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Marsh & McLennan Companies London Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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Marsh & McLennan Companies CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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Pros
  • Good company for work life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Solid Company; Well recognized in the market; Good Benefits; Amazing Place to Learn (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance, technical equipments (in 20 reviews)

  • Non-sales service roles are not valued either culturally or financially by senior management (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work"

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    Current Employee - Payroll Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Payroll Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Marsh Companies are a good company to work for, I worked for Marsh for 7 years. The benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Progression in Marsh is very slow and I felt overlooked for leadership role on many occasion which led to me finally deciding to leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to their staff


  2. "Honest review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training. Remuneration ok on face of it but not if you want a work/life balance

    Cons

    Long hours, heavy workload, very stressful, poor management and mgmt bad at creating good morale. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Start to look after all staff rather than just focusing on the bottom line

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great locations/facilities, talented people, fabulous clients

    Cons

    Internal politics, too insular sometimes with limited cross functional integration / silo approach to wider issues


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice London office and canteen. Gold location.

    Great benefits (especially pension, seemingly unrivalled outside actual pension firms).

    Corporate social responsibility aims seem genuine.

    Cons

    For such a large company, I'm shocked at the lack of opportunities for progression. There is a lot of talk about careers but no action.

    US style promotions (fancy sounding officer titles) do not include additional responsibility nor salary or benefit increase.

    Constant announcements of new board members/directors in New York (some of whom are already on other boards) whilst 60% of my UK colleagues received 0% rises this year - a pay cut in real terms.

    Large corporate office can feel stifling / isolating, but I imagine that is common.

    Colleagues' perception of upper UK management is very low!

    Side note - the toilets are regularly left in a horrendous state, I feel as though I am either working with animals or in a nightclub? Amazed this has never been addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Involve younger employees more to help them develop.

    Encourage more interaction between divisions and teams, as some of us are interested in the workings of the company outside our own computer screens.

    I genuinely hoped to have a future here but I am concerned I will be doing exactly the same thing in 5 years' time.


  5. "IT Operations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to learn new skills and thrive. The Technical Support teams are 2nd to none.

    Cons

    Very political environment regarding managers and too many managers.
    Targeted deadlines are never deliverable within timescales without correct due diligence.
    Expected to go the extra mile without benefits to the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your employee's because they will then look after you.


  6. "Managing Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in London, England (UK)
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    sales oriented and driven by top line

    Cons

    lack of product investment and training

    Advice to Management

    invest more in technical


  7. Helpful (1)

    "AVP"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great clients and colleagues. Good work hours. Nice office. Good place to learn from the best in their insurance field.

    Cons

    Career progression unclear, no specifications for what they expect at each level. Huge amount of bureaucracy, dictated by New York.

  8. "Insurance Broker"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Broker in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Insurance Broker in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good company to start as experience, you will be working with the biggest companies out there. for experience very good

    Cons

    don't pay much, future very dull, people usually don't stay there more that 3 years.


  9. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Blue chip company. Really interesting projects. People within teams work well together helping each other out. Classy offices and canteen. Ability to work from home

    Cons

    UK management is good, but they have little power. Real power is from US and it is management by fear. Cost cutting CFO, so every year you need to do more for less. Indeed, my boss said that if you are not working 120% every day you are failing. Who can work 120% every day?! Too much work, no support and just shouting when you cannot do what is needed to do. Indeed when I left, they split my role up into two separate full time jobs, after telling me I wasn't doing my job properly, because I could not do what was asked of me.

    Advice to Management

    share some pay outside the US. When the US management talks publicly about their new house by the shore, their boat, their classic car collection, and each year you hear there is record profits but no money for pay rises and bonuses, it does not wash.


  10. "Left"

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    Former Employee - Oracle Support in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Oracle Support in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Was a Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Work life balance did not seem to work


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