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Mercury Marine Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Mercury pays very well and have great work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Its just a great company to work for (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Company headquarters are located in Fond du Lac, WI, small city with very few entertainment options (in 7 reviews)

  • Also, the city of Fond du Lac is a dump, glad I didn't move there (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - Director in Fond du Lac, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership with John Pfeifer as president

    Cons

    Nothing major I can think of


  2. "Toxic work environment"

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    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Good cafeteria with many healthy choices
    Good quality product
    Smart people in every area
    Successful corporation - proud to work on their engines

    Cons

    Low wages (took $20,000 pay cut when I took this job)
    Management only measures your contribution by how many hours you work
    Petty, drama-filled workplace

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat employees who work less than 60 hour weeks like they are shoddy and inadequate
    Weed out the employees who are cancers in the organization.
    Pay your employees at the industry average

  3. "Engineer @ Mercury"

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    Current Employee - Engineer IV in Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer IV in Fond du Lac, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work on multiple aspects of outboard & sterndrive engines/drives, not just a specific component.

    Cons

    High performers aren't acknowledged or compensated enough.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge and compensate high performers


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - SWI Tech in Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - SWI Tech in Fond du Lac, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoy working hear. Pay is Good. Benefits are good. Its just a great company to work for.

    Cons

    The environment on the floor isn't the greatest.


  5. "No structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fond du Lac, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercury Marine full-time

    Pros

    Six Sigma training is expected of all employees.

    Cons

    No training or structure. Processes not clearly defined. Overly aggressive with supply base.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize while goals and objectives look nice on paper, they are unrealistic.


  6. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Fond du Lac, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mercury Marine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people were great to work with and the benefits were outstanding. The work is something to be proud of.

    Cons

    Trying to change career fields was difficult; this is what lead to me leaving. Even as an internal employee, I was unable make it past the corporate bureaucracy when it came to applying for a new position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - taking care of people is always the highest priority.


  7. "Good and growing"

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    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Marshfield, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Marshfield, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mercury Marine (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mercury and Brunswick are on pace to capture market share by combining technologies and marketing them together and progressive manufacturing to stay competative.

    Cons

    Economy ups and downs unfortunately as with any large organization your just a number and there is little job security.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your employees and adding technology and keep the work in the US

  8. "Sup."

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mercury Marine (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary plus weekend pay. Professional development is great

    Cons

    Lots and lots of hours

    Advice to Management

    Stay low, stay moving.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hypocrite management! Yes HR, that includes you!"

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    Former Employee - Management in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Management in Fond du Lac, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid product portfolio, reputable brand within the marine industry. A leader with strong reputation with field team and the consumer.

    Cons

    Good ol' boy network! If you're not part of it, or a female, you're screwed! It's normal to have managers belittle their employees and not be held accountable for doing it.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house with Director level and higher. Too many good ol boys that will not listen to new employees or their ideas.


  10. "Support Tech 1 Warehouse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Fond du Lac, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Able to learn a variable set of skills.

    Cons

    Micromanagement of labor is poor.


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