Merrick & Company

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Merrick & Company Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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    Piping Designer

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    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Merrick & Company full-time

    Pros

    Positive place to work, good team work, kind of like going back in time to the way engineering companies used to be.

    Cons

    Not willing to pay rates to get experienced people. Only want to pay low wages and hire very inexperienced people. Think in the long run they are going to suffer from dissatisfied clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the money and get the best people you can find to teach the younger folks the ropes instead of just throwing work at them and expecting them to know what to do.

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    Great people, fun projects, just way too many eggs in the government basket

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Merrick & Company full-time

    Pros

    I met some great people whom I really respect as engineers and leaders at Merrick. The company is very good at identifying and using talented people's skills to the best of their abilities. I felt challenged, engaged and desired during my time there. They also had good training and leadership programs.

    Cons

    They rely so heavily on government work I did not feel my job was safe regardless of my performance level. Because of this they desperately need to diversify their portfolio of projects or they will keep loosing good people. Due to it's small size it does seem like it would be hard to move into leadership positions as there's only so many to go around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When staff reductions came around I believe they were handled in the WORST way possible. No announcement to staff was made acknowledging the situation nor the hardship nor what was being done to remedy the situation. It made for many very nerve-wracking days wondering who was gone and if I was next. I'm strongly of the opinion these reductions should have been announced, if only to limit speculation about who might be included and to foster a sense of value towards those who were retained.

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    The people and corporate culture at Merrick are awesome although the pay is sub-par when compared to competitors

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Technician in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Field Technician in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Merrick & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people and leadership. Schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Pay is below that of competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    It was wonderful, I met so many helpful and friendly people who helped to ensure my success as an intern.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Los Alamos, NM
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Los Alamos, NM

    I worked at Merrick & Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, easy to get help if needed. Competitive pay and benefits, wide variety of projects and ability to learn/improve skills if you want. Flexible schedules as a full time employee, 9/80s 10/80s, and some people I met even had 10/40s. Opportunities for seminars and conferences.

    Cons

    Project based, if there is a lull in projects then you will experience a light work week. Sometimes had more down time then I would have liked, but overall was a great experience.

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    Positive Outlook
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    Solid place

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Merrick & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Another post stated the Flex work schedules are bogus. Not true, although I think it depends on the manager. My manager was cool and our team was able to have flexibility so long as the work was taken care of. I seeked out a coach and a mentor and learned a lot. I think as engineers we can hide and just get work down but Merrick had a lot to offer it you wanted it.

    Cons

    Operations teams were too independent and there was an uncomfortable competition between them. The director didn't have a clue. The company tries really hard but the C-level managers don't seem to get what the people below them need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your offices more. The COO is too fuddy duddy and needs to hire managers that know how to manage. His staff actually works against their own teams. My boss was great but it was terrible to see the pressure he was under because of the "crap" from above.

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