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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Management does not encourage employee growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company which appears to have many career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Management does not encourage some employees career growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Great Job


  2. Helpful (2)

    "management was terrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    well established company with decent benefits

    Cons

    unfair treatment does not respect work efforts

    Advice to Management

    train the management staff to be managers

  3. Helpful (2)

    "one of the worst places I've ever worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    they treat people baddly so they are forced to pay better than average wages. I would rather take a much lower paying job than stay there, which is what I did.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, no leadership at all.
    You are a resource to be consumed then disposed of. I worked there for 2 years in that time my location had a turnover rate (voluntary) of ~ 40%

    Advice to Management

    learn how to treat people with respect. we do not exist only to serve the company. there is no work life balance. managemant plays favorites all the time.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "MMC marsh and mclennan"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Position in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Position in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    MMC has great benefits and multiple work locations

    Cons

    No cohesion among operating companies

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on standing behind the parent company and set an example for the operating companies


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Its a paycheck"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well if your lucky to get a bonus then that is one of the best reason to work at Marsh USA inc.

    Cons

    Lack of communitcation, leadership, ownership of responsability. Micromanagement... i.e. what did you do yesterday , why did it take you an hour to complete a project that should have only taken u 15 mins. Having supervisors walk around to ensure your at your desk. Losing best talent because no money, yet Marsh had one of the best years in 2009.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what they are worth and maybe they will stick around longer.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Slow slide to the bottom...."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some good talent still there.....not for long though

    Cons

    way to many to list

    Advice to Management

    back to the drawing board....might want to pay closer attention to keeping colleagues who actually create revenue on the team. Middle Management and tenuered MDs are a joke....everyone on the outside is laughing at you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No growth opportunties and moral is low"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Representative II in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Representative II in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    To get the basis fundamentals of insurance and risk managment.

    Cons

    Moral is low, upper management cuts expenses (ie cheaper office supplies, holiday potlucks) but the higher level positions are still allowed to spend enormous amounts of money for traveling. People are promoted not based on merit or hard work but instead of how connected you are in the company. Too many politics and egos that trickles down to the cr's who are left with all the work.

    Advice to Management

    I would say hire more innovative fresh minds that challenge the normal functions.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Mediocre place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Sales in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Client Sales in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They very have excellent benefits.

    Cons

    There is no career growth or room for advancement. People are not promoted based on ability and competency

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more.


  9. "Not Unless You're Desperate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Slow Downward Spiral"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large corporate environment in need of TLC. Ripe with opportunity to implement best practices, if management will allow it.

    Cons

    Most of MGTI senior management are technically inept, and more concerned with maintaining a facade and shifting blame. Collaboration between teams is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing away top performing colleagues. Micromanagement and 1.9% raises for top performers is not going to cut it.


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