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Merion Matters Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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  • 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)

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  1. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    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


  2. "Stay AWAY any positive reviews are fake"

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    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

  3. "The absolute worst employer. Ever."

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    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.


  4. "Sales"

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    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Still Posting?"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A series of poor decision making"

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    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.


  7. "Wasted Time"

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    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.

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    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, liberal work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of ability to conquer the competition of the internet

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Demise not a Surprise"

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    Former Employee - Management in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Management 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

    At the time of hire....compensation....in hindsight, not worth the aggravation.

    Cons

    Paranoid and untrusting senior management; shortsighted strategy, afraid of change and new ideas--"smartest people in the room" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Their closing is no surprise; what is a surprise is that it took so long. This organization, or lack there of, is proof of the Peter Principle. The owners had many good and talented people on staff but chose to be influenced by those in their "inner circle". The focus to be many things to many professions opened them up to be lousy at everything. Their constant cutting of quality was the first sign of the downward spiral. The incessant babble about the entry in the healthcare shop and custom promotions long after that market had dried up was probably one of the biggest mistakes.

    In the future, if you ever have one, respect your employees, value their creativity and out of the box thinking and don't be greedy.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Shady"

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

    I worked at Merion Matters full-time

    Pros

    The company is closed. Nice coworkers, awful owners.

    Cons

    Every day was filled with another nightmare. Paychecks never stable and at times not paid for a month. Emailed the night before saying company closing the next day.. talk about short notice! Horrible work environment which was due to the owners.


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