Mercury Systems (Massachusetts)

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Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
30 Reviews
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Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) President, CEO, and Director Mark Aslett
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  1.  

    Good learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was able to work with some great Engineers. They helped me when I needed it and I was able to help them when they needed it. I learned a lot the time I was there. When the times were good, the group I worked in felt like a second family. I ended up developing many long last friendships here.

    Cons

    Layoffs hurt as that seemed to be the first choice (rather than the last) when it comes to cost cutting. There were years that there were not any raises so it hurt financially when healthcare costs went up and your paycheck did not. Information didn't always flow from upper management to the lower ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less managers and more Engineers. It would be a good idea to continually hire a certain number of college graduates to keep the pipeline robust.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I enjoyed a long and fulfilling career at Mercury, constantly being challenged and supported.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time

    Pros

    There is always support for ideas which are in line with the mission as the company strives to make a difference in a challenging environment.

    Cons

    It is a high pressure environment that does not lend to shutting down at 5 pm. If that is what you're looking for, this may not be the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more productively across business units and with their own teams.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Brilliant, engaged, motivated employees. Company headed into the Unknown

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

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

    Pros

    Quite possibly the smartest, most motivated people I have ever worked with. Very interesting work. Leading edge design.

    Cons

    Relied on one contract that never came. Currently downsizing. Not sure what the future holds. They just had another RIF in February 2014

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    They've treated me well

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Market Leader.. Good benefits. Good growth potential.

    Cons

    Big Transformation started 5 years ago- still in process. Tough market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for opportunities to build teamwork and fun

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Top notch in most of the fields they are involved in, great place to work, but challenged by changes in defense market.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, supportive environment. Good variety of technically challenging problems to work on, often using cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Currently in a down period due to delays and cutbacks in government spending. Remains to be seen if they will make the right changes to weather the storm and return to growth. Organization of engineering departments is outmoded and must be refocused for success in winning new business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good place to start for beginner.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Analysis in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Analysis in New York, NY

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are nice and You can get lots of true friends in the begging.
    Marketing is very strong , you never worry about position .

    Cons

    You have to do something you don't like.
    Lots of company policy some are mean and ridiculas. you have to bear that if you want to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the others as you would like to be treated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    MCS is characterized by good products, great technology, and a collaborative envirionment which I liked.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts)

    Pros

    +good technical staff, if a little over worked.
    +competitive salaries and benefits
    +strong CEO
    +company may be poised for solid growth
    + strong work ethic of most associates

    Cons

    - some inconsistency in senior management ranks
    - workload levelling is not a core skill
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIgure out how to sell services that can be delivered. Build a strong BD staff with in-depth knowledge of MCS core strength and how to leverage it w/o being body shop to the primes. Take a close look at that period in MCS past when you had great subject matter expertise (like Einstein, Green, Rudin, etc) and see if the ROI was really as dramatic as some folks thought it was.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work in the embedded signal processing space

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts)

    Pros

    Care about employees,
    Regular one -on-one with managers.
    Those who want it can work to get promoted with a plan.
    Interesting work.

    Cons

    There are silos between certain groups that hamper communication.
    No raises or merit increases for a couple of years.
    No stock options given for a couple of years.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts)

    Pros

    ability to work with latest technology

    Cons

    Salary is very less compared to other places

    Approves of CEO

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