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.  

    Mediocre place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Sales in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Client Sales in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    They very have excellent benefits.

    Cons

    There is no career growth or room for advancement. People are not promoted based on ability and competency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good in the beginning, awful after "so called" transformation

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

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

    Pros

    In major markets, it is good to have this company on your resume. In smaller markets, companies don't know who we are.

    Cons

    Outsourcing many functions to India or moving functions to cheaper parts of the country. This only saves money up front but the loss of knowledge and good talent is more expensive. They need to quit letting people with knowledge leave only to hire replacements that do not know what they are doing. Specifically to Recruiting, managers need to quit accusing and blaming people with false and inaccurate information. If you are looking to Recruit, this is not good environment to work in presently. Heavily overworked and understaffed employees. There is no real advancement for anyone in Recruiting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 10 people found this helpful  

    MGTI : Milton Keynes - A Fear based environment & perception based actions/reactions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FLA At MGTI in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - FLA At MGTI in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I'm only speaking of the IT Dept MGTI based in Milton Keynes : This is a really huge company, that DOES have a large number of vacancies, and at times has some really great things to offer any employee. To gain extremely recognizable Corporate experience... this is a good place to be.

    Cons

    I'm only speaking of the IT Dept MGTI based in Milton Keynes : The environment is fear based. It's very questioning and demanding of answers when things go wrong, with very little being learned from this.

    A large number of workplace decisions are based on perception. Rarely do people ask questions about that perception, to make sure, there is actual fact. But, this isn't even something that's hidden... Some managers seem proud of this. Frequently in my early days I was told by my management team "perception is everything"...

    There is a significant case of "old boys club" going on here. You can not be fantastic at the real meat and gravy of your role, so long as you remember two things... The rule about perception, and being on great terms with certain members of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perception IS an excellent tool, but only to decide what questions to ask. It shouldn't be used to judge people, or make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    AVP - Financial Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, can decorate your 4 x 5 cube however you like!

    Cons

    The pay is dismal - approximately 65% of the going market rate for all positions. CEO is only interested in EPS - no interest in employees. All jobs are currently frozen - no hiring at all. Awful outlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want performance, you have to pay. Times have changed - pay at all other companies is increasing. MMC is known for their lack of compensation - and you will not get any applicants as more employees leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Serious need for senior managment overhaul and implementation of basic organisational management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Decent benefits comparable with market place.

    Cons

    Very political environment
    Senior mgmt in region is incompetent
    Finger pointing is the name of the game although at the surface people try to be nice, but there is a lot of back stabbing and layig of blames. The buck does not stop at who's accountable as they would like to sell
    Zero transparency mgmt style
    Do not believe in staff and staff development and retention.Prefers to look outside rather then develop internally
    Very underhanded in managing people
    Fire fighting mode at all times because managment is very shortsighted in what needs to be done to resolve issues in the long term.
    Senior mgmt expects to know everytime u sneeze. Micro mgmt and Mgmt likes to mangage all the way down to the lowest level resulting in constant firefighting or daily incidents, but conveniently ignore the larger picture for long term sustainability
    All lot of talk, but dont believe them cos they chage everyday
    The IT organisation needs to deperate overhaul of its senior mgmt if they ever want to be successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micro manage
    Tackle to bigger and strategic issues for long term sustainability
    Develop your people
    Trust your people
    Plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Marsh

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

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    A large firm with decent benefits

    Cons

    Very male dominated and very anti-women

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the Good Ole boy attitude

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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