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Pay and benefits are competitive with other firms of similar size.
Atmosphere is overall professional and relaxed with flexible hours, department and client dependent.
People are professional about issues the may arise both personal and project.
Support services are adequate.
Support if needed for current project is available from other locations, if need should arise.
Upper management is appreciative of all employees
Advancement opportunities are available as well as educational advancement opportunities.
Overall Merrick & Company is a great place to work for someone who is a recent graduate looking to build experience, advancement, and stability or for those folks in mid of late career.
The production software for design is always on par with current industry standards. this goes a long way to staying on top of new features to increase ease of use and output.
Staff are always willing to mentor new employees although this varies by location and department.
Projects are to specific. PM's are limited in what they can market and who they can market to. This is a big disadvantage when compared to other firms. Merrick has such vast experience and resources but they are limited in offering in other areas by many professional employees only holding professional licenses for a few states.
401K is linked to company performance at the end of fiscal year. If one or two sections fail to turn a profit this hurts those who exceeded their goals in other sections.
The largest amount of the "employee" owned stock is reserved for upper management while the lower actual employees have less than majority share thus they have no recourse to push for change. This is a big turnoff to those looking for long term employment opportunities.
The other engineering fields, architecture, landscape, etc, seem to be considered second class.
Things are slow to change especially when it comes to new opportunities. Getting beat out of new market opportunities by slow response from upper management.
Lack of bringing on additional personnel to staff up to work current and go after new projects hurts presentation to new and existing clients. Clients see it as a weakness and possibly lack of commitment, they will look elsewhere.
Lack of an up to date accounting and timekeeping system hurts internal processes. Upgrading to modern would go a long way in making the processes move along easier.
Lack of interest in trying new other software manufacturers to slim line processes in the design process.
Advice to Management
Need to move the change along faster, open the doors to new project areas, and add staff to locations so when clients ask what resources are available for their project the PM's can respond with an adequate number instead of, we will after the fact.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Merrick & Company.
Interviewed with 2 engineers that lasted an hour. They did not provide relocation assistance for a company that claims to be involved in projects about national security. Asked me about my knowledge of Mathcad even though it wasn’t listed on my resume. Got the vibes from complains about Merrick.
- Among other questions, greatest strength, How to use of Mathcad software (not listed on my resume), name a building code, textbook for steel and concrete design (I was surprised about them asking these because I explained to them from the start of the interview the classes would be taken for the coming semester). Working in teams and leading teams. Answer Question
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Merrick & Company, an engineering, architecture, design-build, surveying, planning, and geospatial solutions firm, serves domestic and international clients in the energy, national security, life sciences, and infrastructure markets. The employee-owned company maintains offices in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
Mission: In 2020, Merrick & Company will be a growing, employee-owned firm providing advisory, design, management, and operations solutions to meet energy, security, life...