Merkle

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Merkle Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
188 Reviews
3.4
188 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It was a great working environment with smart people where they try to empower their employees (in 34 reviews)

  • Work/life balance: Availability to work from home occasionally really helps with work/life balance (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Running hard means work life balance sometimes suffers (in 17 reviews)

  • If you are not in senior management you have no chance to obtain this award (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interesting and collaborative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Merkle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial with 4 original owners actively working, lots of opportunity to grow. Always looking to be sure employee concerns are addressed while working everyone very hard to keep the company growing.

    Cons

    One of the owners was difficult. A bit of a boy's club. When looking at salary increases one owner saw it as taking money from him not that it would spur company growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep internal issues among yourselves and don't let the employees hear you "discuss". Keep looking for innovative ways to grow the company and provide atmosphere of collaboration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Micromanagemnt

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Partner in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Talent Partner in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Merkle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    New changes for career architect are being implemented.
    If you have a good boss everything is well, however most of the managers in HR are micro managers.

    Cons

    Too much micro managements
    No communication between different groups and different departments.
    No bonus for anyone under associate directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open lines of communication and change some managers to make things better for everyone . Also have a proper career structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fast-growing company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Merkle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a place that provides you a lot of learning opportunity

    Cons

    company benefit is bad and the no rule vacation makes it very difficult to actually take day off...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation and benefit package

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not much direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Merkle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overall a decent company to work for. Diverse technology to attract many different industry specific searches. Open to alternate work locations, offices, remote/home, and commuting.

    Cons

    Not all managers or people responsible for work direction are adept or comfortable with remote working relationships. Work direction was sometimes lost with the distance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide a good work/life mix.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    audit

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merkle full-time

    Pros

    It was a great working environment with smart people where they try to empower their employees

    Cons

    they are expecting and demanding a lot of their positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Merkle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of opportulnities to learn and grow; fast paced and never a dull moment

    Cons

    a couple of sacred cows within management -- be careful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be geniune and evaluate each team member on their contribution, not popular opinion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    AWESOME growing, creative company full of highly intelligent people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - People Department in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - People Department in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Merkle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a company full of people who are great to work with, and so great - you'd also like to spend time with them outside of work. Great energy - great focus, growing market with digital CRM. Tons of opportunity for career advancement and learning.

    Cons

    Have seen none so far! Great opportunities to contribute to growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing - showing that you care; supporting such a great culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX

    I worked at Merkle full-time

    Pros

    Potential for training and advancement.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic. Expectations are that employees should work overtime on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push back on projects that send your team into a tailspin. Projects should be attainable and employees should have a sense of accomplishment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merkle

    Pros

    it's Good culture company loplop

    Cons

    the benifits are not so good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director Technology Delivery

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at Merkle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great "local" culture in the Marlboro office. Excellent team work. Paid well and decent benefits. Great balance of work/play.

    Cons

    Corporate culture was very much like a fraternity. The founders were all "buddies" and there was truly an inner circle. Tough to advance if you didn't try to fit into that culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your culture at the top. Be open to new/different ideas and ways to get things done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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