Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
319 Reviews
3.2
319 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)

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

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  1.  

    paper pusher for a managing director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paper Pusher for Chief Risk Officer in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Paper Pusher for Chief Risk Officer in Urbandale, IA

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

    Pros

    the cafeteria and the rented building

    Cons

    Managing director has no idea what he is doing - lies, lies and more lies - the greater good should be called the greater farse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    complete the outsourcing you started and go away

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cliquish, Rah-Rah-go-MMC culture hiding wretched, unequal, BS treatment

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits were some of the best in the business

    Cons

    They are constantly saying 'they're the good guys, we care about our people'
    Blame game is the entire culture - blame the newest on the team
    Review process is brutal - they keep harping at you until you say what they want to hear
    It's never the culture, your boss or the team, it's you and if you don't 'admit' it, you're 'not a team player'
    The consultants treat everyone else in the company like dogs
    They want other types of professional expertise, then hire you and treat you like a canker sore until you leave
    They over-promise clients, take on projects they know nothing about - it's all bravado and BS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. seriously. Treat 'professional hires' and non-consultant staff like human beings. Realize that not everyone is 'drinking the MMC Koolaid' and actually sees how full of BS you all are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not family friendly at all!! Don't know their own accounts info.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Urbandale, IA

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

    Pros

    Money was alright. Cafeteria on site was usually very good.

    Cons

    Again,not family friendly at all. Don't know their insurance supplement plans like they should. Could take over 30 days to answer a customers question. Non-Caring management!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Management does not encourage employee growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Great Company which appears to have many career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Management does not encourage some employees career growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    management was terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melville, NY

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    well established company with decent benefits

    Cons

    unfair treatment does not respect work efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train the management staff to be managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    one of the worst places I've ever worked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, MA

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    they treat people baddly so they are forced to pay better than average wages. I would rather take a much lower paying job than stay there, which is what I did.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, no leadership at all.
    You are a resource to be consumed then disposed of. I worked there for 2 years in that time my location had a turnover rate (voluntary) of ~ 40%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to treat people with respect. we do not exist only to serve the company. there is no work life balance. managemant plays favorites all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    MMC marsh and mclennan

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Position in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Position in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    MMC has great benefits and multiple work locations

    Cons

    No cohesion among operating companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on standing behind the parent company and set an example for the operating companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a paycheck

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

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Well if your lucky to get a bonus then that is one of the best reason to work at Marsh USA inc.

    Cons

    Lack of communitcation, leadership, ownership of responsability. Micromanagement... i.e. what did you do yesterday , why did it take you an hour to complete a project that should have only taken u 15 mins. Having supervisors walk around to ensure your at your desk. Losing best talent because no money, yet Marsh had one of the best years in 2009.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people what they are worth and maybe they will stick around longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Slow slide to the bottom....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    some good talent still there.....not for long though

    Cons

    way to many to list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    back to the drawing board....might want to pay closer attention to keeping colleagues who actually create revenue on the team. Middle Management and tenuered MDs are a joke....everyone on the outside is laughing at you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    No growth opportunties and moral is low

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Representative II in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Representative II in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    To get the basis fundamentals of insurance and risk managment.

    Cons

    Moral is low, upper management cuts expenses (ie cheaper office supplies, holiday potlucks) but the higher level positions are still allowed to spend enormous amounts of money for traveling. People are promoted not based on merit or hard work but instead of how connected you are in the company. Too many politics and egos that trickles down to the cr's who are left with all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say hire more innovative fresh minds that challenge the normal functions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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