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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 Fantastic Job

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Current Employee) Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros: Great Culture, empowering and growth focused. Promotes from within, excellent coaching Stable, excellent… Cons: The changes in the reimbursment arena will make for some lean times at Schering… Advice to Senior Management: Work to communicate to the sales force. Contine to explore stratigic options and develop… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    I bought a lemon

    Support Associate (Current Employee) West Point, PA

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

    Pros: My current pay and benefits are the only positives I… Cons: I have been here for 15 years, having left a Supervisory position to work for the "great" Merck. I was told in my interview that… Advice to Senior Management: recognize and appreciate the talent you have No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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