Mercury Marine

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Mercury Marine Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
22 Reviews
3.3
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great working atmosphere with growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fond du Lac, WI

    I worked at Mercury Marine full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    *Most people I interacted with were professional, had good character and were down to earth throughout all levels in the company, all the way up to the President. It did not feel at all like a rat race where people wanted to backstab each other to get ahead.
    *Lots of team players.
    *Company made a lot of good decisions to weather the recession and this has forced people to work smarter and be more vigilant.
    *The company recognizes achievements. Meritocracy is strong.
    *Good work-life balance. Managers value their personal time and bestow that value onto their teams.
    *I felt like I was in control of my own destiny for my career path; lots of travel opportunities in the US and overseas. I got my dream assignment within 5 years.
    *Benefits were more than adequate; salary was competitive.

    Cons

    *However, it's important to note that you have to make things happen to take advantage of career opportunities. There is not a lot of sheperding, mentoring or hand-holding for your career path.
    *The marine industry is a volatile one; meaning that raises and bonuses can be intermittent.
    *Large company where everyone excels as a specialist, which lends itself to departments sometimes competing with one another. You need a stomach for politics once you graduate from entry-level positions.
    *Because it's a public company, occasionally there's more bias towards short-term results than I liked. Sometimes travel and training, aspects good for long-term growth, would be compromised to please Wall Street. This has improved somewhat in the last couple of years.
    *Limited social opportunities in Fond du Lac for non-locals. Great place for families, but not so great for singles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and invest into more rotational programs globally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mercury Marine a nice place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercury Marine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are good. It is nice having a cafe so you do not need to bring lunch and the food is good.

    Cons

    They could have a better training program instead of making people figure stuff out on there own.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome work experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mercury Marine

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, employees, location, values

    Cons

    Sometimes politics blur the vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! It is an awesome place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great place to work. Very well managed.

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    Former Employee - Area Manager  in  Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Fond du Lac, WI

    I worked at Mercury Marine full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exciting product. Market leader.

    Cons

    Union is a pain in the butt to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    World Class

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Fond du Lac, WI

    I have been working at Mercury Marine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment to work in.
    Salary and benefits are top notch for the area.

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities were limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience learning engine design.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mercury Marine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, very good bonus in strong years. The company has improved their communications to the employees, showing strong growth in the Fond du Lac area.

    Cons

    Engineering department is severely restrained in upward mobility, not too much help in career development. HR department is terrible, lost key personnel during the recession and replacements are barely adequate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to Work For

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    Former Employee - Brand Management  in  Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Brand Management in Fond du Lac, WI

    I worked at Mercury Marine full-time

    Pros

    The people are extremely helpful and motivating. I worked daily with engineers while being in the marketing department and was never talked down to being a young employee.

    Cons

    Small marketing department, needs to grow with marketing research and to be more hands on in it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Fond du Lac, WI

    I have been working at Mercury Marine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are no pro's unless you happen to be one of the "chosen"

    Cons

    There are way too many to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit protecting the under performers! Stop thinking you know it all ! Listen to your management team !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Temp in Supply Chain

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    Former Employee - Temporary  in  Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Temporary in Fond du Lac, WI

    I worked at Mercury Marine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    co-workers (some are great) and flexible management helped out when you needed time off.

    Cons

    Promises made - never kept. Some temps have been there a long time - like 20 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    learn how to treat people

    Current Employee - Auditor  in  Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - Auditor in Fond du Lac, WI

    I have been working at Mercury Marine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Insurance from day one, big company with lots of room for movement, or so I was told

    Cons

    well, I was terminated after 5 weeks for "failure to fit into culture and department and not meeting expectations". I was interviewed by 6 different people and my manager made the "executive decision" to terminate me; I guess I not only fooled her but they other people I interviewed with separately. The place is a revolving door out in the plants. Also, the city of Fond du Lac is a dump, glad I didn't move there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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