Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
319 Reviews
3.2
319 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Work life balance depending on the department, name brand recognition (in 27 reviews)

  • Good benefits and paid time off is generous (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Noone is recognized except top producers ands senior management (in 13 reviews)

  • Very little thought given to providing any sort of work/life balance to employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to grow a diverse career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    Lot of great people to work with, very diverse skill sets and capabilities to learn from. Great opportunities to move within the businesses if you want to

    Cons

    Too cost focused at times on things that undermine the culture and make people feel disengaged

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Professional and Second to None.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Professionalism and expertise locally here in Australia in the Construction realm is second to none. Working environment is social and professional.

    Cons

    Commitment to clients is great, but career development for employees i.e. wanting to move overseas has been hit with continue barriers. I would think that career development and a global perspective would be sought after, however it has proved hard to come by when choosing to move OS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Marsh

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice-President in Sydney
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice-President in Sydney

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Marsh & McLennann has provided some great opportunities to work with some very experienced brokers. MMC Clients are very interesting.

    Cons

    Management lack of recognition that staff are performing. There are some really great employees but the lack of recognition has a negative effect on performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management to actually interact and talk to staff about concerns. Management to action the concerns of employees versus saying we have listened to your concerns and nothing evolves.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not good, not bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Mercer employees are very smart and motivated

    Cons

    There is no work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn over is very high - take that seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, positive experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you like to be busy, this is the place to be. Constant change = constant (and often crazy) work. Work schedule is typically flexible and there are allowances for working from home.

    Cons

    If you don't play politics, don't expect to get ahead here. There is somewhat of a 'group think' mentality here. Because of this, no one wants to make tough decisions and projects tend to drag out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good management team; Worst business partners evers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked in Chicago so the location and facilities were great. My direct management team was very supportive of my work and gave me flexibility to do my job although it involved long days with evening and weekend work.

    Cons

    Company way too big and disjointed. Managers in other business units usually expected unrealistic turnaround times and if you didn't respond the same day, your management team was sometimes notified. Business partners didn't want to be bothered with questions that didn't pertain to their roles, They perceived that as you not knowing how to do your job and let your management team know that it was a inconvenience and that they also didn't appreciate it. Essentially, there was no spirit of collaboration and/or teamwork. There was no aspirations of working in unison. Managers in other departments typically provided an environment of fear and intimidation that went unchecked. It was all about instant results. In the brokerage world, that is the nature but there has to be realistic expectations. And forget about the work/life balance - it didn't exist. Although the benefits and compensation were good, it wasn't enough to keep me there which is probably the reason they had them in the first place. This was perhaps the most stressful environment I've ever worked in and I've worked with some very well recognized and respectable companies. Unfortunately, my management team was under constant fire and backlash to the point they couldn't manage effectively so I wish my experience would have been more profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up... Your company will not sustain itself with this type of corporate culture and this culture seems to pride itself on "intelligence" while all the while promoting intolerance. There is a new generation of contemporaries out here that will not accept this style of leadership and will find work in other places. Do you hear what is being said?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A challenging environment where Creativity & Innovation is not embraced

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are very attractive, but only if you get into a management role.

    Cons

    Resources are often over overloaded. Projects delivery dates are often backed into a date that management wants to achieve without fully rationalizing and evaluating the real effort needed to get the project completed properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Taking the time to fully understand and estimate the effort for a given project is key to its success. Cutting corners, reducing scope, and skipping valuable steps all leads to the delivery of a subpar performing product or solution. Taking the time to do things the right way from the beginning will greatly reduce the amount of time and effort needed for support and maintenance going forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A 3 year swim in a shark tank

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure and tremendous networking opportunities along with high profile clients.

    Cons

    No room for promoting within. It's definitely a "good ole boy" networking hierarchy. Yearly raises are minimal and hard work is not appreciated by management. If your manager likes you then be or she will fight for you at review time...if not, then you're screwed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the people within your organization who actually handles the daily work in the trenches that literally keeps the company out of the "red".

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micromanaged, micromanaged, micromanaged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Private Client Services in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Private Client Services in Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary is decent for Las Vegas area, benefits are good

    Cons

    The cons far outweigh any good at the Las Vegas location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like adults would be a good start

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A culture of revolving leadership. They never compensate for they work you give them.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager
    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager

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

    Pros

    Up until this year benefits were above average. Some of the technology team are driven and well supported. It really depends on you immediate boos.

    Cons

    In 8 years I have had a max of 2% raise every year. Salaries are below par and there is no training or room for advancement. Leadership lives in NYC or London in big towers. They are insular and out of touch with their employees. Mercer, the 'HR' company is a joke. Marsh is full of wannabes. Guy Carpenter is full or bloated egos. Oliver Wyman is full of egos that might give Guy Carpenter are run for it money. If your LGBT you'll never get fired for any drama. Discriminates against people who are not politically correct.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the drive to the bottom and stop outsourcing your staff to India.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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