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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance did not seem to work (in 17 reviews)

  • Long hours and very high demand and expectations (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Financial Controls Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Controls Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Financial Controls Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is willing invest in continuing education, however, be aware that it is expected to be completed on your own time.

    Cons

    Poor middle management, lack of transparency on decisions, performance review process is biased and not focused on merits, lack of investment in resources to help you do your job well, organization-wide/systemic problem, and opportunity for advancement is minimal at best. Overall, culture is selfish and focused on results only.

    Advice to Management

    The profit generating business is not the only employee that matters. There are other employees that deserve to be recognized and taken care of for their effort. People are not stupid, treat them well, provide transparency in decision making and they will respect that. Management should practice what is preached.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "IT leadership is corrupt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Global Project Management in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President - Global Project Management in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a regular paycheck is about all you can look forward to

    Cons

    Croneyism, no accountability at senior levels, mid/juniors are continuously scapegoated for management poor or lack of decisions. Seniors regularly steal credit for subordinates' work "Collateral Duties" is a catch-all phrase which, when decoded, means that you have to work long hours with no hope of recognition or compensation to mitigate senior managements' mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Replace the current leadership team with new blood and break up the old boys' network


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away from Marsh!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Business Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Business Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good credential in the market

    Cons

    DO NOT join Marsh!
    Why?
    1) Micro Management
    2) Lack of Planning / Direction from Management and Leaders - so hiring qualified (over-qualified resources) and then layoffs - ultimately putting employees / contractors careers in risk
    3) MARSH IT / Business Team - doesn't know which direction they are going in
    4) No appreciation at all for the sincere efforts put in by associates
    5) No flexibility at all in terms of flex hours / flex location work

    Advice to Management

    Review - Why lots of projects are failed / failing or not even starting asplanned


  8. Helpful (3)

    "No support from management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Appears stable. Flexible on work hours for some the company name carries weight when trying to move on to another organization

    Cons

    1 percent raises if at all. Heavy workload. Every man for himself mentality. If you are not part of the in crowd forget about it.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your mid level team leadership really closely and you are likely to find where the divide is


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a paycheck and while they do mass layoffs every year, it's difficult to get fired.

    Cons

    Everything. The culture is void of individualism, critical thinking, sense of accomplishment, unity, comradery, pride ... Lower to mid management micromanages the tiny picture and tries to squeeze water from a stone.

    Advice to Management

    Take your own advice and 'reward top talent'. My raise last year was 0.9% and health care costs went up.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "You work extremely hard on frustrating work and do not get compensated fairly."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Analyst I in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Client Service Analyst I in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice, there is a cafeteria on site, plenty of parking, you can learn a lot since you have a lot of responsibilities. Good resume builder.

    Cons

    Over worked, under compensated, senior leaders are cliquey. Systems are so old. Very high expectations that don't get rewarded for.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to attract and retain the best talent, the $ needs to be there. Everyone is trying to leave right now.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Stuck in the past"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety, its a big firm with lots happening. They have some good ciients and offerings. They are respected in the marketplace and have a number of things in motion at anyone time. Geographically spread out too.

    Cons

    Excessive work hours with an expectation to work late in the evenings and weekends. No clear strategy, once you've served your usefulness, you're surplus to demand. Highly political and clicky, if you are not in with the In crowd, then your time is limited. If you fit in with the click, then you'll do well.

    Advice to Management

    This is 2015, wake up to modern working practices that encourage development, opportunity and good work.
    Improve your compensation, especially bonus. Practice what you preach around company values instead of a plastic mission statement and set of values.


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