Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
299 Reviews

3.2
299 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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90 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Migraine Inducing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Even when trying to be objective, it is tough to come up with a positive.

    Cons

    False promises: From dual monitors to a new compensation plan, the only thing management followed through on was reworking the schedule so you're working unneeded overtime and more Saturdays.
    Underpaid: Low salary, no merit increases, horrible compensation for sales. I know of someone in the office who was making less than $100 more a paycheck after 6 years.
    No advancement opportunities: You will leave the company in the same role you were hired in at, plain and simple.
    Unprofessional Management: When your manager says "I don't play like that" in a meeting, you know you're in the wrong environment.
    Tardy occurrences: Yes, those things you got in high school for being 5 minutes late.
    Unreasonable: You have to use PTO for an appointment. You can only use that PTO and go to an appointment if there are less than 5 people (of 40 reps) taking the day off. How are you supposed to accomplish anything with that restriction?
    Management does not care about their employees: If it wasn't obvious from what was said above, there are plenty of other examples. Our input meant nothing. When forced OT was put on our schedule every Monday, there was no e-mail, no warning. We just showed up on that first Monday to find our lunch was cut to a half hour (it takes 20 minutes just to go out and get food), and a half hour added on to our schedule at the end of the day. Sure, an hour of OT is nothing. I worked 60 hours a week at my job prior to that. The reason I am upset is because the OT was not needed. We had no input on the matter. We would have all of the agents in our office sitting at our desks with no calls holding, just wanting to go home.

    This may seem bitter, but when you wake up every morning dreading going to work and just praying for a way out, you know the company is run poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are adults, start treating them that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a Swamp

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Producer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Some great managers. Great diversity unlike most insurance brokers.

    Cons

    No raises. Poor service. Money is in management not sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. All this outside talent you bring on board winds up getting canned anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    paper pusher for a managing director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paper Pusher for Chief Risk Officer  in  Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Paper Pusher for Chief Risk Officer in Urbandale, IA

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

    Pros

    the cafeteria and the rented building

    Cons

    Managing director has no idea what he is doing - lies, lies and more lies - the greater good should be called the greater farse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    complete the outsourcing you started and go away

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not family friendly at all!! Don't know their own accounts info.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Urbandale, IA

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

    Pros

    Money was alright. Cafeteria on site was usually very good.

    Cons

    Again,not family friendly at all. Don't know their insurance supplement plans like they should. Could take over 30 days to answer a customers question. Non-Caring management!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cliquish, Rah-Rah-go-MMC culture hiding wretched, unequal, BS treatment

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    Former Employee - Research  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Benefits were some of the best in the business

    Cons

    They are constantly saying 'they're the good guys, we care about our people'
    Blame game is the entire culture - blame the newest on the team
    Review process is brutal - they keep harping at you until you say what they want to hear
    It's never the culture, your boss or the team, it's you and if you don't 'admit' it, you're 'not a team player'
    The consultants treat everyone else in the company like dogs
    They want other types of professional expertise, then hire you and treat you like a canker sore until you leave
    They over-promise clients, take on projects they know nothing about - it's all bravado and BS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. seriously. Treat 'professional hires' and non-consultant staff like human beings. Realize that not everyone is 'drinking the MMC Koolaid' and actually sees how full of BS you all are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Management does not encourage employee growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Great Company which appears to have many career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Management does not encourage some employees career growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    management was terrible

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melville, NY

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    well established company with decent benefits

    Cons

    unfair treatment does not respect work efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train the management staff to be managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    one of the worst places I've ever worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, MA

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    they treat people baddly so they are forced to pay better than average wages. I would rather take a much lower paying job than stay there, which is what I did.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, no leadership at all.
    You are a resource to be consumed then disposed of. I worked there for 2 years in that time my location had a turnover rate (voluntary) of ~ 40%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to treat people with respect. we do not exist only to serve the company. there is no work life balance. managemant plays favorites all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Marsh

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    A large firm with decent benefits

    Cons

    Very male dominated and very anti-women

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the Good Ole boy attitude

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Serious need for senior managment overhaul and implementation of basic organisational management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Decent benefits comparable with market place.

    Cons

    Very political environment
    Senior mgmt in region is incompetent
    Finger pointing is the name of the game although at the surface people try to be nice, but there is a lot of back stabbing and layig of blames. The buck does not stop at who's accountable as they would like to sell
    Zero transparency mgmt style
    Do not believe in staff and staff development and retention.Prefers to look outside rather then develop internally
    Very underhanded in managing people
    Fire fighting mode at all times because managment is very shortsighted in what needs to be done to resolve issues in the long term.
    Senior mgmt expects to know everytime u sneeze. Micro mgmt and Mgmt likes to mangage all the way down to the lowest level resulting in constant firefighting or daily incidents, but conveniently ignore the larger picture for long term sustainability
    All lot of talk, but dont believe them cos they chage everyday
    The IT organisation needs to deperate overhaul of its senior mgmt if they ever want to be successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micro manage
    Tackle to bigger and strategic issues for long term sustainability
    Develop your people
    Trust your people
    Plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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