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Updated Jan 13, 2021

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  • "Work life balance is maintained(in 370 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, flexible working hours(in 173 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance is low but it's consulting(in 191 reviews)

  • "Long hours and poor work life balance(in 94 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      good work environment

      Jan 17, 2020 - Investment Performance Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work environment, opportunities to learn.

      Cons

      not a lot of people in the office

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Oct 23, 2020 - Associate in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The working environment is great - colleagues are smart, engaging, and fun to work with. The work is challenging and evolving.

      Cons

      There are some work and learning silos between business areas, although they are improving over time.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good job to start career

      Jan 11, 2021 - Investment Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed working environment and freedom in day to day

      Cons

      Lack of investment/development from upper management Does not pay enough for hours worked

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Consulting

      Aug 17, 2020 - Senior Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Coworkers/ environment Growth opportunity Opportunity to change or pivot career within other lines of business Flexible working environment

      Cons

      Job can require a lot of hours, although the work environment is flexible sometimes the amount of work can be overwhelming

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Extremely blessed !!!

      Mar 12, 2019 - Analyst- Mercer H&B in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I’m 22 yrs old and this is my first job out of college and while I’ve only been here just shy of a month I’ve loved the work culture, client work and being part of a larger parent company that is Marsh & McLennan.. I feel like I’m already becoming apart of this cohesive group, making new friends and picking out my mentors that will help me in my journey as a professional -dynamic, exciting work environment -great coworker relationships -my starting salary was a decent bit more than I was expecting out of school which is great -client work is both rewarding and challenging -401k fixed and matching contributions are outstanding

      Cons

      -unless you’re super passionate about HR or benefits you may be not be super fond of the work that is done on a day to day basis -you may have many projects thrown at you in the beginning with the potential for a lot of the dirty work like contract reviews, peering, etc. -benefits package excluding retirement plans aren’t great as I’ve been told which is ironic for a firm consulting others on their benefit package structures

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not the worse place to work

      Nov 23, 2019 - Participant Services Representative in Norwood, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay Great benefits Friendly work environment

      Cons

      -Management can be unorganized at time (most of the time) -Micromanagement, which makes the job more stressful than it needs to be

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Jul 14, 2019 - Actuarial Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working environment, friendly staffs, growth

      Cons

      Unstable workload, overall is good

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Interesting job

      Jun 1, 2019 - Benefits Specialist in Norwood, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Co-workers, Great benefits, cafeteria, work environment

      Cons

      Upper management invisible, lots to learn

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    9. 5.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      information solution

      Jan 20, 2019 - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great work environment and very professional

      Cons

      too much data and the too competitive market

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Comfortable career

      Jan 22, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - top firm in human capital space - very flexible work environment (e.g., easy to work from home, people are very respectful of your time/space) - get to work on lots of projects (staffing model is such that you will likely work on about 5 projects at a time) - management structure is lax (good for self-motivated people) - benefits seem good (company contributes 4% of your base to 401(k) plus they match 50% of the first 6% you contribute = max company contribution of 7% of your base) - compared to other consulting roles, hours are much more regular and not so intense (Analysts and Associates probably average 45-50 hours a week, bussiest weeks are 70-80 hours) - if you want a career in HR, Mercer is probably one of the best places to get your chops - lots of exit opportunities into corporate HR, Mercer brand is well respected in the market - limited travel requirements (could also be a con if you want to travel)

      Cons

      - compensation tends to be less competitive than comparable roles at other companies - work environment is not ambitious - it can be difficult to get staffed on projects beyond your team's core project work - lateral movement within Mercer is very difficult and changing teams is not aligned with company culture - while total hours worked is generally reasonable, you may be expected to work or at least respond to emails on weekends

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