Mercent
3.4 of 5 12 reviews
www.mercent.com Seattle, WA 50 to 149 Employees

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From the technical side...

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsHighly knowledgeable team
Strong quality control and testing team
Lots of opportunity to stay current on technologies that interest you
You can chose to specialize on UI, mid-tier, back-end, or else be more generalized
Active participation in design
Good personal/team responsibilities and recognition

Work/life balance is best of the places I've worked
Minimal Crunch time
Flexible schedule / work from home 1-day week

Neutral:
Benefits are adequate but not great
 - Pay is average for the area
 - No 401(k) match and minimal fund choices
 - Individual medical is decent, but limited family coverage

ConsSatisfaction in a bare minimum of functionality over a high quality set of features
Priority is adding new functionality while spending minimal time improving existing pages/features.
Not enough use is made of internal users
Large process separation between engineering and other non-technical teams

Advice to Senior ManagementIterative cycles only work if you go back and actually iterate. There are a lot of existing pages/functionality that stall after the initial release. Give a higher priority to support and existing issues over adding new functionality (quality over quantity). Take advantage of the in-house users to guinea-pig new features before release.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Career Starter, But Not A Place To Grow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Mercent


    Pros: - There are some very smart and talented individuals who want to help grow the company - Great work/life balance - Direct interaction with senior… Cons: - Mediocre pay for the region - Massive separation between the business and technology teams, which creates a constant need for meetings and reviews -… Advice to Senior Management: - Trust your employees and allow them to create and innovate. Processes that have been in place for numerous years are not always correct. … More
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    Beware of the elusive Annual Bonus.

    (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Mercent


    Pros: ~ Employees are friendly and easy going. ~ Free snacks (while the monthly… Cons: ~ Mediocre benefits. ~ Sub par pay. ~ Business side thinks they understand technology, but really don't. ~ Annual bonus is tied to company sales goals,… Advice to Senior Management: Either get rid of the few clients on which use more than their fair share of… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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