I worked at Merck KGaA as an intern (less than a year)Pros
great people, insightful research, family values, global reach, excellent career opportunities and a true commitment to junior talent. great combination of a global player and considerable size for individual employee support.Cons
family values sometimes compete with pure business rationale. not a true con, but something to be mindful of regarding company philosophy.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
(Translated from English)Application Details
I applied online – interviewed at Merck KGaA in December 2012.Interview Details
Ich erwartete ein gut organisiertes Bewerbungsgespräch, aber es kam ganz anders. Die Gastfreundschaft war minimal. Die Arbeitsumgebung war uninspirierend und ziemlich langweilig. Ich mochte den Personalchef. Er unterschied sich deutlich vom Rest des Teams. Beim Gespräch war niemand von der Personalabteilung anwesend und das technische Team fragte mich nichts Technisches, von einer Person abgesehen.
Expected a well organized interview, but it never happened. Hospitality was minimum. Work environment was uninspiring and pretty boring. I love the hiring manager. He was quite different to the rest of the team. The interview team did not include any rep. from HR and the technical team asked nothing "technical", except for one person.Interview Questions
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- Die überaschendste Frage war, was ich vor 25 Jahren mit dem Unix-System gemacht habe. Natürlich ist die Firma über hundert Jahre alt, ich war also nicht beeindruckt. Most unexpected question was asking me to explain with what I did with Unix system 25 years ago. Of course this company is over hundred years old, hence I was not impressed. View Answer
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Merck is leaving its mark on the global pharmaceutical market. Through a network of nearly 200 companies in more than 60 countries, Merck develops, makes, and sells pharmaceutical and chemical products for global consumption. Name-brand prescription drugs include treatments for cardiovascular disease, cancers, infertility, and neurological disorders; the company also makes over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Aside from drugs, the firm makes specialty chemicals, including laboratory reagents and cosmetic ingredients, as well as liquid crystals for televisions. Merck was...