Mercury Systems FAQ

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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Mercury Systems.

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September 29, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at Mercury Systems?

Pros

CEO and executive leadership that listen to what employees need and deliver on those needs, they care about the employees! Great salary and bonus with employee perks!

Cons

Due to acquisitions some employees hold on to old ways of doing things, haven't transitioned to thinking bigger and more competitively

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you have been, putting employees first!

Great salary and bonus with employee perks!

September 29, 2020

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January 13, 2021

What is health insurance like at Mercury Systems?

Pros

They really take care of their employees, decent salary, good health insurance, 401k plus bonuses.

Cons

they don't promote with in no place to grow.

Advice to Management

there are people that want to do so much more and have more knowledge but the staff that has been here for so long don't want to change and they want to stick to the old way of doing things. sooner or later this branch is going to become obsolete. the old equipment and the automatic test department is the weakest link.

They really take care of their employees, decent salary, good health insurance, 401k plus bonuses.

January 13, 2021

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June 20, 2019

Does Mercury Systems offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

• Are energetic and passionate • Want to make a difference – Mercury’s products save lives • Want to be on a team of high preforming A-players (and are an A-player yourself) • Enjoy creating processes • Want to continue your education (with help from a tuition reimbursement program and internal learning platforms) • Want to work with cutting edge technology

Cons

No cons- it's a fast-paced, high-tech company with opportunities for everyone to grow both personally and professionally.

• Want to continue your education (with help from a tuition reimbursement program and internal learning platforms)

June 20, 2019

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January 12, 2021

Does Mercury Systems pay for professional licenses?

Pros

- Never a dull moment! You are always engaged in an exciting project - Great coworkers who are incredibly intelligent and motivated -Supports the US warfighter with best-in-class technologies -Great response to COVID-19 - Company clearly wants to protect employees first and foremost -Company is on a strong growth trajectory; there's nothing like the high of working for a strong growing company -Brilliant CEO and COO leading the company. They have earned my personal respect several times over. They are the secret ingredient to Mercury's success. -Strong culture and values, embodied by most of the leadership team and most employees -Great employee communication, even before COVID-19, and it's only improved as a result of COVID. -Weekly COVID testing, paid for by the company

Cons

Cons are minor for me in the big picture - no employer is perfect. -Not a con for me, but potential employees should be aware that this is not an environment for the faint of heart or someone who doesn't have ambition to succeed -Though I don't use it, coworkers describe frustrations and limitations of the company's ERP system that makes it difficult to accomplish business objectives -I am perplexed that some people, at all levels of the organization up to and including direct reports to the CEO, are allowed to operate in a manner inconsistent with Mercury's culture and values. Culture and value misfits need to be weeded out of the organization. I know of several employees who have tried to provide constructive feedback who were later terminated. It makes me hesitate giving feedback, to be honest.

Advice to Management

Because Mercury is such a great organization, it's difficult to spot the areas for improvement. Find an anonymous method for employees to provide unsolicited feedback to any other individual in the company. Encourage both employees and leaders to receive feedback in the spirit of continuous self-improvement (easier said than done, I know - but I believe it's worth it). Embrace Netflix culture around giving/receiving feedback. This will transform Mercury from a truly great place to work, into THE best place to work.

Weekly COVID testing, paid for by the company

January 12, 2021

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May 11, 2020

What is paid time off like at Mercury Systems?

Pros

-Mercury Systems is the best company I've ever worked for. I feel grateful to work for a company that truly lives their cultures and values. -I appreciate that my team understands the importance of work life balance and encourages all members to take some days off - this has been such a refreshing change of pace. -There is a lot of growth and opportunity -Though it is fast growing and fast paced, we have not experienced too many growing pains and the leadership team has done a great job being proactive vs. reactive -Actions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic has been very impressive and generous to all employees -Overall, the benefits are good, though some could be better (see below under cons)

Cons

I have only two that come to mind, but aren't too significant personally when compared to all the pros: -Annual bonuses are paid out depending on company performance and the bonus amount is small compared to annual bonuses at other companies that may be based on individual performance vs. company performance -Insufficient maternity/paternity benefits and paid leave.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing - your support and care for your employees shine through, especially during difficult times. The actions you have taken during the COVID-19 crisis have been commendable and I would recommend Mercury to any friend, acquaintance or stranger I know.

Insufficient maternity/paternity benefits and paid leave.

May 11, 2020

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