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Marsh & McLennan Companies London Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Marsh & McLennan Companies CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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  • Work life balance did not seem to work (in 17 reviews)

  • long hours during close, no flexibility with WFH (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Left"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  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.


  3. "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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "AVP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunities if you are a broker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - VP-Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - VP-Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large company, involved in a wide range of markets.
    For brokers, opportunities to work aboard.
    Trying to become more diverse, some areas more flexible than others on homeworking, compressed hours.

    Cons

    Some areas still managed with people with 'old school' broker' attitude.
    IT infrastructure antiquated for a company of this size.
    If you are not a broker, don't expect a big bonus/pay rise/salary.
    Long hours in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the IT and get rid of the managers who do not follow the values and culture.


  9. "Financial analyst EMEA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, can work from home. People are great.

    Cons

    Communication with finance very poor and weak management - (obviously depends on teams). Big workload.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take for granted your loyal staff.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "On the whole a decent place to work, but extremely political so not always a meritocracy."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good big company benefits. Working hours are generally ok, flexible working is accommodated. Not the best paying company but not the worst either.

    Cons

    Very political, poor HR strategy, too many mid level managers with enough say to prevent / stifle change. Good people often let go in favour of "yes men" in an old boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get away from the old boys network and risk averse culture. There a lot of great people working there that would love to be empowered to create an entrepreneurial spirit for the benefit of many rather than the elitist few at the top


  11. "Temp Role at Marsh in Solicitors Professional Indemnity Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Work culture at Marsh is very inclusive and I felt my line managers was easy to approach when I needed help with anything.

    Pay is a massive bonus at Marsh for this particular role compared to other companies.

    Work/life balance was fantastic. Work was quite social whilst I was there over the summer. Get to go out a number of afternoons drinking throughout the season.

    Cons

    Work was fairly boring and menial task based a lot of the time. Not very intellectually challenging, however it was the nature of the role, its just a step up into the industry


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