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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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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. Helpful (2)

    "Retirement, Life/Health Specialist"

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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


  2. 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.

  3. "Tax Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Good for the summer you are actually kept busy and assigned entities. You get to have responsibility and you actually feel like you're doing something.

    Cons

    Boring there after, don't really do much. The training before filling out the 5471s weren't that helpful either they could've been more helpful. The people could've been more willing to help too.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Hard work and innovation is not rewarded."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good 'first job'
    Nice building.
    Lot's of talented co-workers.

    Cons

    Restrictive budget for hiring and promoting.
    Complaints about harassment go ignored.
    We say we love innovation but employees who create new tools and systems are not compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on having the easiest, most rewarding job you can and actually try to develop your workforce. Most managers have seen their title change 4 times in 2 years, while everyone else is stuck with no opportunities.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Treasury Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    You are just a number. They don't care about their employees.

    Marsh & McLennan Companies Response

    Dec 18, 2015 – CHRO

    I would say that giving our colleagues flexibility is one way to show we do care. Sorry that didn't come through in your case.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "A Joke"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay! Terrible work environment, avoid at all cost. Even the pay can't make up for this crazy zoo. BEWARE

    Cons

    Everything is constantly changing, your basically adjusting every few weeks to new changes and procedures. Disastrous management!!! Run Run run away!!!

    Advice to Management

    Please get it together, constant changing of hands at the top. while everybody at the bottom is miserable.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Can't keep talent"

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

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

    Pros

    I work with some great people. The work is fun and challenging.

    Cons

    I'm considered top talent in my area yet I can't seem to get a promotion that comes with an actual pay increase. I have posted for several jobs over the last 9 months and have not received a response either way. Applications just go into a black whole. Not progressive with work from home options. We are losing people because we haven't caught up to what the work force is being offered in the market and our MD "doesn't believe in it". Seems to be a lack of communication within the division. Leaders who aren't held accountable.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mitchellville, IA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mitchellville, IA

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

    Pros

    Job seems to be secure and reliable.

    Cons

    Under paid compared to area averages.

    Advice to Management

    Having a incentive (more than a 1% raise potential or bonus) to work more/harder will help accomplish goals and have people more willing to make changes.

    Marsh & McLennan Companies Response

    Oct 16, 2015 – CHRO

    We work very hard to use market data to benchmark our pay practices. Other aspects of "rewards" to consider are things like benefits and work arrangements that allow for flexibility are things that... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Benefit Specialist Position Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saddle Brook, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saddle Brook, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family environment, HR does things to try to make employees feel valued. Nice office space. BIG believers in employee education

    Cons

    The Management had cut down their staff so much that the work load is actually painful for those that remain. I find myself working into the night while the lights and heat turn off automatically around me. I have even reversed PTO days to meet client needs. This company meets it's goals on the backs of some really dedicated people; but we are often exhausted during the process. Clients feel the tension too. Little room for growth. My direct report has been in her position for almost 20 years!

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money and hire some smart dedicated people. Then your bottom line will grow because clients will reap the rewards!


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Frustrating Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Client Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice new office and equipment. Regular to good benefits.

    Cons

    Most employees are like robots that agree with all that management says and talk bad behind their backs after they agreed with their ideas

    Advice to Management

    Very difficult. You have to have popularity with management.


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