Merion Matters Reviews | Glassdoor

Merion Matters Reviews

Updated February 5, 2018
127 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

1.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Ann Kielinski
78 Ratings

127 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Flex time lets me leave early to go interview for a new job" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Great pay, liberal work life balance" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not being paid on time ( 2-3 pay periods late) so you can imagine that your bills aren't going to be paid on time" (in 6 reviews)

  • "let health insurance lapse and not tell employees" (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Looking Forward, Not Back"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Pennsylvania in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Pennsylvania in King of Prussia, PA

    Pros

    I am a current employee with more than 20 years of tenure here. Like all publishers, Merion has faced rough waters in recent years. Today we are a much leaner operation, but we are also very talented and determined. Yes, we faced some payroll issues in fall 2015 due. These have stabilized and now well into February 2016 we have set new records in our commercial division and just last week closed our annual education guide with higher revenue than the prior year. Our national Nurse publication exceeds sales goals month after month. We have many exciting things going on here. If you are a prospective employee, I urge you to talk with current employees rather than rely only on reviews written by people who no longer work here. Current employees know what is going on today. We are happy to share our perspective with you during the interview process. We invite your questions, so that we can clear up misperceptions.

    Cons

    Content management system could use updating; Loss of experienced employees has had impacts; Conference travel has been reduced

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop the new young talent that has been hired over the past 6 months; Keep looking forward ...


  2. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Illustrator
    Former Employee - Illustrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Merion (Advance) always strives to put both its employees and its consumers at the top. This company is a tribute to the American Dream, and the fact that it grew so fast is a testament to its founders and managers, and of course all the workers and employees I had the honor and pleasure of working with for nearly a decade and a half.
    I'm sure any changes made since I left a few years back were made for the benefit of all the employees, since the place always was a family atmosphere, and the love, care, and attention given by Ann and Woody thruout the decades of its peak, to their employees, and the people they all serve in the medical community still exist, and will always be appreciated. It's this attitude that will sustain them into the coming years, and insure continued success for them in the future.

    Cons

    Not many I can name. Prospective employees will always have to make their own decisions, but, as I said, I was always treated well, and always respected the opinion and direction of most of the decisions that were made.

    Advice to Management

    I left a few years back, and I had the luxury and advantage of success in other related fields, before my time at Merion, and after, so I just would suggest the continued approach of specialty sales and services, and an effort at slowly, but more strongly pursuing the research and academic avenues of the market.

  3. "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time

    Pros

    40 hr work week was nice

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, really bad morale


  4. "Marketing Coordinator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time

    Pros

    Worked with an amazing group in the Marketing department

    Cons

    The owners didn't understand marketing


  5. "Stay AWAY any positive reviews are fake"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Zero, Beware as any promises of income are lies

    Cons

    Stole from advertisers and customers by not delivering products bought, did not mail magazines. Did not pay salaries on time, healthcare and 401k contributions, commissions, rent, vendors. Is in litigation and multiple lawsuits.

    Closed operations in Feb kicked out all employees other than handful, thus any positive reviews over at least last year are fake

    Advice to Management

    Stay closed

    Merion Matters Response

    Sep 22, 2017 – Corporate Communications Director

    Merion Matters is closed. The company has not been recruiting or hiring employees since February of 2017. This is verifiable through the DOL. All outstanding wage concerns are resolved. This is... More


  6. "The absolute worst employer. Ever."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was laid off not a minute too soon. The worst experience in my entire career. Crazy. Just crazy. Never had a met such insecure people in my entire life.

    Cons

    I accepted the position. I often did wish I had never agreed to the interview and accepted the position. I truly believe in kharma.

    Advice to Management

    Never go into business again. Ever.


  7. "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule offered for most departments.

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day to call all contacts

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Still Posting?"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time

    Pros

    Why is this site still up Glassdoor? The company is closed permanently...tired of getting review notifications for a company who is no longer hiring. The company was a great experience for me and I took that knowledge to move on.

    Cons

    Needed more parking spaces for employees close to the building.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A series of poor decision making"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time

    Pros

    For many years, a great set of people across the departments.

    Cons

    Poor direction and choices from the top, only looking for "yes" managers. Then some shady business at the end.


  10. "Wasted Time"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time

    Pros

    There were none. It just got worse and worse as time went on.

    Cons

    Everything. All of the benefits declined in quantity and quality and the pay rate was never comensurate.


Showing 127 of 131 reviews
Reset Filters