Pros: regular meetings and seminars to provide information
Cons: groups can be spread out over long distances.
MERCER is one of the top international companies specialising in human resources. It is notable for it's work in assessing compensation packages and pension plans. The company has offices located throughout the world and is knowledgeable regarding the corporate cultures in both the east and western business world. In addition to its technical knowledge, MERCER is also notable for its high standards of business ethics and practices. It prides itself on instilling a strong sense of doing business in a legal and professional manner in what ever country it practices in. As a result it is a highly trusted name in a field that had its share of dark history. Working in MERCER is very collegial, with management practicing an open door style of communication. All workers are encouraged to have a open and trusting relationship with their manager and to not hesitate to approach them if there are any problems or difficulty. Likewise there is a mentorship program that is used in the company to help employees find their way up the corporate ladder and understand the details of the corporate culture. This is important given the size of the company and the fact that it is multi-national. Needless to say communication is an important part of the corporate culture and regular meetings and interpersonal communication are held to be very important, particularly when working partners may be located in different countries. Despite the separation by distance, people are able to develop strong working relationships and work flows smoothly through the well defined communication channels that have been developed in the company.