Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Reviews

Updated 31 January, 2015
Updated 31 January, 2015
325 Reviews
3.3
325 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, bad politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    There are good employees there

    Cons

    Management isn't open to suggested improvements and lacks hands on experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working for Marsh

    • 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

    Pros

    Very large company with great benefits. Top insurance brokerage firm.

    Cons

    Many changes going on within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are in sales you are valued! If not, the promotions and raises are minimum for the other roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Participant Service Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Participant Service Representative in Norwood, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Participant Service Representative in Norwood, MA (US)

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Accumulated a decent amount of time off. Could switch shifts if you needed to and colleagues were willing. Lots of support during training. Could pick up overtime for extra pay, offered 401k.

    Cons

    Just about very move I made was being watched, every phone call listened to. Too much pressure put on employees. Phone reviews were often ridiculous. For example, I would be given points off for not saying a clients name three times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put so much pressure on employees answering the phones and say how much time they can be given to answer a question, all while having to remember little things like repeating a clients name or how long they can put someone on hold. I am sure the client on the phone would much rather an employee take their time and get the correct information by waiting a little longer than having their representative worry about minor details such as their name being repeated or waiting on hold longer than a minute. Management should also be more available and open to employee questions when employees need guidance on the phones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Informative

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, wonderful people

    Cons

    Not to many options for career growth

  6.  

    Summer TRAC Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer TRAC Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Summer TRAC Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    work life balance, culture, robust training program

    Cons

    Compensation, Relocation stipend (non-existant), practice placement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, and a good work environment considering the overall complexity and size of this organization.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility for work life. Potential for advancement or lateral moves within the organization. Good reputation. Benefits and salary are competitive.

    Cons

    Constantly changing titles/roles and restructures can lead to job insecurity. Must be nimble to succeed, but can be stressful. Downsizing resulted in short staffing and heavy work loads. Frequently changing management as well, but as typical with many large companies, there is little with experience on the day to day so 50,000 foot decisions are made without enough thought to the repercussions on the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, from the trenches. Strive to support the backbone... the workforce who serves our clients day and day out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great pace to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great people nice company to work for.

    Cons

    growth would be better for the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  9.  

    VERY GOOD PLACE TO GO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn related experience fast

    Cons

    Professional training! Realize your personal value here!

  10.  

    A great place to work and experience the life behind the city of London

    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Brilliant experience with quality clients. Work hard and you are rewarded.

    Cons

    certain teams still maintain the 'old boys club' feel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage gender, race and nationality diversity

  11.  

    Very stressful

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

    I have been working at Marsh & McLennan Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company with great benefits. The holiday schedule is great. The amount of vacation, sick and floating holidays is great.

    Cons

    Management stinks. Working for a large company leaves some of us falling through the cracks.
    The company advocates transparency but there are things going on the department I work in that if higher ups were to find out they would probably blow a gasket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to who you hire and what they bring to the table. If all they bring is drama and problems perhaps you shouldn't hire them. Someone with some college or a college degree should only be considered for this job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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