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Very nice company . Overall great team building environment.

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Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk
Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk

I have been working at Merck

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexible, Parent friendly. Very nice envoronment. Provides equal balance of Challenge and Reward

Cons

hectic at times and information sharing can be improved.

Advice to Management

Use the tricke down effect. Dont be afraid to passs on information to the littl eguy : you can only help him do a better job by doign so.

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  1. A pretty good place to make a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merck

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Merck is a company transforming and shedding some bad habits. Sr Mgt is a mixed bag but there's hope for the future as more difficult decisions are made today than in the past and there's greater honesty about performance. Challenge is executive ranks holding themselves accountable. Terrific talent at most levels and compelling mission. You can be cynical about profit margins but you really are part of an organization that is driving improvements in human health. Govt won't be bringing these medicines to the people.

    Cons

    Greatest downside at Merck is the red tape which thankfully is lessening. There's a greater sense of urgency to get things accomplished. Performance mgt is still uneven and that can translate into lack of satisfaction. You just have to be realistic. It's a large org and has all that you'd expect as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your VPs accountable. To often these folks and the next level down recirculate after failure. Don't allow those senior leaders with terrible people abilities to remain in job. Basic Research in particular has some real nutters.

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    Not what I expected!

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Durham, NC

    I worked at Merck

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great facilities. Everybody is very polite.

    Cons

    The "empowerment" culture was not for me. The "coaches" were just standing by and letting others do their job while they got the higher salaries and went to meetings all day.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the clicks that will always form when you make every stage of the production process so compartmentalized. This also leads to different groups being blamed when things don't go right. And give prospective employees a better idea of what to expect on the job during the interview.

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