Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Marsh & McLennan Companies CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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Pros
  • Fantastic benefits and a great work-life balance (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)

  • And forget about the work/life balance - it didn't exist (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A good established company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Stability, opportunities, some promotion from within, multiple locations, various roles, global, broad benefits and pension, 401k, various leaves. Multiple companies make up MMC. Stock is on the rebound

    Cons

    little bit of a boys club. benefits are expensive. clickish. need to have more diversity in senior roles. Very few women in top tier as well as minorities. Suffers from identity issues within corporate unit.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your people. Include them in decisions. Communicate down to lower levels. increase movement between companies


  2. Mediocore

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Depending which OpCo you work in there is good work life balance and laid back culture.

    Cons

    I have been consistently told the pay is not up to market and there are always budget cuts effecting salaries, work load and hiring freezes.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your colleagues so they stay and pass along their work experience and build upon it.


  3. Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Overall, the company was a good company with a positive reputation. They hired good, hard-working people who are goal-oriented.

    Cons

    I don't think all of management appreciated their employees fully. They seem to go through a period of laying off people every year, which questions why they hire additional people in the first place. Usually, it's due to budget cuts and not job performance.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunity, but worse than average politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people. Creative minds. Excellent project management. Well developed marketing strategy. Supportive of significant research. A high degree of mutual professional respect

    Cons

    Lots of snob-oriented status activities. A strong bias toward individuals' schooling, even after 30 years after graduation. Heaven help you if your creative idea is not considered to be a top priority. There is a great deal of politics and cronyism at senior levels, often undermining meaningful relationships and priorities.


  6. moderate

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    Former Employee - QA Test Lead in New York, NY
    Former Employee - QA Test Lead in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture inside ofc

    Cons

    not organized upto market level


  7. Helpful (3)

    Short staffed

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    Former Employee - Client Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources, big-name clients

    Cons

    Poor morale as management is not in touch with employees. Lack of staffing leads to poor quality and morale. A shell of its former great self.

    Advice to Management

    Make the company more personal again.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    MMC is truly a wonderful company to work for - a majority of the employees truly work for the best of the company.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management which makes decision-making a long and unnecessary process; micro-management from certain executives.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate the layers of management - make the decision-making process less cumbersome and tedious.


  9. Helpful (2)

    It

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Corporate cost-cutting everywhere means people work in silos, raises are little to non-existent, annual review process is pointless and not timely, there's no push to promote and train people, company wastes money left and right

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people better


  10. Client Exec

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits (albeit used to be)

    Cons

    Watch your back people are always looking to stab you, climb over you and get there names associated with your accounts when they have done nothing to contribute to the profitability

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring paper qualified people and get some real experienced people in that can run a company


  11. Helpful (2)

    Excellent Company needs to focus on advancement of good employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MMC offers competitive salaries and benefits. The leadership is understanding the ever-changing landscape of Talent Acquisition. They have been able to pivot and understand that the "old way" of recruiting has to change to adhere to the expectations of our Millennial Generation.

    Cons

    Very low ceiling for advancement within the organization. Definitely a who you know or who likes you type of promotion process.

    Advice to Management

    Better explanation on career path and the way to get to where you wnat to be as a colleague. Support those that want to grow and advance.



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