Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
304 Reviews
3.3
304 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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91 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.  

    Great experience but unorganized company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Several co-workers were very good at what they do
    Compensation was competitive

    Cons

    Unorganized management at corporate level
    Technology was terrible - prohibited an efficient working environment
    Negative attitude amongst employees - not very happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage workloads accordingly
    More team building - everyone seems to be caught up in there work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I had a neutral experience at Marsh.

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    Former Employee - Insurance Claims Advisor
    Former Employee - Insurance Claims Advisor

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

    Pros

    Marsh is a large company with well-known clients.

    Cons

    They are fanatical about saving money by cutting expenses down to the bone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is Intelligent but obsessed about growing the business and raising their stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    IT Project Manager

    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Washington, PA

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good, interesting work.

    Cons

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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Work life balance pretty good.

    Cons

    Project work varies depending on position.

  7.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant

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

    Pros

    The accounting department is very family oriented

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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

    Too much management change

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Hoboken, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Hoboken, NY

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to do technical work

    Cons

    No strategic direction and vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the direction set from previous management and build on top of it, rather than reinventing the wheel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unfortunately, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    MMC is a very gay, transgender and lesbian friendly company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your opinions on gay, lesbian and transgender issues to yourselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall positive but some negatives to consider

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Competitive Salary, Work Remotely

    Cons

    Lack of advancement, Complacent Management, Lay Offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage PEOPLE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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