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Mercury Marine Reviews

Updated May 24, 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. "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.

  3. "co-op experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mercury Marine as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with interesting projects and work. Hands on experience with products, and consumers.

    Cons

    Not so much to do in the area. Small departments are overworked and overshadowed.


  4. "Mercury R&D"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hancock, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hancock, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercury Marine (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great work environment
    -relaxed down to earth managers as long as you keep up with your work

    Cons

    -Co-op pay was a little low comparatively to other companies, but cost of living was cheap in Fond Du Lac.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fond du Lac, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mercury Marine full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mercury pays very well and have great work/life balance. Mercury leader's have great vision for the future.

    Cons

    Big division but you learn how to handle it.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Tech Writing Manager, Call Center Manager, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt"

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    Former Employee - Service & Parts in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Service & Parts in Fond du Lac, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mercury Marine full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid compensation. Excellent management. Committed employees. Friendly atmosphere. Mercury was a great company to work for. The people there were talented and worked collaboratively.

    Cons

    Location is in a cold climate. The workplace is a factory setting, which doesn't afford views of the outdoors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great working atmosphere with growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fond du Lac, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mercury Marine full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    *Most people I interacted with were professional, had good character and were down to earth throughout all levels in the company, all the way up to the President. It did not feel at all like a rat race where people wanted to backstab each other to get ahead.
    *Lots of team players.
    *Company made a lot of good decisions to weather the recession and this has forced people to work smarter and be more vigilant.
    *The company recognizes achievements. Meritocracy is strong.
    *Good work-life balance. Managers value their personal time and bestow that value onto their teams.
    *I felt like I was in control of my own destiny for my career path; lots of travel opportunities in the US and overseas. I got my dream assignment within 5 years.
    *Benefits were more than adequate; salary was competitive.

    Cons

    *However, it's important to note that you have to make things happen to take advantage of career opportunities. There is not a lot of sheperding, mentoring or hand-holding for your career path.
    *The marine industry is a volatile one; meaning that raises and bonuses can be intermittent.
    *Large company where everyone excels as a specialist, which lends itself to departments sometimes competing with one another. You need a stomach for politics once you graduate from entry-level positions.
    *Because it's a public company, occasionally there's more bias towards short-term results than I liked. Sometimes travel and training, aspects good for long-term growth, would be compromised to please Wall Street. This has improved somewhat in the last couple of years.
    *Limited social opportunities in Fond du Lac for non-locals. Great place for families, but not so great for singles.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and invest into more rotational programs globally.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Brand Management in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Brand Management in Fond du Lac, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mercury Marine full-time

    Pros

    The people are extremely helpful and motivating. I worked daily with engineers while being in the marketing department and was never talked down to being a young employee.

    Cons

    Small marketing department, needs to grow with marketing research and to be more hands on in it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work awesome products"

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    Former Employee - Multiple/Mfg Eng/Op's/Marketing in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Multiple/Mfg Eng/Op's/Marketing in Fond du Lac, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and enough stones to push the envelope in the industry. Worldwide product and appeal. Long history and pride in it's history.

    Cons

    Long long hours. Union difficult to deal with but mostly misled and misunderstood. Management unwilling to make some investments on necessity but willing to make careless investment on new products that never met volume expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be direct and continue to lead through the current market low.


  10. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercury Marine full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good morale, fun place to work

    Cons

    None that I can think of


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