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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 global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency. For more than 25 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle, the nation’s largest privately-held agency, to maximize the value of their ... 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.

Our Refreshingly Honest Culture


The work is paramount here. We hire smart, talented, driven people and we want our employees to be themselves. We abhor corporate red tape and unnecessary dress pants (even our CEO wears jeans). Our people truly are our greatest asset. Bring your personality and style to the office and don’t be afraid to have some fun! Read our Culture Book to learn more about what it's like to work at Merkle, Inc.

  • Business is personal
  • Recruit and retain great people
  • Trust and transparency are mission critical
  • Principles trump rules
  • Tackle the brutal truths head-on
  • Community matters
  • Nothing outweighs high-performing people, relationships, and results

Life’s short. Love where you work.

You won’t be shackled to a cubicle here. We respect that you play other roles in life — if you need to leave early for your kid’s game, that’s OK. We also think a vacation should be enjoyed. Our unique program lets you take that extra day at the beach without feeling guilty. From flexible work schedules, fun office events, and cash rewards to extensive health benefits and savings plans, we invest in our employees, because our employees are our company.

Comprehensive Benefits Include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance as well as Disability Insurance
  • 'No Rules' Vacation Policy
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • 401(k)
  • Other Benefits: Other benefits employees can take advantage of are Legal Services, Pet Insurance, Discount Programs, and more…

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  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Access to Merkle University (MU)
  • Volunteer Opportunites with Merkle Gives Back
  • Women in Leadership Program



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 recognize and reward their co-workers for

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, a few employees are awarded the money they need to live out their craziest dreams. We want you to embrace greatness in every facet of your life.

undefinedMerkle interns participate in a Giving Back Day with Habitat for Humanity, June 2015.


Our Team

We are going back to school in search of top talent! Our Campus Recruiting Program is led by a passionate team of recruiters who are experts at guiding students through the interview process and identifying their career fit at Merkle. We are dedicated to ensuring that we provide meaningful internships and exciting entry-level opportunities, top notch training and orientation programs, and a defined and attainable career path. We work closely and have built relationships with staff, faculty and students at 20 campuses across PA, MD, VA and NC (and growing) in an effort to connect with future Merkle team members. 

Our Process

Merkle is on-campus throughout the year attending career fairs, hosting information sessions, holding on-site interviews, leading case competitions and more! We also invite classes of students to visit us at our headquarters in Columbia, MD through our Campus Trek Visit program. If you decide you’d like to join the team, we ask you to apply on our careers page. We have an entire section called Internship and Graduate with entry-level positions listed just for you. We review every application received. Our Campus Recruiting team will contact you directly if we are interested in discussing your qualifications, and will guide you through the process every step of the way.

Your Career

We offer a variety of internship experiences that exposes students to hands-on training, mentorship, and a potential full-time offer at the end of the experience.

We also hire entry-level positions in Analytics, Media, Creative, and Technology. Entry-level hires get a competitive benefits package, and also receive extensive onboarding training. Our recruiters are happy to help guide you in the right direction. We hope to see you on campus!

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“It is clear that people truly care about making a difference for their clients, which is really great to see. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the analysts have the opportunity to work directly on accounts and also communicate directly with clients.”

                    - SEM Intern: Charlottesville, VA

“I came into this internship with little to no knowledge about paid search and consider myself to be very confident in field after just 10 short weeks. Merkle has an outstanding training program and proved that any opportunity within the company, no matter what field, is within reach.”

                    - SEM Intern: Charlottesville, VA

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    Applied online, was contacted for a phone interview. Scheduled time came and went, and no one called. Sent a follow up email to reschedule, no reply. Never heard from them again. In my experience the way a company treats you as a candidate is pretty indicative of how they'll treat you as an employee - can't say this was an encouraging experience.

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