Marsh & McLennan Companies
3.1 of 5 268 reviews
www.mmc.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.1 268 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser

Daniel S. Glaser

(76 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They try to respect work/life balance in many positions (not all)"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Good benefits - particularly the health insurance"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "Noone is recognized except top producers ands senior management"
    in 13 reviews
  • "You can be expected to work long hours at times"
    in 8 reviews
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great pay and experience, bad environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

Prosgreat pay and experience. lots of employees with industry experience. great resources

Consenvironment is not very employee friendly. technology hampers ability to do work efficiently and effectively.

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Leadership changes every couple of years so there is continuous transition without a clear vision.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

ProsGood benefits, reasonable office environment

ConsThe name of the game is efficiency and numbers. Very little focus on people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Waste of Time

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mount Laurel, NJ

I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than a year

ProsSalary was good, flexible hours. Friendly people to work with

ConsHigh turnover. Lots of timult in office. They don't have your back if you make a mistake. Medical benefits are extremely expensive; much higher employee cost than other firms I've worked.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring people to fire them. Stop with the silly psychological testing of potential applicants; it hasn't worked. Need to look at management, or the absence thereof.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hoboken, NJ

I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than a year

ProsDiversified company with significant opportunities to move around. If one is dissatisfied with one's job, one can switch to another until one finds the right fit.

ConsSalary is not necessarily competitive because the know they can get away with it because of their good reputation as they are a global company.

Advice to Senior ManagementStaff can compensated better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great fellow employees, poor company and salary

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsGreat people to work with
Friendly atmosphere

ConsPoor technology
Not all departments supported
Lay people off easily!
Unimpressive salary

Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about your employees. These employees put in so much and you just kick them at the drop of a dime!

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 isn't focused on developing and teaching younger brokers.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

ProsGreat Benefits and client lunches.

ConsManagers were only focused on commissions, not teaching.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Marsh used to be a great place to work. It has changed

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

ProsBenefits and pension is great.

ConsManagers are not your typical managers in my office it is more of a popularity contest. My manager constantly gossips and talks bad about other employees and their families. Manager will do anything to make themselves look better and you look bad. Nothing is professional about manager

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect get rid of management that makes marsh be a bad place to work

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A company with enormous potential and great client base but hampered by territorial attitude and behaviours.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

ProsFlexible but demanding work. Great client base. Decent salary and bonus potential. Some excellent colleagues nationally and internationally. Potential to develop as cutting edge company.

ConsOver emphasis on sales to the detriment of client service in longer term. Greater need to work with exisitng client base especially for expanded services. Serious failure to leverage and share the knowledge within, with some noteable exceptions such as Higher ed practice. Territorial mindset seriously hampers business and career development...

Advice to Senior ManagementBreak down territorial barriers and not just national ones. Replicate cross border practice like higher ed.
Focus on success with clients not just the figures. The sucess will bring the figures along in time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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They do not recognize quality employee's fairly.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

ProsFlexability with regards to family requirements

ConsLow pay, little to no feedback except at review/raise time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It enabled me to get my feet wet in the brokerage arena, but didnt provide a place to foster a career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

ProsThere are many great people who work there and the carriers they work with are excellent as well.

ConsNo room for advancement. No compensation when merited. Uncaring with respect to family coming first. No recognition for a job well done.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport and reward those who produce and perform for the company and create more opportunities for advancement for them. Promote from within- there are some great people that work there that will leave and go to another brokerage because they have hit the glass ceiling.

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