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Gallagher Reviews

Updated 19 January 2018
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Gallagher Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Pros
  • There are opportunities to work from home (in 35 reviews)

  • They take work life balance seriously and still push for excellence (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to have much in the way of work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Managers are given minimal authority by upper management to manage performance of individual teams (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start"

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    Current Employee - FNOL Claims Handler in Ipswich, England
    Current Employee - FNOL Claims Handler in Ipswich, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone helps, always supported, always promote from within for all roles.

    Cons

    Could pay more, more in depth training


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Claims handler"

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    Former Employee - Claims Handler in Chichester, England
    Former Employee - Claims Handler in Chichester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gallagher full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Initial interview and induction seemed refreshing and very promising. Rate of pay ok. Nice location in Chichester and near the shops

    Cons

    Overworked. No praise at all by management. Given no authority despite vast experience to handle claims, petty criticism by managers who don’t listen. Low morale & high staff turnover. Back stabbing. Uncomfortable chairs. No DSE. Poor computer systems. Long term job security doesn’t look good. Say no more!

    Advice to Management

    Actually bother to listen. You don’t know everything


  3. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time

    Pros

    Hard working team, not totally joined up

    Cons

    Not appreciated outside of IT

    Advice to Management

    IT should be represented at top table by IT lead


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  5. "Gallagher is a positive employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Culture of the founders which is embedded in daily working practices, strength of the teams and nice individuals, dynamic growing organisation, excellent rewards available

    Cons

    The role, the business environment, trials of regulatory compliance and procedures which emanate from this, evolving business practices, Inefficient systems software

    Advice to Management

    I do not wish to offer any advice to management through this portal but am required to complete the section to proceed


  6. "Good Place to Be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gallagher full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, that recognises high performance. if you want to develop and increase your responsibility you are empowered to do so.

    Cons

    no real cons, if you work hard you get the reward

    Advice to Management

    Give greater consideration in the future to the people you are about to let go off to ensure they are the right ones.


  7. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Account Handler in Wakefield, England
    Former Employee - Account Handler in Wakefield, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Gallagher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice small team that works well together

    Cons

    Not great communication between teams

    Advice to Management

    Liaise with people more often


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Expanding and definitely opportunities for right candidate

    Cons

    It’s lacking culture, so many acquisitions make it hard to see the direction company wants to go.

    Advice to Management

    Align the company and streamline the support services.


  9. "Great culture but lower pay than industry average"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gallagher (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, lots of support from management, a good company to work and learn your trade.
    Good team bonding and cohesion

    Cons

    Poor pay compared to industry standards
    Poor progression opportunities
    Inflexible with home working
    No loyalty to members of staff who have worked there for a long time

    Advice to Management

    Look internally for promotion opportunities


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic company!"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Inverness, Scotland
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Inverness, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gallagher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary. Some nice regional offices. The usual employee benefits (pension, PMI, discounts etc.), although HQ facilities are somewhat disappointing.

    Cons

    A toxic environment where nepotism reigns supreme. It is definitely who you know, not what you know. Senior managers and top execs are self-serving - inflicting cost cutting measures on staff (circulating memos banning the ordering of stationery) while living it and fine dining from London to Las Vegas. Worse career move I ever made. Glad to be out of there.

    Advice to Management

    Get a heart transplant. The coldness with which management make decisions is staggering. Listen to employees rather than wasting time and money on surveys only to impose your own decisions from the top anyway.


  11. "Account Handler"

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    Current Employee - Account Handler in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Handler in London, England
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Efficient fast professional empathetic tenacious

    Cons

    Poor organisational structure from an employees point of view - progression is rare

    Advice to Management

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