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used to be a great company to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse Station, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse Station, NJ

I have been working at Merck full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

people are generally smart
OK work-life balance
reasonable benefit though less than before

Cons

passive aggressive culture
very political
slow decision making
constant laying-off/restructuring lowers morale
salaries no longer competitive
limited career advancement

Advice to ManagementAdvice

treat your employees right

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Some positives, a lot of cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Merck full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary for the region is average if you hire into the company. Flexible work time is good if you have a manager that is willing to let you use it.

    Cons

    The onsite daycare is not a benefit. Most employees do not use it because it is overpriced even with the employee discount and is not managed appropriately.
    Location is not good. On my first day, I was told to adjust my work schedule according to the season because I did not want to walk through the parking lot at night. I witnessed a gun battle about 1 pm on the street in front of the building.
    People are shifted into new positions frequently with no imput from the employee. Often the job does not match the employee's strengths or experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The old Schering-Plough managers should be replaced with Merck managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    IT Intern

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    Former Employee - IT Intern in West Point, PA
    Former Employee - IT Intern in West Point, PA

    I worked at Merck as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flex Hours
    Work-life balance
    Friendly People
    Team Outings
    Compensation

    Cons

    One week you will have a lot of work, the next you will be sitting at your desk bored to death.
    Sometimes hard to reach people with their busy schedules.
    Considering I am an Information Technology Major, pharma is not very interesting.
    Windows XP on laptops and less than 45 minute battery life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize the tools that are used everyday (Laptops, software)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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