Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
320 Reviews
3.2
320 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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96 Ratings

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)

  • Very little thought given to providing any sort of work/life balance to employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Deceptive and full of delusions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Urbandale, IA

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

    Pros

    Provides employment for the community

    Cons

    Executives are delusional and lack ethics. They LIVE IN A BUBBLE and are unable to stay focused on complex yet basic corporate tasks. No vision on why they exist (people, process or customer). BTW 2011-20xx leadership track record is poor! Inept (includes Sales and Operations) on leading complex business efforts allowing Urbandale to be successful with a solid business outcome. Consequentially Urbandale lost key people, lost big clients, revenue and ran up ALLOT of expense. High turnover as line staff gets laid off because customers leave and what remains is the bubble team (bullet-proof as have CEO mislead and confused). MMC recently did reorg but don't expect different results - same behaviors still exist; when faced with a challenge, bubble team goes underground; protocol now is to move the goal posts, identify blame and activate "death by PowerPoint". Next, managers and supervisors are pressured to focus on "bottom line" so they invoke unrealistic goals with fear and intimidation. Bubble team got no game! They have lost over $50M in revenue on 2 clients alone yet no one gets fired - bubble team is bullet proof because it exists throughout all Urbandale executive leadership. On the flip side; success has many fathers and expect to get trampled on 3rd floor as everyone is lined up to get recognition whereas failure is an orphan. Hand out titles like its fruit loops - by comparison AVP would be supervisor at respectable firm. Those with a conscience and integrity leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't run a business off a PowerPoint

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Focus of What's Important at Marsh PCS Changes with Leadership Every Other Year - Hire This Year - Fire the Next Year!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are Good, Tolerance of Diversity in the Workplace is a Plus for Those Who Need it; PTO is Excellent.

    Cons

    PCS is only about sales goals and making them at any and all costs these days; Zone Leaders reduced from 5 who knew their areas down to 2 who are under so much pressure to perform for a CEO from a prior position at an auto parts business of all things! It's insulting!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put someone in charge at the top who knows what a high net worth client is truly looking for - not someone who just wants to put $100M in new business on the books at all costs. The true costs will be losing your top management people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Indecisive and Arrogant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Global presence with some well trained and committed personnel

    Cons

    Diminishing performance and therefore reputation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop assuming that relying on legacy a good business practice and begin working to earn trust, credibility...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    was kind of ok not too good for people seeking careers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Hoboken, NJ

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

    Pros

    good cubes and cafeteria. food seems cheap and good

    Cons

    lack of proper management and leads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more focussed in what is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    great pay and experience, bad environment

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    • 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

    Pros

    great pay and experience. lots of employees with industry experience. great resources

    Cons

    environment is not very employee friendly. technology hampers ability to do work efficiently and effectively.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership changes every couple of years so there is continuous transition without a clear vision.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Good benefits, reasonable office environment

    Cons

    The name of the game is efficiency and numbers. Very little focus on people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Waste of Time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ

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

    Pros

    Salary was good, flexible hours. Friendly people to work with

    Cons

    High turnover. Lots of timult in office. They don't have your back if you make a mistake. Medical benefits are extremely expensive; much higher employee cost than other firms I've worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people to fire them. Stop with the silly psychological testing of potential applicants; it hasn't worked. Need to look at management, or the absence thereof.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Credit Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Hoboken, NJ

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

    Pros

    Diversified company with significant opportunities to move around. If one is dissatisfied with one's job, one can switch to another until one finds the right fit.

    Cons

    Salary is not necessarily competitive because the know they can get away with it because of their good reputation as they are a global company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff can compensated better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great fellow employees, poor company and salary

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor technology
    Not all departments supported
    Lay people off easily!
    Unimpressive salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees. These employees put in so much and you just kick them at the drop of a dime!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was great as KVI - not so much as Marsh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Nice people
    Great benefits
    Varied work available

    Cons

    Don't expect to be paid well
    No raise in 3 years - despite consistent "above expectation" performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop internal staff instead of constantly looking outside the company for people who were developed by their previous employers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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