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Great starting place - learn a lot of technical and soft skills

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Actuarial Associate in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Actuarial Associate in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Mercer full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Variety of projects, variety of personalities, majority of people are very intelligent. Top notch consultants.

Cons

Can easily work 80-90 hours a week. Billable hours, revenue brought in, revenue managed -- all goals keep going up.
Lots of egos.
Old school management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find ways to reduce turnover instead of burning employees out and just replacing them and having to start over again.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Supporting the transition and plan to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hard working colleagues
    New, Focused Benefits Administration Leader
    Engaged CEO
    Empowering work environment

    Cons

    Challenging work environment, but hard work will pay off in the end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the plan and keep communicating to your employees, We all want you to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Top talent is walking out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for developing a solid career experience

    Cons

    The current focus on profitability makes it impossible for Mercer to compete with the other giants in the industry, since they (Aon Hewitt, Towers Watson, etc) have cutting edge technology AND top talent, whereas Mercer's current policies of cost cutting have forced much of the top performers out of the company and this policy also prevents the massive investment in technology necessary to catch up to the competition. The reason why top talent is leaving is because without the proper technology tools the workload doubles and it becomes impossible to achieve the high expectations when co-workers keep leaving and no replacements are hired to take on the workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you will not invest in technology, then invest in your people for real and not just as a bullet point in your operational imperatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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