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Mercuria Energy Reviews

Updated March 28, 2019
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  1. "derivatives trader"

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

    I have been working at Mercuria Energy full-time

    Pros

    good culture, good people who you can make friends with for life

    Cons

    hours are not too flexible

    Advice to Management

    training on multi-function personels


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some good people there and relatively fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    No opportunity to advance. Poor management that take no responsibility for problems. Pay that never increases despite having stellar peer and manager reviews. Very poor ethics of traders.

    Advice to Management

    Hire traders that have a conscience. Promote from within and give US employees a chance instead of hiring people from other countries. Reward people for working hard. Using an excuse of "just be glad you didn't get a pay decrease" is not an incentive to stay.

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    "Good for some not good for all"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mercuria Energy full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot because of fast-paced environment, bonuses are great for upper management etc. Health insurance benefits are good, relaxed laid back culture- friendly and casual

    Cons

    Pretty cutthroat, they value performance over everything. Salaries are low, and people hold out for bonuses. Very short staffed in some departments leading to poor operations and sometimes costly errors

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on mid-level talent, they are the backbone and the future of the organization.
    Don't look at everyone as a need filler


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Middle office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercuria Energy full-time

    Pros

    Some departments have a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Middle office works long hours. Operations management is completely clueless. They are very position oriented and have a chip on their shoulder and consistently talk about their positions. When you're start working for the company, you realize, operations management has very little knowledge. Some of the processes that are being done are very manual. There is absolutely no training for analysts on the system. Compensation and bonuses are non existent. You have to fight for an increase every year and even then it's a struggle. Very cheap when it comes to paying employees a decent salary or bonus. Part of the reason why there are a lot of incompetent managers.


  5. "Trader at Mercuria"

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

    I worked at Mercuria Energy full-time

    Pros

    If you have experience and know what you are doing it can be a great firm. They do a great job of providing resources and enough rope to run your strategy as you see fit

    Cons

    No clear draw down rules and can be at the whim of exogenous factors. Becoming bigger and somewhat faceless.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "A Different Kind Of Company"

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

    I have been working at Mercuria Energy full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Zero Micro Management
    Flexibility of working in various areas if you choose to

    Cons

    Lack of Work/Life balance
    Long Hours as you wear multiple hats
    Minimal possibility to Grow
    Change is slow and tedious

    Advice to Management

    Fix Global Communication.
    Lack Of Communication can potentially become a down fall for this company
    Provide Career paths for motivated individuals
    A great company knows that employee are assets and not so great company sees employees as $$ only.


  7. "could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits and wonderful people to work with and learn from

    Cons

    management needs to pay better attention to talent and capabilities

  8. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment with best platform to work and develop your skills.

    Cons

    Interns are paid less during internship


  9. "It was fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work-life balance in general.

    Cons

    No defined career plan at all.


  10. "Great experience and learning environment."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a very casual and excellent learning environment. People are experienced and energetic. It is great to work among them.

    Cons

    Yearly package may not be what you expect. Provides fewer leaves and work responsibility is high. However team working atmosphere is good so things are manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pace with new technology.