Mercer Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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  1. "Class job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pension Administrator in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Okay pay, great people to work with

    Cons

    Not to much to moan about

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  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Intellectual capital, people, culture, global reach

    Cons

    Slow progression, salary seems lower than other consultancies


  3. "Good spring board for your career"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good start to your career - you'll be able to learn a lot about the multi-asset investment industry. Also my experience of being in a growth-focused team allow me to spend resources on R&D other than simply churning the standard client deliverables. Company cultures are all friendly and laid-back, and in some way pushing people too hard can be given some proper side-eye. Work life balance is perfect. You have full flexibility over your own working hour as long as you deliver in time and your individual work can fit well with the overall picture.

    Cons

    At early-mid level the work/pay progression can be a joke, and the financial growth of the team doesn't necessarily come down to low/mid level at all, which actually loses the encouragement to the employees that actually generate the revenue. The company also relies quite significantly on existing client-relationship and human factor, and often slow to adapt to industry trends.

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    Mercer Response

    February 22, 2021HR Generalist

    Mercer Colleague, Thank you for your feedback. It’s great to know that you appreciate the emphasis Mercer places on wellbeing, flexibility and a healthy work-life balance and we are happy to learn that you feel supported by your colleagues. We would like to understand more information in respect of your concerns however. If you are willing to provide more insight into your experience, please contact your HR Business Partner who will be happy to discuss your concerns with you and consider how we can address them.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good job"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Investment Solutions Senior Analyst 

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Good team, nice culture, opportunity to work abroad

    Cons

    Paid consulting salary for IM work

    Mercer Response

    February 22, 2021HR Generalist

    Mercer Colleague, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is great to hear that you are enjoying your time with Mercer. We hope that you continue to enjoy your journey with the organisation.

  5. "Old fashioned company"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mercer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International footprint with many opportunities abroad

    Cons

    Not always willing to embrace change

  6. "Felt comfortable right from the interview"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Pension Administrator in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Very welcoming and friendly. Provide excellent training as well!

    Cons

    Nothing, everything is amazing so far!

    Mercer Response

    February 22, 2021HR Generalist

    Mercer Colleague, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is great to hear that you are enjoying your time with Mercer. We hope that you continue to enjoy your journey with the organisation.

  7. "Big fish"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Lots of resource and networking opportunities

    Cons

    Too large, impersonal at times

    Mercer Response

    February 22, 2021HR Generalist

    Mercer Colleague, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is great to hear that you are enjoying your time with Mercer. We hope that you continue to enjoy your journey with the organisation.

  8. "Good people, mediocre leadership"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mercer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people you work with

    Cons

    Lack of vision from leadership

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  9. "Good employer with lots of opportunities"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    The Agile working policy is good.

    Cons

    The hours can be long.

    Mercer Response

    February 22, 2021HR Generalist

    Mercer Colleague, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is great to hear that you are enjoying your time with Mercer. We hope that you continue to enjoy your journey with the organisation and encourage you to speak with your People Manager if you feel that your workload is unmanageable at any time.

  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Autonomy, transparency, flexibility, variety of work

    Cons

    Workloads can be uneven depending on client work

    Mercer Response

    February 22, 2021HR Generalist

    Mercer Colleague, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is great to hear that you are enjoying your time with Mercer. We hope that you continue to enjoy your journey with the organisation and encourage you to speak with your People Manager if you feel that your workload is unmanageable at any time.

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