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Mercer Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 14 Feb 2020

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  1. "Friendly environment-enjoyable experience"

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    Former Employee - Retirement Actuarial Analyst 

    I worked at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Really friendly and supportive working environment, excellent work-life balance, a lot of interesting social events and a young workforce

    Cons

    Not as many career opportunities as expected

    Mercer2019-10-05
  2. "Hard work but rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mercer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Team and services available to clients

    Cons

    Work life balance, not very agile for change

    Mercer2019-07-25
  3. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Technology is poor, bonuses are below average

    Mercer2019-03-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Investment analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    flexibility, work life balance, study support

    Cons

    status quo, only way to get a pay rise is through CFA, haven't moved away from thinking style of agile working from five years ago, top-heavy

    Mercer2019-03-27
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Needs to eat it’s own cooking on people strategy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantastic talented people Great focus on multinational clients Leadership strong in MNC team but needs work in many countries

    Cons

    Very little work/life balance Lack of succession planning leaving key roles unfilled for too long Poor change leadership

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    Mercer2018-10-20
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Retirement Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mercer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance great.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, but overall a great place

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    Mercer2018-08-22
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Avoid if possible - especially the Wealth Analytical Service Centres"

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    Current Employee - Retirement Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of people in their twenties in their first job after uni, so it’s good fun (for a while)

    Cons

    - Lack of salary increases (they use the same business isn’t performing well mist years) - Poor management (particularly a lack of managers with the necessary soft skills). - Terrible work/life balance (and often incidences of people not getting their overtime). You get a laptop which puts staff under pressure to go home and work further. The tight budgets mean that staff are constantly under pressure to do extra hours and not charge for them. - Budget technical centre brings with it problems such as, little respect for their staff, very tight control over budgets and efficiency savings which leads to difficulty retaining mid-level staff (& therefore added strain on workloads and lack of an experienced workforce) Just in general I would hold out for a job where you can work good hours, where you will be respected as an employee, where you won’t be harassed every day by efficiency ratings and time charges and where you can be reasonably sure that if you work hard you will have room for progression and salary increases. You can do better than Mercer!!

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    Mercer2018-08-14
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Investment Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good educational support and work-life balance. Good brand top work for and good networking opportunities. Great benefits and health care etc

    Cons

    Little influence and slow job progression. Expect everyone to become a great analyst first and then consultant but that line of progression doesn't make sense for everyone.

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    Mercer2017-11-12
  9. "Consulting Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mercer

    Pros

    Nice environment, nice colleagues, flexible working arrangement, not hierarchical, good work-life balance

    Cons

    The internship programme was a bit messy without a clear arrangement of activities and no clear assignment to teams

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    Mercer2017-11-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "analyst"

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    I worked at Mercer

    Pros

    good work life balance - hours are short

    Cons

    low pay, boring work, slow progression

    Mercer2017-10-05

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