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Mercuria Energy Reviews

Updated March 15, 2014
Updated March 15, 2014
7 Reviews

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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

    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.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Chicago, IL

    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
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  5.  

    Completed 6 weeks as a Credit Analyst Intern

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, supportive staff to answer your questions

    Cons

    Lack of social side in the office

    Recommends
  6.  

    Family Oriented

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

    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

  7.  

    Politically charged environment lacking skill and career development for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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

    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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