Merkle Interview Questions

Updated Apr 7, 2015
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    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
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    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Merkle (Columbia, MD) in November 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process was a phone screen with a head hunter, 2 phone screens, a 430 minute presentation of a project that I had done, with time for questions, and 6 face to face interviews (one of which was lunch). I thought that this was a great way to interview because it was all completed in one day (with the exception of the phone screens). It gave me a chance to get to meet several people and get a real feeling for the company, in addition to letting them get to know me. Although it is a grueling interview process, I felt that it was efficient and fair. I have suggested doing it at my own company.

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    • In my interview, I wasn't asked any difficult or unusual questions.   Answer Question
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    Manager, Retail Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Merkle (Columbia, MD) in September 2010.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    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.

    Interview Questions

    • You will have to give a presentation   1 Answer
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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Pretty simple and straightforward process. Offer was good to begin with so negotiations were over minor things

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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
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    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Merkle (Baltimore, MD) in November 2009.

    Interview

    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
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Merkle (Columbia, MD) in October 2009.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate the salary and the experience was very positive, I am very satisfied about the offer.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Average Interview
    No Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Merkle (Columbia, MD) in June 2009.

    Interview

    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

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Senior Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Merkle (Columbia, MD) in March 2008.

    Interview

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

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