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Mercer Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Mercer President & CEO Julio A. Portalatin
Julio A. Portalatin
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  • work life balance is difficult to maintain (in 107 reviews)

  • Those who can't handle the long hours and pressure to deliver under tight deadlines may find it difficult to thrive here (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "Consulting Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, work life balance, and support system

    Cons

    Niche consulting and cons of being in health insurance industry


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lots of billable hours required

  3. "Great place to grow in your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    If you put the hard work into your job, you will be supported in your career goals. Flexible (but long) working hours.

    Cons

    Most of the company's focus is on the consulting practice, so if you are in the other supporting practices, you might not get the recognition and resources you need to be successful.


  4. "Customer Service Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mercer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay for the amount of work provided.


  5. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Focused on employee engagement and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries don't always keep up with market rates.


  6. "Senior software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits for all employee

    Cons

    Poor management in IT department


  7. "Benefits Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Mercer really does care about their Employees

    Cons

    No cons as of this time.

  8. "Sr Implementation Svcs Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Analyst in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Analyst in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Minimal supervision, work from home, Good coworkers

    Cons

    Management style - top down, wants no input from workers. Little chance to learn new skills - new applications etc. Jobs being sent to India. No positive reinforcement

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who actually do the work.


  9. "Great Company to Challenger Yourself and Learn"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The one thing I loved at Mercer is that everyone is smart. It is a place where if you want to learn the sky is the limit. If you are a Type A person with a good work ethic this is a great places for you.

    Cons

    Hours can get a little long and sometimes career patting is not black and white, but don't be scared to have that conversation with mgmt.


  10. "Great Benefits; Too Many Executive Changes"

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    Current Employee - Principal
    Current Employee - Principal
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Client Focused
    Large, Global Organization
    Good PTO
    Great Company Match

    Cons

    Too many organizational changes; This is causing turnover, distraction and lack of sales.


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