Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) Reviews

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Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) President, CEO, and Director Mark Aslett
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  1. A company struggling to grow.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cypress, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Low stress. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Zero stock options. Poor raises. Heavy use of dated technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Ask engineers about creating technical roadmaps instead of directors and executives who haven't integrated systems in the last decade.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating Lately

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers..... The people that have been at Mercury through thick and thin are wonderful. There's a constant vision of the worker bees of 'how to get this done with what we have'.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring and the sense of never getting caught up. It seems like it is harder and harder to get something accomplished from start to finish. There's always an internal roadblock. Unfortunately upper management is completely out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    Start thanking the people that have been here to help you through thick and thin, and stop telling people to be thankful they have jobs, it gets old.


  3. roller coaster ride

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They pay well, have decent benefits. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Scare of a layoff every quarter. Re-org every year that makes you wonder if they have a clue. no raises in over 5 years with excuse of the economy but they keep buying companies and have over $20 million in bank. Bonuses are a joke unless you are management. VP's get $200000 plus while regular employees get less than a 1% a qtr. Difficult to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and quality will improve.


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  5. Good but changing company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great dedicated, talented people. Smartest people I've worked with. Nice campus.

    Cons

    Little value placed on the dedicated workforce. Not just monetarily, but recognition of how hard people are working. Lots of finger pointing instead of coming to solution.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people. Lots of favoritism which is sometimes unfounded and historical information about individuals keeps surfacing. Walk around and talk to people


  6. Helpful (1)

    High expectations and absurd workload with little reward.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work at Mercury is interesting and some of the developers here are the best I've worked with. Brilliance abounds.

    Cons

    The company's monetary focus is more on buying other companies than on rewarding/recognizing an exceptional workforce and providing them with an enjoyable environment in which to flourish. You are expected to do the work of 2 or 3 people in a short development cycle. The pace varies from frenetic to frenzied; meaning that everything has priority and it all has to be done yesterday. There is a lot of last-minute madness; therefore, there's a lot of stress. We haven't had raises in a few years and the profit sharing bonus has become something of a joke (this year we got half a paycheck after a year of juggling a truly insane workload). It was insulting.

    Advice to Management

    You talk a lot about Mercury being a great place to work, but you place a great deal of pressure on your employees without rewarding them for going above and beyond. We work just as hard and just as diligently (if not more so) as you folks in upper management. You reward this with measley $100 attaboys on occasion, but even then only the engineering staff is recognized. What about all of the people who support them? You are concerned with the company surviving sequestration, but instead of nurturing your employees to keep them as productive as possible, you spend money "growing" the company. Growth is good, but you forget the people who actually make that growth possible.


  7. Great place to learn technology, bad place to grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting technology and smart people

    Cons

    No raises, upper management is out of touch

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the people who work here.


  8. In transition from legacy products toward new technologies

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Respectful engineering management Talented engineering staff Multicomputing is an Interesting engineering domain

    Cons

    Upper management focus has been M&A not organic growth Legacy product support is inhibiting product development

    Advice to Management

    Create a technical road-map that addresses the customers key problems


  9. Helpful (1)

    Extremely bright employees, top notch engineers. However corporate infrastructure and management needs improvement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    Pros

    Some of the best and brightest engineers developing complex software products and challenging hardware / mechanical designs. In general employees - cross-functionally - are great to work with.

    Cons

    The infrastructure and processes need improvement as every software development delivery needs to be micro managed. Design quality of hardware products are only now improving, but the effort to maintain happy customers who have legacy products is challenging .

    Advice to Management

    Need more compassion to employees (i.e,. every quarter there is an unforeseen reorg / downsizing). As the job market picks up there will be a mad dash out the door from frustrated employees who feel there is no security working at Mercury.


  10. MCS is Okay.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Ability to work at home when necessary.

    Cons

    Lack of feedback on performance, minimal praise for good/exceptional work. Feeling of unappreciation by management.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge good work. Don't surprise staff at review time with negative feedback. If there is an issue bring it up to give a chance to make improvements.


  11. outlook

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good talent, strong culture built over the years

    Cons

    micro managing senior management, chaotic execution

    Advice to Management

    entrust the people that work for you



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