Mercer
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www.mercer.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Great place to learn and grow, but it can consume your life.

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY

Pros- Virtually unlimited intellectual capital.
- Plenty of opportunities to learn from others.
- 'Small-company' feel within your immediate team.
- Pay and benefits are at or above market.

Cons- If you want to ruin your life by working 80 hours/week and never taking vacation, they will happily let you.
- If you're not in a big office, and are not willing to move, your chances for significant advancement are limited.
- Focus on profitability means reducing expenses at all cost. This leads to a lack of meaningful investment in the individual businesses.
- For a company where the people are the product, they seem to want to get by with the least amount spent on its people. When employees ask for help, the answer is usually to get a temp or an intern versus getting a qualified full-time hire.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on making this a fun place to work again. Your employees are more than machines that convert knowledge and ideas into money. This doesn't mean that you have to host a happy-hour every week, but some meaningful recognition would be nice.

I do believe the current senior leadership is a welcome change from the last regime, and I understand significant changes will take some time. I am hopeful that things will get better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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