Mercury Systems (Massachusetts)

www.mrcy.com
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) (more than 5 years)

Pros

Most of the people I worked with were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting.

Cons

The upper management is terrible. In their strive to be cost-effective, they have laid off or driven away a good deal of talent. Constant pay and hiring freezes keep what talent is left overworked and underpaid. All engineers are spread far too thin.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees better. Stop focusing on making the company worth more on paper and actually develop a deeper talent pool.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    10 years business development

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    Current Employee - Director in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts)

    Pros

    Mercury had a technology leadership in the embedded computer space. Their leading switch fabric architecture made anyone who needed a super computer in a shoe box come to Mercury.

    Cons

    The leadership mentality between the executive and senior staff was much like throwing meat on the floor and watching the resulting melee. The senior staff acknowledged the onslaught of commoditization, but refused to change course to adapt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a new management team in place as a result of the above comment. So far profitability is being made via personnel cuts, not innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    MCS is characterized by good products, great technology, and a collaborative envirionment which I liked.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts)

    Pros

    +good technical staff, if a little over worked.
    +competitive salaries and benefits
    +strong CEO
    +company may be poised for solid growth
    + strong work ethic of most associates

    Cons

    - some inconsistency in senior management ranks
    - workload levelling is not a core skill
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIgure out how to sell services that can be delivered. Build a strong BD staff with in-depth knowledge of MCS core strength and how to leverage it w/o being body shop to the primes. Take a close look at that period in MCS past when you had great subject matter expertise (like Einstein, Green, Rudin, etc) and see if the ROI was really as dramatic as some folks thought it was.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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