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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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    • 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. "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.

  3. "Operations Manager"

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    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


  4. "prospect of promotion"

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    Current Employee - Director in Casablanca (Morocco)
    Current Employee - Director in Casablanca (Morocco)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    can learn a lot of things here

    Cons

    stressful at working but can learn a lot

    Advice to Management

    improve management


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hub Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Hub Accountant in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Hub Accountant in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market salary good flexible benefit option.
    Excellent pension package.

    Cons

    No clarity of vision provided throughout the organisation.
    No consideration of staff in their employ. No understanding or empathy given during restructure process.

    Advice to Management

    Do not take on so many new staff on permenant contracts when a large scale restructure/relocation is imminent. I was taken on less than 2 months before the relocation announcement yet my contract was changed to permenant before I began, this is a disgraceful way to treat staff and more vision should be used in future situations and perhaps employ on a temp contract if such large scale restructure / relocation is imminent.


  7. 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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Great learning experience and challenging."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to business and opportunity to work with experienced individuals. Friendly atmosphere and the chance to make what you want of your career.

    Cons

    Big corporate politics. Small fish in big pond. Not the best salary reviews and bonuses. A lot of red tape.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent company if they dont make you redundant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Debt Recovery Agent in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Debt Recovery Agent in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary (£5k more than average)
    Excellent holidays (25+ bank holidays with option to buy or sell 5)
    Flexi shifts (start anytime between 8am-10am and finish anytime between 4pm-6pm)
    Excellent pension
    Excellent benefits (shared saving scheme, private health care, car leasing, dental care, the list is endless really)
    Excellent management, very supportive and understanding.
    Great offices
    Lovely team members

    Cons

    No consideration. Employ you on a permanent contract and then make you redundant 3 months later!

    Advice to Management

    Do not employ people on a permanent basis if you are considering redundancies. Should have been temp to perm if redundancies where imminent.


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