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Great company to have once worked for...

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Former Employee - Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Mercer full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

The development opportunities, both in terms of on the job experience and training and learning are great.
They are also willing to elp you move sideways into new roles teams, and even countries to help you further your career.

Cons

There is a lack of information on the company's plans and direction passed onto employees from senior leadership.
They are also not willing to empower managers to do what is needed to keep their best employees.
Quick to emphasize cost containment when the economy turned bad even for groups whose revenues were still strong.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Empower your managers, and employees

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Actuarial Internship

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Intern  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Actuarial Intern in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Mercer as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very personable, very professional. Living stipend of $1000. Interns have the opportunity to work overtime, and be reimbursed for Actuarial Exam expenses incurred after accepting the offer, but before the start date.

    Cons

    Deadlines and time constraints prove to be an obstacle when it comes to putting interns on a project. I was informed that Administrative Assistants are going to be hired on in the fall to do the work that I am doing as an actuarial intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company has lost it's way. Used to be a prime place to work.

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    Former Employee - Retirement Valuation Specialist  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Retirement Valuation Specialist in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Mercer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Mercer's strength has always been it's ability to find and hire great people. This still holds true as the intellectual capital inside the building is very high. Mercer offers good benefits. Mercer is still a good name with other employers.

    Cons

    Mercer hires great people, however, they really struggle with what to do with them once they are employees. Training of any substantive nature is an after thought (sink or swim!). Mercer implements changes, rolls out said changes, then realizes maybe some "training" is needed after a rough implementation or results do not meet expectations. Working above and beyond 40 hours/week is not "required" but if one wants to be promoted they will understand this unwritten rule. If you are not the right person's "favorite" then you will have little chance for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant cost-cutting and lack of direction really drags down morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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