Mercuria Energy Reviews

Updated May 3, 2020

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3.6
60%
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82%
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Mercuria Energy CEO Marco Dunand
Marco Dunand
21 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Long Hours as you wear multiple hats(in 5 reviews)

  • "No training and development, lack of diversity(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "A very successful places, with opportunities to succeed."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercuria Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a place that works hard and rewards you.

    Cons

    They do not tolerate laziness.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked - no increases & low bonuses - Poor HR leadership"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mercuria Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits Location Travel & networking opportunities

    Cons

    - Old fashioned "trader jerk" mentality and cut throat environment, bullying. - No salary increases unless you resign and get a counter offer. - Extremely high attrition/mercenary culture. - Long hours, manual tedious processes, poor leadership. - Head of HR resigned in 2019 as well as HR Business partners in London, Geneva and US. Replaced with inexperienced admins. - No training and development, lack of diversity.

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  3. "Great Company but communication Problems."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Mercuria Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, pretty fair pay, good bonuses, people in are top of their game and very talented. Depending on group, schedules can be very balanced and fair.

    Cons

    All marching orders come from Geneva and London and are mostly not user/business focused. Lack of higher up IT direction results in waste and unnecessary costs. Projects are pretty interesting but not valuable or helpful to the end user.

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  4. Helpful (6)

    "Analyst"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mercuria Energy full-time for 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.

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  5. "derivatives trader"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for some not good for all"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Middle office"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Trader at Mercuria"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  9. Helpful (4)

    "A Different Kind Of Company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  10. "intern"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Mercuria Energy

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Interns are paid less during internship

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