Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
300 Reviews

3.2
300 Reviews
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Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO Daniel S. Glaser
Daniel S. Glaser
90 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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  1. 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
  2.  

    Overall positive, but with an odd new annoyance policy popping up every far-too-often

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    Current Employee - IT Professional  in  Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    High pay, professional environment, opportunities available for those who want them

    Cons

    While you can move up, it certainly seems to be a long wait at the moment, with little to no growth in higher teams at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the decisions filtering down to the lower ranks seem thoroughly misguided, nothing hugely significant, just things that should have never been signed off on, including certain program updates, particular goals and targets (and the repercussions of not hitting them) and aspects of the security and validation policy. There is a culture of keeping all the boxes green on a spreadsheet, rather than looking with any detail into what they mean or why they are there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and working hours

    Cons

    Work overload, too much to do, not enough time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember those who perform the "grunt work"

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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not value their employees

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    Former Employee - Processing Specialist  in  Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Processing Specialist in Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    The starting pay for individuals without any experience in a brokerage firm is competitive.

    Cons

    They DO NOT offer annual raises or cost of living adjustments, despite what they say in the interview process. It is extremely difficult to advance and they, again despite what they claim, DO NOT value education or pay more for higher education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs to unite. There is a "us versus them" attitude between the client advisers (sales) and the operations community. The sales side receives bonuses, raises, and a higher base pay, whereas the operations side is told that they are lucky to have a position and do not merit additional pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    its ok, not the worst job in the world

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    Current Employee - Local Technology Coordinator  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Local Technology Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    decent pay, nice boss, lots of PTO , ok benifits, pension plan

    Cons

    not exposed to enough new tech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Salary Good, but too internally focused

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    Current Employee - Client Advisor  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Chicago, IL (US)

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    sd

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Pros

    Great folks and culture f

    Cons

    Not very exciting environment n

  10.  

    Stable company with good opportunities for growth.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Some key leaders are out of touch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Be patient

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

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

    Pros

    Largest 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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