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Copywriter Interview

King of Prussia, PA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Merkle.

Interview Details – I was submitted by a recruiting agency for a copyeditor position in Merkle's King of Prussia office. Despite being told the need to fill the role in the editing department was urgent, the interview process (two phone screens, a lengthy proofreading test, and an in-person meeting with people I'd be working with) seemed very protracted. Though I wasn't subjected to Merkle's infamous panel interview and presentation, the interview with the potential colleagues was nervewracking.

I will say that the people I interviewed with were, to a man, very candid about the amount of work in the position and that the hours are long.

Interview Question – Even if you're submitted by an agency or a recruiter, have an answer for the question "Why Merkle?"   View Answer

Declined Offer

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Copywriter Interview

Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Merkle in October 2012.

Interview Details – I had 2 initial phone screens with the Hiring Managers of the position before they brought me in for an onsite interview. The process took about a week. I met with their team of 5 copywriters for general Q&A and took a proofreading test to conclude the interview. Received feedback immediately that I was their leading candidate. The Hiring Manager told me this for 6 weeks before offering me a contractor position instead of the fulltime position I interviewed for. I had to politely decline.

Interview Question – Most unexpected question - Are you willing to work 60 hour weeks?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Not willing to take a contractor position.

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Copywriter Interview

Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Merkle in March 2008.

Interview Details – Be prepared to apply and interview over a period of about 6 weeks.

Interview Question – Will you be okay working day in/day out only working on email?   View Answer

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