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is
long
but
well
 compensated.

For
eager
top‐performer,
L.E.K.
offers
path
of
quick
promotion.

The
 company’s
lack
of
up‐or‐out
also
helps
to
retain
consultants
who
do
not
wish
to
move
 up
in
the
management
ladder.
 7.
Mercer
LLC
 Company
Overview:
 Mercer
LLC
is
a
human
resource
consulting
firm
based
in
the
New
York,
New
York
 (Mercer,
2008).

The
company
started
as
the
employee
benefits
department
of
Marsh
&
 McLennan,
Inc.,
and
currently
is
world’s
largest
human
resource
consulting
firm
(Mercer,
 2008).

Mercer
LLC
provides
human
resource
solutions
such
as
retirement
benefits,
 employee
health,
productivity
and
global
outsource.

In
2006,
Mercer
LLC
employed
 17,000
employees
worldwide
and
generated
an
annual
revenue
of
$2.7
billion.
 Consulting
Styles:
 Over
the
years,
Mercer
LLC
has
developed
a
set
of
methodologies
tailored
to
the
need
 of
human
resource
consulting.

Below
is
a
partial
list
of
the
methodologies
Mercer
LLC
 used
in
its
practice:
 1) Total
health
management‐best
practice
methodology
to
maintain
optimal
 workforce
health
(Mercer,
2008).
 2) Retirement
Financial
Management
(RFM)
Framework‐manage
risks
and
cost
 involved
in
employee
retirement
benefits.
(Mercer,
2008)
 3) Performance
Sensitivity
Analysis‐Help
companies
distinguish
performance
 fluctuations
driven
by
systematic
market
factor
and
those
that
reflect
firm‐ specific
development
(Mercer,
2008).
 4) Executive
Remuneration
and
Performance
Predictor
Model‐method
for
 benchmarking
executive
compensation
(Mercer,
2008).
 5) Option
Pricing
Model‐Evaluate
performance
and
merit
based
equity
value
 (Mercer,
2008).
 Merits
and
De‐Merits:
 The
deep
expertise
and
proprietary
consulting
tools
Mercer
LLC
posses
has
contributed
 to
its
dominance
in
the
human
resource
consulting
market.

The
growing
demand
for
 outsourcing
service
in
the
past
decade
has
further
expanded
the
market
for
Mercer
LCC.

 The
strategic
acquisition
of
outsourcer,
Synhrgy
HR
technologies,
only
strengthens
 Mercer
LLC’s
position
in
the
human
resource
outsourcing
market
(Newman,
2008).


 Insider’s
View:
 Consultants
within
Mercer
LCC
offered
mixed
review
in
term
of
company
culture.

Many
 have
commented
the
company
to
have
an
“open,
friendly,
collaborative
and
flat
 organization”
while
some
commented
the
culture
to
e
“fragmented”
and
“value
less”
 (Newman,
2008).

Most
insides
reports
reasonable
work
h...
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