Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Global Systems Managert

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradley Beach, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradley Beach, NJ

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good corporation to work at

    Cons

    Work-life balance is often not appropriate

  2. Helpful (2)

    Survival of the Fittest and the Lucky

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Knowledgeable colleagues who know their stuff
    - Many opportunities to grow skills/learn
    - Challenging and varied assignments
    - Flexible working environment and often the ability to work remotely.
    -They have treated me well enough over the years that I have lasted 13 years so far.

    Cons

    - Luck of draw effect...some of the Pros depend on where you end up and who you work for
    - Workload can sometimes be overwhelming
    - Some of those knowledgeable colleagues are kind of hard to work for.
    - Performance Ratings system is a joke...rigged game designed to reward a select few.
    - If you're an expert and you deliver great work, it doesn't matter, you're still a second class citizen compared to the colleague that made sales.
    -Company is run by bean counters who panic on a monthly basis about financials and demand billable hours forecasts from all Associates.
    -Career growth is difficult if you don't want to sell. Many people make it to Principal and then turtle up....doing the minimum to make their sales and revenue targets
    - 13 years here, but the trend to me seems generally negative. Salary, benefits, Bonus, and continued career growth, all seem uncertain

    Advice to Management

    Value the work first. Invest in the best people doing the best work and the clients will come

  3. Not good, not bad

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mercer employees are very smart and motivated

    Cons

    There is no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Turn over is very high - take that seriously.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    A challenging environment where Creativity & Innovation is not embraced

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are very attractive, but only if you get into a management role.

    Cons

    Resources are often over overloaded. Projects delivery dates are often backed into a date that management wants to achieve without fully rationalizing and evaluating the real effort needed to get the project completed properly.

    Advice to Management

    Taking the time to fully understand and estimate the effort for a given project is key to its success. Cutting corners, reducing scope, and skipping valuable steps all leads to the delivery of a subpar performing product or solution. Taking the time to do things the right way from the beginning will greatly reduce the amount of time and effort needed for support and maintenance going forward.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good people to work with, but salaries and contributions are not always commensurate with skill set or raises

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Louisville, KY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits and the company is diverse.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Work-Life balance is Non-Existent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When I first started it was great, corporate setting with a family like atmosphere. A lot of training and room to move up. Positive feedback and wonderful incentives.

    Cons

    Things within the last two years have changed. Next to no training, sink or swim mentality. It has become money driven and the employee turn over rate is at its highest.

  8. Feedback

    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hoboken, NJ

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

    Pros

    Big organization nice pay and people are ok

    Cons

    No planning and people blame you for the mistakes

    Advice to Management

    need to bring some good people

  9. Ok place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company offered opportunity and benefits were ok

    Cons

    Company had little regard for they employees, did not value loyalty or hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Cookie cutter doesn't always work.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Disappointed. Talent Acquisition team doesn't interact with staff so they really don't know what talent is in house.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice cafeteria, some very nice staff members who seem to be in a rut since there is no career advancement.

    Cons

    Talent Acquisition team or what other worlds might call HR do not interact with staff and when you engage them regarding your career aspirations or looking for another opportunity to work somewhere else with the organization they are a bunch of robots and tell you to look at the website. There is no interaction with people via verbal communications with this area.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing. Interaction with employees and temps. Engaging your staff with human contact would be nice. Talent Acquisition Team needs to be overhauled, they don't follow thru at all.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Good people, bad politics

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are good employees there

    Cons

    Management isn't open to suggested improvements and lacks hands on experience

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent

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