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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated April 27, 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. "good"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    it was fun to work there

    Cons

    it was a lot of hard work

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Audio Visual Technician/webcast manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audio Visual Technician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audio Visual Technician in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn technology. Amazing overtime. Great people to work with. Amazing co workers. We are a unit who work amazingly well together to getting a task done

    Cons

    Long hours and very high demand and expectations. No allowance to make mistakes without consequences. Very little staff. Management is not up to par. Very little balance for leisure


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Vice President"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has a good reputation

    Cons

    Employee growth and career development not a priority here.

    Advice to Management

    Company has become centralized to the point where local management has no authority. Allow management to manage their functional areas and monitor developments. Micromanaging of local offices by Home office undermines authority.


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  5. "Wonderful leaders that care about their colleagues."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Management in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Program Management in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with the best of the best; clients have high respect for quality of work being produced. Opportunities for remote work is growing.

    Cons

    Hours could be long if not kept in check; Easy to get caught up in long projects that keep one away from family & life.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your junior colleagues more with challenges and provide appropriate accolades / pay commensurate with quality & experience.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Retirement, Life/Health Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retirement, Health/Benefits Specialist in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Retirement, Health/Benefits Specialist in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience and a way to get your feet wet in the retirement and health/benefits fields.

    Cons

    The "imrpovements" come from top down and middle management does a great job of pushing the disconnect from upper management to the front lines. Tools needed to complete the job are often works in progress themselves.

    Advice to Management

    TL:DR


  7. Helpful (4)

    "BORING"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours. ok pay. Ok location. Great cafe. People seemed nice there. Bathrooms were nice. You get to dress casual.

    Cons

    Too quiet. Too boring. I didn't last long. I needed speed and momentum. The training class was a joke. I fell asleep countless times. Power point training ALL day on a projector screen. Need more hands on. They expect you to take a test after two weeks in a classroom of nothing but ridiculous PowerPoints and expect to know everything and how to do everything by then and if you don't pass you apparently get let go. Have someone more motivating for training classrooms at least to keep everyone awake. The quietness of the place is what got me. I like noise. I like movement. Fast pace. I was depressed seeing everyone boxed in cubicles all day looking miserable. Per the other reviews I'm glad I did not stay long as apparently it is difficult to move up the ladder work wise. If you like quiet and sitting at a desk all day this job is perfect for you.

    Advice to Management

    Need better training. Hands on. You're putting everyone to sleep with PowerPoints


  8. Helpful (2)

    "On the Fence"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good salary and good people.

    Cons

    MMC MGTI is very interested in doing more with less. Teams are are typically very lean and salaried workers are expected to be be on call 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your best asset. Start treating them as such.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Run Fast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Marsh offers great benefits. Good starting salary.

    Cons

    Raises are rarely given if ever. Staff is kept very lean, pressure to do more with less is a constant. Regional offices and Corporate results overweigh any accomplishments of small offices. ZonalRegional Heads either don't care about personnel or do not understand the business or workloads.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your greatest asset, show them respect. Too many stress related health issues in this company, you better change the model.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MGTI in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - MGTI in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses are usually pretty good.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Blame culture where many people spend most of their time avoiding work and thinking up ways to throw other people under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Retire soon please


  11. "It was a job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Benefits in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, co-workers, company parties they always gave us good food

    Cons

    Poor management and poor training no room to advance


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