Merck Reviews in United Kingdom

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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with opportunities to work from home in most positions (in 120 reviews)

  • Good benefits and still have a pension program in addition to the 401k (in 92 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance was hard due to work overload due to staff reduction (in 29 reviews)

  • Upper management take care of each other creating the perception of insularity (in 44 reviews)

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    Mismatch between public face and private culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Merck

    Pros

    Broad-based pharmaceutical company with opportunities in multiple professional and geographic areas. The range of the company - including human and animal health, prescription and OTC pharma, research as well as sales - provides good scope for lateral moves. The company is well represented in most countries, however expatriate assignments are not fostered.

    Cons

    Very significant disconnect between values espoused in public and the business culture actually in place. The company and Fred Hassan present a very attractive philosophy and vision, however in reality the company is very aggressive commercially with a lot of cynical attitudes among staff who must act in ways that are not reflected in the espoused culture.

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    Follow through with the espoused values.

    Doesn't Recommend
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