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Mercer Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Mercer President & CEO Julio A. Portalatin
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  • Pay isn't as good as some boutique consultancies but in my opinion the pros make up for this - much better work life balance (in 104 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. "Great place to start a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - People (in select groups)
    - Internal mobility opportunities

    Cons

    - Technology
    - Red tape
    - Bureaucracy / office politics


  2. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    it was a great building

    Cons

    there are few growth opportunities

  3. "Good place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They work us hard but compensate well. Lunch brought in 3/week. Ping pong, game room, snacks and drinks provided. Growing company.

    Cons

    May get worked until you say uncle. But are understanding when you do. Workday practice is always changing so a constant flux of new ways of implementing and things TO implement. Makes it a bit chaotic.


  4. "Solid employer"

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

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Great career development opportunity for young consultants who want to develop solid analytical, project management, and industry subject matter expertise.

    Cons

    Pay opportunities are limited at more junior levels of the organization, though this does equalize over time. New York leadership are not too in touch with local market needs.

    Advice to Management

    West coast leadership is fantastic and they should keep doing what they do best. Be cognizant and understanding of the strong labor market - address this issue directly with young consultants instead of waiting for it to be brought up.


  5. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, opportunities to develop and a welcoming culture.

    Cons

    There are no real cons associated with Mercer, it is a great place to work.


  6. "Mercer"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and people to know.

    Cons

    Disorganized training and poor resources.

    Advice to Management

    More organized training and opportunities for growth.


  7. "Great People!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic people with a highly collaborative culture.

    Cons

    Recent reorganizations have resulted in some churn.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you maintain the great culture.

  8. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Strong, group oriented, work life balance

    Cons

    Unable to work from home more


  9. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Good training and development, an amazing place to start a career
    - True open door policy
    - Poor work life balance

    Cons

    - Pay increases are minimal
    - Niche market
    - Limited upward mobility when you reach certain point in your career

    Advice to Management

    - Invest more in the staff


  10. "Senior Health & Benefits Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    401k matching, health benefits, vacation time

    Cons

    Paid way lower than market value

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and maybe you won't have problems retaining talent


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