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

Marsh Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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2.9 109 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

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Peter Zaffino

(17 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Very good for work life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management was changed without warning and layoffs came out of the blue"
    in 6 reviews
  • "stress levels are very high affecting work/life balance"
    in 3 reviews
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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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Good learning experience

Risk Management Consultant (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at Marsh full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood learning experience.
Great exposure to various industries/companies
Solid foundation in everything risk.

ConsPoor management
Poor remuneration
Lack of incentives

Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach to 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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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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Lots of Hands in the Cookie Jar, but Comfy

Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I worked at Marsh full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMy first real job out of school, was working as a desktop publisher for Marsh in Washington, DC. Temped for over a year waiting on a promise of full-tire hiring, and eventually got to define my position, and grew into a Graphic Designer. An excellent boost for my resume. I loved the atmosphere of the huge company (so many names and faces to learn), the luxury break rooms and the fancy lobby.

I also enjoyed having a lot of down time with which to mess around on the internet and still get paid!

ConsPriorities were constantly back and forth as there are so many folks in management that tend to clash. My department completely dissolved a few months after I left the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on honing a global mission that includes a more cohesive structure concerning internal support teams.

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)

I have been working at Marsh

ProsMany opportunities for advancement in Insurance

Constoo big of a corporate structure

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Good Pay, Poor Management

Policy Review (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Marsh full-time for more than a year

ProsThe pay and benefits package was great. It was definitely worth the time, energy, and work requested. The building and location were excellent. The work was challenging while not being overly stressful.

ConsManagement could not seem to get there act together between the old hubs and new hubs. Constant discord, changing of policies/practices and quality standards. Upper management was changed without warning and layoffs came out of the blue.

Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish a proven system of QA and foster communication between departments as well as with clients and client teams.

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

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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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Not the company it once was

Assistant Vice President (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Marsh full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood vacation time, okay benefits

ConsNo raises, detached management attitude

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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