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"It was a very informative and postive work enviroment"

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Former Employee - Actuarial Trainee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Actuarial Trainee in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Postive coworkers, advanced training programs, and good teamwork system.

Cons

Almost always work longer than a 40 hr a week job.

Other Employee Reviews for Mercer

  1. "Overall a positive experience, worked with a great team."

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    Former Employee - N/A in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice group of people, understood "teaming", decent benefits, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Opportunities for promotions were difficult, could improve mentoring junior staff.

    Advice to Management

    Mentoring junior staff can only help the company grow its talent.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Old software, cheap with equipment and overwhelming bureaucracy. Transparency not to be found."

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good health benefits, nice cubicle.

    Cons

    They make employees use Windows XP and it's 2012! They are still using Microsoft Office 2003 which is absurd because this company LOVES Microsoft office but they force everyone to use the old versions. Only one PC monitor for everyone (even though the parent company, Marsh and McLennan, gives their employees two monitors). Printers are shared by 20-30 people. Ridiculous since people are printing documents like crazy. All client materials are created on PowerPoint using Office 2003!! So everyone is printing these presentations constantly on the few printers that this company piddles out.

    There are so many locations with a few employees doing one little piece. You can't get answers to how or why things are done a certain way because there is no transparency. So these tiny groups think their piece is so important but they have no idea why they are doing it. People learn not to ask questions. They just do what they are told, like children.

    The client invoicing is a rat's maze. They all act like the last thing they want to do is get paid by the client because in order to send an invoice it has to go thru several groups to be approved, one group actually checks the grammar on the invoice and cover letter. I am serious!

    The company does not provide soda, juice or snacks, EVER. And NEVER a lunch from these tightwads. No holiday parties, NOTHING. No Christmas gifts, no gift certificate or frozen turkey, not even a card. Mr. Grinch and Mr. Scrooge run this place.

    However, the Principals write EVERYTHING off. If they take a few of their associates for a drink after work, they expense it. The Principals NEVER use their own money to buy anything. But you will never get a gift from them at Christmas because they can’t expense that!

    Advice to Management

    Act like your employees are human and you are humane.

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