Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews in London, England

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
307 Reviews
3.3
307 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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91 Ratings

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)

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  1.  

    A great place to work and experience the life behind the city of London

    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Brilliant experience with quality clients. Work hard and you are rewarded.

    Cons

    certain teams still maintain the 'old boys club' feel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage gender, race and nationality diversity

  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good top leadership.
    Strong brand
    Large organisation
    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    A little unimaginative
    Weak middle management
    Obsessed with financial targets and numbers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A company with a lot of opportunities to grow and develop in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting, varied work
    Great for networking
    Good opportunities for career development for people who are hardworking, talented and ambitious

    Cons

    Training programs are lacking for younger employees.
    Initiation for new employees should be more professional. Not enough guidance provided.
    Long hours for certain employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above re: cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Run.... run for your lives!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Some very friendly people
    Good benefits - particularly the health insurance
    Good location

    Cons

    Highly political atmosphere
    Some extremely incompetent people in senior positions who seem to weather every storm just because their 'face fits'.
    Compliance culture is very poor - just a tick box exercise that is veiwed as a necessary evil. Very poor compliance culture.
    HR is useless if you have any serious issues - complaints are swept under the carpet and there is one person who is famous for never answering emails or her phone. If you need to speak to her, you have to call someone sitting near her to see if she's in and actually go up to see her!
    Very poor bonuses and pay increases, unless you are a broker making big £££ for the company.
    IT is not great and can be very frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know where to start...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer, Enterprise Technology Group  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Developer, Enterprise Technology Group in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly, and largely non-political atmosphere.
    Stable, not-too-competitive working environment.
    Good people to work with generally.
    Plenty of scope to change roles and move around within the company if you want to.
    Good work-life balance, if that's a priority.
    Salary rates are decent. Not the best around but above average.

    Cons

    Slow decision making sometimes.
    Poor office environment/facilities.
    Career progression can feel a little slow.
    Some frustration due to inefficient processes that sometimes result in slow resolution of problems or inability to move a project forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get rid of some of the "red tape". Tasks frequently take much longer and a lot more effort than they should due to inefficient processes and lack of access.
    Get out of your offices and talk to people. Town Halls are not a great way to communicate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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