Mercer

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Mercer is a great place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Mercer

Pros

Mercer has an open door policy which makes it a great place to work. People are very approachable and you can feel comfortable asking questions. Therefore, you can learn a lot throughout your career.

Cons

Because this is a consulting company, the hours can be very demanding at times which makes it difficult to balance work and other activities.

Recommends
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good environment, great people, reasonable pay, long hours, lately has lost focus

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    Current Employee - Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Mercer

    Pros

    Mercer offers a respectful, professional environment for developing talent, and potential experience is abundantly available to the opportunist. My colleagues are talented and dedicated to their work and their clients. There is a sense of comeraderie between many of the staff, especially among those who pull long / late hours. I look forward to going to work every day. Mercer is still a well-known and respected name. Our new CEO recently overturned the unpopular incentive pay program that forced managers to use a fixed distribution for their employees' performance ratings.

    Cons

    "Profitable growth" is the buzzword most often repeated by Mercer's new chiefs, a term which means higher revenue targets with minimal or no expense growth. For several years, expense restrictions throttled pay raises and bonuses, minimized or eliminated budgets for new hires, reduced employee benefits and perks, and so forth. Upper management seems more focused on Wall Street than clients or colleagues. The Louisville office is relocating into a tighter office at a more expensive address.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect the Brand. Invest in qualified employees and reward hard work and tenure. Loosen the death grip on expenses and let the company grow again. Happier employees are more productive. Laying off senior colleagues to save money in the short-term robs the company of their leadership and talents while sending a damning message about company loyalty to younger employees. Upgrade Microsoft Office more often than once / decade. Thanks for killing the old incentive program.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very challenging and political work environment among senior management. Poor Leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Mercer

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance
    Team collaboration

    Cons

    Very conservative corporate culture, old school mentality prevails
    Senior Management on their own agenda, focused on business growth mostly
    Pay structure not aligned with Leadership Development or improving Management skills, leading to poor management and disrespect towards team members
    Teams face challenges with diversity, difficulties to bridge generational and cultural gaps
    People afraid/reluctant to actively participate or promote an innovative outlook and Leadership mentality
    OK pay, not the most competitive
    Goals communicated poorly
    Negative work environment, back stabbing and cannibalizing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit your Leadership philosophy and tie pay structure to management skills
    Lacking a Leadership Development and Succession Planning Strategy
    Prepare your high-potential employees for success
    Take responsibility of your overall corporate values and Leadership philosophy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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