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Merck is a great company to work for with good values, competitive pay and benefits as well as great employees!

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Former Employee - Vaccine Manufacturing and Science Commercialization Intern in West Point, PA
Former Employee - Vaccine Manufacturing and Science Commercialization Intern in West Point, PA

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

Pros

The people are diverse, intelligent and great to work with. The work is challenging and meaningful rather than paper pushing. For my internship, I was given a real project that needed to be completed for the company and that had a real impact. They also housed me for the summer, provided transportation options to the site, and planned on-site tours to see different departments and what they do.

Cons

Can be high stress because of time deadlines, few full-time positions for new-hires after completing the internship and its locations are all on the East Coast, so relocation anywhere else isn't possible. Also, they house you in Philadelphia, so you commute 3 hours every day using public transportation.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for young scientists

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    Former Employee - Oncology Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Oncology Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Merck as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot working with the Oncology group
    If you're able to work fast, this is a great place to be!
    Lots of resources to do science, Able to access the necessary materials for experiments ASAP
    Working in the Longwood area with HMS & Dana-Farber nearby was an awesome scientific community

    Cons

    Doesn't seem to be a ton of opportunity for career advancement
    Differing opinions among groups working together for how to move forward with the science
    Small offices

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    Great opportunities to contribute and advance.

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    Former Employee - Director in Whitehouse, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Whitehouse, NJ

    I worked at Merck full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well managed company with alot of great talent. An environment that encourages opportunity to contribute and grow both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    1. Since the merger with Schering-Plough, there is greater uncertainty associated to job security.

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    Continue to invest in emerging markets.

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