Mercer Reviews

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Mercer President & CEO Julio A. Portalatin
Julio A. Portalatin
2 Ratings

Pros
  • There's a good work life balance at Mercer (in 64 reviews)

  • The ability to work from home when needed is a nice perq (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is challenging (in 50 reviews)

  • Could benefit from a Senior Management overhaul and restructure (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Project management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Mercer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work with clients a lot

    Cons

    Too much work and competitive

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Lots of work and travel


  3. Helpful (1)

    Stable work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee Benefits Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Employee Benefits Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nicely located with major league clients

    Cons

    Pathetic salary increase over the years

    Advice to Management

    Loosing it's best employees by maintaining salaries too low.


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  5. Not bad, but not as good as it used to be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Mercer

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can change to a new job or new location without having to change employers since there are locations worldwide and many different jobs and they would rather keep you with the firm than lose you to the competition.

    Cons

    Culture is more focused on cutting costs and less on keeping people happy and doing a great job for the clients than it used to be -- we still joke about the MMC CEO's speech about losing less expensive pens -- if our time is worth $200+ per hour to the client, why are we wasting our time begging for pens and figuring out on our own or asking consulting colleagues how to fix our technology problems because the IT support is useless?

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what is stopping your good people from being more effective (ask them -- but not in those all-employee surveys since nothing ever comes of the results, so many of us who have been here a long time don't bother typing in the same comments to have them ignored again), and they will produce more.



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