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53 English questions out of 53

October 2, 2020

What is paid time off like at Mercury Systems?

Pros

I love the company, the culture, values and most of all, THE PEOPLE!! From the first moment you walk in the door on your first day, you are Mercury. You are accepted at face value and immediately are a team member. They support their employees, are transparent with everything that is going on and there are no words to express how they have stepped up in this COVID crisis time. They absolutely come through with whatever you need!! They've set up a 2 million dollar fund for your family's struggle during Covid. They gave Uber Eats money to feed onsite employees families, they increased overtime rates, they gave 2 weeks additional paid time off and the list goes on and on. In the 52 years I've been working, this has to be the NUMBER ONE MOST AWESOME COMPANY I have ever worked for. Their loyalty to employees is truly humbling. They'll have to drag me kicking and screaming out of here to get rid of me. I will do my absolute best for Mercury because they do the same for me and our country, you included!!

Cons

It is hot in Arizona.

Advice to Management

Please continue as you are.

They gave Uber Eats money to feed onsite employees families, they increased overtime rates, they gave 2 weeks additional paid time off and the list goes on and on.

October 2, 2020

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January 12, 2021

Does Mercury Systems offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Employee centric culture Excellent pay, great benefits package Open door policies, approachable leadership Ongoing learning opportunities

Cons

Fast paced. You need to apply yourself to keep up.

Excellent pay, great benefits package

January 12, 2021

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January 25, 2021

Does Mercury Systems offer dental insurance?

Pros

Mercury Systems’ business model feeds primarily from the military-industrial complex trough and relies on the acquisition and absorption of already proven technology companies. This business strategy has proven successful resulting in a growing umbrella of aerospace and military contracts. Mercury Systems offers industry standard 3% 401(k) matching, strong dental and vision plans, accrued PTO, and HSAs as well as 15 days of vacation starting your first year.

Cons

Mercury System’s (California) does not offer Kaiser Health Plan as part of their medical benefits package. Instead, Mercury offers Cigna Health. However expensive, adequate nonetheless. This review is specific to San Jose, California site. Mercury Systems acquired two small companies and consolidated them into one building site. Upon acclimation, business silos were obvious as Mercury purchased the technology of each small company and a handful of employees followed, so one team on each side of the building. Both companies rely on tried and true, although somewhat archaic RF technology, among others. Realistically though, this isn’t ‘High Tech’ by any means; it’s model building on dated but proven designs. In this reviewer's opinion, San Jose office is only temporary and eventually both products, and production lines will ship to Alabama site, as Mercury’s main manufacturing hub is in Huntsville, Alabama, so it makes business sense. For serious consideration, be advised that Mercury Systems mandates COVID-19 testing for their onsite employees; no discussion, and no opt-out. In fact, this reviewer submitted a ‘religious exemption’ request and employment termination soon followed; performance issue cited; indeed. In closing, Mercury Systems is a small company with a rigid management structure and dated technology. This reviewer’s advice is to take a hard pass.

Advice to Management

Lighten up and respect your employees decisions.

Mercury Systems offers industry standard 3% 401(k) matching, strong dental and vision plans, accrued PTO, and HSAs as well as 15 days of vacation starting your first year.

January 25, 2021

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July 18, 2021

Does Mercury Systems offer family leave?

Pros

Company uses kazoo for rewards. Coworkers mostly nice. Company offered headspace membership. Covid benefits including: generous work from home hours, 120 hours additional paid leave, vaccine assistance, weekly covid tests.

Cons

There is so much to say… First, when you are acquired they tell you that everyone keeps their job. That is only true until you switch over to their software and then they fire everyone and they keep the cheapest labor to keep your unit afloat. I got to see several of my most competent employees terminated without warning right after the switch. They do not train you, and if you dare to ask questions they make you feel stupid. Some departments get a week of training but most departments are just left to be trained at managements discretion. Spoiler alert: these managers work intense hours and they do not have the time for you. You won’t be trained and they will be upset if you ask them to train you. The work hours are intense. You are so scared after they fired half of your people so you just work 50-60-70 hour weeks hoping it will get better. It doesn’t it. This is the expectation. They will fire your boss and then hand you his job without any increase in title or pay. They expect you to work like a dog with no recognition or compensation. Additionally, this 40+ hour a week schedule will earn you “meets expectations” and the CPI adjustment raise that everyone gets. I wish I could say it was just me, but truly stellar employees in all departments received that same treatment so I know it is standard practice. This leads me to believe that they are super terrible about promotions and raises. This is a decent company to get 2-3 years of experience right out of college or a few years after leaving college in order to gain experience before leaving for a company that actually has opportunities for advancement and treats their employees like human beings. I don’t know how anyone with a family, young children, aging parents, health concerns, or a desire for work-life balance etc… could consider working here without going insane. This is a single person, older person, does not have a family or desire a family person job. A lot of reviews mention that if you are a hard worker then working here is fine and only lazy people won’t like it. Since when is working a 40 hour work week lazy? Since when is it crazy to ask your employer to invest in you? Don’t be gaslit into thinking this is okay or normal. It isn’t, and it shouldn’t be. There are a lot more cons to working here than pros. If you were recently acquired I’d go ahead and look for another job. If you don’t get fired in the next year, you will wish you had been.

Advice to Management

Let employees review their managers. I would have enjoyed my work much more if my manager was willing to train me and invest in me. Management turnover should be considered when evaluating all managers. My manager lost his entire staff and had to rehire his whole department and no one thought to ask why. Actually read the employee surveys and reach out to people instead of making it a slide during the quarter review that never gets acted upon. My business unit told you everything that was wrong and never felt heard. That is why survey participation kept dropping. Pay your employees better and offer better benefits. I saw what you gave the c-suite and upper management while you refused to give a veteran a 2 dollar an hour wage increase. Shame. All employees who work hard deserve good raises, bonuses, and promotions.

Covid benefits including: generous work from home hours, 120 hours additional paid leave, vaccine assistance, weekly covid tests.

July 18, 2021

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July 22, 2021

Does Mercury Systems offer life insurance?

Pros

Pay is decent, some of the people are very nice, hardworking.

Cons

Disappointing, long hours, no recognition. Some poeple aren't very nice. Everyone is told to add a great review to Glassdoor. M anagers too busy to train. Insurance is horrible.

Insurance is horrible.

July 22, 2021

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