Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.1 291 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser

Daniel S. Glaser

(89 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Stable company with good opportunities for growth.

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsGreat leadership. The location and overall benefit package is great. Dan Glaser has done a great job of turning this company around.

    ConsThe performance review process needs to be improved. Hard to determine how colleague progress is being measured. There needs to be more objectivity in evaluating performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome key leaders are out of touch.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company

    Senior Vice President (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood top leadership.
    Strong brand
    Large organisation
    Good pay and benefits

    ConsA little unimaginative
    Weak middle management
    Obsessed with financial targets and numbers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Be patient

    Placement Specialist (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsLargest broker in the world. Segmented groups allow for greater focus and expertise. The majority of employees have positive attitudes and enjoy what they do. Numerous employees that left the firm have come back proving that the grass isn't always greener.

    ConsCorporate structure can be slow at times. Not necessarily a con, but you will need to be patient to see large pay increase.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Grow

    Vice President (Former Employee)

    ProsWorked at Marsh within an IT leadership position and found it very rewarding to be a part of a team that wanted to make a difference. The people and senior leaders at Marsh are very organized and genuinely care about the internal and external impacts of decisions made. Huge opportunity for growth within a large corporation.

    ConsAnalysis Paralysis. The teams need to get out of their own way so tasks can get finished. Death by meeting also marred the experience a bit. Process perfection was touted even at the expense of project completion which is not good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes you need to step aside and let your leaders lead. Micromanagement does not have a place when there is so much work to be done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible, not at all what i sold during the interview process.

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Urbandale, IA (US)

    ProsCorporate Structure
    On Site Cafe
    Broad locations worldwide

    ConsPay/Rewards
    Politics - For success you must join in with the fake management onboard. I refused to play on the team.
    Too much red tape, very management heavy. It takes 5 weeks to get anything done
    Lots of waste- management, processes, system
    Systems and programs are from 1990 or earlier

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe work to remove some of the inefficient management from the top and things will shift in the right direction.
    Invest in your technology, 1990 systems should be long gone if you want to become an winning organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Relentless pressure in a company that cannot comprehend that Europe is made up of more than one country

    Vice President (Current Employee)

    ProsSenior roles get a good bonus and a reasonable salary - but they get their pound of flesh

    ConsTotally relentless hard work - if you're in IT
    Globalisation is talked about a lot but it is a one way process from these to the rest of the world. No other opinions count.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk with work life balance. - it doesn't exist!
    Stop working your staff into the ground.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work so long as you sell, but don't expect a lot of support developing other skills.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsUpbeat, professional environment. Leadership tends to let middle management run the show. Charitable focus. Competitive salary.

    ConsSenior management can lose focus, allowing for some bad decisions to be made at the operational level. Commitment to employees, teamwork and winning seems to have been lost within MMA.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to doing the things that worked in the past. Such as incenting employees at all levels, encouraging employees and teamwork, and guiding middle management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Pay, Poor Management

    Policy Analyst (Former Employee) Austin, TX (US)

    ProsWorked 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementSolidify policies and practices before instituting a new department and foster communication and compliance between QA and review departments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience but unorganized company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSeveral co-workers were very good at what they do
    Compensation was competitive

    ConsUnorganized management at corporate level
    Technology was terrible - prohibited an efficient working environment
    Negative attitude amongst employees - not very happy

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage workloads accordingly
    More team building - everyone seems to be caught up in there work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    plenty of opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosinternational network
    cooperation
    strong technical skills

    Consbeing a fish in the sea

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