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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated January 5, 2017
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  • Work life balance did not seem to work (in 18 reviews)

  • long hours during close, no flexibility with WFH (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Corporate Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Accountant in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Accountant in Westwood, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good large company environment, with good structure.
    The technology is up to date, you can work remote and can get done all in short time.
    People are there mostly for many years and they know what they're doing.
    I love the large cafeteria, free large parking lots, beautiful walk around areas where people use to go out at lunch and walk. They have great volunteering options and networking, support groups.
    Great benefits, very difficult to match anywhere else.
    People that I work with are very talented at what they do and I learnt a lot from them. They are

    Cons

    Very little opportunities to grow. Once you get to certain senior level, it's getting more and more difficult to move around. People are there for a very long time and they are not moving anywhere.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Client Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and very friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company.

    Marsh & McLennan Companies Response

    Oct 16, 2015 – CHRO

    I would really l ike to hear more about how we can help you with your career goals. I hope you will be reading this and invite you to give me a call.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Low wages, overworked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Training was sufficient, office space was nice and clean.

    Cons

    Pay rate was extremely low. I live in Austin, TX and it cost a lot to live here.
    I couldn't afford to work there anymore


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  5. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mercer is committed to hiring skilled employees.

    Cons

    There is often a disconnect between corporate leadership and local offices.

    Marsh & McLennan Companies Response

    Oct 16, 2015 – CHRO

    Getting the balance between "corporate" and the local offices is challenging. We are a company in 130 countries with over 1,000 locations so you are right, things get lost in translation. We have to ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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

    Pros

    Some talented and caring leaders. Excellent benefits with extensive technology platform for employees that enable access to information and benefits..

    Cons

    IT department is not always responsive. They need a better IT request tracking process to make improvements in response. Security corrupted some files that could not be restored.

    Advice to Management

    Improve inter-department and inter-company cooperation to improve responsiveness to requests and resolution of issues.

    Marsh & McLennan Companies Response

    Oct 16, 2015 – CHRO

    Got it! We live in a very complex matrix environment and have to guard not to let it get out of control. Getting the right level of process balanced with a sense of urgency has to be our focus.


  7. "And here they GROW"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Positive team members
    Good Benefits
    Trying hard to keep the local feel of a hometown agency

    Cons

    Compensation for sales agents
    Communication issues
    Wants to be a big fish in a big pond

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, all markets aren't meant to be treated the same. Don't assume that just because you have a big name that people really know who you are and beat a path to your door.

    Marsh & McLennan Companies Response

    Oct 16, 2015 – CHRO

    You are absolutely right. Nothing gives us the right to complacent or arrogant. We are privileged to have the colleagues who work here be part of this organization.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A good established company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Stability, opportunities, some promotion from within, multiple locations, various roles, global, broad benefits and pension, 401k, various leaves. Multiple companies make up MMC. Stock is on the rebound

    Cons

    little bit of a boys club. benefits are expensive. clickish. need to have more diversity in senior roles. Very few women in top tier as well as minorities. Suffers from identity issues within corporate unit.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your people. Include them in decisions. Communicate down to lower levels. increase movement between companies


  9. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Local Technology Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Local Technology Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diverse inner workings. Several companies that branch off of MMC. Frequent client meetings. Plenty of meaningful connections made.

    Cons

    At times, a stuffy corporate environment.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    MMC is truly a wonderful company to work for - a majority of the employees truly work for the best of the company.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management which makes decision-making a long and unnecessary process; micro-management from certain executives.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate the layers of management - make the decision-making process less cumbersome and tedious.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent Company needs to focus on advancement of good employees"

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

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

    Pros

    MMC offers competitive salaries and benefits. The leadership is understanding the ever-changing landscape of Talent Acquisition. They have been able to pivot and understand that the "old way" of recruiting has to change to adhere to the expectations of our Millennial Generation.

    Cons

    Very low ceiling for advancement within the organization. Definitely a who you know or who likes you type of promotion process.

    Advice to Management

    Better explanation on career path and the way to get to where you wnat to be as a colleague. Support those that want to grow and advance.



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