Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.1 291 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser

Daniel S. Glaser

(89 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

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

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Urbandale, IA

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

    ConsAgain,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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Research (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBenefits were some of the best in the business

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementGet 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management does not encourage employee growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat Company which appears to have many career growth opportunities.

    ConsManagement does not encourage some employees career growth opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat Job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    management was terrible

    Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) Melville, NY

    Proswell established company with decent benefits

    Consunfair treatment does not respect work efforts

    Advice to Senior Managementtrain the management staff to be managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    one of the worst places I've ever worked

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Franklin, MA

    Prosthey 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.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior Managementlearn 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Marsh

    Vice President (Former Employee)

    ProsA large firm with decent benefits

    ConsVery male dominated and very anti-women

    Advice to Senior Managementchange the Good Ole boy attitude

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits comparable with market place.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    MMC marsh and mclennan

    Global Sourcing Position (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsMMC has great benefits and multiple work locations

    ConsNo cohesion among operating companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to work on standing behind the parent company and set an example for the operating companies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a paycheck

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

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

    ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementPay your people what they are worth and maybe they will stick around longer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Slow slide to the bottom....

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Consway to many to list

    Advice to Senior Managementback 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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