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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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The company has relatively good benefits. The company promotes work/life balance. The company has made some key acquisitions. I expect MSD to improve substantially in the next five years.
There are constant changes at the company. For examples, layoffs have been announced almost every 2 years or shorter. The instability is causing a lot of good people to leave on their own. Additionally, with the smaller workforce, the amount of work has grown substantially. MSD doesn't pay top salaries.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Merck Sharp & Dohme (Durham, NC).
Interviewed for a contract to hire position. Interview conducted by personnel in the role I was being hired for. Interview was quick with only a discussion about my background and team work abilities.
- No unexpected or difficult questions. Answer Question
No negotiation for contract, when transferred to permanent staff the negotiation allowed for some room based on manager's approval and review of my skill set.
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Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) is the UK subsidiary of American pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck. The company markets such Merck products as arthritis pain treatment Arcoxia (which is approved in Europe but not the US), high blood pressure medication Cozaar, osteoporosis drug Fosamax, and asthma treatment Singulair. It also operates its parent's largest manufacturing facility outside the US, making more than a dozen medicines at its Cramlington, Northumberland, plant. MSD's Hoddesdon headquarters handles sales, marketing, and administrative functions; it also includes a R&D...