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Marsh Reviews

Updated 21 January 2019
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  • "Little to no communication with upper management outside of the office" (in 14 reviews)

  • "There is absolutely no work life balance" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Accommodating and progressive"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate in London, England
    Current Employee - Graduate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people, scope to move within the business, flexibility working, no micromanaging, best broker in the world, great clients, help from everyone, push you to succeed, want you to be more than just a plodder!

    Cons

    Can be quite team based if in a large office.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value your employees and clients. It’s so clear that if you push yourself you can do well in this company, so keep doing what you’re doing.


  2. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Associate II in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Associate II in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent professionalism and genuine interest in getting to know me at interview stage. Very informative in respect of questions I asked

    Cons

    None that I found

    Advice to Management

    Could be quicker coming back with official offers in writing etc

  3. "Financial accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    I’m struggling to think of any except for the people

    Cons

    You end up working very long hours for a sub par salary


  4. "Client Adviser"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and pension. Well established company.

    Cons

    Very corporate, takes ages for decisions to be made


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Greedy giant - you're just a number"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Marsh full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good exposure to high market value clients early in career
    - Looks good on CV to have worked at a globally leading company
    - Possible opportunities to work at other offices abroad

    Cons

    - Awful salary reviews (After my first full year of working long hours, passing professional exams, winning new business, I received no salary increase and a very small bonus. Second year - 1% salary increase (less than inflation!!)
     - I understand that a company of this size will be strictly regulated, particularly following past transgressions, but, in my opinion, Marsh are overly compliant.


  6. "Client Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Norwich, England
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Support through CPD and Professional Development.
    Training process for new starters is of a good standard.
    Variety of opportunities due to the size of the company

    Cons

    Poor salary in terms of industry average causes experienced/valued staff to seek alternative employment to further their salary progression and lose depth of knowledge because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay an amicable salary to start with. Be proactive rather than reactive.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stuck in the past"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, who want to make a difference but are stopped from doing so from the top.

    Cons

    Stuck in the 80s, with face time and zero flexibility. Over complicated processes that add no value, consume too much time and can’t (won’t) be changed. No clue about big picture - only care about the next quarters results (about which very little can be done at the time).

    Advice to Management

    Not an employer of choice on money (can’t compete with the banks) so need to become a choice for something else - flexibility in this day and age would be a good one to go for.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh full-time

    Pros

    Pension. City centre office. Good base for progression

    Cons

    Not very social. Management don't share information.


  9. "Apprenticeship scheme"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Client Advisor in Norwich, England
    Current Employee - Trainee Client Advisor in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent employee advantages
    Marsh care strongly about their employees
    opportunities to work abroad

    Cons

    Apprenticeship pay is hard to live on and doesn't take into account that some have more financial responsibility than others

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible about starting salaries during negotiations. When there's lack of flex some may struggle to move out or achieve what they want to within a certain time range. Inevitably affecting SMART targets.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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    Former Employee - Client Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Client Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues. International work. Great clients.

    Cons

    Company is stuck in time, old school mentality of middle management. Too much admin to make the life of a broker appealing. Highly political. Left arm says one thing, right one does something else. Older employee population being decimated to attract younger (& cheaper) employees. Yearly restructurings before Christmas to 'up' the numbers for the following year. Not ready for the Future of Work. Women leave in droves, no work-life flexibility, old boys network.

    Advice to Management

    Less employee turnover at the highest levels reinventing the wheel. Initiative fatigue with middle management. Continue with longer term change management projects instead of abandoning everything half-way.