Merck

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Excellent

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Former Employee - Clinical Operations Director in Cleveland, TN
Former Employee - Clinical Operations Director in Cleveland, TN

I worked at Merck

Pros

Great pay compensation benefits. Business casual environment ,very employee friendly.

Cons

Limted growth in area, very competitive working environment too conservative.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Open communicatons to employees

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Scientific Programming Analyst in North Wales, PA
    Current Employee - Scientific Programming Analyst in North Wales, PA

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    1. Work/life balance
    2. Benefits
    3. Great opportunity to learn

    Cons

    1. Lot of favoritism
    2. Complex processes
    3. Difficult to get approval for professional trainings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you get the inputs from people who have hands on experience while making decisions

    Disapproves of CEO
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    It was the pharma that everyone wanted to work for - be careful what you wish for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Whitehouse Station, NJ

    I worked at Merck

    Pros

    Excellent workplace flexibility - I could work from home whenever I needed to.
    Company store - cheap Merck products
    Good salaries and benefits
    Really good people - peers. Everyone works really hard and understands the company mission to save lives and make people feel better.

    Cons

    Upper management thinks they know what everyone is doing but in truth, do not.
    People are afraid to say what they think - no "courage and candor" although the company lists this as a core competency. People have gotten their "hands slapped" for speaking up and giving opinions (especially after the merger with Schering-Plough).
    Company downsizing in order to keep up with the economy, but they don't seem to be changing how they operate in a changing Pharma environment.
    When the merger happened, Merck said they wanted to have a culture more like Schering but after 2 years, it has reverted to the "old Merck" - see comment on courage and candor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what your teams are really doing.
    Use your Merck Sigma expertise and stop wasting so much time making decisions by consensus - just get it done!

    Disapproves of CEO
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