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"Great company to have once worked for..."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Mercer full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The development opportunities, both in terms of on the job experience and training and learning are great.
They are also willing to elp you move sideways into new roles teams, and even countries to help you further your career.

Cons

There is a lack of information on the company's plans and direction passed onto employees from senior leadership.
They are also not willing to empower managers to do what is needed to keep their best employees.
Quick to emphasize cost containment when the economy turned bad even for groups whose revenues were still strong.

Advice to Management

Empower your managers, and employees

Other Employee Reviews for Mercer

  1. "Mercer (Outsourcing - H&B) - The More you know"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Client Services Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mercer full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting wage for entry-level new grads. Can't knock the benefits packages. Terrific Medical/Vision/Dental offerings, generous vacation offerings.

    Cons

    Specifically with respect to Mercer's Outsourcing H&B: If you come from a specialized major, be prepared to be locked into the world of benefits administration. Non-transferrable technical skillset: In order to have this skillset transfer, you'll need to do outside work on your own to secure such measures (but don't forget about the non-compete/non-disclosure you signed or it could get dicey).

    Don't plan on using that vacation anytime around the holidays as a member of Mercer Outsourcing's H&B section - that happens to be the "busy" season (Open Enrollment) and as such, M-Fs just went from 40s into the 50s

    Working for any "client service" organization entails the need for the office to always be staffed (M-F) - rarely/never work remotely, long core-hours (lack of flexibility with work hours).


  2. "Not interesting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Client Service Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule is good for managing family emergency.

    Cons

    Bad management: I should figure things out alone. My supervisor is too busy for anything.

    Advice to Management

    Should give more structured training for a new hire.

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