Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
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  1. Marsh

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    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
  2. 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
  3. MMC marsh and mclennan

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Position in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Position in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    MMC has great benefits and multiple work locations

    Cons

    No cohesion among operating companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on standing behind the parent company and set an example for the operating companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Its a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Well if your lucky to get a bonus then that is one of the best reason to work at Marsh USA inc.

    Cons

    Lack of communitcation, leadership, ownership of responsability. Micromanagement... i.e. what did you do yesterday , why did it take you an hour to complete a project that should have only taken u 15 mins. Having supervisors walk around to ensure your at your desk. Losing best talent because no money, yet Marsh had one of the best years in 2009.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people what they are worth and maybe they will stick around longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Slow slide to the bottom....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    some good talent still there.....not for long though

    Cons

    way to many to list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    back to the drawing board....might want to pay closer attention to keeping colleagues who actually create revenue on the team. Middle Management and tenuered MDs are a joke....everyone on the outside is laughing at you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. No growth opportunties and moral is low

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    Current Employee - Client Representative II in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Representative II in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    To get the basis fundamentals of insurance and risk managment.

    Cons

    Moral is low, upper management cuts expenses (ie cheaper office supplies, holiday potlucks) but the higher level positions are still allowed to spend enormous amounts of money for traveling. People are promoted not based on merit or hard work but instead of how connected you are in the company. Too many politics and egos that trickles down to the cr's who are left with all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say hire more innovative fresh minds that challenge the normal functions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Mediocre place to work

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    Current Employee - Client Sales in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Client Sales in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    They very have excellent benefits.

    Cons

    There is no career growth or room for advancement. People are not promoted based on ability and competency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Not the greatest company, but not the worst either

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Hoboken, NJ

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is relatively good here and there's lots of room for growth and advancement (if you fight for it). Most of the people here are exceptionally smart, friendly, and pleasant to work with. There's no formal training given in most departments but teammates are always willing to teach or help you if you ask. I would say the corporate culture here is pretty laidback. There's casual Fridays, occasional team luncheons, and celebratory happy hours. Can't say much regarding time-off policy but it seems to be fairly standard. Diversity of employees and corporate discounts are nice too here.

    Cons

    Lots of work and long days (sometimes even weekends). You are worked to the bone here, but I think most companies are like that nowadays. Processes are slow to change, sometimes unnecessarily convoluted, and often difficult to follow closely. Leadership here seems to be a little narrow-minded to me but the company does make their numbers every quarter. Benefit packages seem to be OK but I think more incentives could be offered to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain your employees and keep them working hard, you need to offer more money or better incentives. Also, I would encourage you to offer more opportunities for team-building, creativity, and fun. It could go a long way with your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Run

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Alot of good talent and good people.

    Cons

    Work loads are beyond comprehension.
    Employees are not valued shareholders are.
    I'ts about managements bonus.
    Squeeze every $ out employee's expense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Valued employee's will produce shareholder value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    Morale taking a nose dive, no one seems to care.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Sharp Colleagues
    Great Clients
    Resource specialists
    Unique and engaging projects

    Cons

    Work life balance is a joke - consultants often on road 75% of time
    Lots of quality staff leaving
    Dated technology
    Arrogant senior leadership
    Poor or zero raises past 6 years
    Last year have seen a palpable shift from management whereby share price outweighs employee morale/satisfaction/burnout

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are overlooking the contributions of your client facing staff for the sake of analytics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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