Mercury Systems (Massachusetts)

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Updated January 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    High expectations and absurd workload with little reward.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The work at Mercury is interesting and some of the developers here are the best I've worked with. Brilliance abounds.

    Cons

    The company's monetary focus is more on buying other companies than on rewarding/recognizing an exceptional workforce and providing them with an enjoyable environment in which to flourish. You are expected to do the work of 2 or 3 people in a short development cycle. The pace varies from frenetic to frenzied; meaning that everything has priority and it all has to be done yesterday. There is a lot of last-minute madness; therefore, there's a lot of stress. We haven't had raises in a few years and the profit sharing bonus has become something of a joke (this year we got half a paycheck after a year of juggling a truly insane workload). It was insulting.

    Advice to Management

    You talk a lot about Mercury being a great place to work, but you place a great deal of pressure on your employees without rewarding them for going above and beyond. We work just as hard and just as diligently (if not more so) as you folks in upper management. You reward this with measley $100 attaboys on occasion, but even then only the engineering staff is recognized. What about all of the people who support them? You are concerned with the company surviving sequestration, but instead of nurturing your employees to keep them as productive as possible, you spend money "growing" the company. Growth is good, but you forget the people who actually make that growth possible.

  2. They've treated me well

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

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

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

    Pros

    Market Leader.. Good benefits. Good growth potential.

    Cons

    Big Transformation started 5 years ago- still in process. Tough market

    Advice to Management

    Look for opportunities to build teamwork and fun

  3. Great place to learn technology, bad place to grow.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Very interesting technology and smart people

    Cons

    No raises, upper management is out of touch

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the people who work here.

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  5. Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Billerica, MA

    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

    met a few nice co-workers

    Cons

    Management team incompetent and culture is toxic

  6. Top notch in most of the fields they are involved in, great place to work, but challenged by changes in defense market.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, supportive environment. Good variety of technically challenging problems to work on, often using cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Currently in a down period due to delays and cutbacks in government spending. Remains to be seen if they will make the right changes to weather the storm and return to growth. Organization of engineering departments is outmoded and must be refocused for success in winning new business.

  7. Helpful (1)

    The Good Times Are Gone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Chelmsford, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Good people in Non-Management position where team work is essential. Company flex hours are great. Benefits are good but falling behind other companies.

    Cons

    Senior Management can care less about laying off people. Job security is non-existent as one never knows when one will be let go.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acquiring companies and give raises, plus stop saying you are lucky to have a job!

  8. If only it could have lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic group of people; Intelligent and friendly
    A lot of potential and the learning never ends
    Good growth opportunities
    Competitive pay with good benefits

    Cons

    Defense industry and defense budget issues almost dictate hiring and keeping of hardworking employees.
    Plays things a little to conservative.
    A little chaotic at times.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talent beneath you. Ensure the employees are truly happy especially with all the additional hard work everyone has to put in to ensure deadlines are met and problems solved while being understaffed.

  9. Used to be decent......

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Mercury Systems (Massachusetts) full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It's a job. Even with a possibility of using debt, it pushes to use cash resources

    Cons

    With the recent acquisitions and corresponding layoffs, Mercury has sunk from a positive company where the $'s came in easily, to breaking policy to chase $'s. The management direction is haphazard - nothing clear since the acquisitions and layoffs. The attitude is depressing at HQ. They are blaming it on the continuing resolution

    Advice to Management

    Fix the current problems. THE BOD should re-evaluate the current management. Maybe they were great with a smaller company and has bitten off more than they can chew.

  10. Great company, great and smart people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Chelmsford, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very high tech, Defense market focus

    Cons

    No general negatives Not a bad place to work

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course

  11. Software Engineer I

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked 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

    Great work environment, good starting salary

    Cons

    Bad upper management, little job security

    Advice to Management

    stop buying companies

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