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  • Merkle update
    3 days ago

    The annual Merkle Awards were held this week. The event highlights the accomplishments of Merkle's top performers in 20 different award categories. Congrats to this year's winners and nominees!

  • Merkle update
    8 days ago

    Merkle's planned spend of $1 billion on acquisitions over the next 5 years is detailed in this AdAge interview with David Williams.

    Merkle Will Spend $1 Billion on Acquisitions in Next Five Years

    The Marketing Data Services Firm Has $1 Billion Set Aside for Acquisitions in Next Five Years Merkle may be much smaller than its competitors, but the firm is preparing for a growth spurt. The privately held marketing data-services company has set aside $1 billion for acquisitions over the next five years and plans two of those purchases in the next three to four months.


Merkle – Why Work For Us?

Merkle is a place where exceptionally talented people can harness their skills, build enduring relationships - friendships, actually - and do remarkable things they otherwise wouldn't.

We seek world-class talent wherever it's found and when possible, ask them to work in a Merkle office location. Because we draw vast amounts of energy - and enjoyment - from personal interactions.

Every member of our community has access to what they need to realize their own and the company's - full potential.

Our people are tightly aligned, which means we all understand the company's strategy. Our ongoing all-company meetings keep everyone up-to-date on our progress toward realizing our ambitious goals. We share and celebrate victories large and small, recognizing our hard-fought wins.

An in the process, all of us realize that we're each serving something bigger than just ourselves.

Ready to join the Merkle Team? View our open positions here.

Our Refreshingly Honest Culture


The work is paramount here. We hire smart, talented, driven people and we want our employees to be themselves. We abhor corporate red tape and unnecessary dress pants (even our CEO wears jeans). Our people truly are our greatest asset. Bring your personality and style to the office and don’t be afraid to have some fun! Read our Culture Book to learn more about what it's like to work at Merkle, Inc.

  • Business is personal
  • Recruit and retain great people
  • Trust and transparency are mission critical
  • Principles trump rules
  • Tackle the brutal truths head-on
  • Community matters
  • Nothing outweighs high-performing people, relationships, and results


Life’s short. Love where you work.

You won’t be shackled to a cubicle here. We respect that you play other roles in life — if you need to leave early for your kid’s game, that’s OK. We also think a vacation should be enjoyed. Our unique program lets you take that extra day at the beach without feeling guilty. From flexible work schedules, fun office events, and cash rewards to extensive health benefits and savings plans, we invest in our employees, because our employees are our company.

Comprehensive Benefits Include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance as well as Disability Insurance
  • 'No Rules' Vacation Policy
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • 401(k)
  • Other Benefits: Other benefits employees can take advantage of are Legal Services, Pet Insurance, Discount Programs, and more…

Wait, there's more!

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Access to Merkle University (MU)
  • Volunteer Opportunites with Merkle Gives Back
  • Women in Leadership Program



When you do a terrific job, we want you to know it’s noticed and appreciated.

Attribute Awards:

When you do a terrific job, we want you to know it’s noticed and appreciated. Merkle’s monthly attribute awards are an easy way for your colleagues to recognize your effort, whether it was a great idea or just going out of your way to make them look good. To top it off, the company tosses in a $25 gift card each time you’re nominated.

Dream Grants:

Everybody has dreams that extend beyond the workplace. Maybe you’ve always wanted to bike through the Rocky Mountains or throw tomatoes in Spain’s La Tomatina festival. Every quarter, a few employees are awarded the money they need to live out their craziest dreams. We want you to embrace greatness in every facet of your life.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Merkle.


    After three phone interviews I was brought in to meet the staff, present a project then had to wait a bit to get confirmation of the interview results. The interviews were casual, but professional but there certainly is a phased approach to how Merkle hires. One of the most important parts of being hired here is to ensure fit.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the most interesting things about this interview process is the requirement to present a project to a group of peer and senior personnel. This presentation is a key portion of your final interview and is then evaluated by all members who attended.   1 Answer


    Simple, straightforward.

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Additional Info

Website www.merkleinc.com
Headquarters Columbia, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1971
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue ₹1 to ₹5 billion (INR) per year

Merkle is the largest privately-held customer relationship marketing agency and the fastest-growing agency of any discipline in the U.S for 2013. For more than 25 years, Fortune 1,000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with us to build and maximize the value of their customer portfolios. We work with brands like Dell, Google, GEICO, DirecTV, Regions... More

Mission: Merkle’s number one goal is to be a great company. We are in constant pursuit of excellence; with a combination of organic, people-driven success and smart acquisitions... More

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