Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
318 Reviews
3.2
318 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Work life balance depending on the department, name brand recognition (in 27 reviews)

  • Good benefits and paid time off is generous (in 18 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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  1.  

    Overall, positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you like to be busy, this is the place to be. Constant change = constant (and often crazy) work. Work schedule is typically flexible and there are allowances for working from home.

    Cons

    If you don't play politics, don't expect to get ahead here. There is somewhat of a 'group think' mentality here. Because of this, no one wants to make tough decisions and projects tend to drag out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent. Great working environment with great benefits package.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Office in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Head of Office in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Management is good.

    Cons

    large corporation that sometimes you are just a number. Not a lot of opportunity to see what other positions are available within Marsh

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    publish all job openings internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Informative

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, wonderful people

    Cons

    Not to many options for career growth

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great people! Workload issues. Clearly value external over internal candidates

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Broker
    Former Employee - Insurance Broker

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome health plan, smart, fun co-workers, many opportunities to learn subject matter very well

    Cons

    Value external candidates over internal candidates, everyone is overworked and stressed, you can only get the salary for your peer-group if you threaten to leave, poor performers are not fired, just starved out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to 100% de-risk your business. It sends a message to clients that you aren't willing to stand by your work and puts you in a vulnerable position. Clients will start to think "Gee, if I am constantly being told I have to check my broker's work, why shouldn't an online quote service do this same thing?? I thought I was paying for expertise??"

    Stop burning out your best people, they are the product you are selling.

    Give some actual power to give promotions, make compensation decisions, and fire people etc. to office heads, zone leaders, or even managers. Its very clear their hands are 100% tied to do right by their best people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, needs work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and Bonuses
    Benefits (although declining)
    Great culture

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    Dinosaur to make anything happen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is an environment where new ideas are encouraged and considered. They truly value their employees.

    Cons

    I had a manager that was tough to work for and had a bad reputation in the organization. However this is not the case with most everyone else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very satisfied with my job, then it went offshore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, plenty of PTO, good salary (except raises) no micro management, great teamwork and nice office.

    Cons

    My position was "eliminated". In reality it went to India. Job is paperless so the only thing the company was looking to do was save a few bucks in wages. A company with 14+ billion revenue would rather have cheap labor than keep good loyal employees. I have seen so many good employees laid off. I was hoping to retire from Marsh in a few years. Now I am looking for another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees for what they know and not how cheap they can be paid. The end result will be clients will go elsewhere costing the company more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    sd

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Great folks and culture f

    Cons

    Not very exciting environment n

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company with good opportunities for growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership. The location and overall benefit package is great. Dan Glaser has done a great job of turning this company around.

    Cons

    The performance review process needs to be improved. Hard to determine how colleague progress is being measured. There needs to be more objectivity in evaluating performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some key leaders are out of touch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Be patient

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Largest broker in the world. Segmented groups allow for greater focus and expertise. The majority of employees have positive attitudes and enjoy what they do. Numerous employees that left the firm have come back proving that the grass isn't always greener.

    Cons

    Corporate structure can be slow at times. Not necessarily a con, but you will need to be patient to see large pay increase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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