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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated May 8, 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 17 reviews)

  • Can often seem like your voice isn't heard by senior management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "was kind of ok not too good for people seeking careers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Developer in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Contractor - Senior Developer in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good cubes and cafeteria. food seems cheap and good

    Cons

    lack of proper management and leads

    Advice to Management

    be more focussed in what is needed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Waste of Time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was good, flexible hours. Friendly people to work with

    Cons

    High turnover. Lots of timult in office. They don't have your back if you make a mistake. Medical benefits are extremely expensive; much higher employee cost than other firms I've worked.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people to fire them. Stop with the silly psychological testing of potential applicants; it hasn't worked. Need to look at management, or the absence thereof.

  3. "Credit Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversified company with significant opportunities to move around. If one is dissatisfied with one's job, one can switch to another until one finds the right fit.

    Cons

    Salary is not necessarily competitive because the know they can get away with it because of their good reputation as they are a global company.

    Advice to Management

    Staff can compensated better.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great fellow employees, poor company and salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor technology
    Not all departments supported
    Lay people off easily!
    Unimpressive salary

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees. These employees put in so much and you just kick them at the drop of a dime!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Was great as KVI - not so much as Marsh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people
    Great benefits
    Varied work available

    Cons

    Don't expect to be paid well
    No raise in 3 years - despite consistent "above expectation" performance

    Advice to Management

    Develop internal staff instead of constantly looking outside the company for people who were developed by their previous employers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Despite Senior Management's public comments on the importance of family..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is one of the few left with a pension plan if you work at least 5 years. Generally, good benefits, but copays seem higher than the case with my prior employer and some of the limits on benefits seem low. Good place, however, if you want to get out the door before 5 PM. Few seem to stay after that in the office. Many positions allow you to work remotely, at least part of the time.

    Cons

    Lack of loyalty...company has no problem sacrificing employees even if revenues have long been known to be off the mark. Company lacks good systems to track basic details of who and how much business is done with which carrier in some business units.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away from Marsh Inc."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good people but they cant grow in the firm because of other low grade colleagues.

    Cons

    If you like politics and politics and dont want to do any work.. then please join that place.

    Advice to Management

    They need to listen to the colleagues rather than just listening to their golf buddies.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Accountant, responsible for consolidating countries submission, which goes to SEC reporting in the end"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The view of Hoboken, NJ office is just gorgeous, this is probably one of the season that I decide to stay in this company. You will meet a lot of nice and friendly colleagues in the company, which is a big plus.

    Cons

    The managers are the experts at what we are doing, but they lack the necessary management skills in general. In case of any organization changes or instructions to be distributed, you are literally sitting in the dark.

    Advice to Management

    I think appreciation and trust are the keys to keep the talents in your company. There are tons of talented ones in this organization, but I find the appreciation and trust somewhat lacking. For most of the time, only the upper level managers are aware of what is going on, the rest of the crew are kept in the dark, which discourage the engagement within the organization.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor morale"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leader in industry. Strong relationships with the markets.

    Cons

    Layoffs and outsourcing over the last few years have created poor morale. Less people doing more work.

    Flow of communication from management downward is deficient.

    Advice to Management

    When outsourcing, formulate a wise transition plan. They have been too short in the past, creating huge gaps that create more work on the back end to remediate.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great for a career in insurance brokerage. Benefits are pretty solid. Tuition reimbursement. Great work and life balance. International opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay is poor. Growth opportunities are also limited. Management is always changing, so there is obviously much transition through out the company

    Advice to Management

    Get some stability at management level. Not much respect for employees who are not in brokerage. Not a good place to work


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