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

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Louisville, KY
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Louisville, KY

I worked at Mercer full-time (more than 8 years)

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 ManagementAdvice

Focus 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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Good people at the lower levels. Good benefits and discounts thanks to Marsh being parent company.

    Cons

    Low pay. Management seems to be in self preservation mode. Just worried about themselves, don't really look out for lower level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Mercer from an SP perspective

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Principal
    Current Employee - Principal

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, great reputation, pride

    Cons

    Management seems to not value SPs as they did in the past

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve SP comp plan it is not competitive for 80 percent of SPs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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