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Good company, crazy with change for change sake

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Former Employee - Associate Director in North Wales, PA
Former Employee - Associate Director in North Wales, PA

I worked at Merck full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Benefits were good
People were among the finest.
Location in PA had more affordable housing
Reasonable commute

Cons

Due to restructuring there was a lot of fear and confusion. Some people added to the difficulty of a difficult time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't hire the consultants , rather hire some you laid off to share their expertise.

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  1. Fantastic co-workers and interesting job...but....

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Merck full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great co-workers, challenging, interesting work

    Cons

    constant upheaval in organization - I had 4 managers in 4 years
    company seems unable to stick to a course of action long enough to effect any positive change
    Insane amount of work with ever shrinking resources
    Employee development is stagnant
    Salaries are lowest in the area compared to other pharma

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    2O+ year career at Merck

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    Current Employee - Director in Kenilworth, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Kenilworth, NJ

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

    Pros

    Talented people
    Rewarding work
    Strong core values
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Too much Sr. Management turnover, especially in MRL
    Inconsistent career development and training
    Significant levels of dissatisfaction among employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive employee empowerment / decision-making further down into org structure
    Revamp the forced-curve performance evaluation / compensation system

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    Neutral Outlook
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