Merrill Corporation Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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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. Cohesive immediate work group with competent, professional manager, but overall a mixed bag

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and want to do their jobs well. The services we provide are diverse and there are opportunities to explore different positions.

    Cons

    There are outposts that are resistance to change, where ideas get insincere lip service. Some employees feel they need to be available at all hours, and this is both damaging to those individuals and sends the wrong message about work/life balance to others. If some feel they cannot trust the support of their co-workers then that needs to be addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top down culture proclamations and incentives around them are not helpful, only demeaning. People management and communication skills (especially for client facing employees) need to be assessed and if needed, training provided.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Change is good - but haven't seen any yet...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation

    Pros

    The PTO is generous compared to some.

    Cons

    Strategic vision is missing in inaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to take some action.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great people who want to do their jobs.

    Cons

    Management that doesn't get it. Too much process and too little support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a lane. Do you want to be a tech company, a service company, a document company?

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  5. Accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Good location and able to work from home. Nice people.

    Cons

    _ The HR Department is essentially non-existent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Historical review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Corporation

    Pros

    Left there and went with a competitor due to lack of footprint in my new geographical region. Found and worked with great leaders!

    Cons

    Pay was on low end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look forward to coming back on board!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Not the place it once was

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Team support is good.

    Cons

    Middle management has become the most ineffective and demoralizing group of managers in years. Depending on your team, large anniversaries are ignored. Don't expect to be rewarded for working through the hard times. I have even seen an award not delivered to a person. Middle management is insecure and will not support staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a direction. Train staff, not just those you like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Undervalued

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Corporation

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with employees minus management.

    Cons

    This company doesn't value their employees unless you know the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking care of the people that do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. I like it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation

    Pros

    good pay , clean environment (even the bathrooms) , the size isn't overwhelming

    Cons

    standing for hours at a time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Dysfunction Poster Child

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

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

    Pros

    New CEO in 2014 nice coworkers

    Cons

    Chaos, indecision, incompetence among executive ranks, no strategy or vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of the top two layers of managers, get some fresh blood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. (VITAC) A few hard working people here, but stay away; the industry is going downhill.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation

    Pros

    There are many good people at this company who work pretty hard. A great atmosphere is formed in many departments among non-management employees.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, those good people are not compensated on a level that matches their performance and commitment and cannot be. The whole captioning industry is competing against lower cost and increasingly computerized competitors. When the company fails to keep rates in line with expenses to "compete," they can't afford to offer good raises or benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work is not recognized nearly enough. Abandoning the company reward program in favor of the conglomerate's was a bad move. Gratitude towards employees goes a long way. Silence and perceived ingratitude goes even farther. Watching friends, relatives, and significant others receive real bonuses and Christmas parties sucks when you get a box with a few cookies and a brief impersonal card - sharp reductions from years gone by.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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