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Merkle Overview

Columbia, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 25 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations ... Read more

Mission: Merkle’s number one goal is to be a great company. We are in constant pursuit of excellence; with a combination of organic, people-driven success and smart acquisitions. When we come across a company whose capabilities not only complement our business model, but exceed ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Join Merkle and Winterberry Group for 'Customer Centricity is Data Centricity: A Marketing Technology Transformation' webinar on Dec. 14. Register now:

  • Merkle's data on Q2's ads was used in MediaPost's recent article on Yahoo’s earnings. Keep an eye out for Merkle’s full Q2 2016 Digital Marketing Report next week!

    Yahoo Releases Earnings, Reveals Testing Of Conversational Search, Virtual Assistance

    Like a broken record, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer opened the company's second-quarter earnings call Monday with a caveat that there is no news to report on the forthcoming sale of the company's core business assets, which includes search. The remaining bidders are expected to include Verizon Communications, Dan Gilbert financed in part by Warren Buffett, and private-equity firm TPG, among others.

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Merkle – Why Work For Us?

One of the hallmarks of a Merkle employee is the tenacious pursuit of great work.

The people we hire aren’t here to clock in, collect a paycheck, and clock out — they’re driven by a thirst for achievement and the knowledge that somewhere out there is a solution to their problem.

We call this obsession with performance being #MerkleProud. Learn more about it in our ongoing video series.

Opportunities to Flourish

We value people who desire to learn and achieve and our culture reflects a continuous learning environment. 

Merkle Accelerator Program (MAP)

The goal of the MAP is to give students and recent grads exposure to the broader Merkle organization & services, as well as the tools & resources needed to thrive in chosen vertical, capability and role.

Merkle Leadership Development

A targeted leadership development program comprised of a collection of assets thoughtfully selected and organized by leadership experts.

Merkle University

A robust platform for learning that ensures every employee has access to a training and development path that keeps skills sharp and current and makes employees highly market-relevant. Through Merkle University, you can enroll in instructor-led and on-demand courses, access a robust library of online resources, and share Merkle-specific content with ease.

As a Merkle employee, you have unlimited access to, an online library of high-quality instructional videos on the latest software tools and skills. With more than 4,000+ courses taught by industry experts—and more added every week— is designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever you're ready to learn. You can even view it on your mobile device. 

Skillport and Books Unlimited

An e-learning portal that is offered as an extension of Merkle University and contains courses, books, videos, and events.

When you do a terrific job, we want you to know it’s noticed and appreciated.

#MerkleProud Employee Recognition and Rewards Program

Our employees do great work every day and we don’t want it to go unnoticed. The #MerkleProud Employee Recognition and Rewards Program is a company-wide social platform that allows employees to reward with co-workers with points that can be cashed in for prizes.

Merkle Awards

We have amazing talent at Merkle and each year we take time to recognize and celebrate our superstars in a very big way. The Merkle Awards focus on people and teams who are nominated by the leaders of their teams based on achievement and excellence in 23 award categories. Awards are given at a red-carpet dinner and reception each year.

Dream Grants

Everybody has dreams that extend beyond the workplace. Maybe you’ve always wanted to bike through the Rocky Mountains or throw tomatoes in Spain’s La Tomatina Festival. Every quarter, employee submissions are judged and people or teams awarded the money and time off they need to live out their dreams. You can watch them happen on our YouTube page.

We are going back-to-school in search of top talent!

About Our Campus Recruiting Program

When you join Merkle as a student intern or a recent college graduate, you will be placed in a meaningful and exciting role, receive comprehensive training and mentorship, and be exposed to endless opportunities for career advancement. We are constantly seeking the best and brightest and have established relationships with some of the best schools across the country in pursuit of Merkle’s future leaders.

How To Get Started

There are lots of options for students and recent grads at Merkle. Take some time to review all openings on our careers page, then pick the role you’re most interested in and submit your resume. If we think you could be a fit, a recruiter will schedule a phone interview where we will discuss your qualifications and decide on the position that is the best match for you. Onsite Interview Days or individual interviews will be held throughout the year.

Merkle Reviews

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    "Wonderful company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Account Director in Denver, CO
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Merkle full-time (More than 5 years)


    Smart people, management listens, great leadership and mentoring, flexibility to balance life and work, excellent learning and growth opportunities, transparency from executive leadership, good programs to recognize contributors and successes at all levels of the company


    Hours can be long and sometimes resources are stretched thin, but it's expected given the industry, and there are ways to balance it

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay transparent and informative in the face of growth and acquisition - hearing from and having access to approachable leaders at the top of the company is one of the things that really works at Merkle

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Merkle Photos

Merkle photo of: Merkle's campus new hires, June 2017
Merkle photo of: Columbia office vounteers at Junior Achievement Biztown
Merkle photo of: Pancake breakfast fundraiser to support Grassroots Shelter
Merkle photo of: New York office kickball
Merkle photo of: New hires at a social outing
Merkle photo of: March Madness watch party
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Merkle Interviews



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Getting an Interview





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    I applied online. I interviewed at Merkle.


    The recruiter got in touch with me to schedule a phone screening, which was then rescheduled twice. Then they called two hours late and left a message. I called back 5 minutes after receiving the call and sent an email about 10 minutes later, but haven't heard from them.

    Interview Questions

    • We didn't get in to much because there's wasn't an opportunity   Answer Question
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Merkle Awards & Accolades

  • Bronze Stevie Award, The Stevie Awards, 2017
  • Silver Stevie Award, The Stevie Awards, 2017
  • Gold Stevie Award, The Stevie Awards, 2017
  • Annual American Advertising Award, Ad Club of Baltimore, 2017
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