Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 290 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser

Daniel S. Glaser

(89 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Work life balance depending on the department, name brand recognition(in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits and paid time off is generous(in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Noone is recognized except top producers ands senior management(in 13 reviews)

  • long hours and not the best management structure in place(in 8 reviews)

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    IT Project Manager

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Fort Washington, PA

    ProsBenefits were good, interesting work.

    Conslarge company, bureaucracy overcame smaller company atmosphere that was there in the beginning

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    The operating companies have gotten their act together while Corporate is political and poorly managed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat CEO, good benefits, reasonable work life balance. High collaboration across departments. Some of the operating companies increasingly reward talent.

    ConsCorporate is full of politicians, who don't care about talent. Too many empty suits in important positions in Finance and HR.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview the heads of all functions at corporate and get rid of the clueless ones. Base assessment of employees on achievement of outcomes, and not apearances.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent

    Staff Accountant (Former Employee)

    ProsThe accounting department is very family oriented

    ConsNone that I can think of

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent company and people. Middle of the road salary and benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance pretty good.

    ConsProject work varies depending on position.

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    Too much management change

    Assistant Vice President (Former Employee) Hoboken, NY

    ProsGreat opportunities to do technical work

    ConsNo strategic direction and vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the direction set from previous management and build on top of it, rather than reinventing the wheel

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a great start, unfortunately got caught in a corporate reorganization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood compensation and benefits. You are working for an industry leader. My managers were quality people.

    ConsUnfortunately, Scrooges in New York looked over the numbers and decided that a large group needed to go to meet the "numbers." This seems to happen regularly at Marsh.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on stability and growth. You have great people, great brand and the opportunity to remain a leader. But, continued downsizing and changes in strategy are going to wear down the employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    MMC is a very gay, transgender and lesbian friendly company

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThis is a great company to work for if you're in the business of selling insurance.

    ConsIf you work for one of the non-insurance related practices, you might feel like the red-headed step-child.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your opinions on gay, lesbian and transgender issues to yourselves.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall positive but some negatives to consider

    Technical Analyst (Current Employee) Hoboken, NJ

    ProsGood Benefits, Competitive Salary, Work Remotely

    ConsLack of advancement, Complacent Management, Lay Offs

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage PEOPLE

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Grateful to have been employed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProvided a valuable service to clients; worked among esteemed colleagues; gained valuable on-the-job experience

    ConsPoor communication from management to subordinates; no room for career advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would have suggested that communication is vital in moving things forward and that listening to input and ideas from employees can actually add value to the growth of an organization

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok job if you don't mind doing the same exact thing everyday

    Certificate Specialist (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGood benefits, 401k, easy job, quarterly bonus if you meet your numbers. If you like a routine schedule and don't mind doing the same thing every day with little change, then this is the job for you.

    ConsMonotonous, not very exciting. There is opportunity to advance to team lead and supervisor positions and to other departments within the Austin area but if you want to move into broker positions or other avenues of insurance you'll have to be willing to move.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more of an incentive to do well and work harder, outside of a quarterly bonus. Have group outings and fun team building activities outside of work. This is a multibillion dollar company, you can probably afford to pay this department a little bit more.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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