Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
320 Reviews
3.2
320 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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96 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Work life balance depending on the department, name brand recognition (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)

  • Very little thought given to providing any sort of work/life balance to employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    its ok, not the worst job in the world

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local Technology Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Local Technology Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not exposed to enough new tech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Salary Good, but too internally focused

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    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Salary 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.

    Cons

    Internal 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Urbandale, IA

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Corporate Structure
    On Site Cafe
    Broad locations worldwide

    Cons

    Pay/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 ManagementAdvice

    Maybe 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.

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

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Great folks and culture f

    Cons

    Not very exciting environment n

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company with good opportunities for growth.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Some key leaders are out of touch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Be patient

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Largest 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

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

    Pros

    Worked 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.

    Cons

    Analysis 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 ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Pay, Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solidify policies and practices before instituting a new department and foster communication and compliance between QA and review departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience but unorganized company

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage workloads accordingly
    More team building - everyone seems to be caught up in there work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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