Mercer Reviews

Updated 11 Jun 2021

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3.9
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405 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is maintained(in 370 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, flexible working hours(in 173 reviews)

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

  • "Long hours and poor work life balance(in 94 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      13 Apr 2021 - Product Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very nice people to work. Everyone is friendly.

      Cons

      Is very challenging and can get over whelming sometimes

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good growth

      14 May 2021 - Operations 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people working there, big organisation

      Cons

      Too unstable, too many changes and not enough growth

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Nothing

      13 May 2021 - Actuary in Adelaide
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good workplace to work as an Actuary

      Cons

      Normally, there is a lot things to do every day

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture, below average salary

      3 May 2021 - Analyst in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility nice people supportive culture

      Cons

      Pay is below average, work can be overwhelming at times

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of opportunities to grow a career

      19 Feb 2021 - Trustee Services Coordinator in Docklands
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - move roles every year if you are good - great team

      Cons

      - constant restructuring to save costs and not enough planning for implementation - top manage are disconnected from the business and have struggled to manager/lead in a covid environment. Management who grew internally have been able to thrive on knowledge they have learnt growing through the business which has been good!

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Direct Service

      27 Apr 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Docklands
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice, clean central office location

      Cons

      Very minimal pay increase the longer you stay

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Overworked and underpaid

      13 Jan 2021 - Investment Associate in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people. Good opportunities externally through client connections, so makes it easy to get another job. Flexibility

      Cons

      The company purposefully understaffs groups. It is common practice that if someone leaves a team, that person is not replaced for a long period to save costs for that time. If the team doesn't have issues with that person being gone, then oftentimes are not replaced at all. Pay increases are a fraction of revenue target invreases, and the only way to get paid more is to get another job which results in an abundance of poor performers and good employees leaving, and high turnover. Which means that the good performers end up doing the work of the poor performers and (who are typically not managed out) and spending time training new staff, leading to long hours for those generating revenue and doing the work. Teams with women who go on mat leave are usually not provided additional resources while they are on leave.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Really nice working environment

      27 Mar 2021 - Senior Engineer in Coniston
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, no politics, flexible

      Cons

      Old technologies but on the way to migration

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Global Company With Opportunities

      14 Mar 2021 - Head of Administration in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, challenging work, great people, opportunity to add value, appreciation of people with experience from other companies.

      Cons

      Global direction at odds with local needs, financial motivation of decision making, scarce resources, progressive culture.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company to work at

      26 Mar 2021 - Project Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility working hours and staff very approachable

      Cons

      Sometimes over commitment with project work leads to stress

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