Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
320 Reviews
3.2
320 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Large company with opportunities around the world. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Constantly shift organizational priorities. Each business unit is very seperate and difficult to transfer between units.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Start a Career

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance is a plus and the people are generally friendly. If you work hard and smile, there are plenty of opportunities to grow your career. #1 in many metrics in the industry and broad experience does not hinder moving into parallel industries or professions. Such as to a client or an insurer.

    Cons

    salary and compensation is lower than competitors and often need to leave to get desired pay or new title

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to pay young talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Collaborative and great group of people

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive because the know they can get away with it because of their good reputation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Adequate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Flexibility in work / life balance

    Cons

    Need to leave and come back to get real raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for employee performance, not allocated firm performance.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow grow, must be willing to relocate to advance in most positions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, relaxed office environment, interesting colleagues. Local roles are limited but there are many opportunities to advance or move around in the company if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    It is really up to the individual to push the envelope and get noticed in order to be given the opportunity to grow. The tools are available but a lot of personal effort is required in order to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage colleagues to become involved. When hiring new colleagues, highlight the growth opportunities that are available and be sure to state plainly that most opportunities for advancement outside of supervisor/manager roles will require relocation. Figure out how to reduce the high turnover.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a great deal working with smart, high energy people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    International exposure, complexity and intellectural challenge definitely propelled my career. Firm is contributing to the advancement and debate of socail issues retirement, healthcare, risk mitigation to cover the unexpected...with all the natural catastrophes insured businesses (those that take risk advice) are able to recover and help communities to recover as well.

    Cons

    constant cost cutting distracting from growth investing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate, Innovate

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very pleasant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    good people, great environmental, awesome cubicles

    Cons

    too much corporate politics in that place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great career growth

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

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Diverse business, fair compensation to key employee

    Cons

    Long hours, Career path, unstructured compensation criteria

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain employee

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mundane, but no micromanaging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensing Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Licensing Coordinator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    No micromanaging
    Handle your own case load in the order and way that best fits you
    Good health insurance benefits

    Cons

    Not much room to grow unless you know people
    Have to record every little action that you perform on a log
    The people in this department were not as intellectual as others from different departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be enthusiastic and informative of their respective jobs, that wasn't always the case.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    my career has been very rewarding with marsh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    reward people who step up. relaxed office atmosphere. failrly compensated.

    Cons

    IT needs to be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NEW LEADERSHIP IS DOING A GREAT JOB

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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