The people I worked with were fantastic. The office environment was also very good. It was a work-hard play-hard atmosphere. Being in Chicago was also exciting.
The work can be somewhat repetitive and bland.
Advice to Potential Interns
Mercer offers a wide range of opportunities for actuaries. It is a great place to kick off your career, with a young group of employees and great experience to work on top tier clients from day one. They do a great job of helping you study for exams and supplying you with study days and very few people work more than 50 hours in a given week.
Advice to Management
The core of our work is defined benefit plans which are rapidly disappearing. This is putting some stress on the business to look for new ways to expand the business to fill the void. Training would be helpful on topics such as client meetings and working with software.