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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Merkle.

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53 English questions out of 53

January 10, 2021

What is paid time off like at Merkle?

Pros

Good Work life balance, flexible PTO

Cons

Very little personal connection with colleagues and managers because working from home.

Good Work life balance, flexible PTO

January 10, 2021

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September 22, 2019

Does Merkle offer massages?

Pros

- Great benefits and perks (free coffee and snacks, Burrito Mondays!) - Office location is in a thriving area in downtown - Company promotes from the inside and truly grows and invests in its talent - Many employees come from strong background, providing a lot of knowledge and resources to the organization

Cons

There are many long hours on the job, so the workload can be demanding. The agency life isn't for everyone.

Great benefits and perks (free coffee and snacks, Burrito Mondays!)

September 22, 2019

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January 31, 2021

Does Merkle offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Strong benefits package (401K match, sick days, generous holiday schedule, "unlimited' PTO) Current work from home policy Fantastic team members and frequent collaboration with cross-functional teams The opportunity to work with many Fortune 500 brands Every day is a new adventure, the work itself is exciting and you have the opportunity to work on many different types of projects

Cons

Often balance a large workload High team turnover the past year Pay could be much more competitive Expectations are high, there could be more training on different products and services to make team members more confident

Strong benefits package (401K match, sick days, generous holiday schedule, "unlimited' PTO)

January 31, 2021

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May 12, 2020

Does Merkle offer dental insurance?

Pros

salary, health insurance, dental insurance

Cons

The culture: Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

salary, health insurance, dental insurance

May 12, 2020

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December 13, 2019

Does Merkle offer family leave?

Pros

Some great people, high profile clients, valuable experience, etc, etc...

Cons

We’re constantly told that we’re one of DAN’s most valuable and best performing agencies, but we’re not treated like it. Workloads, pressure and expectations have increased but compensation and opportunity have not. As I’ve worked on more projects with other companies within the DAN portfolio, it’s become clear that Merkle employees are not compensated as well as our peers at other DAN agencies. For a while I’ve gotten the impression that salaries, healthcare and retirement are generally better at our sister agencies. But what is top of mind and has really angered me is that maternity leave at every other DAN agency is more than TWICE AS LONG as Merkle’s. DANs response to a Campaign US benefit survey: ”Dentsu Aegis Network- All U.S. shops including — and not limited to — mcgarrybowen, Carat, 360i and Isobar We have one policy for all genders called parental leave. U.S. Dentsu Aegis Network employees are entitled to take up to 16 weeks paid time off separate from our PTO within one year of the birth, adoption and or fostering of a child. This time may be taken in two separate occasions within the first year or on solid block of time. It’s effective day one that an employee starts here.” All US shops except Merkle, that is. We get seven weeks. When I asked why this is, I was told (kind of condescendingly) that our benefits and leave package was assessed yearly and is actually very competitive. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? It’s literally not competitive with what my coworkers on DAN projects get as we’re doing everything we can to make clients believe that we all work for the same company. You can’t put a price on an extra 2 months with your newborn child, but you can put a price on the paid time off and the additional 2 months of childcare and in my case that’s over $20 grand. I can’t even begin to explain how angry I am about this.

Advice to Management

I fell for your women and family friendly workplace propaganda before, I won’t fall for it again.

When I asked why this is, I was told (kind of condescendingly) that our benefits and leave package was assessed yearly and is actually very competitive.

December 13, 2019

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