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Marsh Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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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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    Ability to see the big picture, knowledge, management and expertise

    Vice President (Current Employee) Sydney

    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

    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Terrible and you will feel like you're accomplishing nothing daily

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere really are none, discounted food? If you get lucky, your manager may actually want to train you. Good de minimis fringes

    ConsCompany does nothing right, low pay and no responsibility, oftentimes you will find employees just sitting around chatting doing nothing because they have nothing to do

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to trust and compensate your employees, stop making managers managers because they know the CEO

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

     

    fair place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits time off hours

    Conschange of leadership regularly.

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    In the beginning of my career at Marsh - Enjoyable job and nice people at Marsh.

    Client Representative II (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGreat Benefits and pay. Many holidays. Working with large accounts and good people.

    ConsPoor Management and lots of favoritism. You are a just a number at Marsh as no job security. They lay off good employees and keep others for no good reason. I worked hard and received great reviews and praise but got laid off with other people. I thought my job was secure and was shocked about getting the axe.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to your most valuable asset - Your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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