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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good for the most part, but watch out for nasty office politics"

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    Former Employee - Account Handler in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockton Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the client facing associates work very very hard to deliver a consistently high quality service to clients. It’s for the most part a highly professional environment and business is placed in the right way (i.e. there are no dubious incentives to move business to one particular market etc). There are many good internal resources and talented people in other teams, but each department is so cut off from each other that it can take time to identify that, but when you do find them it's great. It’s a good place to be if you have the skills and knowledge to jump straight into the busy work environment, and promotion prospects are good. Some of the management are very talented, dedicated people. Very good with charity and wider community support if that's your thing and the training opportunities (well organised centrally by HR) are fantastic. Great social scene, and many opportunities to get out and about with clients, underwriters etc, regardless of your level of experience.

    Cons

    Way too much micro management, more trust of the (for the most part) very talented associates is needed. Some nasty office politics from some (but not all) management. Working my notice was not a pleasurable experience. A lot of 'deadwood' in senior management, who are paid a fortune for doing not very much, but the talented middle management don't dare make a noise for fear of hurting their own promotion chances. It is expected of you to work long hours or take work home to get everything done, and this is seen as the norm and perfectly acceptable on a daily basis. Work / Life balance is poor and new staff are only brought in when existing teams are at absolute breaking point. Insane bureaucracy that's incredibly outdated. MRC slips and cover notes for policies that are a couple of hundred quid is just bonkers and wastes so much time. Some (but not all) of the systems are very outdated, and it has woefully poor IT generally for such a large company. Training is poor for new starters because no one has the time to do it. It's not a good place to start an insurance or broking career. You're won't be employed if you're a married woman at or near child bearing age. How this happens in 2014 I have no idea. More diversity is definitely needed.

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    Lockton Companies2014-05-31
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great office environment with friendly peers and leadership"

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    Current Employee - Account Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockton Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Leadership Flexible Policies Genuine People Fun Office Activities

    Cons

    Low Pay Office Politics Can be long hours

    Lockton Companies2019-10-30
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Account Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockton Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lockton as a whole is a good company. Good benefits and resources on a national level. Beer Friday and many company paid events.

    Cons

    If you want work balance, this is not the company for you. Favoritism and poor leadership in Florida offices. You are expected to work long hours.

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    Lockton Companies2018-11-17
  4. "A/R Coordinator"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockton Companies

    Pros

    Work parties, people , vacation, gym, beer friday

    Cons

    OT, certain managers, long hours, low pay, overworked

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    Lockton Companies2018-11-01
  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Producer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockton Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company cares about their associates

    Cons

    Long hours and weekends required

    Lockton Companies2018-02-19
  6. Helpful (4)

    "overwhelming workload"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockton Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great perks - Beer Friday, Holiday Party, flexible start/leave time, help you get CPCU designation

    Cons

    Poor pay, bad organizational structure - too many people on one team, have training programs that don't work, impatient with new employees - expect you to know everything, overwhelming amount of workload, poor work/life balance, long hours and overtime resulting in working on the weekend

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    Lockton Companies2018-02-23
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Benefit Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Lockton Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great first job out of college, so much potential to grow and move up within the company.

    Cons

    High expectations Long hours during busy season Large work load for entry level position

    Lockton Companies2017-08-10
  8. Helpful (12)

    "Long hours, alcohol as compensation"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockton Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful coverage training program if you have the time to make it all the way through.

    Cons

    Long hours demanded, pay is far under market value

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    Lockton Companies2017-07-16
  9. Helpful (8)

    "Work/Life Balance is 50/50 and Working Remote"

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    Former Employee - Senior AM/Associate AE in Houston, TX
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockton Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for, self promotion is huge with them. Fun events and lots of giveaways

    Cons

    Does not pay you the fair market value of the position you hold. Long hours are expected from upper management even though you are only required 7.5hr days.

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    Lockton Companies2017-06-16
  10. Helpful (13)

    "Overwhelmed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lockton Companies full-time

    Pros

    You are able to work on a lot of interesting clients who value the work that you do. Co-workers are generally great people to work with, and have a true sense of caring for each other. Benefits for the most part are generous compared to competitors.

    Cons

    If you aren't a producer, you are a nobody. The company likes to show how much they are growing, yet wages aren't growing at same rate, employee count isn't growing at same rate, and reinvestment isn't happening into the business. Support teams are working long hours and sacrificing work life balance, only to make the producers more money. Very political in which people are very protective with their "kingdom", and love to throw others under the bus, not share info, not collaborate, etc to protect their own interest. No diversity at all.

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    Lockton Companies2017-05-25

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