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

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48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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Stable, growing and rewarding work place!

Vice President (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMarket Leader
Strong brand name
Learning opportunities
Quality Comp & Benefits
Sales Incentives
Global Exposure
Great work life balance

ConsStretched decision making
PMS has to be more objective and accountability higher
Hierarchies not well defined
Job rotation and mobility is low

Advice to Senior ManagementOrg structure needs to be worked upon to create a strong second line.
Invest on strong employee engagement and leadership development processes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Too sales centric

Assistant Vice President (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at Marsh full-time for less than a year

ProsDecent work hours, good remuneration

ConsOnly focus on sales, no innovation

Advice to Senior ManagementLook beyond money as the differentiator to win deals!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great learning experience

Relationship Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than a year

Pros1) Intellectual capabilities of colleagues; 2) Career Opportunities within the Marsh network; 3) Learning and exposure to all lines of the insurance business ; 4) Work culture and flat organisation structure

Consstress levels are very high affecting work/life balance. Internal politics becomes an issue at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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Experience

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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Good Firm with

Sales (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Marsh full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat resources and lots of knowledgeable people. A Who's Who of clients. Very strong and leading with large global/complex accounts. Specialty side of business is awesome with great brokers who really give it their all. Some managers (specialty) are tireless and give their life to the business and their team.

ConsExtremely expense reduction focused. At least annual reductions in staff (sometimes 2x a year)... tend to stay around 70-80 so not published and these are not just low performers... often these are masked as position elimination but they craft a 'new' position and adjust responsibilities to get by. Also, extremely internally focused despite great external efforts of many colleagues moving ahead. Several senior managers are self-preservation experts and promoters, at the expense of others.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen without retribution and respect different views, not just people saying what they think you want to hear. Employees are not disposable resources.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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