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Updated Dec 30, 2014
Updated Dec 30, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager, Retail Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Merkle in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with a recruiter for 30 minutes. 2 days later I had a 1-hour phone interview with the hiring director. 10 days later I interviewed with 6 people in their Maryland office (1 VP, 2 directors and 3 managers). 4 of the 6 were in-person, 1-on-1 interviews. The other 2 were Skype interviews with people calling in from outside offices. After I spoke with all 6 people, I gave a 30-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you construct an algorithm to determine who, among a database of customers, should receive one of two different emails?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    In a word: Horrible. I interview for a Manager role, and a week after my onsite interview I received a verbal offer for Manager. 2 days later, they called back to say they were demoting the title to Lead Analyst but that the responsibilities and compensation would be the same. A week later, still no offer letter, and they called to say they were reducing the salary. Once the offer letter finally arrived, it listed less vacation than I was verbally offered, but they would not change it. It was a classic case of bait and switch. The hiring director tried to assure me that it was no big deal, noting that Merkle changed his title from Sr. Director to Director in the exact same manner. Seems like a pretty bad pattern to me.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Merkle in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Merkle in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Company puts employees thru grueling day of gang interviews in company (interviewed by 6-8 different people) and then you get the "privilege" of presenting to this group to see how you present under pressure

    Interview Questions
    • not any question but rather then group presentation at end of a long day of interviews that proves challenging   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty simple and straightforward process. Offer was good to begin with so negotiations were over minor things
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Merkle in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by flying out to Maryland for interview process. 5-6 different interviewers who asked several questions about different marketing scenarios. They ask you do a presentation in front of the entire interview team.

    Interview Questions
    • You are able to send x number of direct mail catalogs. How would you choose who to send them to?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Merkle in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had two phone screens, 5 one-one interviews on site, a SAS/SQL test and a presentation. I was refrerred to Merkle through a recruiter.

    Overall the experience was positive. The company has great environment, everybody is very pleasant.

    I got a great offer within 5 days of my on-site interviews, and will be joining soon.

    The only thing that is really bad about the offer is the benefits..they only have 9 vacation days and the health insurance is VERY expensive!!

    Interview Questions
    • A Sas question in the test about merging two datasets   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate the salary and the experience was very positive, I am very satisfied about the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Merkle in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very technical both on the phone and one and one. General experience questions, then specific how tos. The interview took about 40 minutes on phone and about the same in person. There was no hands on, but similar to the phone. There were about 15 - 20 questions and it was more conversational than anything else. Just explain your responsibilities. I got positive feedback from the interviewer immediately, so i knew I got the job

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Merkle in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    A couple phone screens and than an all day on site series of 7 interviews and a 45 minute presentation...levels running from directors to SVP. Questions ranged from perceptions of previous bosses to problem solving...how would you handle certain analytic situations

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview was a discovery phone interview of my business development capabilities. I was asked to provide a list of targets that I would want to pursue. The interview was with the financial services business development executive and resulted in a second phone interview with the data services business development executive. We discussed my new business successes The recommendation coming out of the second phone interview was a recommendation to the financial services business development executive for a deep dive on my new business development approach. The recruiter contacted me and said that they were looking at an internal candidate for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Please describe 2-3 new business initiatives that you have closed in your most recent career position?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Merkle in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    2 phone interview, 1 onsite interview including 5-6 1:1 interview, 45mins SAS skill test, 45mins presentation

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Copywriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Merkle in March 2008.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • Will you be okay working day in/day out only working on email?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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