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Current Employee - Finance Manager in Summit, NJ
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Summit, NJ

I have been working at Merck

Pros

The people in your group, direct management tends to very supportive. They focus on potential and upward growth.

Cons

HR. HR is not supportive and only looking out for dollars not people. HR is hard to trust and will not look out for the best interested in of the people they “support.” They only care about showing the CEO how they saved, even if it negatively effects a department or person.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They need to empower the organization. Stop approving every $5 invoice and start worry about the bigger picture. If they work for you trust them to do the right thing, if you don’t trust them they should not work for you. There are better ways to manage control then taking it all way.

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Disapproves of CEO

1166 Other Employee Reviews for Merck (View Most Recent)

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    Merck must truly decide what their customers value and what they are willing to do to satisfy their customers

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    Current Employee - Professional Development Trainer in Lansdale, PA
    Current Employee - Professional Development Trainer in Lansdale, PA

    I have been working at Merck

    Pros

    Science based company, attempts to do the right thing

    Cons

    Lack of products, Lack of relationships

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions more quickly

    Disapproves of CEO
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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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