I have been working at Merrill Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)
Great people to work with. Excellent collaborative environment. People striving daily to be great at their jobs. Awesome teams in the software development and IT support areas.
Some dysfunction at the senior leadership level in engineering. Company is trying to modernize both it's technical stack and software offerings, which creates a fair amount of chaos and ambiguity for staff.
Advice to Management
Keep pushing to modernize and become a true software company. Pay closer attention to the way Engineering leadership is treating its people. Remember that people are the greatest resource Merrill has.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Merrill Corporation (Saint Paul, MN) in June 2017.
The overall process was quite awful.
I will say that the recruiter that I worked with was great, and enjoyed speaking with her.
When I was asked to come on site, the process took a turn for the worse. I only found out who I'd be speaking with the evening before I arrived. The hiring manager was out of the country, and the folks he arranged for me to interview with were all on the product team.
Interview #1. A younger person on the team, although seemed very knowledgeable. He had his laptop open THE ENTIRE TIME, and as I was answering the questions he asked he would frequently look at his laptop and smirk and chuckle.
Interview #2. She was 20 minutes late, but I very much enjoyed our conversations.
Interview #3. He was the most senior person I interviewed with, but was apparently having a bad day and felt the need to take it out on me. I felt like I was being interrogated by the Secret Service, and when I failed to instantly produce a piece of information that he thought I should have memorized, had a smirk on his face for the remainder of the interview.
After 4 emails to the recruiter following the interview with ZERO response, I have given up on them.
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