Mercury Systems Employee Reviews about "benefit"
51% would recommend to a friend
(89 total reviews)
61% approve of CEO
Found 89 of over 682 reviews
Updated Nov 29, 2023
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- "Great people to work with and learn from!" (in 66 reviews)
- "The executive management team seems to really believe in the culture and values statements that are posted all over the building." (in 37 reviews)
- "Benefits are good but falling behind other companies." (in 31 reviews)
- "Management has dog a ponny shows about how they care about employees and their families." (in 19 reviews)
- "Pay is decent for me" (in 15 reviews)
- "Employees are also overworked and management just continues to waste their time instead of helping out their subordinates." (in 19 reviews)
- "Bad upper management, little job security" (in 16 reviews)
- "With the recent acquisitions and corresponding layoffs, Mercury has sunk from a positive company where the $'s came in easily, to breaking policy to chase $'s." (in 10 reviews)
- "My only con (not even a con in my book) is that we continue the constant communication, regardless of what is going on, to keep employees and leaders properly informed." (in 9 reviews)
- "management person what they think of each project manager and functional manager." (in 8 reviews)
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- 4.0Oct 17, 2012Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
There is opportunity to take on various roles and learn a broad range of skills. Everyone is close-knit and friendly. The culture is quite laid back and relaxed (sometimes too much so). We were recently acquired by Mercury Computer Systems and are currently undergoing re-structuring. Hopefully we will take advantage of the benefits and resources of a large corporation while still maintaining the feel of a small company. Also a new first-class facility is in the plans within the next year or so.
A lot of times the vision and leadership of upper management is vague and counterproductive. Aside from annual reviews there isn't much structured career development or training, so what you get out of the company is truly dependent on what you put in (this can be good and bad). The facility isn't that impressive.
- 4.0Oct 13, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
A company that puts employees and their families first and always looking for new ways to improve. Great benefits and many other small extras.
It would be great if all managers were on the same page with employees; some need to hold employees more accountable.
- 5.0Apr 14, 2020Director of OperationsCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsHudson, NH
I am proud to work for a company that is taking such good care of it's employees during a very challenging time. We all appreciate the quick reaction to efficiently roll out the many benefits supporting our employees during this crisis. By providing free access to heath and wellness networks, waiving co-pays for telemedicine consultations, increased sick time, and establishing a $1,000,000 employee relief fund, it really feels like Mercury is giving back to the hardworking employees who are helping contribute to our continued success. The rapid enhancements to our infrastructure, smart/safe changes in policy, and emphasis on safety/wellness first will enable us all to feel safe and secure as we continue to execute on our critical role we play in the aerospace and defense supply chain.
The workforce is keeping efficiency up during this crisis, therefore when things settle down we should re-evaluate our work from home policies, or extend this current flexibility, as we are proving that we can operate well in a virtual environment.
- 1.0Jan 25, 2021Senior Material HandlerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearSan Jose, CA
Mercury Systems’ business model feeds primarily from the military-industrial complex trough and relies on the acquisition and absorption of already proven technology companies. This business strategy has proven successful resulting in a growing umbrella of aerospace and military contracts. Mercury Systems offers industry standard 3% 401(k) matching, strong dental and vision plans, accrued PTO, and HSAs as well as 15 days of vacation starting your first year.
Mercury System’s (California) does not offer Kaiser Health Plan as part of their medical benefits package. Instead, Mercury offers Cigna Health. However expensive, adequate nonetheless. This review is specific to San Jose, California site. Mercury Systems acquired two small companies and consolidated them into one building site. Upon acclimation, business silos were obvious as Mercury purchased the technology of each small company and a handful of employees followed, so one team on each side of the building. Both companies rely on tried and true, although somewhat archaic RF technology, among others. Realistically though, this isn’t ‘High Tech’ by any means; it’s model building on dated but proven designs. In this reviewer's opinion, San Jose office is only temporary and eventually both products, and production lines will ship to Alabama site, as Mercury’s main manufacturing hub is in Huntsville, Alabama, so it makes business sense. For serious consideration, be advised that Mercury Systems mandates COVID-19 testing for their onsite employees; no discussion, and no opt-out. In fact, this reviewer submitted a ‘religious exemption’ request and employment termination soon followed; performance issue cited; indeed. In closing, Mercury Systems is a small company with a rigid management structure and dated technology. This reviewer’s advice is to take a hard pass.2
- 2.0May 21, 2013Manufacturing TechnicianFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsChelmsford, MA
Good people in Non-Management position where team work is essential. Company flex hours are great. Benefits are good but falling behind other companies.
Senior Management can care less about laying off people. Job security is non-existent as one never knows when one will be let go.1
- 5.0May 11, 2020Human ResourcesCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
-Mercury Systems is the best company I've ever worked for. I feel grateful to work for a company that truly lives their cultures and values. -I appreciate that my team understands the importance of work life balance and encourages all members to take some days off - this has been such a refreshing change of pace. -There is a lot of growth and opportunity -Though it is fast growing and fast paced, we have not experienced too many growing pains and the leadership team has done a great job being proactive vs. reactive -Actions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic has been very impressive and generous to all employees -Overall, the benefits are good, though some could be better (see below under cons)
I have only two that come to mind, but aren't too significant personally when compared to all the pros: -Annual bonuses are paid out depending on company performance and the bonus amount is small compared to annual bonuses at other companies that may be based on individual performance vs. company performance -Insufficient maternity/paternity benefits and paid leave.1
- 5.0Dec 4, 2012Engineering Co-OpFormer Intern, more than 1 yearChelmsford, MA
Fantastic group of people; Intelligent and friendly A lot of potential and the learning never ends Good growth opportunities Competitive pay with good benefits
Defense industry and defense budget issues almost dictate hiring and keeping of hardworking employees. Plays things a little to conservative. A little chaotic at times.
- 4.0Feb 17, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
It is refreshing to work with co-workers who are smart, dedicated and enjoy their job.
Some of the company’s internal processes are outdated and manual. The benefits package is competitive but a bit costly.Mercury Systems Response7y
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