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Great time- but future unknown

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Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Miami, FL
Current Employee - Supervisor in Miami, FL

I have been working at Merck

Pros

1) Schering-Plough is a high paying employer within the Pharma industry. The bonus structure is one of the best and they are very generous with the annual pool allocated.
2) Schering-Plough is very structured and the HR policies are detailed. They try to develop employees in several ways.
3) Schering offers the freedom to venture in areas outside your comfort zone, even if that is a development opportunity- in important projects. Usually in a big corporation the size of Schering, employees tend to be in silos.

Cons

The motivation level at present is at rock bottom after the Merck aquistion.A large part of this has to do with the uncertainity. Several employees (including myself) have worked very hard for the past 6 years, only for the EMT to leave at the end of the year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

What is the point in selling the company (although it makes sense $$$ wise) after preaching leader behaviors and other ideals for 6 years?

Approves of CEO

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    Schering-Plough disappearing in 2010, Good riddance!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Kenilworth, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Kenilworth, NJ

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    No one knows if you are working or not. It's a "WallyWorld". Good severance packages coming when Merck cut all of our jobs, Just ride thewave until the severances come. 6 months of pay...

    Cons

    No management direction. The best have already been fired in the name of cost cutting. The management that is left is deluded into thinking that anything they do now matters. Hello--You have been bought out. Your job is over! No one likes each other or even speaks. It is as bad as anyone could ever imagine. The place sucks!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell, They listened!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dick Clark established a very clear vision as he took over the helm which was clearly needed at that point.

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    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Lansdale, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Lansdale, PA

    I worked at Merck

    Pros

    Strong company history, outstanding core values, ethical approach to business.

    Cons

    Slow to respond to business conditions, steeped in doing things the "Merck way" which prevents new ideas, poor senior leadership pipeline, never remove underperforming senior leaders they simply place them in new roles, pipeline of products has been very poor over last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change some of the old guard.

    Approves of CEO
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