Merck
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www.merck.com Whitehouse Station, NJ 5000+ Employees

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A good company

Research Associate (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

ProsGood people with a focus on the science, and a can do attitude that get projects from "well can this work?" to a final answer. Also, business decisions made by management are implemented quickly, and efficiently with a view towards practicality and reasonableness. Also, the management team explains the purpose of their decisions and what the expected outcome for the company is intended. Top-to-down communication from management team is, in my experience, unparalleled and I know what was going on in other parts of the company on a day to day basis.

ConsThe demand for data is so driving that many of our project due dates seemed to be due the day before we received the project of which always put a great deal of pressure to produce hard data fast which can and did lead to mistakes which caused delays.
Also, though upper management was very good at information distribution, local management wasn't as forthcoming and so often times we knew what was going on in the greater company more than we did in our own site.
The last is that unless you have a Ph.D. career advancement opportunities at this company are minimal.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is fantastic from upper management, but local management needs to improve their communication distribution to the same level

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A dream come true.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Durham, NC

    I have been working at Merck full-time for less than a year


    Pros: The sky is the limit for career opportunities, compensation and benefits are very nice, coaches are awesome… Cons: Peer based training can be difficult, a few employees seem… Advice to Senior Management: None, I love this place! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Use to be great

    Manager (Current Employee)
    West Point, PA

    I have been working at Merck full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Strong sense of community (feels like family), Strong business ethics, Great day care on premises, Management… Cons: Opportunity/ Promotion is non-existant (I've personally been rated at the top of my level for 5 years straight, with constant promises for promotion but no… Advice to Senior Management: I know there is focus on down sizing to keep the company stable, but there needs to be swift and… More
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