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Mercer CEO Julio A. Portalatin
Julio A. Portalatin
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, very good co-workers and interesting projects. Consultants are very professional and client focused problem solvers. It feels like company that tries to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Management seems to focused on short term results

    Advice to Management

    Longer term vision

    Mercer2019-04-18
  2. "General feebback"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Has ability to do great things and change the market

    Cons

    - Large, can be slow to move

    Mercer2019-04-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership to be improved..."

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    Current Employee - Wealth Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good school for new grads.

    Cons

    Bad leadership and poor management of business and people.

    Mercer2019-04-08
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Don't work there if you don't have to"

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    Current Employee - Software Delivery Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are able to work remote

    Cons

    Too many politics and cut throat employees. Not a good culture.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is too ridge and living in their old ways. Funding model is project eccentric, no nobody else care about anything but their own project, very short-sighted thinking. No Global Marketing or talent regarding user experience or zero focus on customers. Management will burn you out and then spit you out. Not a place to work!

    Mercer2019-04-09
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Rating"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mercer full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Working from home, very talented colleagues.

    Cons

    Workload, cheap raise or no raise, bonus below target due to low performance but stocks value goes up year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they tell you that their workload does not make sense. Review how you share profits between upper management versus lower management and employees and between shareholders versus employees. When you ask more from your employees ask yourself what’s in it for them.

    Mercer2019-03-01
  6. "It has been an extremely exciting and challenging experience so far."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn, Agility and amazing work experience

    Cons

    Travelling time is the only concern so far.

    Mercer2018-10-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Actuarial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mercer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good firm to learn and get experience

    Cons

    Salaries and promotions are based on interpersonal relations with management.

    Advice to Management

    Employees may like the company but quit because of poor management

    Mercer2018-09-05
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work but doesn't pay well"

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    Former Employee - Actuarial in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mercer full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Big global firm so lots of career opportunities

    Cons

    The cost cutting strategy for the last 5-7 years has seen them pay as low as possible which has seen many good people leave. It has also resulted in people being chronically overworked

    Advice to Management

    Start investing in people again. Its what made the company great in the first place

    Mercer2018-08-03
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Principal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mercer full-time

    Pros

    Large firm, lots of variety and opportunity

    Cons

    There is too much bureaucracy

    Mercer2018-07-25
  10. Helpful (3)

    "No work life balance and Toxic work culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Mercer full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location is very feasible Wide variety of large projects Growing organization

    Cons

    Management is very strict and prefers micro managing No work life balance as management expects you to work at least 10-11 hours every day Working from home is not encouraged by the management Work flow is very old school and management do no encourage new changes Management do not acknowledge or appreciate despite working hard Working atmosphere is very stressful and fearful There is no process in place to...

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    Advice to Management

    Value and acknowledge its employees.

    Mercer2018-07-29
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