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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Reviews

Updated 26 February 2017
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Pros
  • My role has fairly flexible work hours, and in general, work-from-home seems to be highly accommodated (in 26 reviews)

  • Having the option to work remotely for the company is wonderful for work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Contractor Perspective"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as a contractor and therefore had limited insight into how employees are incentivised. However I felt that people/ teams were generally happy and supportive. I did not see as much politics as I may have observed in other organisations.

    Cons

    As an "agile" organisation, some initiatives are implemented on the fly and therefore things get missed. Also resource / time is not always available to deliver all management initiatives.


  2. "OK company to work for, Decent outlook"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Forever growing, decent salary but depends what department you are in. Staff generally quite welcoming and experienced

    Cons

    IT is quite patchy due to there being so many systems but support is good. Forever buying companies and not merging properly

    Advice to Management

    Integrate companies better after mergers


  3. "Growing up to do"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Large organisation, global expansion, plenty of opportunity for organisational development

    Cons

    Poor management, terrible Human Resources, dire communication, top-heavy and aggressive management style

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the management structure, trust the professionals on your payroll and start focussing on the future


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  5. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly enviroment

    Cons

    Actually there are no downsides so far

    Advice to Management

    I don not have any


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Shockingly bad company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    The staff are great very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Staff morale is very low, the managers are generally sycophantic idiots who are happy to take credit for a good job but completely unsupportive if there is a problem resulting in staff leaving in droves.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for the dreadful mess you have created.


  7. "Opportunities of a large company with the values of a family business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Development opportunities
    Varied workload
    Positive attitude towards staff
    Supportive management structure

    Cons

    Salary lower than market average

    Advice to Management

    keep investing financially in staff with solid skills and experience to reduce turnover


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worst time of my working life, which to this date is 45 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Staff I worked with for a number of years before buy out were like family, I miss them so much!

    Cons

    Too much nepotism and favouritism! Hope someone who is non biased looks into this and rectifies for the sake of some very good people. If not you will lose excellent staff st your peril.

    Advice to Management

    See the people who do a fair days work for a fair days pay!!!


  9. "Great company with even greater ambition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Working with dynamic and ambitious individuals across the organisation
    - A big vision with a long term plan to get there
    - Forward thinking management

    Cons

    - Focus on long term plan sometimes can hinder the short/medium deliverables
    - Although investment into infrastructure and systems has commenced there is still some way to go
    - Succession planning strategy is not always clear/robust resulting in loss of high quality staff

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term growth strategy must not deter from retaining and attracting high quality team members.


  10. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England

    I have been working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for me

    Cons

    none right now that I can thin of


  11. Helpful (2)

    "A challenging yet uninspiring place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are a number of good development roles available. It's generally possible to get involved in many activities outside your day job. There's a lot of change happening in the international business which shows some promise for the future.

    Cons

    There is a shocking lack of diversity at management level, a deeply ingrained macho sales driven culture, and high levels of micro management. The prevailing culture of the organisation is stuck in the 70's and badly needs an overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    Much of the talk about changing the way we work isn't carried through into our actions. We talk about being flexible employers then monitor who takes a full hour for lunch. We talk about diversity yet managers openly boast about taking no paternity leave at all. It sets a horrible example to those coming up through the organisation.



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