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Updated 16 July 2018
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Gallagher Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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Pros
  • "With certain positions the ability to work from home when needed" (in 39 reviews)

  • "There is also great flexibility in work-life balance" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "less salary, no work life balance" (in 32 reviews)

  • "There is no work life balance for women, and are paid MUCH less than male counterparts" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "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. "Very Good"

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

    I have been working at Gallagher full-time

    Pros

    Very good and friendly environment

    Cons

    Low salary, no opportunities to increase salary in the company

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worked for AJG for about 18 months, nice environment but not a challenge."

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    Former Employee - Insurance Sales in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, easy role, not a stressful role.

    Cons

    Serious lack or recognition or progression, if you're looking for a role in which you come in, do your job and go home then this is ideal. They will not reward you for hard work and generally the management did not seem to care or actually manage staff efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and seem more interested in peoples work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Uncaring"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Chelmsford, England
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Chelmsford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gallagher full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Will help to progress ... just

    Cons

    Uncaring, bullying, unsupportive.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics. Take care of your staff and they will be loyal


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Difficult place to work"

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    Former Employee - Broker in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Broker in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gallagher full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Getting to 5pm without having a stroke
    Salary

    Cons

    Management are bullies. Staff are unable to go to HR for fear of repercussions. Management take all the rewards and hospitality whilst trampling over the staff. Reality in the office is very different from the ethical company they pretend to be.

    Advice to Management

    Leave and become prison wardens


  6. "Competitive"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary increases year on year. Wide variety of work

    Cons

    Competitive people, little sense of team spirit, lack of flexible working


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible to the core"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gallagher (More than a year)

    Pros

    None!

    A terrible place to work. My worst by a country mile

    Cons

    Beside the constant email and forced training on how to spot colleagues defrauding the company, too many to mention.

    Quit after 1 month

  8. Helpful (4)

    "The best thing i hever did was leave this place!"

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    Former Employee - Iba Cashier in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Iba Cashier in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gallagher full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good place to work if you're homeless!

    Cons

    crap pay and crap management.

    Advice to Management

    look after your employees.


  9. "admin"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England

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

    Pros

    nice offices to work in

    Cons

    the teams are in need of more personnel

    Advice to Management

    hire more staff


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Must do better"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gallagher (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits provided with the salary were reasonable and better than other insurance brokers in my experience.

    Cons

    The salary at analyst level is low and I was made aware by several colleagues that the company disliked giving annual pay rises. Extremely low morale as a result especially for those who had worked several years without a raise. In contrast, I was advised that senior management received healthy pay rises/bonuses.The atmosphere was toxic and unprofessional. I suffered the worst boss so far of my over 15 year old career. I was told that HR were not impartial and so could not be trusted. No expense was spared for management to visit Las Vegas for a week on an annual basis yet there were petty embargoes on low level expenses such as stationery and claiming lunches whilst travelling. I didn't work in a sales role but the pressure to sell was burdensome and without any regard to treating clients fairly. Due to the high number of acquistions and the charged political nature within the company, there was little trust between colleagues. I suffered bullying and I saw bullying happen in other departments which was disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the pay gap between analyst and Business Partner/senior management level. Invest in high quality staff and training to ensure technically able staff. Reduce staff turnover by giving pay rises. Focus on creating a professional and cohesive culture.Audit your compliance function.

    Gallagher Response

    8 Feb 2018 – Digital Marketing Analyst

    Thank you for sharing these comments with us. Gallagher takes all allegations of bullying or harassment very seriously and we have robust policies and processes in place. We investigate any... More


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