Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
191 Reviews
2.9
191 Reviews
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some areas offer remote work from home opportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • Good Environment, Best Work Life Balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Some areas of the company do not have a good work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Outdated computer systems; constantly freezing or shutting down (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Pros

    great culture, really live up to company values

    Cons

    need to have the grit and drive to be successful

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hmm.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Glendale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Glendale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture use to be friendly.

    Cons

    Culture is driven by corporate mandates rather than talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a point of getting better acquainted with your 'team'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    CRM Analyst at AJG

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CRM Analyst in Itasca, IL (US)
    Former Employee - CRM Analyst in Itasca, IL (US)

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some Really Great People. Good Insurance Benefits. Some areas offer remote work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    Extremely Political Environment. Friends & Family of Executives everywhere within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful employer

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

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pros outweigh the cons of working at AJ Gallagher. The people are wonderful and the best part of working there.

    Cons

    Compensation in my role is lower than average and the workload high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus internally on employees and their wellbeing and that will take care of the clients and stockholders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    challenging and stressful job comes with rewards.

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

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, opportunity to move up in the company, benefits are great, including their 401k program.

    Cons

    Stressful, training isn't that great because everyone is busy, high workload, complex issues and high volume of work to handle on a tight schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rewarding those that do good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Tremendous potential, poor execution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good resources, particularly ACA updates and support. Good Co-workers and corporate resource team.

    Cons

    Leadership can be weak and dysfunctional. No consistency in how office is managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that growth through acquisitions can create challenges in leadership when former business owner is responsible for the branch. An entrepreneur is not a good fit to run the day to day operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Long time employee

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule central location, close to freeway

    Cons

    agism; sexism; snobby. You won't get a promotion or raise unless you are under 30 or come from wealth & belong to a country club. Look at the pictures online, they are all young. There is no training except for the half dozen systems. Don't apply unless you want to be a data processor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to being a customer service organization not a paper service organization. Recognize the value that experience brings to the bottom line. Train the managers and have them be just managers, not insurance agents too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people ... Need more inspired leaders

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have a chance to make an impact

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't spend enough energy leveraging and developing talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more, talk less

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    sales intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly, always willing to help, professional, meaningful assignments

    Cons

    none, was very pleased with summer internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor use of resources due to constant acquisitions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Producer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great earnings potential. Autonomous branch operations. Flexibility. Exposure to a great deal of high level risk management strategies.

    Cons

    Fragmented culture. Constant acquisitions by Corporate. Lack of resources provided to branch. No clear direction by management. Bottom line driven. Constant training of tech resources that do little to improve product or customer relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhere to the philosophy of putting your people first, not your profits. Develop an "acquisition game plan" in regards to expectations, training, and how to access AJG's global resources. Develop a centralized marketing hub or regional marketing position to assist in account placement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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