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A dream come true.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

I have been working at Merck full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The sky is the limit for career opportunities, compensation and benefits are very nice, coaches are awesome to work with, it's a 24 hour operation so you can flex your schedule to fit your life.

Cons

Peer based training can be difficult, a few employees seem to get away with slacking off / making too many mistakes.

Advice to Management

None, I love this place!

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Use to be great

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in West Point, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in West Point, PA

    I have been working at Merck full-time (More than 10 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong sense of community (feels like family),
    Strong business ethics,
    Great day care on premises,
    Management can be good mentors and offer good advice,
    Employees are very smart and kind.

    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 action- there's always an excuse).
    Yearly salary increases have become a joke. Average in 2011 was 1.8%.
    Often given a lot of responsibility and expected to over deliver, but not empowered to make the decisions/ changes necessary.
    Little management support.
    With the current environment (layoffs, numerous reorgs, understaffed area, etc), people have become distrusting, frustrated, and difficult to work with. Many have lost their passion for their job.
    Benefits declining over recent years.
    Technology is way behind industry norm.
    Over worked in multiple areas, no resources, starting to see a lot of negative impact to the business and processes. Concerned for future.

    Advice to Management

    I know there is focus on down sizing to keep the company stable, but there needs to be swift and immediate attention to retaining talent and motivating employees. These are critical pieces to the future success of the company!


  2. Technologically behind

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Tech in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Merck full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good 401(k) match, reasonable vacation and sick schedules, open to flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    lots of changes, big bureaucratic processes, pay cut for me, incredibly slow networks, computers and ancient technology overall.

    Advice to Management

    outsourcing all central services creates so many headaches


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