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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Good company for work life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Solid Company; Well recognized in the market; Good Benefits; Amazing Place to Learn (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance, technical equipments (in 20 reviews)

  • Non-sales service roles are not valued either culturally or financially by senior management (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "IT is horribly under qualified from Upper management to the deskside team. I dare say inept."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chill environnement and low stress are only saving grace, good place to coast if you want but you will never excel.

    Cons

    Pay is way below market. Management is based on good ole boy system not skills. Management has zero leadership ability. IT staff is not even IT they are glorified deskside techs with no skillets, and this includes the IT management especially.

    Advice to Management

    Hire IT staff and management who have real world enterprise skills and experience.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Not Unless You're Desperate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Slow Downward Spiral"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large corporate environment in need of TLC. Ripe with opportunity to implement best practices, if management will allow it.

    Cons

    Most of MGTI senior management are technically inept, and more concerned with maintaining a facade and shifting blame. Collaboration between teams is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing away top performing colleagues. Micromanagement and 1.9% raises for top performers is not going to cut it.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Vice President"

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    • 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.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Run Fast"

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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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not Employee Friendly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is very difficult to get fired
    As long as you do your job you will have a job
    Some people can be very helpful and nice if you can find them
    Quiet people need not apply

    Cons

    Management focused
    Male dominated
    Who you know and how much they like you gets you promoted no matter how much you screw up
    Visibility to management is everything
    If you smoosz you move up
    Good ole boys Club

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Financial Controls Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "IT leadership is corrupt"

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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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away from Marsh!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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