Merkle Interview Questions

Updated Jun 21, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Merkle.

    Interview

    routine questions, people ask you to recite the book, you can see how stubborn the people there

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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Before the interview, I was asked to prepare a presentation in which I walked through a challenging project I had managed. During the presentation there was open discussion about the details of th eproject and how I handled certain situations.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Merkle (Denver, CO) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Merkle does tw phone screens and then a full day onsite interview. it is a stringent process but ensures both fit for skills and culture. Be prepared for all types of questions and interviewing with lots of levels of individuals (both peer and supervisor). Merkle hires very limited entry level and it is best if you know someone within the organization to clear a path for you.

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    • You will have to give a presentation   1 Answer
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    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Merkle.

    Interview

    About a week after I submitted my resume, a Merkle HR representative contacted me. We set up a 30 minute interview for the following day. Nothing was really unexpected about this first call, although she did say she did not have any details about the day-to-day duties of the job and that if we moved onto the next phone interview, that particular person would have more details. She just asked questions about my resume and experience, as well as more specific questions about what elearning tools I had experience with. She said that she would like to set me up for the second interview and would contact me the next day. I waited, but no email or phone call came, so another day later I emailed her. She said that they had decided to fill the position internally and that she meant to send me a message sooner.

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    • Nothing very difficult or unexpected for the first round of phone interviews.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Merkle in December 2014.

    Interview

    The person I talked with was quite a bit late. During the call, he seems quite distracted and did not pay much attention to the conversation - I even got a feeling I am talking to myself.

    At the end, I asked what analytical tools they used for one of the projects. He first did not understand the question, and then poured the names of all the tools he knows of on me, as if he was not aware of details. Then I asked the same about different project, and the person answered something absolutely irrelevant, as if he has no idea about the job.

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    Merkle Response

    Apr 13, 2015Corporate Recruiter

    We do our best to make sure our recruiters are prepared and informed. We apologize that you experienced differently and would still like to thank you for your time and interest in Merkle.

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Merkle is working with a department store on a credit card. Initial opening bonus paid to store, interest cost, annual fee etc. are given on a piece of paper. You'll need to calc the profit. And it's not profitable. So what's the BEP of opening bonus? What if we want to have a progressive opening bonus based on accounts opened? What's the curve of profit against accounts opened? Where's the highest point and how much?

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    • You are CEO of a satellite TV company by the time when it's unpopular. What's the advantage and risk for this situation? Then you're given estimated revenue and cost(variable and fixed). Calc profitability. There are 2 ways to increase profit, 1 is to offer more free months and attract more customer, 1 is to reduce fixed cost but might reduce customer. Which is optimal? Where does the reduced customer and original proposal breakeven?   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Merkle in January 2009.

    Interview

    I Interviewed with four different people, back to back, one after the other. It was pretty simple and straight to the point. It was mostly behavioral questions and not much else. I was applying for a low level analyst position so there weren't many technical questions. Just "do you know ______?" and I would answer yes or no. The facility was nice and they paid for lunch & the drive.

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    Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Merkle in May 2009.

    Interview

    I found the position through LinkedIn, via a Merkle recruiter. I actually was asking about another position, but the recruiter told me about this position and thought I had a great background and experience set for it. She was a Merkle employee, but dedicated to talent recruitment.

    I interviewed over the phone with her. As a follow-up, I also interviewed with a VP over the phone who said she was recommending me for an on-site interview. After a week, I hadn't heard back and contacted the recruiter who informed me they were pursuing others instead of me.

    I get that they may want to pursue others, but I can't believe the VP recommended I move to the next step, then no one calls me to tell me that's not the case? It also took two messages with the recruiter to finally get her to call me back. They were really going after me at first, then decided I wasn't good enough for a call back.

    I have to look at it this way..."someone" was telling me this wasn't the place for me.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your most difficult account or client and why?   1 Answer
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    IT Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Merkle in December 2011.

    Interview

    I applied for a Senior IT position and performed a series of phone screens which I passed. Next I was brought in for a panel interview. It was a group of people and I was asked a few technical questions, and given a scenario, and quizzed about how I would react. Next I gave a presentation on relevant work to the job I was applying for. Everyone seemed pleased with me and the manager followed up with me than evening for a recap. We spoke of salary and and we agreed with a good rate. Next I was informed of a hiring freeze and they had to go through the motions of getting my application approved. This was doing the holiday period so I waited a few weeks since people would be out of the office. After the holiday's I started inquiring about the hiring freeze and no calls or emails were ever returned. After a few weeks of this I gave up and started to move forward with other companies. All in all they were really nice, and it looked like a great place to be. I'm not sure what went wrong with my process, but I would give them a try if they have something that you are a fit for.

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    DB Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlborough, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Merkle (Marlborough, MA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    There was a phone interview first, then there was a walkin interview where I had to face two tech leads.

    Interview Questions

    • There are no difficult questions. It is mostly about your work experience and the tools you have worked in and some simple sql questions like joins.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. They later selected me for a full time but they offered only 60,000 which was a little depressing.

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