Merrill Corporation

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Merrill Corporation Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
88 Reviews
2.7
88 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, 401k matching, that's about it (in 5 reviews)

  • I was able to work from home and adjust my work schedule around my personal life and children's daycare etc (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • technology was behind, not much room for growth and did not seem to have interest in growing developers or pursuing updated technology (in 4 reviews)

  • Middle Management is staffed with the Merrill Lifer (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Easy job but less than good environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Grove City, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Grove City, OH

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job that is pretty stressless. Good amount of overtime throughout peak season.

    Cons

    Too easy to get bored. Wages for fulltime workers are laughable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Morons at Merrill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Corporation

    Pros

    Hard to think of any. Training is non-existent. Benefits stink. Company has no values.

    Cons

    Senior Management is terrible. Employees are over worked and under paid. Management is removed from the field and the clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and/or retire

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

    Struggling culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Merrill Corporation

    Pros

    I work in the internal accounting/finance group (not XBRL). Large team so plenty of resources for questions. Good location, easy access. Casual dress/jeans acceptable daily. Lots of variety die to the various businesses Merrill has.

    Cons

    An unhappy, struggling culture. People are miserable. Lots of distrust, unsupportive talk of coworkers, something very wrong with the tone at the top to have such a negative trickle down effect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally a dysfunctional culture requires a seismic change in the tone at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good first job for liberal arts majors

    Current Employee - Mailroom Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mailroom Clerk in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    As an outsourcer, they are pretty hands-off, which I found to be good.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement. They also won't respond to inquiries about re-hiring.

  6.  

    Good Overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Merrill Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good feedback from direct managers. Good opportunities to move up within the corporation. Perks and benefits were okay. Multiple locations throughout the US provides a great opportunity to move to another location.

    Cons

    As with any company it would always be nice to be paid more. The company campus was nothing special, it definitely lacked any inspiration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Merrill is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, benefits and work environment. There is growth within the company and opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    With the growth of the company there are many changes in staffing which can be frustrating. The flip-side is that this is what is opening up advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are already doing this but continue to keep employees of all levels involved as the company grows and expands.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Struggling company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Saint Cloud, MN

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Competitive salary
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Caustic middle-management stirs drama and encourages staff to gossip, tattle, and withhold information from other cross-functional players/teams.

    Packed with "Merrill Lifers" who "do things as they've always been done."

    Favoritism is rampant.

    Merrill pushes the sales of their technology products but won't invest in keeping them up to date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve productivity and morale by removing bullies in middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Proofreader

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I liked the work itself, I enjoyed proofreading documents and keeping busy on tasks when available. The managers were great and the workload was usually reasonable.

    Cons

    The employees on my shift were unprofessional, avoided doing their work and interfered with my ability to do my job, no reasonable measures were taken to remedy the problem so I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest to upper management to keep an eye on your managers and realize they need to manage the employees better. They're not there to be their friends. Because no one seemed to notice the lack of professionalism until I addressed the issue it became a really difficult work environment to work in in a productive and effective manner. Everyone loses in these types of situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Technology side run by inept MBAs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    You can get double digit raises every year by gaming their laughable and ridiculous performance metrics. Also if you're good at office politics then the sky's the limit at Merrill.

    Cons

    During the tail end of my tenure, developers were graded on the amount of bugs they introduced into a sprint. The less you had the better you looked. It didn't take long before the senior developers would only start assigning themselves easy low hanging fruit while passing off the difficult tasks to the junior developers. Within a year of this charade they shipped the entire dept to India.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not A Good Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a job and I'm thankful

    Cons

    Management is very unprofessional and disrespectful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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