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Mercury Systems Overview

Andover, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
1981
Company - Public (MRCY)
Aerospace & Defense
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Mercury Systems is pioneering a next generation defense electronics business model. Our goal is to be the leading commercial provider of secure sensor and safety-critical processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, our solutions power a wide variety of ... Read more

Mission: At Mercury, our mission is to drive superlative results for our customers by developing innovative, rugged open processing subsystems that leverage the best commercial-item technology available to solve complex defense electronics problems.  Mercury’s ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Last Friday, Mercury celebrated International Women's Day in style around the globe! #IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter #WomenofMRCY #lifeatmrcy

  • #ICYMI We've acquired GECO Avionics! We're so excited to have new members of the Mercury family and to expand our footprint in mission computing and platform management! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQZgj

    Latest Acquisition | Mercury Systems

    Mercury has acquired Germane Systems, on 7/31/2018. Mercury's market penetration in the C4I market.

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Mercury Systems – Why Work For Us?


Mercury Systems has built a next generation business model that we believe puts us in a unique position within the defense industrial base and in particular within defense electronics. Today within the DoD and the industrial base that supports it, challenges have taken center stage around the need for procurement reform, the more rapid and timely adoption of open systems based architectures, and the need to be nimble and responsive in the face of continued uncertainty at home and instability abroad. Mercury Systems has adopted a next generation business model that we believe addresses these pressing issues, while at the same time leveraging our 30-year commitment to innovation.


We deliver innovative solutions, rapid time-to-value, and world-class service and support to our prime contractor customers. Mercury Systems has worked on over 300 programs, including Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper.

Culture that Matters

At Mercury we are smart, talented people who help one another. We are industry leaders developing cutting edge technology. We are proud of our mission to support our troops. We are Mercury, pioneering innovation that matters. 

We are committed to making Mercury a great place to work! Mercury offers a casual and gratifying work environment. We encourage employees to get involved while providing ample opportunities to learn and grow.  Our social committees customize activities at each site such as holiday celebrations and participation in local activities such as blood drives and family-friendly events.

Women in Leadership

Meet some of Mercury’s fearless females; a tribute to all women who have ever “crushed it”.

CO-OP Program

Check out a "Day in the Life" of an Engineering Co-op here: https://youtu.be/kTuMnl91npo

Our College Co-Op Program provides a real-world hands-on experience right from the start. In fact, many of our co-op participants have secured full-time jobs at Mercury after graduation.

Why Join Mercury?  

  • Work alongside really smart people to solve tough problems
  • A 30-year legacy of delivering high-tech innovation
  • Help our warfighters in the field
  • Be recognized and rewarded for your work
  • Learn from meaningful work experiences and onsite training
  • Become a part of our caring, employee community

Mercury’s Value Proposition - Engineering and Technology

o   Work on new and exciting designs

o   Work on things that you wouldn’t be able to do at a large systems house

o   Upward mobility

o   Make high aspirations become a reality

o   Work on multiple things, multiple projects at the same time.

o   Stability 

Benefits that Matter

At Mercury, you will get a lot more than a competitive salary and an exciting work environment. We offer a robust health care package and a full roster of employee benefits to maintain a culture of health. 

Benefit Highlights

  • Medical – Dental – Vision Insurance
  • Life – ADD – LTD Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement



College Events:

UMass Lowel - October 18, 2018

US Santa Barbara - October 18, 2018

Cal State - Fullerton October 25, 2018

 

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    Pros

    It's a dynamic, fast-paced atmosphere at Mercury Systems with a stellar leadership team. You're surrounded by extremely talented co-workers who are committed to delivering the best capabilities to the U.S. warfighter.

    Mercury emphasizes life-long learning and backs it up with actions. If you want to broaden your horizons, nobody will stand in your way. I've had more formal and informal learning opportunities at Mercury than all the other companies I've worked for, combined.

    Mercury rewards top performers, both financially as well as career opportunities.

    The company has a great set of culture and values. They operate by that code so it's not just something listed on an inspirational poster.

    The company does a great job with internal communications, especially given how many sites, both domestic and international, there are.

    Cons

    People work hard at Mercury, because they want to and because management sets a high bar. So work-life balance is very difficult to achieve.

    Health care costs are high and compared to defense primes to justify, yet the company says it operates as a commercial high-tech company. Benefits should match (or be close to) those of a commercial high-tech company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing exactly what you are doing. As the company gets larger, be more vigilant on rooting out people who talk a lot but deliver little in reality (but give the impression they deliver a lot)

    Modify your performance management process to allow any employee to anonymously submit feedback (positive or negative) to another employee's manager, like Google does. This would help give managers more balanced feedback on their employees and determine appropriate development activities.

    Keep communicating clearly - your communications strategy is working.

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Mercury Systems (Huntsville, AL) in February 2018.

    Interview

    The process was focused not just on my background and experience, but also on whether the position and the company would be a good, mutually beneficial fit. I found this refreshing and helpful, in that it reduced some of the tension that often surrounds interviews, and candidly focused on whether this was a good fit for both parties.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I wanted to leave my company, why I wanted to work for Mercury, and why I thought it would be a good fit.   1 Answer
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Mercury Systems Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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