Mercer Employee Reviews about "long hours"

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  • "Work life balance is low but it's consulting(in 191 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great firm and people

      Jun 12, 2020 - Associate in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      intelligent people, great open and welcoming culture, transparent leadership, interesting work

      Cons

      long hours, sometimes the open and inspirational views of leadership don't trickle down to the bottom, and takes a while to get promoted

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good work experience, long hours

      Oct 23, 2020 - Consulting Analyst in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - If you are interested in HR and compensation, you will learn so much during your first year here - Mercer will pay for a professional designation (CHRP, CCP) - Good exposure to different clients and different industries - Interesting work: consists of market benchmarking, executive benchmarking, executive compensation, pay equity, job evaluations, etc. - People are very nice and professional - Stock options are good (you can only start getting them after 2 years)

      Cons

      - Long hours, not a great work-life balance - Can get very overwhelming and stressful at times - Busy season is September-December - Big disconnect between senior leadership and employees

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Actuarial analyst

      Nov 13, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good people and great benefits

      Cons

      Long hours and inconsistent schedule

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Investment Analyst

      Nov 10, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      opens up great opportunities to learn about the industry

      Cons

      low pay and long hours for new analysts

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Rewards/Talent Consulting Analyst

      Mar 14, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great team, atmosphere and interesting work. Clear line-of-sight on progression

      Cons

      Long hours, over staffed on projects and very stressful at times. Typical consulting role with unpredictability and can be hard for a work-life balance

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      HR Advisor and Associate

      Dec 5, 2016 - Associate in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great learning environment Great talent at the company Great managers who were incredibly supportive Ability to contribute in a meaningful way and receive recognition

      Cons

      Long hours Work/Life flexibility tough sometimes Poor salary progression, especially when working in a function, despite superb ratings

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Principal

      Sep 10, 2015 -  in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Lots to learn, flexible,lots of resources

      Cons

      Long hours, stressful, unreasonable target

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      New hire program

      Feb 23, 2014 - Actuarial Analyst in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong new hire training program Strong support system among peers

      Cons

      Long hours Comparatively low starting salary

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A good place to work but you must be up to the challenge!

      Nov 22, 2013 - Research Analyst in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Flexibility in work schedule, Autonomy. Exposed to a wide range of projects and are given freedom to be creative

      Cons

      At times can be very long hours and often to not get recognition for your work, easily overlooked.

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Overall a great entry-level company to gain technical experience from

      Feb 23, 2011 -  in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - young smart people (avg age. was around mid-twenties) - great consultants who take the time to mentor/teach

      Cons

      - not enough recognition for work done well / long hours - studying was not made a priority in their actuarial exam program

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