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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
298 Reviews

3.2
298 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
Daniel S. Glaser
90 Ratings

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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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

    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
  2.  

    Great company, needs work

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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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
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  5. 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

    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
  6.  

    sd

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great folks and culture f

    Cons

    Not very exciting environment n

  7.  

    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

    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
  8.  

    Stable company with good opportunities for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    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
  9.  

    Great Place to Grow

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

    Pros

    Worked at Marsh within an IT leadership position and found it very rewarding to be a part of a team that wanted to make a difference. The people and senior leaders at Marsh are very organized and genuinely care about the internal and external impacts of decisions made. Huge opportunity for growth within a large corporation.

    Cons

    Analysis Paralysis. The teams need to get out of their own way so tasks can get finished. Death by meeting also marred the experience a bit. Process perfection was touted even at the expense of project completion which is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes you need to step aside and let your leaders lead. Micromanagement does not have a place when there is so much work to be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Polished environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, polished environment, overall great place for your next career move. I would recommend more training for current roles so employees after several years do not become more stagnated.

    Cons

    After several years you can become stagnated if you do not seek other career avenues within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say more training to develop skills so the employee can expand his role and be a better contributor. Have senior management build more communication avenues to better understand the role there employees need to fulfill there job expectations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    It has Global Oppertunities and various resorces.

    Cons

    Company is too big, felt that there is big black hole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please think well and deep when you want to make a change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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