Monday, January 02, 2012

The Few, The Proud, The Merkle

It’s not easy getting a job at Merkle, but then again it’s not supposed to be.

I can’t help myself.

Since reading this column by Thomas Heath in The Washington Post about Merkle I find myself conjuring up potential slogans for employee recruitment for the Columbia based company. Then again maybe they don’t really need that.

“It isn’t easy to get hired. The screening process includes making a presentation before three people, who then vote on whether they want you. “

That’s hard.

Still, it’s seems to be working. The 1,500 employee firm was recently valued at $400 million. That’s a long way from where they started when David Williams acquired Merkle in 1988. “And Williams has his sights set on raising revenue to $1 billion a year.”

And that will certainly require a few more people.
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