Great experience at the expense of having a no life outside of work
Compensation Analyst (Former Employee) – San Francisco – 4 February 2012
Mercer provides you with a fabulous foundation for work in the area of compensation and benefits. However, billable hours, and only billable hours, are the priority at Mercer. Analysts are underpaid and overworked. Generally speaking, this is how consulting firms work. However, in conversations with colleagues at the other big HR consulting firms, Mercer is by far the toughest to work for.
Busser/Barback (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 June 2017
Typical day at work involved prepping the nightclub for their weekly events. Tasks include: filling all the juice mixers, unloading and storing all alcohol deliveries, maintaining a standard of work cleanliness, assisting bottle service staff with their customers' tables, cleaning the insides and outside of the venue after each event.
Hardest part of the job was adjusting to the long hours, shifts usually ended around 5am.
Provides a good environment to work with and a lot of opportunities to learn and enhance your knowledge through online training and live sessions.
Senior Analysts (Current Employee) – Greater Noida.U.P, India – 6 February 2017
Provides a good environment to work with and a lot of opportunities to learn and enhance your knowledge through online training and live sessions. And moreover always invest in employees by encouraging them to do professional courses like CFA.
It is a great organization but very much centered on Financial management. As a result a lot of the knowledge, expertise and skills of people are missed and lot end up exeting for better jobs. You win a lot by joining Mercer but be ready to have a dollar sign on your head that will guide anything you do
complete lack of career progression or career plans
MERCER CONSULTATION EN RESSOURCES HUMAINES (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 17 May 2016
Possibilité d'avancement latéral ou hiérarchique Beaucoup d'ouverture Beaucoup de renforcement positif Personnes très exigeantes, autant pour elles-mêmes que pour les membres de leurs équipes Collaborateurs ouverts et communicatifs, n'hésitant pas à clarifier les mandats autant de fois que nécessaire
Aspect agréable : malgré la grosseur de l'entreprise, beaucoup d'informations qui circulent à tous les échelons. On est donc toujours informés.
Aspect difficile : les échéances de toute dernière minute qui sont parfois très difficiles à gérer, car elles surviennent très très souvent.
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) – Toronto – 19 September 2015
People are friendly and open. There's room to move laterally and vertically if you're a good fit. Retirement benefit is almost unparalleled. Everyday is a day of learning new things and ideas and new process - Management always support professional growth
Mailroom Clerk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 February 2015
One of the reasons I enjoy this type of job is because you're always doing different things. You also move around a lot and get to know everyone. I think it's good to have an idea of everyone's attitudes and personalities.
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 beenmore... developed in the company.less
Regular meetings and seminars to provide information
Accounts Payable (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 May 2014
* It is one of the best working place in Ontario. * I learned a lot for new Oracle Testing environment Version says ORACLE R12.. I am one of the testing person in Oracle application. I got good name such as Team player, Time Management,, Hardworking & Accuracy during my testing. * After testing • Trained all AP employees and assisted accounting teams on various processing..* To finish my task on time.. • Active team member for testing and implementing Oracle Version 12 .
Human Resources Filing Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 April 2014
I have to work 7 hrs everyday, if I come in before 9 early I can leave before 5 :) I have learned how to be more organized, discreet and how to multitask even under pressure. I have developed better people skills. Very organized, unbiased & helpful management. Very friendly, approachable and supportive co-workers.
Very detail and attention oriented job No pressure created by the supervisors
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 31 January 2014
I enjoyed almost everything about working for this company. The coworkers were great very friendly and helpful. Management was good. The problem with this job was that there was no security. When they give you a start and end date there is no assurance that you will start or end on those dates. I was supposed to start for this company again next week but found out the Thursday before that it would not start for another month. If you could trust their start and end dates there would be absolutely nothing wrong.