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Mercury Systems Chelmsford Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Chelmsford, MA

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Mercury Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark Aslett
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Pros
  • There are many opportunities because the company is growing so rapidly (in 8 reviews)

  • Great Work, Great People, Great Capabilities (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Cons are in line with entire defense industry (in 5 reviews)

  • No cons after many years of working here (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work with happy employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, managers care about employee development, company is growing, industry to be proud of working in, headquarters moving to beautiful new facility!

    Cons

    I don't have any so far!

    Mercury Systems Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – Mercury Leadership Team

    We are thrilled to be officially moved into our new location and glad that you are part of it. Thank you for leaving feedback, we appreciate each review.


  2. "Real Work Experience for Software Engineering Co-op"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Co-op in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Co-op in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mercury Systems as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Coffee, Competitive Internship Compensation, Interesting Technology

    Cons

    Defense industry, favoritism, poor communication

    Advice to Management

    More employee development and more collaboration would drive employee growth, morale, and productivity.


  3. "Strong Culture, Leadership and Employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercury Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very positive culture lead by a strong leadership team and employees that are committed to the company. High collaboration between teams.

    Cons

    The org structure is challenging to understand at first.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and continue to think about how to connect the remote sites.


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  5. "On the Up and UP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mercury is definitely on the up and up. Worked here for a while now and I must say that the working people genuinely seem to care about each other and are always trying to help each other out. Very good place to work.

    Cons

    Everyone is running at full speed all the time. If you don't like a fast paced environment, not sure what to tell you.


  6. "A Suprisingly good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercury Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The reason I say a surprisingly good place to work is the local reputation of Mercury in New England is that is of a conservative defense company and when you join you find out that's just not true. This is a technology company developing some really cool stuff and it has a really great culture. It has great hardworking employees who seem to love what they do and go out of their way to welcome and help you
    Mercury has really tried to keep the little things such as free coffee, holiday celebrations etc that other companies have done away with
    Great Management team that's driving a clear direction for the company
    Company is growing organically and inorganically
    New facility in Andover looks amazing

    Cons

    The company moves very fast and its growing very fast which means there are growing pains so you have to have patience because processes you would expect to be at a bigger company may not be here yet but they are being worked on.

    Advice to Management

    Allow us to help you figure out the growing pains and the processes. We want the company to be successful and we'd like to help you with that

    Mercury Systems Response

    Jan 26, 2017 – Mercury Leadership Team

    Thank you for sharing your experience thus far at Mercury. We are thrilled that we could surprise you with not only a great culture, but also with our cutting-edge technology! Our employees are proud ... More


  7. "Company with Great Potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercury Systems as a contractor

    Pros

    In my opinion, the company strives towards right goals and the future looks bright. Mercury cares about their employees and they have the best intention (going through some positive changes) of making it a great place to work. My team consists of really smart, supportive and nice people. There is a plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    I wish the place is more diverse.
    There is a big disconnection between departments, everyone is stretched too thin and that makes it hard to accomplish things.
    Also, no processes in place and it is hard to figure out who is accountable.

    Advice to Management

    It is obvious that company is going through growing pains. Organize and put processes in place, otherwise it will harder and harder to manage things. You are doing an excellent job of caring for your employees.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "forever startup"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented, loyal, and well-meaning people, with a strong sense of purpose and community, engineering driven, working on exciting products and making a difference in our country's defense

    Cons

    Continual crisis mode (primitive and misguided schedules, little or no risk management, always making the same mistakes), short-term revenue always trumps any concerns; accountability is rare

    personality (not process) driven, paying little heed to the benefits of a solid process,effective CAPA is rare

    communication is generally ad hoc (without permanence or process), vibrant rumor mill fills gaps in (or total lack of) official communications,

    increasingly restrictive and controlling (in the name of "security" and "progress")

    Advice to Management

    create and cultivate effective communication at and between levels; refine corporate communications (proof-read, screen, edit, align, etc); give line-level managers the mandate to lead (and relinquish their former individual technical work); take process seriously (invest time, talent, and organization); ease up on the big new pushes (while ignoring how behind we are on the current set of tasks)


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Compensation Analyst in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Contractor - Compensation Analyst in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercury Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not Stressful
    Flexible work hours
    Great Cafe

    Cons

    Crowded Building
    Relies on too much paper

    Advice to Management

    Bring in Leading Edge Information systems and reduce amount of paper processing


  10. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is growing and has a great leadership team. The corporate culture fosters teamwork and growth across the organization.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Mercury Systems (Chelmsford)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are many Pros. For me the biggest include – Sophisticated, friendly culture that is actively maintained – Challenging (in a good way) suite of customer solutions that really do matter – And a management team with clear vision, purpose and executable strategy.

    Cons

    The few cons are so minor, they are hardly worth mentioning – So I won’t:)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


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