Life at Merriman


We seek not simply to exist but to thrive. We flourish together when everyone sees each day as an opportunity for growth and learning.

We expect our employees to be curious, to seek and give feedback, to be open to new perspectives and ways of doing things, and to step out of their comfort zone. Everyone deserves to live fully.


Puget Sound Business Journal Best Places to Work 2022.

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FORBES America’s Top RIA Firms 2022 and 2023

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We Bring Our Best Selves to Work Every Day.

We embrace the Merriman guiding principles in everything we do. They embody the very fiber of who we are personally and professionally, which naturally carries over into the service we provide for our clients.


  • Seek and value diverse viewpoints
  • Lean into hard conversations
  • Choose based on careful thought, not the path of least resistance
  • Tackle the hard and important problems
  • Find and implement solutions
  • Don’t wait for certainty or perfection
  • Be willing to take risks
  • Take initiative and responsibility
  • Continuously seek to better yourself
  • Go the last 10% to deliver something truly special
  • Create wow moments
  • Be authentic
  • Have fun together
  • Find the positive in the unknown
  • Remember the best moments often come when you least expect them
  • It is your choice, make it what you want it to be
  • Set your teammates up for success
  • Share your expertise
  • Ensure everyone has a voice
  • Find solutions where everybody wins

Our CuLTure

We are all part of a team

We serve our clients best as a team and we achieve our goals as a team. Our employees appreciate the support and camaraderie they get from being part of the team-oriented culture.

We regularly enjoy recognition celebrations, team-building activities, group volunteer opportunities, and social clubs based on a variety of interests such as cooking, dining, crafts, skiing, running, hiking, dogs, and more!

Our employees are the heart of our business

We believe investing in our employees is critical to our success. Beyond competitive pay and a comprehensive wellness package (medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability), we offer a generous paid time off program, 401(k) matching program, gym membership reimbursement, and other ‘extras’ that promote a healthy work-life balance and make Merriman a fun, fulfilling place to work.


Hybrid work has become part of our DNA.

We find it provides flexibility and time for life outside the office, balanced with opportunities for collaboration, mentoring, and spontaneous idea-sharing that come with being together in an office.

We opened our new Seattle and Bellevue offices in 2022 and fitted them with technology that allows a seamless transition between working from home and the office. Each of our offices has its own character and amenities including Zoom conference rooms and communal spaces for eating and gathering.

Happy employees translate to happy clients

Both Seattle area offices offer private spaces for meditation, reflection, or nursing, and in-building gyms for workouts with colleagues.

Though smaller, our offices in Eugene and Spokane have the same “Merriman feel” and are centrally located, providing a variety of amenities within walking distance of each.



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