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Marsh Reviews

Updated 11 January 2015
Updated 11 January 2015
150 Reviews
3.0
150 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.  

    Good place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Good group of people and good knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Have to be 'team player' and act overly enthusiastic about everything to be considered for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chillax.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Firm with

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Extremely 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a meritocracy by any measure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    They have a subsidised Starbucks
    Some really talented colleagues

    Cons

    An indifferent HR function
    Many jobsworth 'company men'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people who are good at their jobs BEFORE they decide to leave the company AND promote talent ahead of family name, school of education, and time of service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dog Eat Dog

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fair compensation. Quite a few knowledgeable and friendly colleagues. Nice, modern offices in Tower Place, London.

    Cons

    Very political environment. Few career development opportunities. Need to constantly fight for yourself / what you believe in. Poor team spirit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assess and reward people based on their actual performance, not solely what their manager thinks. Do not allow / support bullying practices in the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Political and backstabbing environment; lacks direction or strategic thought

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice-President in City of London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice-President in City of London, England

    I have been working at Marsh

    Pros

    Location and size allows leverage for deals with underwriters

    Cons

    Politics affects and permeates the organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance morale and staff motivation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Less Talk More Walk

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  8.  

    Changes

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    • 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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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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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