Mercer Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Extraordinary leadership, the epitome of ethics, empathy and pragmatism"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extraordinary colleagues and clients, flexibility, innovation, knowledge sharing, human.

    Cons

    Still some challenges, silos, politics - but all moving in the right direction. Easy to get typecast.

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  2. "Nice place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses and plenty cash gifts

    Cons

    Plenty work and work from home always


  3. "Good company culture"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Pension Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot within a short amount of time

    Cons

    Some associates can be cruel

  4. "Good company, low pay"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Consulting Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, decent benefits, nice office

    Cons

    Low pay, poor work life balance at times

  5. "Principal review"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant 

    I worked at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience. Lots of growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Management appears to prioritize short-term profit over all other objectives. They say that their people are their most valuable asset, but this does not always ring true in the way in which they manage their people. There are regional/office differences here though - I think some offices with better leaders are far better places to work.

  6. "Terrible"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Terrible management and office culture

  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good team Flexible hours Friendly environment Supporting team

    Cons

    Bad management Work/life balance Pressure Lots of teamwork (depends if you are a good match for the team)

  8. "Avoid small offices"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health and Benefits Analyst in London, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent exam structure and hires great people in large offices

    Cons

    Terrible management Nepotism 0 appreciation Too vanilla

  9. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance Good exposure

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    superstars, strong consultants, a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    big company, a lot of leaders, public company so

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