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Marsh Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
152 Reviews
3.0
152 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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    • 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 a 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

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    • 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. 2 people 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.  

    Less Talk More Walk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Marsh really is an insurance industry leader and the employees do a great job on focusing on the clients and risk assessment. The Producers of the company are really second to none and they do an excellent job with all their work.

    Cons

    Being a brokerage firm the benefits and perks are really focused on the sales/ client facing colleagues while pay remains incredibly low for those in administration or support roles. Senior management and policy makers still struggle with connecting thier minds with their hearts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better pay rates and opportunities for colleagues to grow. Taking on additional job duties/responsibilities should also translate into more pay/benefits. Also, work on connecting the head to the heart. Constantly being cerebral about our work hinders true innovation and excitement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Talented colleagues that are not valued by management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    - Global collaboration
    - Good benefits
    - Work life balance
    - Exciting global projects
    - Smart and helpful people to work with

    Cons

    - Constant change in leadership
    - Bonus and promotion structure are not properly defined and perhaps non existent
    - Salary is below market
    - Management does not value their employees or show any appreciation
    - Need to provide more opportunities for employees...no career growth
    - Lack of diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to value their employees and provide sound career development for their top performers.
    Create career paths for your employees
    Bonus and promotions are needed, improve compensation policy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Changes

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

    I worked at Marsh full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice office space, internal resources to support sales

    Cons

    Ever changing leadership, annual bonuses subjected to last minute scrutiny and adjustment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Publish your commission/bonus structure for eligible participants at the beginning of the year and actually pay out based on that - even if it means a larger payout than expected to your top performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Traditional, conservative, and defines what a corporate environment is

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great workplace flexibility and true 9-5 work environment which is unique for Fortune 250 companies. Culture is slowly changing and the Company is opening up to ideas, but red tape gets in the way to be efficient. Strong sales culture if you thrive in sales.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not competitive and should reflect beyond cost of living market rates.
    Non client facing roles do not have growth opportunities and lack any professional development and shows where interests and value of the company lies.
    Diversity is still an issue and not just in ethnic or gender diversity, but the diversity of experiences and voices. Very much a herd mentality and top down approach company which leaves little room to incentivize or celebrate top talent and fresh ideas.
    People are extremely nice and mean well, but are often content with status quo and mediocrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example and encourage employees to be the owner of their careers and accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exhausting

    • 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

    Pros

    MMC is a large company. You may be able to transfer to other offices should you move.

    Cons

    The work load borders ridiculous. The issue is that most of the employees are average at best, whilst a few employees carry the burden. This does not result jn higher pay for harder workers. If you are lucky you'll receive a 3% pay raise. The company rarely changes leaders and managers. This rests in zero innovation and they just keep the same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want the cream of the crop, you'll need to pay for it. Stop stressing employees with nonsense and do something about the balance within your offices.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    You will work hard but you get great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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