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Mercer Atlanta Reviews

Updated November 21, 2016
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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and a variety of clients make for varied and interesting core tasks and challenging special projects. Each year brings something new..

    Cons

    There are not many negative things to say. Cost of living raises can be low but other than that it is pretty good.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, doing a pretty good job - keep it up! Need to focus on getting cross practice / office / geography efficiencies.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Government Consulting Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Government Consulting Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Upward mobility. Flat organization. You see all facets of the line of work from the get go. Funk this website

    Cons

    Terrible on-boarding process. It's sink or swim. Funk this character count. It's silly. Still need 20 words? You sure? Seriously?

    Advice to Management

    Improve on-boarding and ease new hires into the workload.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate America but you would expect more"

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    Current Employee - Senior Health & Benefits Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Health & Benefits Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for 1st job recent college grads. Good benefits. Learn alot, the environment is okay.

    You have to beg for it but most people are willing to help you understand concepts.

    All work duties can be done remote, even though leadership doesnt like it.

    Cons

    No training, learn through trial and error, no support. Leadership is concerned with budget and not their people. Promotions are given based on favorites and not work ethic. You only hear from management when there is a problem. The even more problem is that no one knows the functions of their job, so when you ask questions get at least 3 -5 answers and go to upper leadership because you will get different answers.

    Pay can be better and raises are very minimal (1%). No work life balance but you do have slow times which is about 50 works pet week but most months are peek times at least 65 hours per week.

    Very political, people play mind games and try to run you over even in the beginning so you better learn fast.

    You would think that all the services we provide would allow you to move within the company to different departments and job functions but they dont, leadership blocks you moving moving to different subsidiaries in the company. So choose well.

    Personally I do not like the work I do, as an analyst its busy work no applying thoughts and drawing conclusions.

    Advice to Management

    Train employees so we can be more efficient. Give more incentives for suggestions. At least pretend like you care about the work we do. Make results more of a team effort.

    Pay better.

    Allow for cross functional job transfers. Develop employees based on skills, let them know you care about their talents and what to natural that, you will.make more money at the end.


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  5. "Great place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The team I work on is very flexible. My manager takes a genuine interest in my development as an employee and the company openly promoted it. You get an opportunity to work with very smart, capable people.

    Cons

    At times it's difficult to establish a way of doing things, as the organization continues to try and differentiate itself.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your people, as they're the lifeblood of the organization.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Don't stay long"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to have on your resume. You learn a lot quickly. Fantastic people. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    No work life balance, no room for advancement unless you brown nose, leadership plays favorites, difficult leadership, low bonuses, tiny salary increases

    Advice to Management

    Reward people for their work and pay them accordingly


  7. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Focus on organic growth rather


  8. "Great culture and learning experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mercer as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    not steep enough of a learning curve


  9. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My Direct Supervisor's were flexible with my home/life schedule as a working mother of 2 young children.

    Cons

    It is hard to be effective and efficient at your job with the frequent changes in management and company vision and strategy.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Too many changes; Lack direction"

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    Current Employee - Health and Benefits Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Health and Benefits Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility is good but must work weekends and evenings to stay ahead.

    Cons

    So many changes that it's impossible to even keep up any longer. Don't seem valued as an employee; just an employee number. Low morale. Used to be a wonderful place to work where everyone seemed valued and actually enjoyed their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your employees and make them feel important to the success of the firm.


  11. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working for Mercer. The people are for the most part fantastic, and most of them strive to succeed and hold themselves and other to high standards.

    Cons

    Some of my coworkers don't care about their jobs at all and complain about working (even though they are getting paid for overtime), yet have been rewarded in all the same ways as those who do not take such a lazy approach. Does not seem fair, and thus removes some incentive to perform well.

    Advice to Management

    Bonuses are lackluster when the company does poorly, but other employees get guaranteed overtime. Consider a change.


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