Guy Carpenter Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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3.4
55%
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77%
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Guy Carpenter President and CEO Peter Hearn
Peter Hearn
29 Ratings
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  • "Limited team interactions, much older staff, no interaction between brokers and advisory(in 9 reviews)

  • "Senior management in analytics is awful(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Head of Hybrid Solutions"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great company, profile, network and opportunities

    Cons

    can sometimes be too US focused to detriment of other geographies.

  2. "Enjoyable and challenging application process"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Scheme in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    ever-changing role, being heavily disrupted by insurtech

    Cons

    non negatives as of yet

  3. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Reinsurance Broker in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guy Carpenter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great managers who take an interest to grow their employees. Excellent culture and I built some good relationships. Only reason I moved was because I wanted to try a different role on the underwriting side.

    Cons

    Pay was average slightly low. But the culture and experience made up for this... Money isn't everything!

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  4. "No point fighting it"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Collegiate, interesting clients, respect in the market place. All the plusses of big corporate.

    Cons

    Benefits are slowly eroded over the years. Below inflation pay increases year on year - for even the highest rated performers - slowly ensure that your salary will below that on offer elsewhere. The expectation is that there will be nowhere to go and you will stay for the sake of being at Guy Carpenter. Unfortunately this means that the good colleagues you get decide that it's not the place for them and leave for pastures new. A slow drain on talent and enthusiasm.

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  5. "AVP"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, good mixed group of colleagues, good travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Big company run out of New York. Cliques.

  6. "Senior Reinsurance Technician"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Reinsurance Technician in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work life balance,

    Cons

    Lack of recognition/ reward for reaching targets and objectives.

  7. "Average people in a messy company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good platform for developing reinsurance, if you speak with the right clients

    Cons

    Low technical preparation of people, including management. Lack of hierarchy brings exasperating internal competition among teams

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of work Great people Decent Compensation

    Cons

    Extreme amount of work Slow to adopt new technologies Lack of scope for progression

  9. "Reinsurance Broker"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guy Carpenter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Silo-ed and not much movement between teams

  10. Helpful (3)

    "You only get ahead if you are part of a certain crowd"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guy Carpenter

    Pros

    Some fantastic people and real talent work here

    Cons

    You only get ahead if you are part of a certain crowd, if you aren't, you get completely over looked. Hardly any room for progression. Crap salary, crap benefits

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