Mercuri Urval Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Poor leadership, antiquated company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA

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

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

    Pros

    * International travel
    * Interesting companies
    * Takes care of their employees financially

    Cons

    * Poor leadership
    * Unvalidated practices
    * Terrible team environment

    Advice to Management

    Make a more team-oriented culture to achieve larger projects and have more success.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Mercuri Urval

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    if you like to work hard and enjoy variety there is no better job - lots of freedom . Only get evaluated and rewarded in results. Really high quality assessment solutions. Great international colleagues.

    Cons

    You get a lot of responsibility and focus is on results so does not suit everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Share more success stories around the whole international company

  3. Great consultancy company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Flat structure
    Great pay
    Interesting work
    Team atmosphere

    Cons

    Not many to be honest

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  5. Internship - you'll get what you take

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mercuri Urval

    Pros

    - autonomous workenvironment. The work houres were defined but not when to start or when to take a break. It is also up to you how to structure your day.
    - Innovative project. I had the chance to work on a new project. My tasks started with very boring and repetitive tasks. But my ideas were well reseived and my tasks turn to a project leading position with much more intresting tasks.
    - friendly environment. I was very well reseived by all the employees.

    For a intern it is up to you to get involved and say your opinion to get interesting tasks.

    Cons

    - poor communication. Almos nobody knew I was starting. And nobody new what I was doing exept the people emvolved in the project.
    - no structure. It was clear I had to work on the project but it was unclear what my daily tasks were nor if I had some work exept the project.
    - almost no integration in the daily business. There was no program to show me how the consultans worked.

    Advice to Management

    A internship should have a structure with modules to get to know how the business works an to give a possibility to look into the different aspects of the work at mercuri urval.

  6. Great people and great learning environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Mercuri Urval full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people - smart, sophisticated and relaxed
    The culture - relaxed, professional and "grown-up"
    Great learning environment
    Significant freedom to be focused on consulting or recruitment areas of your personal interest

    Cons

    A little slow in uptake of new technologies and generally not forward thinking
    Not very good at selling it's own brand or services
    Very flat structure and progression is mainly through tenure
    Due to freedom (a pro) it also means a little indecisiveness from group management and leadership in general

    Advice to Management

    More clarity in what the focus of the business is
    More structure to allow progression within the business
    Better communication from Group Leadership

  7. Helpful (1)

    Interesting challenging work, though pay scheme is flawed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Mercuri Urval full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good People, Small company feel, direct contact with clients in sales and delivery capacity from day 1. Strongly ethical company. UK is a very flat structure.

    Cons

    Pay is under industry average. Bonus scheme is draconian, with company taking more than it advertises. Can be political when dealing more internationally.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivise people better. Stick to principles even for senior people.

  8. Most caring and humaine company I have every worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Mercuri Urval

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    In this company, everybody has a human resource consultant background, usually combined to business experience from other companies/ earlier careers as well. At Mercuri Urval, everybody will be provided basic training and support through the whole career. There is always a chance learn new, if you are willing to do so. In this company also great personalities are accepted - as long as you behave respectfully towards your customers and colleagues, you are not being critisized but appraised on your personality. Despite of being a small company in the US, there is a great international and national network of colleagues and customers, that you can work with.

    The senior management really listens to you and makes effort to find you opportunities where you can grow both as a person and a professional if you are willing to open yourself and put the efforts and time in learning. The focus of the management and colleagues is on people - both when working with the customers but also in the internal projects. I have been treated really well at Mercuri Urval.

    Cons

    Mercuri Urval is a perfect place for a specialist, who is interested in working with interesting companies, projects, colleagues and customers, but due to it's size it does not provide many career development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  9. Great People, Uncertain Future...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Mercuri Urval

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    People - committed and dedicated
    Personal challenge
    Variety, but can be months of sausage machine assessments

    Cons

    Leadership is poor, yoy business decline of 20% during last 4 years, 67% drop in Consultants
    Focus on cost reduction and profit which has been achieved through significant salary reductions, reworked bonus systems and drop in flex benefits from 15% to 5% which has led to very de motivated employees
    No career progression unless you are a formidable salesperson as this will always be valued above technical capability

    Advice to Management

    Change UK Leadership
    Decide whether the business is a people consultancy or a Recruitment & Selection business

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