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Merkle Columbia Reviews

Updated March 11, 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "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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    "Great Ride"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team, incredibly smart people and a driven company with a unique culture

    Cons

    Need to be proactive taking charge of your career and work life balance


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Absolutely Love It...But Not For Everyone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Merkle full-time

    Pros

    * Work/Life Flexibility,
    * Compensation
    * Great place for those who do not need hand holding
    * Camaraderie and Relationships
    * Treated Like an Adult, Growth Company
    * Top Client List
    * Amazing Corporate Events (Most Senior Level Employees Only)
    * Free Snacks and Drinks,
    * Privately Held by Down to Earth and Accessible CEO
    * Financially Transparent,
    * Overall Fun Place to Work

    Cons

    * Reorganizations and layoffs can be a morale buster
    * If you are part of an acquisition, need to accept Merkle and not hold onto the past. Merkle does not want a collection of companies but rather one unified organization
    * Getting better, but still some "Frat Boy" antics
    * Expected to put in the hours/travel when required
    * Minimal career direction - need to plot your own way


  8. "Director"

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    • 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
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Great environment that has a lot of really smart team members.
    -Numerous opportunities to develop your skill set with the best in the business
    -Direction set by leadership positions the org well for continued success and growth.
    -Great Benefits
    -Great Leadership

    Cons

    With rapid growth comes growing pains and alignment challenges. From my perspective leadership and team members seem to handle this challenge quite well given the complexities involved.

    Advice to Management

    This is most transparent company I've ever been involved with. Leadership seems to be aware of the vulnerabilities and prioritizes accordingly. I continue to learn a great deal from Merkle leadership.


  9. "Fun Summer"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Columbia, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Merkle as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment for learning new skills. Provided great experience with Google Adwords and working with large sets of data.

    Cons

    No real cons working at this company for 10 weeks. I think my experience was very beneficial for my future career.


  10. "EVP"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company full of really smart people; super interesting market; Growing, expanding and developing more discipline as it does. A great place for people who like to be really empowered; you'll find that people really care about individuals here. they want you to be responsible for your own career - but they want you focused on learning and development continually; a GREAT place to work

    Cons

    Not a con - just a reality - you have to be energetic and super smart to fit in here. You also need to be flexible and eager to deal with issues both strategic and detailed. If not - do not even think about it

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to your strong culture AS you scale


  11. "AWESOME growing, creative company full of highly intelligent people"

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

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

    Pros

    This is a company full of people who are great to work with, and so great - you'd also like to spend time with them outside of work. Great energy - great focus, growing market with digital CRM. Tons of opportunity for career advancement and learning.

    Cons

    Have seen none so far! Great opportunities to contribute to growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing - showing that you care; supporting such a great culture


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