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Gallagher Reviews

Updated 23 October 2017
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Gallagher Chairman, President, and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
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322 Ratings

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  • Difficult to have much in the way of work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. 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.


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  5. "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


  6. 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.


  7. "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

    .


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very poor management on high"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gallagher full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Management do not listen to employees


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Head"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gallagher (More than a year)

    Pros

    Senior roles salary ok, though you are under resourced as a result.

    Cons

    Company is constantly going through change and restructure, very hard to have any clarity of where the future lies. Poor respect for employees as human beings and welfare.
    No support from management just shut up and go along with it. Work you like a dog and then happy for you to keel over and have a heart attack.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and humanity instead of your own self interests.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not great"

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

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

    Pros

    Can be a good stepping stone, rarely need to work overtime, good chance to learn basic aspects of finance

    Cons

    Micromanaged, no chance to develop or progress, petty and gossipy staff which included higher management, unprofessional


  11. "Business producer"

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

    Pros

    great place to work, big enough to to compete with the top three.

    Cons

    Very few, they let you get on with your job


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