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Overall a good place to work, but compensation is lacking

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Current Employee - Senior Health & Benefits Analyst in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Health & Benefits Analyst in New York, NY

I have been working at Mercer

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

People are understanding and flexible regarding schedules etc. The learning curve and opportunities for growth are abundant. Senior staff make themselves available to junior staff when possible. The work environment is relaxed and encourages professional and personal growth.

Cons

Compensation definitely needs to be better, especially for people who consistently achieve good ratings. As in any office, a lot of politics comes into play at times.

Advice to Management

Even out payscales a little more, if you know someone is worth it you should put in corrective action instead of waiting for that person to get increasingly upset and stop putting in the time or effort (or start looking for another job). Also, stop encouraging an environment of gossip.

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  1. Great place to work if you're a self-starter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Mercer

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and time off policies, along with opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    Thinly staffed and demanding schedule. You have to be pretty intuitive and motivated to work here, or you'll never make it. mentoring is non-existant.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to cut corners. Money needs to be spent on information and technology, and everyone needs to be on the same page with our message to employees. Senior management seems to be out-of-touch with the folks in the trenches, and could benefit from spending time listening and getting acquainted and quit worrying so much about strategic positioning and the bottom line.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good but could be better.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Mercer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mercer has a good brand name for future possible movement to the client side of the business. Mercer offers some really intelligent people that you can work with. It offers decent pay compared to some other industries and some internal roles. You get to work with a variety of different clients across a large number of different industries. Mercer tries to staff locally and therefore travel is not too taxing at all. When you do need to travel, they try to keep travel local (so if you're based in the NY office, usually you'll be spending time in the North East. It is good as a first job out of college to understand what is out there in the big world of HR.

    Cons

    Mercer has a lot of red tape to get anything done. They know what they are good at and they work to churn that out. At times you can feel like a billable widget, churning out billable hours doing the bread and butter work, which undoubtedly may make good business sense since there is a good amount of money that can come from the work but at times can be boring. They talk a good game about expanding businesses, moving into new areas and working cross segment but you don't really see much actually happening. Many initiatives get started, but few are seen through.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. If you want to focus on our bread and butter, don't blow smoke at your employees. Realize that as a consulting firm, your only product are your employees and if they are unhappy, they're probably not going to make your clients happy. Don't just talk about investing in your employees, actually do it.


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