Overview

Introduction

Mercer is the world's largest human resources consulting firm. A regular in the #1  spot in our rankings of top HR Consulting firms, Mercer is arguably the top global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. The firm is a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, a global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy, and people.

Company Stats


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Employer Type

Subsidiary

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Size

10,001+ Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 50


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Major Departments/Practice Areas

Health


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Major Office Locations

New York, NY (HQ)


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Employment Contact

Eileen J. Heely - Human Resources Director

Firsthand Findings

As a firm specializing in advice on all things HR—from investment and retirements to “workforce rewards”—it’s no surprise to find that Mercer’s employees are, once again, delighted with life at the firm.

Sure, the pandemic has created some work-life balance in a way that didn’t exist before, but there are very few businesses out there where some blurring of the lines for desk-bound employees didn’t occur as the world adjusted.

Importantly, Mercer-ites have retained their deep respect and admiration for their colleagues, and note that training programs—previously an occasional source of concern for new hires—have been much improved in recent years.

All told, the firm is on a solid footing and, all being well with the economy, sh...

About the Company

Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries, and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion.

Different names, same business

Mercer has been in the business of making a difference in people’s lives for more than 75 years. William M. Mercer, Ltd. began in Canada and grew to become a premier provider of actuarial and benefits consulting services. After the firm was acquired by Marsh & McLennan Com...

Employee Reviews


  • “A blend of economics and empathy. We want to make money and we know that people are key to doing that. Meeting people where they are is great for clients and colleagues.”
  • “Know that you will work with the smartest and hardest working people and learn so much very quickly. Also know that you will work very long hours and it will be hard work. You must be very organized and willing to put in the work in order to succeed.”
  • “Mercer's culture is absolutely a cut above all other consulting firms. The highest caliber consultants and subject matter experts work well together and help one another do right by our clients. No other firm is as collaborative and committed to shared success.”
  • “Try to really understand who you will be working with on a day-to-day basis (immediate manager, project team, colleagues). Is it a collaborative environment or a competitive environment? If it's the latter, make sure that is the type of environment you want to be in.”
  • “You have to be willing to work hard, be motivated to make a difference for clients, be supportive of colleagues and be willing to step outside your comfort zone.  The work will have peaks and valley of intensity but the learning and development you will get at any level of the organization will pay off significantly.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “Actively trying to recruit more experienced hires as well as college recruiting and internship program.”
  • “I think we are looking for diversity in our candidates that have high analytical skills, great client ready communication skills - written and oral, are highly collaborative and able to work in a team environment, able to deal with tight timelines and changing demands, and experience in our industry. “
  • “Recruiters are good about closing the loop with all candidates. Ideal candidate depends on the line of business, hiring manager, etc. But we are always looking for a good cultural fit.”
  • “The interview process actually involved an excel quiz, which was great to see rather than just behavioral questions.”
  • “The interview process involved conversations with the hiring manager and that was really it. It was nice, simple, and completely relaxed. One of the best interview processes I've been through.”

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