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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated December 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Good company for work life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • The company has great benefits and networking opportunities (in 32 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. Helpful (2)

    "Client Exec"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits (albeit used to be)

    Cons

    Watch your back people are always looking to stab you, climb over you and get there names associated with your accounts when they have done nothing to contribute to the profitability

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring paper qualified people and get some real experienced people in that can run a company


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic"

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

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

    Pros

    It's a paycheck and while they do mass layoffs every year, it's difficult to get fired.

    Cons

    Everything. The culture is void of individualism, critical thinking, sense of accomplishment, unity, comradery, pride ... Lower to mid management micromanages the tiny picture and tries to squeeze water from a stone.

    Advice to Management

    Take your own advice and 'reward top talent'. My raise last year was 0.9% and health care costs went up.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "You work extremely hard on frustrating work and do not get compensated fairly."

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

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

    Pros

    People are nice, there is a cafeteria on site, plenty of parking, you can learn a lot since you have a lot of responsibilities. Good resume builder.

    Cons

    Over worked, under compensated, senior leaders are cliquey. Systems are so old. Very high expectations that don't get rewarded for.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to attract and retain the best talent, the $ needs to be there. Everyone is trying to leave right now.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Stuck in the past"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety, its a big firm with lots happening. They have some good ciients and offerings. They are respected in the marketplace and have a number of things in motion at anyone time. Geographically spread out too.

    Cons

    Excessive work hours with an expectation to work late in the evenings and weekends. No clear strategy, once you've served your usefulness, you're surplus to demand. Highly political and clicky, if you are not in with the In crowd, then your time is limited. If you fit in with the click, then you'll do well.

    Advice to Management

    This is 2015, wake up to modern working practices that encourage development, opportunity and good work.
    Improve your compensation, especially bonus. Practice what you preach around company values instead of a plastic mission statement and set of values.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "A 3 year swim in a shark tank"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in Washington, DC
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure and tremendous networking opportunities along with high profile clients.

    Cons

    No room for promoting within. It's definitely a "good ole boy" networking hierarchy. Yearly raises are minimal and hard work is not appreciated by management. If your manager likes you then be or she will fight for you at review time...if not, then you're screwed.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people within your organization who actually handles the daily work in the trenches that literally keeps the company out of the "red".


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate Benefits Department - Avoid like the plague"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One can gain valuable work experience in a very tall organisational structure. High volume of data and work to do.
    Great for actuaries, accountants and math nerds.

    Cons

    This was the worst place that I have ever worked. It has an astronomically high Power Distance Ratio.
    In the Benefits Dept., workers get to see the 4-figure bonuses executives make (over 100k salary), whereas non-exempt employees basically got zilch. Middle management was very very derisive towards 'inferiors'. Employees had feuds lasting for years and refused to speak to one another outside of required interaction/meetings. Lower- echelon workers were expected to be slaves. I even heard a well-paid attorney say in front of the VP of benefit's administrative assistant: ".... your grossly underpaid assistant." And the evp said nothing. It made me want to wretch. There was much strife, so much, in fact that they brought in an external consultant to help sort out the lack of 'esprit de coeur'. As other reviews have stated, drawbacks include an entrenched 'old boys' club', no opportunity to put your hand to diverse tasks, extremely uneven compensation. Working there you are just a number. No professional development.

    Advice to Management

    Consider how efficient daily operations would be without the 'little people' you so thoroughly scorn.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worst job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing was good, except compensating time when working oncall

    Cons

    Horrible hours, worked you like a slave driver, niche jobs (no moving up from within) and bad pay

    Advice to Management

    Could have had better compensations/pay and lay off the fear based management

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worst job I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Service Specialist II in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Service Specialist II in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no positive things to say about working here!

    Cons

    No raises, focused more on rewarding management than those actually doing the work

    Advice to Management

    You need to realize who is actually doing the work and stop rewarding those who aren't!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Place ever"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    There are not any good reasons to work here.

    Cons

    Upper management sucks!!!! They pay millions in compensation packages to fired, ineffective CEO's when they could be passing that down to the people who actually do the work for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of your $%^^% and realize who keeps your company running and quit padding the pockets of management who does NOTHING!!!!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Awful"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst/Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst/Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits, benefits, benefits, benefits

    Cons

    Overworked and way under paid

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to employees who constantly go above and beyond and help retain accounts


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