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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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

ProsGreat folks and culture f

ConsNot very exciting environment n

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Be patient

Placement Specialist (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsLargest broker in the world. Segmented groups allow for greater focus and expertise. The majority of employees have positive attitudes and enjoy what they do. Numerous employees that left the firm have come back proving that the grass isn't always greener.

ConsCorporate structure can be slow at times. Not necessarily a con, but you will need to be patient to see large pay increase.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stable company with good opportunities for growth.

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat leadership. The location and overall benefit package is great. Dan Glaser has done a great job of turning this company around.

ConsThe performance review process needs to be improved. Hard to determine how colleague progress is being measured. There needs to be more objectivity in evaluating performance.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome key leaders are out of touch.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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its ok, not the worst job in the world

Local Technology Coordinator (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

Prosdecent pay, nice boss, lots of PTO , ok benifits, pension plan

Consnot exposed to enough new tech

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Salary Good, but too internally focused

Client Advisor (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsSalary is good, local management is great, but corporate focus on internal processes and procedures makes client service a secondary goal, if that. Driven to automate to drive down costs and increase shareholder value.

ConsInternal focus, lack of support, systems that do not work but employees are encouraged and rewarded for saying that they do. Spin machine in full use at all times.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to what Marsh was known for. Superior people, superior service, and work-life balance for colleagues.

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

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Horrible, not at all what i sold during the interview process.

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Urbandale, IA

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

ProsCorporate Structure
On Site Cafe
Broad locations worldwide

ConsPay/Rewards
Politics - For success you must join in with the fake management onboard. I refused to play on the team.
Too much red tape, very management heavy. It takes 5 weeks to get anything done
Lots of waste- management, processes, system
Systems and programs are from 1990 or earlier

Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe work to remove some of the inefficient management from the top and things will shift in the right direction.
Invest in your technology, 1990 systems should be long gone if you want to become an winning organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Grow

Vice President (Former Employee)

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

ProsWorked at Marsh within an IT leadership position and found it very rewarding to be a part of a team that wanted to make a difference. The people and senior leaders at Marsh are very organized and genuinely care about the internal and external impacts of decisions made. Huge opportunity for growth within a large corporation.

ConsAnalysis Paralysis. The teams need to get out of their own way so tasks can get finished. Death by meeting also marred the experience a bit. Process perfection was touted even at the expense of project completion which is not good.

Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes you need to step aside and let your leaders lead. Micromanagement does not have a place when there is so much work to be done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to work so long as you sell, but don't expect a lot of support developing other skills.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 5 years

ProsUpbeat, professional environment. Leadership tends to let middle management run the show. Charitable focus. Competitive salary.

ConsSenior management can lose focus, allowing for some bad decisions to be made at the operational level. Commitment to employees, teamwork and winning seems to have been lost within MMA.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to doing the things that worked in the past. Such as incenting employees at all levels, encouraging employees and teamwork, and guiding middle 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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Great Pay, Poor Management

Policy Analyst (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsWorked for Marsh Inc. as a Policy Reviewer for a new hub opening in Austin. Attention to detail demanding, okay folks, benefits and pay were great.

ConsUnfortunate power plays and politics between departments and hubs, their inability to communicate caused a failing and closure of the hub.

Advice to Senior ManagementSolidify policies and practices before instituting a new department and foster communication and compliance between QA and review departments.

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

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Great experience but unorganized company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsSeveral co-workers were very good at what they do
Compensation was competitive

ConsUnorganized management at corporate level
Technology was terrible - prohibited an efficient working environment
Negative attitude amongst employees - not very happy

Advice to Senior ManagementManage workloads accordingly
More team building - everyone seems to be caught up in there work

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

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