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Mercer Montreal Reviews

Updated December 12, 2016
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Montreal, QC, Canada Area (Canada)

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Mercer President & CEO Julio A. Portalatin
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  1. "Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job opportunities are plentifull if you are ready to word hard

    Cons

    Could be more organised - better software needed


  2. "Principal consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name to have on resumé

    Cons

    Promotes salesmanship over everything else. Stifles innovation.


  3. "Start your career here, but leave like everyone else"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to start career. lots of learning opportunities. many projects.

    Cons

    talent market leader in canada is ineffective. not sure what he does to improve practice. the majority of talented senior people have left under his watch and he does not care. very high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    reduce turnover of talented people. talent increases profits.


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  5. "Mercer - A great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Work with large and diversified corporate clients
    - Work with highly qualified team
    - Access to impressive intellectual capital, tools and information
    - Extensive training opportunities

    Cons

    - Lot of unpaid overtime
    - Enormous pressure to meet budgets and billable hour targets
    - High turnover that affects the service given to clients

    Advice to Management

    - Stop putting pressure on employees when revenue growth targets are met
    - Reward more employees who exceed expectations for better retention of key personnel


  6. "Good company but low salaries"

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    Former Employee - Pensions Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pensions Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good environment
    - very flexible

    Cons

    - low salaries
    - no career opportunities


  7. "Project management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work with clients a lot

    Cons

    Too much work and competitive

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Lots of work and travel


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stable work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee Benefits Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Employee Benefits Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nicely located with major league clients

    Cons

    Pathetic salary increase over the years

    Advice to Management

    Loosing it's best employees by maintaining salaries too low.


  10. "Not bad, but not as good as it used to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can change to a new job or new location without having to change employers since there are locations worldwide and many different jobs and they would rather keep you with the firm than lose you to the competition.

    Cons

    Culture is more focused on cutting costs and less on keeping people happy and doing a great job for the clients than it used to be -- we still joke about the MMC CEO's speech about losing less expensive pens -- if our time is worth $200+ per hour to the client, why are we wasting our time begging for pens and figuring out on our own or asking consulting colleagues how to fix our technology problems because the IT support is useless?

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what is stopping your good people from being more effective (ask them -- but not in those all-employee surveys since nothing ever comes of the results, so many of us who have been here a long time don't bother typing in the same comments to have them ignored again), and they will produce more.



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