Mercuria Energy

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Mercuria Energy Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
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  1.  

    Great place to learn, bad place to move up.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercuria Energy

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly and smart coworkers, great benefits

    Cons

    No structure for advancing within company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build structure to ensure the possibility of advancement. Review compensation levels for current employees to ensure they are at market value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent upper management.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mercuria Energy full-time

    Pros

    Laid back culture in terms of dress, and can learn many different aspects of the business outside of your stated department.

    Cons

    Run by arrogant, greedy, incompetent managers, with no concept of how to operate a business without trying to cut all corners. Unless you are a productive trader, work-life balance is non-existent. If you are in the US, you will face a never ending uphill battle to get anything productive accomplished. In the back office, you will always be paid less than the market minimum, and face constant obstacles to get the job done. They will lie to you about bonuses just to hire, and will always look for a reason not to give raises, and not honor contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people who may know how to trade but do not know how to manage

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mercuria Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life balance, little supervision so no one breathing down your neck.

    Cons

    No management, no communication and no recognition of hard work. Absolutely no career path or room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As other reviewers have stated, communicate. Get a real review system in place, with attainable ratings and peer reviews. Have a good review be reflected in salary and bonus. Have an open door policy and talk to your people. After a while it will not matter how good your trading strategies are if you have no one to execute, settle, run your IT, etc...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a joke, all about who you know rather when what you know!!

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Mercuria Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Head trader in the U.S office very nice, if you want to survive in this company you have to make sure you hang out after work with the co-workers on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Where do I start, very unorganized company. Place has no protocol or procedures on how things work. Manager's concern more about partying then advancing. Don't give people a chance to learn and quick to make judgement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a manager in the IT field that has some skills or get him to take some mgmt classes on how to be a supervisor/manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Hard Work, Open Environment, Big rewards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trader in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Trader in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Mercuria Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a very competitive place that is willing to reward if you are successful. These people work very hard and are very intelligent.

    Cons

    The environment is entrepreneurial. If you needs lots of rules and a boss to tell you what to do, it is probably not for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Not the right company to start your career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Mercuria Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flat working environment and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Absence of a performance review system
    Company managed by traders and not by managers
    Total absence of any kind of training system7program for junior employees
    People are rewarded based on who they know inside the company, and not according to their performance
    Absence of junior talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Completed 6 weeks as a Credit Analyst Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Mercuria Energy as an intern

    Pros

    Great compensation, supportive staff to answer your questions

    Cons

    Lack of social side in the office

    Recommends
  9.  

    Family Oriented

    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Mercuria Energy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Tight knit team
    Friendly and welcoming atmosphere
    Flat organisation with minimum hierarchy
    Respect for talent and lots of brilliant people

    Cons

    No formal training program
    Employees too busy to teach

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politically charged environment lacking skill and career development for employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mercuria Energy

    Pros

    Upbeat environment that can be entertaining at times.

    Cons

    No development or advancement.
    Company decision making is controlled by traders, very poor planning.
    Unprofessional environment
    Very political - reputation is based on outside activities as opposed to credentials or accomplishments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more professional managers and minimize trader's control over the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Mercuria Energy

    Pros

    Trading experience, small office with great people

    Cons

    Very political, and relationship with management on a non-professional level is extremely important to success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people managers that are not traders

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