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Merkle Columbia Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • The extremely generous work-from-home policy and great benefits definitely stand out as the biggest pros (in 31 reviews)

  • You have the opportunity to work with really smart people (in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to establish work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Long hours (poor work/life balance) (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Sales vs. Service at Merkle"

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    • 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.


  2. 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.

  3. Helpful (11)

    "Great experience and co-workers; horrible management"

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    • 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


  4. "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


  5. "Software Engineer"

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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
    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


  6. "Statistician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Analytics - Statistician in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Advanced Analytics - Statistician in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work environment is an absolute pleasure! You feel valued, great people all around, and there's an opportunity to express your creativity. Perfect work-life balance. Being a high growth company there are a lot of promotions frequently.

    Cons

    You don't get paid enough compared to industry standards. Sometimes there is a lack of direction due to rapid growth and constantly changing industry landscape.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part just keep doing what you're doing. The company is heading in the right direction. #MerkleProud


  7. "Working for Merkle more than 10 years now."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Lead Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Ops Lead Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I am working for this company for 10 years now.
    It is totally dedicated, compassionate, and smart people. Very fast paced, flexibility to work from home, decent pay and generous vacation. Overall nice to work with Merkle.

    Cons

    need to work multiple accounts, but flexibility will compensate this.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. 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


  10. "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.


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