPractice The Greater Good, and especially the Integrity portion of IGNITE!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good to learn the business...but don't stay for the pay.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsOpportunity to work on large accounts

ConsYou are a widget in the great machine

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on client, not internal structure

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Firm with

Sales (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGreat resources and lots of knowledgeable people. A Who's Who of clients. Very strong and leading with large global/complex accounts. Specialty side of business is awesome with great brokers who really give it their all. Some managers (specialty) are tireless and give their life to the business and their team.

ConsExtremely expense reduction focused. At least annual reductions in staff (sometimes 2x a year)... tend to stay around 70-80 so not published and these are not just low performers... often these are masked as position elimination but they craft a 'new' position and adjust responsibilities to get by. Also, extremely internally focused despite great external efforts of many colleagues moving ahead. Several senior managers are self-preservation experts and promoters, at the expense of others.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen without retribution and respect different views, not just people saying what they think you want to hear. Employees are not disposable resources.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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FINPRO

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marsh

ProsGreat management, tools and process flow. Ability to learn a great deal. Supportive mangers etc.

ConsIf talent is your biggest assets, why not invest in them? Lack of raises, bonuses and adjustments for promotions shows managements mentality only higher ups get taken care of.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your intellectual capital. Show you care for employees, cause right now you don't!

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marsh

ProsChallenging, best minds in the business, flexible, opportunity for advancement

Consneed to satisfy wall street = lots of internal reporting and management

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Sales oriented culture

Client Advisor (Current Employee)
Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

Prosteam environment; benefits; expertise in industry

Consconstant changes to corporate structure and upper management; outdated technology; overly burdensome internal processes; no pay raises

Advice to Senior ManagementIntensive focus on sales will hurt retention of current clients

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

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