Merion Matters Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Ann Kielinski
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Pros
  • Flex time means you can work any time 7 a (in 9 reviews)

  • After 5 years, you can work from home two days a week (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management and ownership does not care about the employees at all (in 6 reviews)

  • You will not make money, and they will show you the door faster than you can blink your eyes (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Recent Past Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I used to work at Merion and left on my own to pursue other opportunities that the company didn't offer for my profession. The atmosphere was great, I got along well with my co-workers and was rewarded by my manager for my achievements. I liked having the opportunity to work with multiple departments in my job.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  2. Going Downhill

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very few. Company is convenient to king of Prussia.

    Cons

    Bunker mentality. Very low morale.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great Place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merion Matters full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with nice friendly people.

    Cons

    Nothing really, very enjoyable place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really keep going with all the great work


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A Once Great Company on the Verge of Failure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time

    Pros

    - Great co-workers - Flexible schedule

    Cons

    - As people get laid off or leave, their responsibilities are piled onto existing employees without choice or compensation - Incredibly poor communication - Failure to change with the times - Inability to follow best business practices, instead opting to do whatever the head of the company likes most - Zero morale

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and upfront with your employees. Rumors and conflicting stories only add to decreases in productivity and morale.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Fake positive reviews

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Once a terrific place to work. I have to write 20 words pro. There isn't any left

    Cons

    Things continue to go down. No flexible hours and money issues. Lies to get people to come on board and getting rid of people whenever.

    Advice to Management

    Sell sell sell sell sell sell and make it fast. Nothing can help now.


  7. Helpful (5)

    The ugly signs of a company going under

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There used to be a lot of good reasons to work here. There are no good reasons left.

    Cons

    There is no more flex time. They got rid of flexible spending and family medical premiums cost over $1300 a month. The company doesn't pay their bills, constant credit hold with vendors. Can't fulfill customer orders. Even the company credit cards are maxed out. A lot of back stabbing because people are just trying to survive anyone left I and just miserable. Ann the owner enjoys using people as pawns including her poor husband, Woody who is just going around in circles trying to keep her happy. She sits in her office creating drama and gossip and watching jt play out like some Sick game- they are just too old . There really is no structure left. Everyday the rules change. They lie to your face. Just plain out look at you and lie, you can not believe one word this company says. Even the 24 yr VP and head of HR left. The whole buying department of highly experienced professionals was gone within a 3 month period., sales, marketing, copy writer - all have moved on. The company had over 550 employees back in 2010 and is down to approx. 140 left. There are constant layoffs that make no sense and people They will tell you lies about anything and everything. Beware they only care about themselves - they do not care about their employees at all. Look elsewhere for your future because it's not here.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Run away

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many of the people were nice. Everyone is pretty much going through the same ordeal. Trying to make it through each week without getting let go.

    Cons

    They do not pay their bills but keep telling the employees that everything is fine. Morale is at an all time low. Some people are so desperate to keep their jobs that they will throw you under the bus so they can get ahead. Constant layoffs. It's almost like a game now. They lie to applicants to get them in the door. Awful awful place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your bills and stop treating your people like they are worthless.


  9. Account Executive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Some of your coworkers are interested in making a difference and that can really be energizing - Location is very central for a large range of people to commute - Ability to put your head down and try your absolute hardest if you are motivated enough

    Cons

    - An overwhelming feeling that nobody believes in what they are selling - Upper management seems so far removed that personal sales figures are based on goals met in the 80's - Pay is WAY LOW for the industry average, majority of younger employees can't live comfortably

    Advice to Management

    - Stop making crazy product adjustments at the last minute in order to keep from constantly losing money - Close the place and try giving these hardworking people a chance to sell a thriving product!


  10. Helpful (2)

    Under a Cloud

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This used to be a good company to work for relative to work-life balance and loyalty to employees, but the company has taken a dramatic turn away from these values, with a changing economy. The hours are still good, and the flexibility work-from-home privileges after five years are positives.

    Cons

    Living under constant threat of layoffs, constant shifting/rejiggering of responsibilities to accommodate departed employees


  11. Helpful (3)

    Marketing Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, worked independently, supportive manager within department, supportive peers

    Cons

    Limited ability to move within company, no mentorship, HR was unapproachable, Upper management provided no direction and ignored diminishing morale amongst employees

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees



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