I've worked for Mercury for over a decade and have seen its steady decline. The once-family friendly, 'for-the-employee' based company has now made the non-executive employees simply a number. Salaries are being lowered and capped, pay scales are being vastly reduced, and yet work output is at an all time high. Within a matter of months, the company has changed all major systems, claims, payroll, review structures etc and still continues to harp on numbers, saying that not enough is being done by the employee and management. Since the founder stepped down, Mercury has fallen into a pit of stress-leave cases and resignations. The company refuses to acknowledge the facts and states these employees were "disgruntled". 10 years ago I would have said YES Mercury is a great place to work, they really do take care of their employees and customers, but now, I would say for your own sanity and health, keep looking elsewhere. The downward spiral Mercury has been in the last several years is not even close to being over.
Our CEO only cares about saving money. Kind of reminds me of a reverse Robin Hood. Employees get minimal raises for doing a ton of work while the executives reap the benefits. Bonuses driven by the business and hard work of the California employees are shared with the other states who do half of what we do. Company suspended attendance bonuses when the economy took a dive but never brought them back.
Great company with a family first attitude. Inceedibly approachable leadership. Good compensation and good benefits. Established in 1961 and helped transform the California insurance industry. Would recommend this company.