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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. "IT Leader"

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

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    paid reasonably well. decent benefits

    Cons

    Toxic environment in the IT area. Serial witch hunts. No reward for innovation or risk taking, no reason to task risks.

    Advice to Management

    retire. Your old and outdated


  3. "Benefit Councilor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Became a fully licensed agent. Very hard to get fired from them.

    Cons

    Constantly saying one thing and doing a complete other. Worked for them for almost two years and left because I was tired of being lied to.The management is a reactive instead of proactive. They will promise people a lot and deliver none of it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to people. Follow thru with what you say you will do. Hire management with more experience.


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  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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. "Not Employee Friendly"

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    • 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. "Claims Analyst (Norwood)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies as a contractor

    Pros

    There isn't anything positive to mention

    Cons

    Dealt with a rude antisocial non-communicating manager

    Advice to Management

    A manager should be able to communicate clearly to their team what is expected of them.


  9. "Be careful before joining the CSS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home available at times

    Cons

    Insanely busy
    Low salary
    Management has unrealistic expectations
    Top down decisions that don't benefit the clients
    High turn over
    No incentive for hard work
    Office politics
    Management prevents internal transfers to other departments
    Pressure to work overtime

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, they're unhappy


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Constant shift in management and unreasonable sales goal"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good PTOs, lots of company discounts.

    Cons

    Constant change of department direction, management, cannot retain good employees, terrible exit interview approach. Performance review largely based on sales goal % on an account management position.

    Advice to Management

    Should evaluate staff's performance based on the individual's work load and performance, not the overall office production and/or the entire Marsh USA sales production. Employees do not feel they are being valued.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Don't endanger your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies as a contractor

    Pros

    Great Downtown location and new offices

    Cons

    No support
    Abusive managers
    quick to get rid of people

    Advice to Management

    Replace your HR team.


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