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Merrill Corporation Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Lack of communication between teams and among upper management (in 10 reviews)

  • Way too much middle-management, leading to micro-managing of employees (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to learn newer technologies."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn newer technologies.

    Cons

    Management direction is not clear.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Really Sad what is happening"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great group of employees dedicated to go above and beyond for customers, each and every day.

    Cons

    Company is being sold of piece by piece. It is staggering. All the while sales personnel are being added at break neck speed in the Financial sector. CEO and CAO do not care for employees, Neither understand people, motivations or the value of the individuals who work so hard for them.

  3. "Merrill Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, Fun, Warm Culture, Flexible scheduling

    Cons

    24/7 Operation, Few promotion Opportunities on off-shifts, Development accountability could be better

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of the Operational staff, the experience that resides there with the clients surpasses any focus group or marketing initiative.


  4. "Good Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to expand your experience.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is not as available as it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within more. Don't require people to leave to have advancement opportunities.


  5. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company hires the best people, so you're working around quality.

    Cons

    It's a massive corporation, so its got the same issues as all the Fortune 500 have.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Learned a lot. Built great relationships. High turnover meant my network grew substantially while at this company (both a pro and con).

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management. Employees in constant state of flux. Company (as of late) is incredibly unstable feeling from an employee perspective. Beware all the job openings. There is a reason for that. Most longer-term employees just hoping for a severance package at this point. Good luck moving up if you're not in the old boys club.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great job conditions at the office

    Cons

    No complaints from my point of view

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Rude, disrespectful manager who uses fear to control employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great, friendly team
    Not much else

    Cons

    Manager never communicated with our team, managed by making people fear for their jobs or fear her lashing out on them. It was incredibly uncomfortable, felt like I could never relax or take a break because I didn't want to be yelled at. We would work late into the night while she left at 5:00. Never felt like she cared about anything other than 100% perfection at all times. Was laid off via email in the middle of the day, she never told my team, never met face-to-face to discuss options (ie., fewer hours, working fewer days, etc.) simply said there weren't enough jobs to keep me busy. It was incredibly rude, disrespectful and put me in an awkward position as I was still getting assigned jobs AFTER I got laid off. Horrendous management, I've never felt so incredibly disrespected. I would never suggest working here as they work you like a dog and seldom reward you. The company seems to be failing according to other reviews so avoid this sinking ship at all costs. Despite being left high and dry financially, I am relieved to have gotten out of this terrible company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people, respect the hard work they put forth and don't threaten their jobs in order to get better performance. Also, when firing/laying someone off, be polite, do it in person. It's incredibly unprofessional otherwise.


  9. "Sr. Enhanced Desktop Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    Merrill does not stay up to date with latest software for PC's and MAC's. Needs to work on client retention.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it..."

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

    I worked at Merrill Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, some really nice people

    Cons

    Managers overpaid, hourly underpaid, lots of turnover, no upwards mobility, terrible office politics, lots of favoritism, managers are very out of touch

    Advice to Management

    Start supporting your non-management group more - offer actual raises not the bare minimum and reduce the drama from all levels of the company


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