Merck Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    I worked as a production operator & assembler

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Wilson, NC
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Wilson, NC

    I worked at Merck

    Pros

    Very good & respectable company..Also great benefits

    Cons

    It's hard to say when working for a wonderful company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Fullfilling

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    Current Employee - Senior Sourcing Analyst - Procurement
    Current Employee - Senior Sourcing Analyst - Procurement

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    We are manufacturing vaccines that will save lives.

    Cons

    Challenges is the ability to make changes on the fly. When working with a company that is managed by the FDA, making changes to manufacturing processes takes a long time in order to obtain approval from the FDA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    Quality of life and work balance.

    Cons

    None, I can't complain, and it keeps getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remote work is productive work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great company with exception culture

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Merck

    Pros

    Merck has so much to offer with the best benefit package and tremendous employee job satisfaction. The culture was so amazing; you just enjoyed going to work everyday!

    Cons

    No cons that come to mind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Awesome Company

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    Current Employee - Training in Kenilworth, NJ
    Current Employee - Training in Kenilworth, NJ

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Great People and great environment

    Cons

    Closing sites which means more work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Contractor

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Merck as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The salary was not bad

    Cons

    The moral of the employees is low because most of the employees are working as contractors and not long term employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great for a job, not good for a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    Pay is good. Managers and coworkers are friendly and helpful. Good rewards system. Good place to get a job and do the minimum not to get fired. Easy to milk the system.

    Cons

    Managers are powerless to break through stupid policies. Career advancement is for those who are polished and don't rock the boat. Sr. Managers act in their best self interest instead of what's best for Merck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Working at this company is extremely rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    Challenging, team spirit, highly regarded company

    Cons

    Demanding, requires detailed strategies, travel,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merck

    Pros

    Family atmosphere and good benefits. I was on maternity leave for six months. They were very accomodating. If they didn't shut down our plant I would still work there.

    Cons

    Downsizing the company after mergers. No room for growth beachside of the employee base that increased after each awcuisiton.

    Recommends
  11. Strong company wit excellent pay and benefits

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    Current Employee - Director in North Wales, PA
    Current Employee - Director in North Wales, PA

    I have been working at Merck full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong committment to the customer. Great pay and benefits. Employees are treated fairly. Good work emvironment. Great work life balance for most. Can work from home. Summer hours.

    Cons

    Constant downsizing and reducing spend on valued projects. Need to focus on the employee and their value to the organization vs. just reducing resources. This is happening every year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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