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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated August 17, 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. "Private Client Services is a Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Operations Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  3. "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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Broker"

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    • 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


  7. "Good company but be prepared to put in way more hours a week than a normal job."

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and fair market value pay, global company (lots of locations), great coworkers, can work remotely if needed and management will try to make as many accommodations as possible to keep you happy and employed there if you work hard.

    Cons

    As stated in the title, be prepared to work excessive hours because they are a global company. 10 hour work days is not uncommon.

  8. "Wonderful!"

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    I love working at Marsh & McLennan Companies. Wonderful team, challenging work and great work life balance!

    Cons

    No company is perfect but nothing stands out as a red flag.


  9. "Auditor Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Good Work life balance; Many travel opportunities

    Cons

    No Cons for working at MMC


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not Unless You're Desperate"

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist
    Current Employee - Account Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some amazing people working for this company. People I enjoy seeing and collaborating with every day. MMC offers a large suite of benefits, though employee contributions are high. Decent PTO allotment.

    Cons

    Management, from the top all the way down, is a complete disaster. When you can actually get in touch with them or get them to call you back, they're typically dismissive and offer you empty promises. They have no interest in you or your career development. On that note, there really is no opportunity for growth with this company. Be prepared to stay in the same role for your entire career here and receive minimal to no merit increase or bonuses. Work life balance is abysmal, and with the continued flood of people leaving the company this has only gotten worse. Rather than hire new, competent employees they will either just shift the work to a remaining employee (with no adjustment to compensation) or will take months to fill the position, but refuse to pay someone who's qualified enough to perform well in the position. While MMC touts being family friendly and caring about their employees, in my 5+ years experience there I haven't seen that to be the case. More than anything this place has the feel of a good old "boys' club." Sales is where all the awards and recognition are directed, while the rest of the staff is ignored and overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, you have some fabulous people working for you! But with no rewards, recognition, reasonable bonuses or salary increases, and no way for your employees to move forward in their career you will lose your top performers. Work on hiring competent management who are actual leaders and care about their employees.


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