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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated September 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 38 reviews)

  • The company has great benefits and networking opportunities (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance did not seem to work (in 18 reviews)

  • Can often seem like your voice isn't heard by senior management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Service Delivery Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Analyst in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Analyst in Norwood, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, a lot of job opportunities

    Cons

    some leaders could be more involved


  2. "To be successful in the industry, this is a great place to get experience."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing resources. Talented colleagues. Tremendous amount of responsibility. Aggressive Growth Strategy

    Cons

    Long working hours are expected. Benefits are average. Compensation increases are minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust compensation level with younger employees in order to retain them.

  3. "Not to bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good advancement and pay as well

    Cons

    Its not what you know but who you know


  4. "Private Client Services is a Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. Career opportunities. Great people. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Large company that can be difficult to navigate initially.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Stay clear-"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sorry can't really think of any

    Cons

    They don't pay well
    They charge for parking
    HR doesn't know the pay laws
    Your hired hourly and expected to work around the clock, even at home which is illegal
    Lack of diversity-extremely white.
    Bonuses are small and almost pointless once taxed

    Advice to Management

    Not sure if this portion really matters, see Barney and Barney now known as Marsh and McLennan is one of those companies that for years has been doing things a certain a way and has completely gotten away with treating their staff like trash and no does anything about it that it works for them. The culture that they promote so much really only benefits upper management and those producers that have been there for years. There is a clear divide between the positions. If your a Benefit Analyst or Client Manager be prepared to be someone's slave. Because that is what you will be. The producers treat their team members like trash, but if your lucky some might not even speak to you ever like my producer because, well your beneath them. The majority and I say clearly majority because there are a few people of other races are white. Not just white but sorority sister, frat bro loving, older white male make America great people. It's clear the type of individual Barney and Barney recruits for especially in upper positions, it's just that type of company and the individuals hiring or in upper management wouldn't get it anyhow because they see nothing wrong with the way the company is. There is also the whole pay factor. There is a major disagreement between what HR says is hourly and what your lack of knowledge producers think is hourly. You will be expected to work a ton of hours at all times even at home, which they are not supposed to do. Their isn't really anyone you can talk to about it either because HR has a blurred line with most of the producers so your concerns and claims get no where. There is also no training, they provide these ridiculous newbie classes that literally help no one and are completely pointless. There is no forethought or plan to show you the basic essentials of your job when you come on board. If you already have your license those classes given to you are literally a joke. If your lucky you might get paired up with some other poor soul on your team who was dumped with the task of training you. Long story short Barney and Barney aka Marsh and McLennan is a lot of smoke in mirrors. They sell you on this awesome culture and awesome company and job; but reality is that only applies to some not all. Must remember at the end of the day it's sales and like most sales group the people that run it are self involved and at times slimey, but they think their awesome because their sales people who a delusional view point. It's a horrible place that will run you dry. I wouldn't even rate it but I guess I have to so it gets a 1 star all around.


  6. "Operations Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, advancement opportunities, cross functional opportunities

    Cons

    Finance technology functions lack modernization


  7. "Great for kids right out of college, but that's about it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with

    Cons

    Salaries are very low for the industry.

  8. "CEO and upper management that aren't involved with that day to day are great."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay with good benefits. A lot of vacation days.

    Cons

    There is too much gossiping. Instead of people addressing issues with the involved parties everyone gets involved.


  9. "Good employer benefits and training, however, occasional poor management."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative III in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative III in Urbandale, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits including training, licensing, 401k, parental leave, stock options, and direct deposit. The pay is comparable to other insurance companies in the Des Moines metro area.

    Cons

    Consistent mandatory overtime, under staffed, and poor leadership expectations. In some departments the hiring process seems to be more of a hire quantity vs quality.


  10. "Broker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Management and Financial Performance

    Cons

    Workload can be too heavy


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