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Updated Sep 13, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great response to COVID-19 - Company clearly wants to protect employees first and foremost(in 29 reviews)

  • "Growth opportunities; cutting edge technology; great people; results oriented(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very fast paced could be a Pro also(in 17 reviews)

  • "Vision and Value statement is spot on but some of the upper management do the opposite(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Challenging and nice environment

      Dec 10, 2020 - HW Engineer in Geneva, Geneva
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast growing company with lots of challenging programs surrounded by a very high teamwork spirit.

      Cons

      No cons as far of today

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      A Great Place to Work

      Aug 19, 2021 - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Cypress, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Electrical/Mechanical/Software/RF Engineering company producing systems with leading edge technologies and using the latest tools, test equipment and design techniques. Competitive salary, good benefits and great cultures and values. Growing FAST!!!

      Cons

      You may be working multiple programs in parallel therefore it is never slow.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Nice place to work at as long as your not part of a RIF.

      Sep 3, 2021 - Firmware Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good culture, awesome COVID response and resources for employees

      Cons

      Mercury continues to be in a growth stage, new organizational structure, unexpected RIFs firing high level and high quality employees with more than 15 years with the company give unsettling vibes and moral. Becoming more manager stovepipe heavy as growth continues. Little opportunities for upward movement unless pursuing management roles. Promotions were frozen, silly below industry raises, and 50% of expected and deserved bonus. A real slap in the face after many 60-hour weeks.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Don't believe everything they say

      Sep 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Before Physical Optics Corporation was acquired by Mercury Systems: Good benefits, work/life balance, good people.

      Cons

      After Mercury acquired POC: Still good people in Torrance, but worse benefits, they wouldn't tell us the details until the last minute, even after people continually asked. They wouldn't take the lessons learned from POC and implement them. Mercury claimed multiple times they wouldn't lay anyone off, "We don't want to break you," they said. Then a month after the acquisition was final, mass layoff...The press reports talked about all the good things, how revenue is expected to be so good, and conveniently left out the part about layoffs, which according to one report, would save a few million dollars when expected revenue was one billion dollars... I can't help but wonder if everyone still with Mercury is fearful of another layoff, since this one was so unexpected with all the reports of supposed good financial health, etc.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Good Luck...You will need it

      Sep 12, 2021 - Program Manager in Andover, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really strong technical people - will work all day, night and weekends for customer commitments. Multiple locations - you can seamlessly move between facilities depending on what you need to accomplish.

      Cons

      Where do I start... EVERY project/program, and I do mean every single project, is late. Not a quarter - but years! Guess what, if everything is late then the budget is exhausted, if the budget is exhausted then guess who is expendable?? The cold war between engineering and operations is alive and well. Good luck trying to get material within 3 months of when it was promised.. Organic growth is a myth. Think about it; why would a company of relatively small size acquire through M&A 8 acquisitions in less than 2 years unless revenue was THE most important thing??? Oh you get the values and "One Mercury" talk at the door, but its just that. Should you have significant experience and come in at the top of your salary range you are on the wire for a RIF. I have never in 20 years seen multiple team members on the same program get fired/"laid off" on the same day with no care or concern on how the internal team is left hanging or the customer impact. Severely under-resourced. Good luck hitting any project schedule dates when everyone is over-worked and over booked. Seems like a simple concept, but if your not on the top 3 grossing programs (and there are over 60) , then you are left out to slowly drown while having to answer questions as to why your late? Seems obvious..

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Women promoting women.

      Sep 13, 2021 - Supply Chain Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice carpeting throughout the building.

      Cons

      Majority of staff have English as a fifth language. Workers on production floor are poorly trained and slow.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Can’t teach an old dog new tricks in Chantilly VA

      Aug 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are great to work with. I don’t think anyone will complain about our colleagues. We all strive to achieve the mission and help each other out especially when management wont.

      Cons

      A lot of operations management is the same as the previous company and they have brought that poor mentality into the new company. There’s an internal Cold War between operations and engineering that never seems to end because of the leadership that isn’t mature enough to sit down and talk things through. There’s a constant stream of misinformation and back stabbing flowing through operations. Ops Management has a double standard for employees, and they’re not held accountable for it. They’re unorganized and are always trying to get things done last minute, when things fall behind and it’s on them it’s swept under the rug, when it’s on engineering they make a big deal. No one is willing to be accountable for things and hot potato is the way of life in Chantilly VA.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Management and Workplace Culture

      Aug 6, 2021 - Test Engineer in Oxnard, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent management and helpful coworkers. Great benefits and work-life balance. The onboarding process I had with Jennifer McEwen was smooth and also incredibly helpful.

      Cons

      None to say so far.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good and Bad

      Aug 20, 2021 - Supply Chain Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mid size company with opportunities to improve, standardize and make a difference.

      Cons

      Very focused on bottom line which often affects employees. They will mandate vacation days, not pay suppliers, or bonuses just to make numbers. They are also not embracing the new virtual world and will expect everyone to be on site as soon as they can.

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not the best place to work

      Aug 16, 2021 - Engineer in West Caldwell, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good group of people to work with, and handled covid well giving out chairs and monitors to at home workers.

      Cons

      Very low merit increases, does not promote within, the CEO cares more about hyperinflating the stock than actually making a strong company which backfired.

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