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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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    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dissapointed

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in North Wales, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in North Wales, PA

    I worked at Merck full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong and effective processes
    Professional development (for full-time status)
    Ethical

    Cons

    Negative atmosphere
    Sub-optimal value placed on many positions within the company
    Use of Contract employees for full-time positions/roles/responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the culture similar to that prior to 2006 when employees were proud to ssay "I work for Merck". Treat your current employees better - improve salaries; work-life balance; respect; and stop abusing contract employees as well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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