- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Mercury Marine full-time (more than 8 years)Pros
*Most people I interacted with were professional, had good character and were down to earth throughout all levels in the company, all the way up to the President. It did not feel at all like a rat race where people wanted to backstab each other to get ahead.
*Lots of team players.
*Company made a lot of good decisions to weather the recession and this has forced people to work smarter and be more vigilant.
*The company recognizes achievements. Meritocracy is strong.
*Good work-life balance. Managers value their personal time and bestow that value onto their teams.
*I felt like I was in control of my own destiny for my career path; lots of travel opportunities in the US and overseas. I got my dream assignment within 5 years.
*Benefits were more than adequate; salary was competitive.Cons
*However, it's important to note that you have to make things happen to take advantage of career opportunities. There is not a lot of sheperding, mentoring or hand-holding for your career path.
*The marine industry is a volatile one; meaning that raises and bonuses can be intermittent.
*Large company where everyone excels as a specialist, which lends itself to departments sometimes competing with one another. You need a stomach for politics once you graduate from entry-level positions.
*Because it's a public company, occasionally there's more bias towards short-term results than I liked. Sometimes travel and training, aspects good for long-term growth, would be compromised to please Wall Street. This has improved somewhat in the last couple of years.
*Limited social opportunities in Fond du Lac for non-locals. Great place for families, but not so great for singles.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep up the good work and invest into more rotational programs globally.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Mercury Marine in May 2013.Interview Details
Mercury Marine in Fond Du Lac has their own staffing center located right outside the main entrance to plant 15. I went to the center asked to apply. There was a human resource person there. He set me up on a computer, I then filled out an application. After filling it out they immediately scheduled me for a interview. I was interviewed by an engineer and a human resource person. After interview I was told to wait about 15 minutes and then proceed to interview with a different human resources person who then following also offered me the job. I was then given a start date and a photo was taken for my badge(required to be worn by all employees and required to get through entrances and exits). My start date was the beginning of a two day orientation which went through everything, benefits, safety, type of work, and union stuff. Then after that I was unleashed into the workforce.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsOnly negotiation you got was which shift you were going to. Which is typical for entry level, no xp positions. Pay was better then most places so I just took what they offered.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- Typical interview, most difficult question for me is usually weakness question, everything else is quite straightforward. View Answer
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