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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. Helpful (7)

    "Vice President"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Insurance Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Managers are not held accountable and can create a very toxic workplace.

  3. "IT Leader"

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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 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful, collaborative work environment with great work/life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Competitive compensation
    - Team oriented vibe
    - Good benefits (health, retirement, etc.)

    Cons

    - Regional results valued less than national results


  5. Helpful (11)

    "BORING"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Retirement, Life/Health Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  7. "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.

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Multinational company, with lots of opportunities and flexibility

    Cons

    They are not very high payers.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Run Fast"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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