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Marsh Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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2.8 121 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

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Peter Zaffino

(23 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good for work life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, colleagues and collaboration across departments(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management was changed without warning and layoffs came out of the blue(in 6 reviews)

  • You are just a number - if someone leaves company, common to hear 'the Marsh juggernaut carries on'(in 3 reviews)

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    Good Firm with

    Sales (Current Employee) London, England

    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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    Not a meritocracy by any measure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsThey have a subsidised Starbucks
    Some really talented colleagues

    ConsAn indifferent HR function
    Many jobsworth 'company men'

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote 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.

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

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    Dog Eat Dog

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Political and backstabbing environment; lacks direction or strategic thought

    Assistant Vice-President (Current Employee) City of London, England

    ProsLocation and size allows leverage for deals with underwriters

    ConsPolitics affects and permeates the organisation

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnhance morale and staff motivation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGood group of people and good knowledge sharing.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementChillax.

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    Was primarily an excellent experience, but company is changing how it does business.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat colleagues and clients who are true experts in their field and an honor to work with.

    ConsWork/life balance is lacking. Morale is being affected.

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    Great people; lackluster pay

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsI think the people at Marsh are great. It's generally a good environment where people work hard but have a sense of humor and are socially fun.

    ConsThe salaries seem average at best. Definitely not known to be high payers. Try to get in at a high salary because even the merit raises are weak.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive your top rated employees better pay. The recognition in this area is poor.

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

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    Account Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat resources, very talented people, exposure to great clients. Brand name in the industry and the opportunity to work on significant projects.

    ConsA 9 to 5 culture, lots of legacy employees, very disparate levels of talent. No compensation transparency, the office is too small for personal growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosit was a great learning experience

    Consthey do not pay for performance

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

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    Many fine, talented people that are frustrated by lack of leadership

    Senior Vice President (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsResources, talent, bench strength, market leverage, collaborative

    ConsToo many initiatives that never get completed. Basic accounting, invoicing and reporting is below par

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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