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Marsh Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
145 Reviews
3.1
145 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice people, flexible schedules allowing for work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments (in 11 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ability to see the big picture, knowledge, management and expertise

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Sydney
    Current Employee - Vice President in Sydney

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment. They represent everything I have sought for in a company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No respect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    N O T H I N G

    Cons

    CIO, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hopeless.

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

    Immature & Irresponsible

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

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Marsh 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 ManagementAdvice

    No hope for improvement. Needs to hit the bottom to realize the reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Firm is headed in the right direction

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

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Resources and expertise within the firm.

    Cons

    Typical drawbacks of working for an large publically traded company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    LIfe can be good or bad depending which department you are in

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    People are generally friendly and nice, work is generally interesting, system is yet to be desired, lots of duplicate effort of work done.

    Cons

    Your life can be heaven or hell depending who you worked for. Pay is discretionary determined by your superior, so if you are not on their good side, chances are you won't get a pay raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

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

    Pros

    sustainable strategy, invest in people, derisk the firm

    Cons

    bureaucratic, not enough empowerment to lower levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase empowerment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Uncompetitive Pay &Dysfunctional HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Business/Company
    Good Work/Life Balance
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Poor Management - political & bureaucratic
    Unable to source / attract / recognize true talent
    Lack of quality control
    Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on quality of the work not the scorecard
    Engage 360 review at larger scale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Girilla/Cheap

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very Professional Organization, Great reputation, room to grow if you are a super producer, must be able to sell

    Cons

    Can be cheap in allocating resources, uses substandard tech, such as blackberry, laptops. Expense policies are a hindrance and confining. Consulting practice of the business has to deal with policies meant for brokers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate the Consulting Practice from the Brokerage Practice in the organization. The revenue flow and effect of policies are different for each type of business. Many opportunities have been lost by the consulting practice because of policies designed for the Brokerage practice. The employees should physically stay in the same place.
    Look for way to improve technology and not go after the cheapest source. Do an overhaul off the expense reimbursement system so it's more user friendly and the policies are more flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Benefits declining, no room for advancement, overworked client advisors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    Largest insurance broker. Specialized knowledge.

    Cons

    Benefits were once one of the best in the industry but becoming very expensive as of Jan 2015 and with little or no pay raises, pay is actually declining. Parking rates increasing. Huge push for more sales and asked to do more than ever. Client advisors are micromanaged even though they are exempt. Lots of recent turnover. Dinosaur technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees. Give advisors the help they need to get the job done. Too many manager meetings with no real results. Be truthful, it goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great job but very un-sexy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (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

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