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Merkle Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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  • Hard to establish work life balance (in 54 reviews)

  • Long hours due to client demands (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Account Director in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, management listens, great leadership and mentoring, flexibility to balance life and work, excellent learning and growth opportunities, transparency from executive leadership, good programs to recognize contributors and successes at all levels of the company

    Cons

    Hours can be long and sometimes resources are stretched thin, but it's expected given the industry, and there are ways to balance it

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay transparent and informative in the face of growth and acquisition - hearing from and having access to approachable leaders at the top of the company is one of the things that really works at Merkle

    Merkle Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – People Department

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We really appreciate your feedback and advice to management. Thank you for being a dedicated part of the team for more than five years... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, collaborative teams, community involvement, friendly culture.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, friendly, smart people. Good career stepping stone.

    Cons

    Culture of working late. They prefer to hire from outside versus promote.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership sessions aren’t effective if you’re hiring people who can talk the loudest versus actually lead.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A lot has changed"

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    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart People, Flexible environment, good pay. Work-hard, play-hard culture (that can also be a con....depends on you)

    Cons

    Increases have dwindled to nothing, even if you're a top rated performer. All about the margin, no matter the cost to the employee (meaning no more work life balance, which Merkle used to tout in recruiting). Too many unhappy people, means crappy attitudes all over the place. Not how it used to be!

    Advice to Management

    Get back to focusing on employees and clients. Make Merkle fun again. Give more than 2% to top employees. Scope clients accordingly - and don't make employees pay the price for being short-staffed.


  5. "DMT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merkle full-time

    Pros

    People, resources for learning technical skills and gaining experience in the digital platform.

    Cons

    Advancement is hard to come by for some. Low salaries. Work life balance is tough.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid the pitchforks, be more transparent about what is happening within groups.
    Be fair across the board.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Merkle"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merkle full-time

    Pros

    Happy, fast pace, high energy level, high tech

    Cons

    Sweat shop, high turn over,


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Unpredictable work environment with demanding clients"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote opportunities
    Unlimited vacation
    Supportive management (but have little power to actually change anything because they are as stressed as you)

    Cons

    Clients walk all over you
    Unpredictable and long hours
    Stressful work environment

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting clients stress out the teams. 60-80 hour+ work weeks are not uncommon and many people work weekends. Set boundaries with clients so they are not walking all over the account teams. Then the account teams stress out resource teams.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Typical Corporate Company"

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    Former Employee - Search Marketing Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Search Marketing Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment and colleagues were great.

    Cons

    Management lacked communication skills. Very corporate style company with little benefit to hard work. Preformed multiples layoffs with little to no reasoning. The company seems to have a retention problem with employees - "Revolving Door".

    Advice to Management

    Your employees drive this company. Communication is key when it comes to continued success.


  9. "Innovative, smart, and passionate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love this organization -- focused on constantly pushing the envelope to benefit its clients with an eye toward employees. Forward looking starting from the top down with an entrepreneurial culture

    Cons

    It can be hard to keep up!

    Advice to Management

    As with any growth organization pipeline recruiting and other functions can lag resulting in frustration and over taxing of the best people


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merkle full-time

    Pros

    The office location is good.

    Cons

    The management team was not helpful.


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