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Wrong place to start an actuarial career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Mercer full-time

Pros

Actuarial study and compensation program is average

Cons

if you're an actuarial analyst, be prepared to be assigned to an overwhelming amount of clients where your skills are never used (Apparently, other Mercer locations actually have actuaries do actuarial work and their employees are happy).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a lesson from other Mercer locations and assign people to roles they were actually hired to do. Use common sense!

No opinion of CEO

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    Mercer: Great and skilled staff

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Remote, OR

    I worked at Mercer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse group of multitalented employees

    Cons

    Long hours and weekends throughout most of the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work/life balance for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place for career opportunities and growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal
    Former Employee - Principal

    I worked at Mercer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Almost unlimited career opportunities in terms of responsibility, relative autonomy, skill and knowledge development, leadership roles, speaking engagnements. Very well-organized with clear role differentiation and an effective hierarchy - you never need to wonder who to go to for what. You can earn respect based on your work without politics playing too big a role. Lots of schedule flexibility, especially as you become more senior but even for the junior folks.

    Cons

    Very difficult to have work-life balance due to an over-emphasis on metrics (billable hours, sales), resulting in long work hours. Even the most efficient workers work a lot of hours. If you don't fit into one of the neat boxes in terms of your expertise or background, it can be difficult to thrive. Top management is so engrossed in the numbers (profit) that they don't understand the day to day, and they are more focused on commodity selling than what our clients want -- consulting advice and knowledge over a long term relationship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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