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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated July 19, 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 (3)

    "Employees are asked to do more and more, for the same salary."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and working hours

    Cons

    Work overload, too much to do, not enough time

    Advice to Management

    Remember those who perform the "grunt work"


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Salary Good, but too internally focused"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is good, local management is great, but corporate focus on internal processes and procedures makes client service a secondary goal, if that. Driven to automate to drive down costs and increase shareholder value.

    Cons

    Internal focus, lack of support, systems that do not work but employees are encouraged and rewarded for saying that they do. Spin machine in full use at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to what Marsh was known for. Superior people, superior service, and work-life balance for colleagues.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Pay, Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked for Marsh Inc. as a Policy Reviewer for a new hub opening in Austin. Attention to detail demanding, okay folks, benefits and pay were great.

    Cons

    Unfortunate power plays and politics between departments and hubs, their inability to communicate caused a failing and closure of the hub.

    Advice to Management

    Solidify policies and practices before instituting a new department and foster communication and compliance between QA and review departments.


  4. "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Washington, PA

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good, interesting work.

    Cons

    large company, bureaucracy overcame smaller company atmosphere that was there in the beginning


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Too much management change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Hoboken, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Hoboken, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to do technical work

    Cons

    No strategic direction and vision

    Advice to Management

    Keep the direction set from previous management and build on top of it, rather than reinventing the wheel


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I had a great start, unfortunately got caught in a corporate reorganization"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. You are working for an industry leader. My managers were quality people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Scrooges in New York looked over the numbers and decided that a large group needed to go to meet the "numbers." This seems to happen regularly at Marsh.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on stability and growth. You have great people, great brand and the opportunity to remain a leader. But, continued downsizing and changes in strategy are going to wear down the employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "MMC is a very gay, transgender and lesbian friendly company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for if you're in the business of selling insurance.

    Cons

    If you work for one of the non-insurance related practices, you might feel like the red-headed step-child.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your opinions on gay, lesbian and transgender issues to yourselves.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Overall positive but some negatives to consider"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Competitive Salary, Work Remotely

    Cons

    Lack of advancement, Complacent Management, Lay Offs

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage PEOPLE


  9. "Ok job if you don't mind doing the same exact thing everyday"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k, easy job, quarterly bonus if you meet your numbers. If you like a routine schedule and don't mind doing the same thing every day with little change, then this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Monotonous, not very exciting. There is opportunity to advance to team lead and supervisor positions and to other departments within the Austin area but if you want to move into broker positions or other avenues of insurance you'll have to be willing to move.

    Advice to Management

    Give more of an incentive to do well and work harder, outside of a quarterly bonus. Have group outings and fun team building activities outside of work. This is a multibillion dollar company, you can probably afford to pay this department a little bit more.


  10. "It's great"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Communications Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Communications Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and opportunities; positive work environment; friendly coworkers,I really liked how management really wanted me to succeed and advance in the industry

    Cons

    I really have no concrete cons to give.


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