Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
307 Reviews
3.3
307 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
Daniel S. Glaser
91 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  

    The operating companies have gotten their act together while Corporate is political and poorly managed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great CEO, good benefits, reasonable work life balance. High collaboration across departments. Some of the operating companies increasingly reward talent.

    Cons

    Corporate is full of politicians, who don't care about talent. Too many empty suits in important positions in Finance and HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the heads of all functions at corporate and get rid of the clueless ones. Base assessment of employees on achievement of outcomes, and not apearances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent company and people. Middle of the road salary and benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Work life balance pretty good.

    Cons

    Project work varies depending on position.

  3.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant

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

    Pros

    The accounting department is very family oriented

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Focus of What's Important at Marsh PCS Changes with Leadership Every Other Year - Hire This Year - Fire the Next Year!

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are Good, Tolerance of Diversity in the Workplace is a Plus for Those Who Need it; PTO is Excellent.

    Cons

    PCS is only about sales goals and making them at any and all costs these days; Zone Leaders reduced from 5 who knew their areas down to 2 who are under so much pressure to perform for a CEO from a prior position at an auto parts business of all things! It's insulting!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put someone in charge at the top who knows what a high net worth client is truly looking for - not someone who just wants to put $100M in new business on the books at all costs. The true costs will be losing your top management people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Company!!!!

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

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There is a sense of family at this company and people enjoy their job very much. You'll never wake up and hate going to work. Supervisors don't micromanage you as the environment thrives on being an autonomous self-starter.

    Cons

    No cons, this is the most pleasant company I have ever worked for....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tom, you're doing an excellent job!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Deceptive and full of delusions

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Urbandale, IA

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

    Pros

    Provides employment for the community

    Cons

    Executives are delusional and lack ethics. They LIVE IN A BUBBLE and are unable to stay focused on complex yet basic corporate tasks. No vision on why they exist (people, process or customer). BTW 2011-20xx leadership track record is poor! Inept (includes Sales and Operations) on leading complex business efforts allowing Urbandale to be successful with a solid business outcome. Consequentially Urbandale lost key people, lost big clients, revenue and ran up ALLOT of expense. High turnover as line staff gets laid off because customers leave and what remains is the bubble team (bullet-proof as have CEO mislead and confused). MMC recently did reorg but don't expect different results - same behaviors still exist; when faced with a challenge, bubble team goes underground; protocol now is to move the goal posts, identify blame and activate "death by PowerPoint". Next, managers and supervisors are pressured to focus on "bottom line" so they invoke unrealistic goals with fear and intimidation. Bubble team got no game! They have lost over $50M in revenue on 2 clients alone yet no one gets fired - bubble team is bullet proof because it exists throughout all Urbandale executive leadership. On the flip side; success has many fathers and expect to get trampled on 3rd floor as everyone is lined up to get recognition whereas failure is an orphan. Hand out titles like its fruit loops - by comparison AVP would be supervisor at respectable firm. Those with a conscience and integrity leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't run a business off a PowerPoint

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much management change

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Hoboken, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Hoboken, NY

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to do technical work

    Cons

    No strategic direction and vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the direction set from previous management and build on top of it, rather than reinventing the wheel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I had a great start, unfortunately got caught in a corporate reorganization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. You are working for an industry leader. My managers were quality people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Scrooges in New York looked over the numbers and decided that a large group needed to go to meet the "numbers." This seems to happen regularly at Marsh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on stability and growth. You have great people, great brand and the opportunity to remain a leader. But, continued downsizing and changes in strategy are going to wear down the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    MMC is a very gay, transgender and lesbian friendly company

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for if you're in the business of selling insurance.

    Cons

    If you work for one of the non-insurance related practices, you might feel like the red-headed step-child.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your opinions on gay, lesbian and transgender issues to yourselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall positive but some negatives to consider

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Competitive Salary, Work Remotely

    Cons

    Lack of advancement, Complacent Management, Lay Offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage PEOPLE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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