Defined Benefit Pension Administrator (Former Employee) – Dublin, D – 25 September 2012
Mercer in Dublin has flexitime which just really improves work/life balance as you can choose your hours. Working in such a professional environment is very liberating. Great management, very by the book and fair. The hardest part of the job is when companies go bust, we got busier, winding up schemes is hard when you see how upset people are most enjoyable part is the company has a sports and social club, they really promote work/life balance and organize fun activities to get everyone together
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
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
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.
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 November 2012
Mercer provided a supportive atmosphere in which to develop your skill set. Departments were collaborative.
My work was project-driven, which meant there were peaks and troughs in work flow. However, initiative is encouraged and so I was always able to pick up projects I wished to do around process improvement.
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.