Rewards & Benefits

Our Rewards Program

Everyone deserves to be recognized for great work. Recognition for doing a great job is a key part of our culture, and there are plenty of opportunities at Merkle to not only receive recognition but to recognize colleagues and co-workers for the amazing work they do. We also believe in granting dreams – what have you always wanted to do? Well, Merkle will give you the chance every quarter to do exactly that…

Dream Grants
Once each quarter an individual dream and a team “Dream Grant” are granted. Merkle provides the cash and time off to make our employees’ dreams a reality. Our Dream Grants have made all of these dreams -- and many more -- come true.

Surf Specialists Trip to HawaiiBelize Dream Grant

Charm City Wedding CakeMerkle Ink Dream Grant

International Offshore YachtingOktoberfest Dream Grant

Lots of recognition and maybe even a new ride!
Recognition for a doing great work is a key part of the Merkle culture. Employees are eligible to receive and give each other cash awards for great work. Awards are distributed monthly, quarterly and annually at a red carpet awards celebration where the top prize is the Chairman’s award. What does the winner of the Chairman’s Award receive? A two-year paid lease on a brand new BMW!

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Merkle Awards CeremonyMerkle Awards Ceremony

2013 Award Winners2013 Award Winners

Very cool work environments
The feeling is relaxed and casual with lots of places for teams to meet or share ideas over a game of pool, foosball or Wii. Just about everyone, including the CEO, routinely wears jeans. In addition, our employees enjoy free on-site coffee bars, sodas and fountain drinks. We have onsite or near site gyms to make workouts easy and free of cost. Certain office locations are also pet friendly and it’s not unusual to see “Fido” at the office with his best friend.

Mentoring Program - where advice often comes right from the top!
Merkle’s Mentoring Program is one of the ways we help our talented people go further faster. Our mentors play the role of sponsor (get that next role), coach (overcome that one thing), guide (where should I go next?), and sounding board (what do you think about this...?). 

Our Benefits Program 

Our goal at Merkle is to create an environment where the best people in our industry want to work and have the opportunity to showcase their skills with the best brands in the world. We offer benefits to our employees, their spouse or domestic partner and their children. A summary of our benefits is shown below and a detailed description of all of our Benefits can be provided by Talent Acquisition.

Merkle offers two medical insurance options through Blue Cross Blue Shield: a PPO Plan and a High Deductible Plan. To offset the costs of the high deductible plan we also offer a Health Savings Account (HSA).

Merkle's dental coverage is offered through Delta Dental. The plan is a PPO which pays benefits for in and out of network services.

Our vision coverage, offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP), provides employees reimbursement for eye exams, lenses and frames every 12 months.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Merkle offers Health Care FSA, Dependent Care FSA, Limited FSA and a Parking/Transit FSA. You can use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible expenses.

Life and AD&D Insurance
Merkle provides Basic Life and AD&D insurance. In addition, employees can buy additional employee and dependent life insurance.

Disability Insurance
Merkle provides company-paid short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) insurance.

Maternity/Paternity Leave
The Maternity Leave program provides paid leave for new moms and dads.

The Merkle 401(k) Plan, administered by Fidelity Investments, is available to assist you with saving for your retirement.

Education Reimbursement Program:

  • Internal Education Benefits: Merkle University (MU) was founded in the '90s because we understand the importance of continuous learning. Every employee is required to attend or teach classes and this commitment to learning ensures our employees – and Merkle – are well prepared for the future. MU offers a wide variety of classes in just about every discipline.

  • External Education Benefits: Merkle will reimburse you for eligible tuition costs as well as associated fees, lab fees and books up to an annual maximum amount of $7,500 for classes in which you earn a grade "B" or "Pass" in the case of a "Pass/Fail" course.

Other Benefits
Other benefits employees can take advantage of are Legal Services, Pet Insurance, Discount Programs, and more…