Merrick Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Merrick is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 22,097. The name Merrick is taken from the word Meroke (oyster bed), the name of the ancestral homeland of the Algonquian tribe formerly indigenous to the area. It is served by the Merrick station on the Long Island Rail Road on th
Proposal Specialist II (Former Employee) says"Poor management, low morale and horrible online filing systems. If you want to sit in front of a computer all day and have minimal contact with your co-workers, you might enjoy this company."
Department Manager (Former Employee) says"Rather than seeing the work get done, project managers played accountant with chargeable hours. Even ONE hour over budget was cause for alarm. Cons: A n a l retentive attitude"
Senior Manager (Former Employee) says"I spent about 17 years at Merrick and worked my way up to eventually hold a senior management position. It was in my later years that I discovered that Merrick is infiltrated with many unsavory individuals in middle and upper management who portray themselves as funny, outgoing, and trust worthy, but, in reality, once you see their dark side, your perception of them changes dramatically. The politics and back stabbing that happens at the upper middle and senior management levels by several people, including the current COO is very disturbing. Additionally, the company has fallen on hard times over the past several years with huge layoffs. Those that weren't laid off saw the writing on the wall and left on their own accord to better firms. Pay raises and bonuses were suspended (except for upper management), and the matching 401k was taken away as well. If you have other options for employment I encourage you to pursue them in lieu of Merrick. Honestly, I think you'll end up regretting it if you sign on with them. Cons: Very Political middle and upper management."
Industrial Mechanical Designer I / E&IC Designer (Former Employee) says"I never had 40 hours worth of work and I was bored most of the time. I asked to help other departments and wasn't offered any work unless it was to their benefit. I did the senior designers job when he quit and they didn't compensate me anymore for doing two jobs and at a much higher level than they hired me for. The manager and engineer I worked with were sexist towards women and treated me poorly on a daily basis."
Engineering (Former Employee) says"In Ga, Nothing good about this super dry work environment. All of the project mgrs and especially the office mgr (former proj mgr) are cut throat. All they care about is how good you make them look. Seems like fellow coworkers are walking on egg shells. If proj mgrs don't like you for any reason, you will not get work. True example, They will always wait "last minute" for completing deadlines, to minimize charging hours to the project. More than often, 5 minutes before you finish your scheduled 8 they will "ask" you to work over 1-2 hrs and sometimes till midnight or bring work home and work on weekends and question you with "side comments" about charging hours to the project that you actually work. Even if you are part-time you hear side comments about why you leave after your 6. If you don't comply, you will suffer later. They say they are family friendly? NOT, Wait and see how family friendly they are. These are my experiences there so if you don't have a family and you don't mind the pettiness then you will thrive. Don't say you not warned! Cons: Micro-managers with alot of power, money matters-employees don't"
Sr. Mechanical / Process Piping Designer (Former Employee) says"If you like communicating with a your manager/supervisor who is 2000+miles away via Skype, then this is the place for you. Really poor handling of the "working remote" situation because of COVID-19. Lousy training, poor communication of work/project allocation. Overall, I think if the conditions were different upon my hiring, I probably would have stayed on. Cons: Really bad onboarding process and effort to retain me as an employee"
Project Manager (Former Employee) says"The web site looks good and they talk up a good game, but once your are on the inside you discover a company overrun with people willing to throw others under the bus to advance their self serving agendas at the middle and upper management level. There were some good folks that I worked with (mainly in the trenches that actually do work), but most have moved on also because of this culture. Those who go the extra mile are rarely recognized unless it is of direct benefit to those at the top. Employee moral is low and turnover is high - need I say more? Cons: Low to average pay, health insurance below par for a company this size, retirement plan will be suspended at will if company is not making enough money"
Architect (Former Employee) says"Management perceives Architecture as an ancillary entity needed to support its Engineering efforts. Marketing excludes the pursuit of Architectural jobs and a lot of Architecture work is farmed out to outside firms. The office is a Project Management centric firm leaving little to no room for creative solutions or contact with clients. Work load varies greatly month to month due to client being the US government and marketing unable to pursue work beyond the US Government. Firm is not set up to pursue outside work and susceptible to frequent layoffs and hiring exercises. Management will not hesitate to lay people off at the first sign of slow down, which is often. A lot of good people work there but firm is incredibly top heavy with large overhead structure in place. Cons: Management. Marketing effort is short sighted. Frequent layoffs."
Architect III (Former Employee) says"Excellent Staff, To much overhead staff, poor management. Management is unaware of the work that is accomplished by staff and has a tendency to layoff from income staff and not from overhead-to many leaders. Working with the clients and fellow workers a plus, management a negative"
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says"Over work some employees dont show trainee around or how to do everything was kinda just trown in to everything. Not enough people working on the floor"
Civil Engineer II (Current Employee) says"The office environment is very low key, bordering on unprofessional. The management is lacking experiencing in anything but residential work. Residential work has been the core of the Charlotte office, low profit, high work load. Projects are poorly managed, with little accountability. Management is weak and inexperienced. If you are looking to improve your career, look somewhere else. Cons: poor management, low compensation"