Merck Reviews in United Kingdom

1,173 Reviews
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Merck President & CEO Kenneth C. Frazier
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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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  1.  

    Leant a lot and developed professionally

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Merck full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company package. Health insurance, maternity package, good car options for field representatives and option to include dental and life insurance coverage for family at a small monthly cost

    Cons

    Too many "brown-nosers" getting ahead. Too much internal politics. I guess most sales environments are like that. Hard work should be adequately compensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be some improvement in middle management people skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK as long as you have no ambitionfor promotion

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

    I worked at Merck

    Pros

    Fun place to work, good salary and good car scheme

    Cons

    No hope of promotion, managers brought in from outside. Employees treated like mushrooms - kept in the dark and fed sh*t.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be much more transparent, listen to the employees more about where they want to progress to in their careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    ex employee of SChering Plough... whose mission statement is 'to earn trust....sometimess'

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    I worked at Merck

    Pros

    good location. final salary pension like in the NHS< but may go now after the merger/ take over.

    Cons

    hypocritical senior management. poor work life balance. not a great salary and culture. poor bonuses compared to USA and no stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it is difficult as the senior management is likely to change after the merger with Merck. Listen lore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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