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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated 15 May 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Great company with lots of opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Insurance Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Marsh has established itself as a powerhouse in the marketplace. People recognize that and they can use that leverage to their benefit. The culture and company values are great. The company really cares about their people, and it is always priority number one. Leadership is the best in the business, and they are always looking to better the company, their employees, and grow. There is also lots of potential to move laterally into many different sectors of the company if you do your due diligence.

    Cons

    If you are in an entry-level position, the compensation and time off are not ideal. However, you know what you are getting into. It takes a little longer than expected to move into a promotion or another role in the company. Everything at this company takes awhile to gain movement, as in they are slow to make decisions.

  2. An effective sales professiona and team player, catering to corporate accounts and institutional organizations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AVP-Sales Professional in Taguig (Philippines)
    Former Employee - AVP-Sales Professional in Taguig (Philippines)

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was an advantage to work for a global leader in consultancy and broking functions that adhered to maintaining the best ethical practices in client-management.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention at this point.

    Advice to Management

    To continue implementing the Marsh and Mclennan ethics and advocacies.

  3. Helpful (5)

    Morale taking a nose dive, no one seems to care.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Irvine, CA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sharp Colleagues
    Great Clients
    Resource specialists
    Unique and engaging projects

    Cons

    Work life balance is a joke - consultants often on road 75% of time
    Lots of quality staff leaving
    Dated technology
    Arrogant senior leadership
    Poor or zero raises past 6 years
    Last year have seen a palpable shift from management whereby share price outweighs employee morale/satisfaction/burnout

    Advice to Management

    You are overlooking the contributions of your client facing staff for the sake of analytics.

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  5. Not good, not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mercer employees are very smart and motivated

    Cons

    There is no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Turn over is very high - take that seriously.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good management team; Worst business partners evers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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?

  7. Overall, positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    A challenging environment where Creativity & Innovation is not embraced

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

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Micromanaged, micromanaged, micromanaged

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    Treat employees like adults would be a good start

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (2)

    Good people to work with, but salaries and contributions are not always commensurate with skill set or raises

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Louisville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Louisville, KY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits and the company is diverse.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth.


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