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Helpful (1)

You own your own destiny

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Columbia, MD
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Columbia, MD
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Self-directed work Compensation is above average compared to most north of DC Smart people interesting client work

Cons

Managers are not engaged with employees Sales is often out of touch Hard to balance work and "life" In the suburbs

Advice to Management

Train the managers to be more accountable for their employees growth, and have the sales team engage execution teams earlier in the pipeline.

Other Employee Reviews for Merkle

  1. can be a pressure cooker sometimes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Can BE A Pressure Cooker Sometimes in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Can BE A Pressure Cooker Sometimes in Columbia, MD
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work time flexibility and the ability to work remotely. The facility is great, too - free vending machine soda, espresso bar, gym, "toys", etc. The benefits are not bad either.

    Cons

    backward approach to software development. The general philosophy is deliver now, we'll fix it later. In the end, they pay for it by spending more time and money fixing the solution than if they did right the first time.


  2. Helpful (10)

    Dilbert in Real Life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Marlborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers (non-management) Telecommuting Free Drinks

    Cons

    You need to kiss the right butt to advance Only recognized if on a development account Poor raises You only advance if you have the right advocate poor work/life balance (on call 24/7) Too many chiefs not enough indians Working there felt like being in a Dilbert comic Take a reactive rather than pro-active approach to problems (They had no interest in promoting me till I handed in my resignation) The employee of the year program is a joke and is only a way for senior management to reward one another. If you are not in senior management you have no chance to obtain this award. Very political atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Show some appreciation for your non-management employees and give them a clear path to advancement. Clean up the political environment to make it a more enjoyable place to work.


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