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Tighe Merkert
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting times ahead for the company"

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    Current Employee - PHP Web Developer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marriner Marketing Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Marriner Marketing is an awesome place to work. The conducive, friendly and energetic environment makes it a breeze everyday to effectively execute your tasks working on exciting projects for the country's top brands. The work processes are constantly improved on, and this is a very good sign that the company is moving in the right direction. The work/life balance is awesome because the company really understands...

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    Cons

    Sometimes it can be very quiet. I personally do not mind the still but maybe playing motivational tunes at times will get people pumped.

    Advice to Management

    Investing more in training materials, events, programs would really help all round. Also, we could learn one or two skills from the other departments that could come in handy.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "4 Month Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marriner Marketing Communications part-time

    Pros

    Highly skilled leaders and co-workers; Research-based thinking and strategies; Nice size and client mix; Nationally recognized brands and challenging projects; Flexible schedules depending on need

    Cons

    Only con I can think of might be location not closer to the city

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Marriner Goes Above & Beyond"

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    Current Employee - Digital Production Designer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marriner Marketing Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have and will continue to recommend Marriner to anyone searching for employment! I found myself in the market for a career change while I was 7 months pregnant. I had been on several interviews and was beginning to get a bit discouraged, not too many places are interested in hiring someone who will very shortly be on maternity leave. I was connected with Marriner through a staffing agency and after a phone interview...

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    Cons

    I think the only con that I can offer about Marriner stems from the way that I work specifically. I have trouble preventing pressure from turning into stress - and when there is a lot of pressure to turn around a bunch of projects at the same time, in a very short period of time, I tend to allow that to affect my emotions. Turning 'work' off at the end of the day has been a lesson that I had to learn, and am happier now...

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    Advice to Management

    Marriner has been nothing but good to me, thank you! Keep up the great work.

    Marriner Marketing Communications Response

    April 20, 2017Controller

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post such kind words. We value work/life balance, and understand that sometimes circumstances arise that tip the scales on one side or the other. I am just glad that we worked out a solution to support you in recovery. Marriner prides itself ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Professional, Fun, Talented and Family-Friendly Agency"

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    Current Employee - Front End Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marriner Marketing Communications full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    401K matching is phenominal and bonuses, vacation, flexible working schedules (especially to handle family issues), and working from home when feasible or necessary are more than just "pros." They make working at Marriner a great opportunity. The team at Marriner are all very creative, insanely passionate and love to create high-caliber work. Marriner offers a professional environment but one that also is a fun place...

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    Cons

    The reason for the compensation/benefits being a 4 star is probably more due to the nature of the Affordable Care Act. Marriner provides great healthcare and dental options and the prices are very reasonable, but adding a spouse or family member the price is significant.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the encouraging atmosphere balanced with fun and professionalism. The work keeps getting better and better and I believe we keep servicing our clients more and more. Good talent and workers can be hard to find and Marriner is more than willing to invest in it's employees, which shows the value of their staff from the management. Keep striving for the best solutions and never settle for less than great work.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Traffic Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marriner Marketing Communications full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Marriner Marketing is my first employer after graduating college and my first year here has been an incredible experience. I started as the Marketing Assistant and was given opportunities and challenges I didn't expect as an entry level employee. I was promoted to Traffic Coordinator after only 9 months and had no experience in that role. I have been overwhelmed by the support of my coworkers and management who have taken...

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    Cons

    Proper job process is not always followed within the agency which can lead to confusion between departments and cause avoidable extra work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the success of your employees as people and experts in the field. I would also suggest a periodic "retraining" for employees to refresh them not only on WHAT proper process is, but WHY that process is in place. I think often process is ignored because of an ignorance to why things are done a certain way.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Moving in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marriner Marketing Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with a lot of big brand names. A good portion of the work is challenging and rewarding. The owner, Tighe, is fantastic. He is one of the few owners of a company I've experienced where you can sit down and talk to him both professionally and personally. He appreciates honesty and he has genuine concern for the welfare of employees. I've heard that the work/life balance in the past has been an issue; it...

