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Marsh Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
144 Reviews
3.1
144 Reviews
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Peter Zaffino
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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

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    • 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  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Management Consultant in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Risk Management Consultant in Melbourne

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor management
    Poor remuneration
    Lack of incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach to clients!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Immature & Irresponsible

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    You will work hard but you get great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Marsh

    Pros

    Large company, ability to transfer

    Cons

    I always seemed to get my lousy 3% raise even though I went above and beyond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your hardest employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Okay to get experience, but not really for the long-haul

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Pay is low, but overtime is available and extra pay for working on holidays is nice. Vacation policy is pretty good. Good way to get experience right out of college, but not many find a long term career in the Austin office. There is some room for growth, but seems to be limited to management favorites.

    Cons

    Low pay. Little room for growth. Management plays favorites and doesn't value employees. Changed job requirements to not require a college degree, but base pay is still the same regardless of qualifications. Makes those with a college degree feel over-qualified and under-valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Offer more opportunities for growth, career training, etc. Higher pay - especially for college graduates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work, but went downhill fast...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and pension is great to have. Great employees to work with. Active in the community. Lives on brand name. Great PTO.

    Cons

    Little salary increases because of stagnant growth the past 5+ years due to poor management. Outdated variable compensation plan = little incentive to work harder. No sales team but pushes client advisors to grow revenue and be pro active to service clients. Clients no longer receive service they deserve. Overworked client advisors =low morale and loss of employees. Even the coffee sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let experienced client advisors work and service clients without micromanaging them with constant internal workflows and meetings. Change the variable compensation plan. The culture should be one of doing the job freely without the feeling of working in a totalitarian state. Revenue will grow when the constant employee turn over stops.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Culture -

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative, client focused, "journey to elite" organization. Willing to be accountable and engaged with results -- trying to build a consistent training and professional development pathways for employees.

    Cons

    Complex organization with frequent leadership changes that may undermine organizational efficiency and client servicing. Overly focused on analytics without regard to best fit for client and/or value of analytics relative to meeting client's objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify organizational structure so that clients easily understand company value proposition and framework for client engagement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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