Total Rewards

At Mesirow, we value our employees' contributions and offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package to support wellbeing at every life stage. Now, more than ever, we are focused on providing benefit offerings that support the full lives of our employees. It's this commitment that makes Mesirow a "best place" to work.

Support for families

Mesirow offers a variety of benefits designed to support working parents and their families. All US employees can access in-home child/elder care solutions and academic enrichment programs at discounted prices. 

We also offer generous parental leave for new parents, including up to sixteen weeks of paid leave for birth mothers as well as adoption and surrogacy support.

Health and Wellness

All US employees and family members have sponsored memberships to One Medical, a primary care provider that offers convenient, affordable, high-quality healthcare and mental health support. Through One Medical, employees and their family members have access to same day appointments, on-site lab testing, immunizations, 1:1 virtual therapy and more.

Mesirow also offers income protection in the form of disability insurance should an employee unexpectedly become ill or injured and unable to work for a period of time.

Employees receive free mental health support and services, through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including no-cost confidential counseling for stress, relationship, parent and other personal matters, legal support, care for children, adults and pets, and other daily life services.

As part of our commitment to supporting healthy lifestyles, Mesirow offers employees reimbursement for wellness/fitness associated expenses up to a $350 value per year.

Additionally, Mesirow's Wellness Initiatives, offer opportunities to prioritize your health and fitness, including access to discounted rates at gyms and fitness centers.

Financial Empowerment

Mesirow is proud to be among only 7% of US employers to offer a formalized program to help employees face the challenges of student debt. Through our Student Loan Assistance Program, eligible employees receive monthly tax-free employer contributions towards the repayment of their student loan debt, along with debt counseling and refinancing tools and resources. We also offer tuition reimbursement, continuing education and ongoing training.

Our 401(k) plan has multiple investment options, including a Personal Choice Retirement Account (PCRA), matching contributions at the rate of $.50 for every dollar up to 8%, with gradual vesting beginning with one year of service and 100% vesting after five years. Additionally, Mesirow provides ongoing financial wellness education and programming.

Work Life Balance

We are proud to share that our average tenure for employees at the VP and above level is 12+ years. In recognition for years of service, Mesirow celebrates milestone anniversaries by awarding employees an extra anniversary day off and Milestone Money. 

Our paid time off program gives employees an allotment of days that encompass vacation and flex time based on years of service. To provide additional flexibility, our program includes a carryover provision for unused time off along with fully remote weeks for the week of July 4th and during the holiday season. We also offer summer hours, enabling employees to reduce their work hours on Friday afternoons.