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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Good company for work life balance (in 38 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance did not seem to work (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. "Spread too thin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reliable source of income. The company is not going anywhere, and you'd have to try very hard to get fired.

    Cons

    Understaffed and under-resourced. Everything is rushed and extremely inefficient. Constantly cleaning up messes resulting from not doing things correctly the first time. "Do more with less" and "quantity over quality". Fear based environment.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Don't expect one individual to do the job of three people and not have quality suffer.


  2. "health and benefits analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great learning opportunity early on in your career

    Cons

    not much guidance and mentorship, hard to move up unless you work closely with a higher up, not very transparent, tasks get very repetitive

  3. "Disorganized"

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    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

    Pros

    Pay was good but benefits were expensive. Very high deductibles.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Poor structure. Zero On-boarding. Disorganized.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice London office and canteen. Gold location.

    Great benefits (especially pension, seemingly unrivalled outside actual pension firms).

    Corporate social responsibility aims seem genuine.

    Cons

    For such a large company, I'm shocked at the lack of opportunities for progression. There is a lot of talk about careers but no action.

    US style promotions (fancy sounding officer titles) do not include additional responsibility nor salary or benefit increase.

    Constant announcements of new board members/directors in New York (some of whom are already on other boards) whilst 60% of my UK colleagues received 0% rises this year - a pay cut in real terms.

    Large corporate office can feel stifling / isolating, but I imagine that is common.

    Colleagues' perception of upper UK management is very low!

    Side note - the toilets are regularly left in a horrendous state, I feel as though I am either working with animals or in a nightclub? Amazed this has never been addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Involve younger employees more to help them develop.

    Encourage more interaction between divisions and teams, as some of us are interested in the workings of the company outside our own computer screens.

    I genuinely hoped to have a future here but I am concerned I will be doing exactly the same thing in 5 years' time.


  5. "Lack of investments it's people!"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company offers competitive benefits and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Decision making by upper management has focused only on cutting cost and headcount. The constant state of change which can be productive but this is change for sake of change and no real direction.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing talent rather than eliminating it!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Retirement, Life/Health Specialist"

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    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "BORING"

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    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours. ok pay. Ok location. Great cafe. People seemed nice there. Bathrooms were nice. You get to dress casual.

    Cons

    Too quiet. Too boring. I didn't last long. I needed speed and momentum. The training class was a joke. I fell asleep countless times. Power point training ALL day on a projector screen. Need more hands on. They expect you to take a test after two weeks in a classroom of nothing but ridiculous PowerPoints and expect to know everything and how to do everything by then and if you don't pass you apparently get let go. Have someone more motivating for training classrooms at least to keep everyone awake. The quietness of the place is what got me. I like noise. I like movement. Fast pace. I was depressed seeing everyone boxed in cubicles all day looking miserable. Per the other reviews I'm glad I did not stay long as apparently it is difficult to move up the ladder work wise. If you like quiet and sitting at a desk all day this job is perfect for you.

    Advice to Management

    Need better training. Hands on. You're putting everyone to sleep with PowerPoints


  9. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I really liked my colleagues.

    Cons

    Strict management structure in company.


  10. "Principal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Marsh has top end of town clients, so access to quality clients is fantastic.

    Cons

    Boys club mentality, lack of understanding that risk is not only managed by selling insurance policies.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what servicing a client truly costs!


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