Schering-Plough
3.3 of 5 122 reviews
www.merck.com Whitehouse Station, NJ 5000+ Employees

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Schering-Plough President, CEO, and Director Kenneth C. (Ken) Frazier

Kenneth C. (Ken) Frazier

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Schering-Plough disappearing in 2010, Good riddance!!

Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
Kenilworth, NJ

I have been working at Schering-Plough

ProsNo one knows if you are working or not. It's a "WallyWorld". Good severance packages coming when Merck cut all of our jobs, Just ride thewave until the severances come. 6 months of pay...

ConsNo management direction. The best have already been fired in the name of cost cutting. The management that is left is deluded into thinking that anything they do now matters. Hello--You have been bought out. Your job is over! No one likes each other or even speaks. It is as bad as anyone could ever imagine. The place sucks!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementSell, They listened!!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Job Stenosis-AKA going nowhere fast!

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Grand Rapids, MI

I worked at Schering-Plough

ProsDecent products. That is all I can say.

ConsWhen I hired in, I was looking for a stable company; one with growth opportunity. I know, the economy and downsizing and all. But, they were expanding the hospital sales force and I thought this would be a great place to really develop as a salesman. Unfortunately, when a generic hit the market and Vytorins clinicals were published, all bets were off. It was a crazy downward spiral. Heck, they couldn't even hire a manager for over 1 1/4 years for my territory. That should say it all right there.

Advice to Senior ManagementRefer to the above problem. 12 people with no manager, what are we expected to do. I know, work, and we did. We put up some pretty impressive numbers but with no manager sticking up for the work you've done and can't commend you, you're dead meat when the RD wants to downsize.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Formerly Happy Organon Employees Hate SGP and Are All Leaving ASAP!

Global Drug Information Manager (Current Employee)
Kenilworth, NJ

I have been working at Schering-Plough

ProsIt is a large company so very anonymous. You can get by here in a Wally-like" way and not be noticed for years if you do a minimum of work.

ConsManagement elevated by the Peter Principle. They promote good workers who have no management skills rather than hire or create/train managers. Two faced management. They project that they are ethical and give us nothing but ethics/compliance training, yet lie about their clinical trials. They cut or force out good people to increase shareholder value. This is an awful place to work. Everyone who was knowledgeable from Organon has left.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Schering-Plough Mirrors Wallstreet, Management ProspersWhile Wages & Moral of Everyday Employees Suffer

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Schering-Plough

ProsRelationships with customers, health insurance, 401K match and company car.

ConsSchering-Plough is at the low end of the pay scale for pharmaceutical sales. Sales managers are abusive and harrassing and HR supports them. Goals are unrealistic and therefore bonus potential is minimal.

Advice to Senior ManagementGoals should be attainable to keep sales force motivated. Sales Managers needs training! Micromanagement, intimidation and criticism are not the positive and motivating environment that sales peole need to excel. We need 360 reviews without fear of retribution. Decline in real wages is causing serious employee apathy. Invest in your employees it will pay dividends!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If you take pride in your work and want to proud of your employer don't work here.

Associate Director (Current Employee)
Kenilworth, NJ

I have been working at Schering-Plough

ProsThey are one of the few corporations that still offers a pension plan and stock awards.

ConsVery poor leadership, and it is dominated by people who use the "command and control" method. Poor IT support and defective systems. Poor communication - there is either no communication or it is miscommunication. There is a double standard of accountability. The workload is impossible to balance with family needs.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to use the Schering-Plough motto of "Earning Trust Everyday", you have to start with telling the truth. No one- employees, Congress, the public - believes you. Command and control does not work. There should not be a double standard regarding leader behaviours - the same performance benchmarks should be applied to low-level and high-level employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fairplay & Integrity Are Illusions at SP: "Talk it, but don't walk it"...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Kenilworth, NJ

I have been working at Schering-Plough

ProsSo many wonderful products: life-saving drugs

ConsManagement & HR have a general lack of ethics, integrity & absence of moral-compass: "double-speak", ignoring & bending of the rules, favoritism, subjective reviews, & "good-ole-girl" mentality, are pervasive cultural maladies.

Advice to Senior ManagementIntroduce 360* performance reviews, listen to staff-subordinate feed-back on management & business issues, require managers to facilitate staff (not themselves), note metrics on excessive turn-over rate & loss of good, experienced employees to competitors

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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