Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Marsh & McLennan Companies CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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. Good Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some talented and caring leaders. Excellent benefits with extensive technology platform for employees that enable access to information and benefits..

    Cons

    IT department is not always responsive. They need a better IT request tracking process to make improvements in response. Security corrupted some files that could not be restored.

    Advice to Management

    Improve inter-department and inter-company cooperation to improve responsiveness to requests and resolution of issues.


  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)

    A good established company

    • Work/Life Balance
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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


  6. Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great environment, a lot of young graduates.

    Cons

    Can often seem like your voice isn't heard by senior management. And can feel like another drop in the ocean.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and respect new employees, driving them to grow.


  7. 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.


  8. Client Exec

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. moderate

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (3)

    Short staffed

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Good place to work, constantly changing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic, results-oriented, big multinational company, lots of internal opportunities.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, too many hierarchic levels.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real and assess the people you manage. Make sure people can develop in your team.



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