Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
307 Reviews
3.3
307 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
Daniel S. Glaser
91 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Work life balance depending on the department, name brand recognition (in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits and paid time off is generous (in 17 reviews)


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

  • long hours and not the best management structure in place (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and great culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn Park, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    It is an environment where new ideas are encouraged and considered. They truly value their employees.

    Cons

    I had a manager that was tough to work for and had a bad reputation in the organization. However this is not the case with most everyone else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Management and Fun Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies as a contractor

    Pros

    great team environment, no job to small for Sr. Associates to get involved with, great learning experience

    Cons

    Very difficult t get perm., processes for Canada seem to be disbursed globally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have the right people in charge, great relationships with their staff and very turned on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very satisfied with my job, then it went offshore

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, plenty of PTO, good salary (except raises) no micro management, great teamwork and nice office.

    Cons

    My position was "eliminated". In reality it went to India. Job is paperless so the only thing the company was looking to do was save a few bucks in wages. A company with 14+ billion revenue would rather have cheap labor than keep good loyal employees. I have seen so many good employees laid off. I was hoping to retire from Marsh in a few years. Now I am looking for another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees for what they know and not how cheap they can be paid. The end result will be clients will go elsewhere costing the company more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Place ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are not any good reasons to work here.

    Cons

    Upper management sucks!!!! They pay millions in compensation packages to fired, ineffective CEO's when they could be passing that down to the people who actually do the work for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of your $%% and realize who keeps your company running and quit padding the pockets of management who does NOTHING!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Former Employee of 17 yrs.

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    Former Employee - Senior Client Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Client Representative

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

    Pros

    Access to high profile Fortune 100 clients. Great co-workers with wide range of experience. Good benefits and paid time off is generous.

    Cons

    Outsourcing duties such as Accounts Payable to INDIA. Constant changes to software. Trying to produce an invoice and get it turned around within a day is almost impossible. Too much red tape! Below average raises for mid-tier employees. Communication from top to bottom is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop re-inventing systems Mdoc's etc...every 3-4 yrs. A new platfort/system will roll out but still has kinks that need to be fixed and little support to fix it in a timely fashion. Bring back jobs to the US so that when you do need to speak to someone in accounts payable that you can understand their English. Reward those employees that go above and beyond (more then a 3% raise!).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst/Certificate Specialist  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst/Certificate Specialist in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits, benefits, benefits, benefits

    Cons

    Overworked and way under paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show appreciation to employees who constantly go above and beyond and help retain accounts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't stay here!

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Met plenty of hardworking, decent people. Unfortunately, they are not appreciated.

    Cons

    Unhappy place to work. Mobbing and bullying is rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and show your appreciation once in a while. Overhaul management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    None

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    Current Employee - Insurance Broker  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Insurance Broker in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable organization. Clean and safe facilities.

    Cons

    Focus on market performance is obsessive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employees - loosen up the purse strings for the broking staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great out of school experience but horrible pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Complex work experience with large fortune 100 clients

    Cons

    Pay and performance metric controllability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use a true balance scorecard approach that is actually tied to performance level of the employee and adjust pay when they are successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Tax Attorney

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This company is a great place to work. Fantastic benefits and a great work-life balance. Smart people and not too political. Tons of vacation time and separate sick days makes it very accommodating. Subsidized cafeteria makes lunch cheap, and in-building gym is super convenient. Super stable environment and company. Great for someone not looking for a crazy lifestyle.

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons, except for the slow pace - at times it can be inert. Bonuses didn't increase, nor did salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help create more projects for everyone to keep people busy. Give them real goals. And deadlines. Create more cross-department interaction and training programs - anything to bring more visibility between departments.

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