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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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    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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    Use interns and not hire - DON'T WASTE TIME

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

    I have been working at Merck as an intern

    Pros

    Lazy managers who dont know anything.

    Cons

    make interns work more than full time employees expect a lot...while most of the employees waste time and resources, Unfair selection process for job offers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no introduction to basics and expect too much - when deliver excellent results the interns who are chosen are chosen based on(1) need to fill China employee and(2) service because those slots need to be filled. Some interns dont even speak English well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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