Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) President, CEO, and Director Mark Aslett
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  1. A company struggling to grow.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cypress, CA

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Low stress. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Zero stock options. Poor raises. Heavy use of dated technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Ask engineers about creating technical roadmaps instead of directors and executives who haven't integrated systems in the last decade.


  2. Old Stodgy Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Program Management in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Director, Program Management in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Acceptable to work in for you like hardware components and working with prime contractors in defense. Develops cutting edge technology and really smart engineers.

    Cons

    An old guys company, feels like a time warp back to the early 80s. Can't imagine any young person wanting to work there. 1. Work Environment is nothing like those offered by companies located in Boston. I bet they still don't provide free coffee never mind any other perks. ! 2. Unsatisfying that Product(s) are components to larger systems.. Deliverable product is never branded "Mercury" so their is a lack of brand recognition. 3. Management is full of expatriates (British and French) or guys that have been with the company forever. Success is measured by their growing waistlines. Lack of woman in leadership roles. 4. Extreme dependency on Defense budget. If we ever smarten up as nation and reduce Defense spending this company is history. 5. Located off I-495, the snow belt of Massachusetts. Another 80s throwback reference. Who wants to work in that area unless you live in NH?

    Advice to Management

    Get younger and diversify your product and services outside of Defense.


  3. Can

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great co-workers, trying hard to do what's needed.

    Cons

    Top management seems incapable of making decisions, resulting in incomplete and often conflicting direction. Reorganizations keep the confusion constant.

    Advice to Management

    Learn than ready-fire-aim doesn't really work very well.


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    Happy I'm out of there

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    Former Employee - Systems Applications Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Applications Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good location, happiness after leaving

    Cons

    Dishonest, micro-managing, engineering executives. They have no problem laying off people with experience while at the same time hiring less experienced engineers to save money, calculating that the loss in quality is worth it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Mercury

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Advanced technology and intelligent engineering.

    Cons

    Management constantly changing and no room for advancement or training.


  7. Good learning experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to work with some great Engineers. They helped me when I needed it and I was able to help them when they needed it. I learned a lot the time I was there. When the times were good, the group I worked in felt like a second family. I ended up developing many long last friendships here.

    Cons

    Layoffs hurt as that seemed to be the first choice (rather than the last) when it comes to cost cutting. There were years that there were not any raises so it hurt financially when healthcare costs went up and your paycheck did not. Information didn't always flow from upper management to the lower ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Less managers and more Engineers. It would be a good idea to continually hire a certain number of college graduates to keep the pipeline robust.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Stay away!!!! Management team needs better leadership skills

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

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The commute and some staff members

    Cons

    Over worked employees with no clear company future. If job market improves, company will lose most of current staff. Management is more concerned with hitting revenue targets than satisfying customer requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Worry more about motivating employees and serving customers than stock analysts.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating Lately

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers..... The people that have been at Mercury through thick and thin are wonderful. There's a constant vision of the worker bees of 'how to get this done with what we have'.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring and the sense of never getting caught up. It seems like it is harder and harder to get something accomplished from start to finish. There's always an internal roadblock. Unfortunately upper management is completely out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    Start thanking the people that have been here to help you through thick and thin, and stop telling people to be thankful they have jobs, it gets old.


  10. roller coaster ride

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They pay well, have decent benefits. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Scare of a layoff every quarter. Re-org every year that makes you wonder if they have a clue. no raises in over 5 years with excuse of the economy but they keep buying companies and have over $20 million in bank. Bonuses are a joke unless you are management. VP's get $200000 plus while regular employees get less than a 1% a qtr. Difficult to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and quality will improve.


  11. Brilliant, engaged, motivated employees. Company headed into the Unknown

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Quite possibly the smartest, most motivated people I have ever worked with. Very interesting work. Leading edge design.

    Cons

    Relied on one contract that never came. Currently downsizing. Not sure what the future holds. They just had another RIF in February 2014



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