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Merkle Columbia Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Work from home is the biggest plus for me (in 27 reviews)

  • You have the opportunity to work with really smart people (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to establish work life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Chicago office is neglected and long hours are the norm (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture! Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merkle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Excellent benefits
    Lot of opportunities for growth
    Good work / life balance
    Transparent leadership

    Cons

    Fast paced environment
    Some travel required (depending on the position)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be focused on long-term vision vs. short-term goals.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Limited capacity to be successful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice-President in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Vice-President in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merkle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Superior martech and adtech domain expertise. Need for service in the market place

    Cons

    Limited demand generation. Leadership that is in place won't get the company to the next growth curve. Good ole boy system with limited meritocracy.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your VP to EVP to new talent. Existing is comfortable and stale.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "lacking real leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting area to work in

    Cons

    inexperienced leadership, old boys club


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  5. "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merkle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and the People

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Sales vs. Service at Merkle"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merkle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All of the people I work with to serve clients are smart, hard working and fun. If it weren't for them and a "we're in this together" mentality, I would no longer work for Merkle.

    Cons

    The sales team is so disconnected from the teams servicing clients, which makes new client onboarding painful for both Merkle and the new client. Even upselling current clients causes issues as we fail to increase staff for increased SOWs.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring and developing strong entry level employees rather than trying to solve with expensive titles. If you really want to know how things are going on some of your largest accounts, ask the team in the weeds.


  7. "Art Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Art Director in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merkle (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Great clients. Great challenges. Great pay. Flexibility. Dogs. Free candy and snacks. Free beverages. And yes, free lunch—occasionally.

    Cons

    Is seems like the management style is always changing. Sometimes the waves get bumpy.

    Advice to Management

    Steady the ship.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Columbia, MD
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merkle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to work with really smart people.

    Cons

    Organizational shifts, layoffs and cut backs have impacted the ability to manage a healthy work/life balance.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Great experience and co-workers; horrible management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Tech Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Tech Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merkle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding functional experience. Whatever your chosen trade, you will get a ton of experience in it!

    Cons

    Absolutely deplorable management. Zero work life balance. Expect to put in minimal 50 hours a week. Hap-hazard broken business processes organization wide. Prepared to be laughed at or ignored if you try to make any suggestions that could have a positive impact. The turn around rate is extremely high. The reason people give when leaving is always the same: "Love my co-workers and job. Can't stand management."

    Advice to Management

    Leave


  10. "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merkle (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work hard play hard environment, no red tape, hard workers are rewarded and the people are some of the brightest you will encounter

    Cons

    Work life balance is a stretch

    Advice to Management

    The company is on the right track


  11. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merkle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great team, great company, respectful management. The vision of the company is always keeping growing and hiring only best candidates. unlimited vacation!!!!

    Cons

    So far don't see any minuses in the company


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