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Merrill - Good experience to take elsewhere and get a better paycheck

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Former Employee - IT Support in Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - IT Support in Saint Paul, MN

I worked at Merrill Corporation

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Merrill has lots of employees that have been around for a long time, and another group that have been around not long at all and turn over. These are the folks that want to grow and advance and get paid at least the Market rate for salary. The culture is more family-like than most and that probably keeps the long-timers around. Positions are pretty stable and predictable.

Cons

Not much room for careen advancement due the to limited size of the company. Often to move up in the company you're waiting for people to leave the company to create an opening. Overall, pay is under the market average. Hearing from co-workers still there, benefits have been cut in 2009 and pay frozen, 401k match is gone.

Advice to Management

If you want to retain talent, get pay up to market rates.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Just another job

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Merrill Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    foot in the door if you find a job in the area in which you want to work
    some 401 K match
    choice of medical benefits

    Cons

    management will pay as little as possible, that is how they make a profit as a vendor and it shows
    most employees have a great deal of stress from unhappy clients

    Advice to Management

    train your managers on how to manage and treat employees


  2. Helpful (3)

    So much talent wasted and so much credit given to the undeserving.

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    Current Employee - Desktop Publishing Specialist in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Desktop Publishing Specialist in Saint Cloud, MN

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My paycheck doesn't bounce. Intelligent coworkers who share the same sentiments and are just waiting for solid leadership with vision to take the helm.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to advance within your area of expertise. Workforce is rife with incompetency at important levels which cause enormous inefficiencies downstream. Knowledge sharing and training are virtually non-existent where it matters most. Very painful to see simple projects with huge potential to generate revenue fail.

    Advice to Management

    Support what is proven effective. Reward those who are an integral part of the development of these systems and stop sinking money into projects which do not offer a significant return. Bells and whistles do not pay the bills.


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