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    Cons

    The culture. It's unnaturally polite, with an unhealthy undertone of passive aggression. It makes the office rather sterile and cold. It is definitely a "business" climate; there isn't a lot of personality. People don't look like they're comfortable being themselves and definitely wear a work face. With my past work experience, I'm not used to people being this reserved. Senior management has been trying to change this,...

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    Advice to Management

    Stick to your guns and stop bending over backwards trying to make everyone happy. Don't worry about looking like the bad guy. Decisions have to be made in the best interest of the company, not to placate squeaky wheels. Business-wise, we may need to spend more money and take on more risk to grow in new areas. Marriner is financially run as a tight ship. This is, overall, obviously a good thing, and although I know that...

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  7. Helpful (8)

    "On the right path"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marriner Marketing Communications full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    I truly love working at Marriner. I'm in an industry I enjoy, continue to be challenged everyday, and work with the best group of people in my career. As the marketing world continues to evolve, so do the opportunities to learn and grow. Management has been an advocate for me in continuing my professional development and offered me the opportunity to stretch my wings. Work-life balance has been great with the flexibility...

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    Cons

    Having been at Marriner for the past few years, I'm seeing an evolution. We've fought a siloed environment, but are evolving to a more integrated, collaborative workstyle. Though, with any evolution there are growing pains along the way. Processes need to change, we need to be open to fresh thinking and new ways of doing things. The culture is changing and we are experiencing the good and bad that goes with it. ...

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    Advice to Management

    We are on the right path but need to continue to invest in our people, be open to new ideas and work together to push our company forward.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "True Talent"

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    Current Employee - Accounts in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marriner Marketing Communications

    Pros

    After working for a company where I was transferred alot and worked with many different teams l feel fortunate to have found Marriner where everyone is valued for their talents and supported wherever possible. Anyone who has been around the block enough will recognize what a great environment it is. The grass is always greener but if you know your stuff and want to do great work, you'll be in good company.

    Cons

    No place is perfect but any negatives are not worth mentioning.

  9. Helpful (11)

    "Great Co-Workers, Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marriner Marketing Communications full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The best part about working at MMC was my co-workers. Office culture promoted fun when I first started working there--yearly Crab Feasts, potlucks, etc. I gained a hefty resume with tons of experience, which helped me get a very rewarding job when I left. Please understand: from the first day of my employment to the day I left, these "Pros" had drastically changed.

    Cons

    Company culture took a turn for the worse when clients started leaving. Turnover in Accounts was huge--and often hidden from Clients. There was too much focus on the hours in the day an employee needed to be there... If the work was done, it shouldn't matter if they're a minute or two late or need to leave early. There was no encouragement to have a healthy work/life balance. So much creative was unoriginal and...

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    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at Directors and the way they treat employees--really look at the way they make your company look. Like as a CEO you care more about the minutes spent on a job than the quality of the work getting sent to clients. Work on showing employees you support a healthy work-life balance.

    Marriner Marketing Communications Response

    January 20, 2015Controller

    Thank you for taking the time to post this reply. We pay very close attention to exit interviews and reviews like this; they contribute to policy changes, cultural shifts and future staffing decisions. Like any business – over 25 years, we’ve experienced good times and bad times. ...

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  10. Helpful (9)

    "It's never enough"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Marriner Marketing Communications full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Intelligent, wonderful, creative people to work with. Punctuality is not demanded due to long hours. Pleasant work environment overall. Individuality is accepted.

    Cons

    Worked to a break down. No matter how hard one works, or how many hours one puts it, it is never enough. Too many projects and deadlines for anyone to handle. If you do manage to get most deadlines met by working 16+ hour days, weekends and holidays, you are awarded by getting more clients/work when someone leaves, because clearly you can handle the workload. The real reason is to keep overhead costs down by not hiring...

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    Marriner Marketing Communications Response

    January 20, 2015Controller

    We appreciate any and all feedback on our company. Like any Agency environment, there are instances where we may need to work longer hours to finish up a campaign or participate on a new business pitch. However, 16+ hour days or working on the weekends and holidays is not and has ...

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